November 24, 2009 / 3:23 PM / 9 years ago

UK poll shows ABBA band people most want to reform

Bjoern Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Reuss (R), former members of the Swedish pop group 'Abba' arrive before the Berlin premiere of the musical 'Mamma Mia' October 21, 2007. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - The British public would like to see Swedish band ABBA reform more than any other act, according to a survey.

PRS for Music, the organization that collects royalties on behalf of composers and songwriters, said that one quarter of the 1,500 people surveyed favored an ABBA reunion.

In second place was home act Police followed by Pink Floyd and The Smiths in equal third.

ABBA, made up of Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog, performed in public for the last time in 1982.

Following is a list of the top 10 bands the British public would most like to see back in action:

ABBA (25 percent); The Police (13); Pink Floyd (11); The Smiths (11); Oasis (10); The Jam (9); Dire Straits (8); The Clash (6); Spice Girls (4); Sex Pistols (3).

Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Steve Addison

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