Does your mother know in Johnny English. Then there are various songs in Priscilla and Muriel's Wedding. Why did it have to be me was in a film but can't remember what it was called. S.0.S was playing in the background of some cop show - the pathologist was an Abba fan. It might have been Taggart. Also heard Abba in the background in various soaps.?
Mamma Mia on Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Fernando on some weird Youtube video that has a dancing Statue of Liberty made between 2007 and 2009, Waterloo on an 1985 Agnetha special (very blatant)... Knowing Me Knowing You from an Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) show
Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
"Anni-Frid Lyngstad is ABBA. She is the band. We're her messengers. She is all of it. Period. We're nothing. She's everything."
There is a film out at the moment (though only in 'art house' cinemas in the UK) called Souvenir, starring Isabelle Huppert, the wonderful French actress. She plays a singer who came second to ABBA in Eurovision (it's fiction). There are numerous references to ABBA, including one comment to the effect that 'the Swedes cheated'!
I recently saw Spike Lee's (deliberately) unpleasant 'Summer of Sam' again, and had forgotten that two ABBA songs actually feature in the soundtrack: Fernando right at the beginning, and DQ - when a woman is thrown out of a car in a graveyard in the middle of the night (!)
It kind of gives the lie to the notion that they were ignored in the US, when they're used as period pieces in this very New York, very 1977 film!