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ABBA + Elton John Bring Piano Mashup To TikTok: Look + Listen

ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Elton John stepped up their TikTok presence by combining the former’s 1979 hit “Chiquitita” with the latter’s 1973 classic “Bennie and the Jets.”


Heard about this little mashup of Bennie and the Jets with @ABBA and had to get involved #piano #bennieandthejets #abba #eltonjohn #remix #pop #chiquitita

♬ Benny and Chiquitita – reymifasol

Including nothing more than the piano instrumental from both tracks the TikTok audio perfectly aligns “Chiquitita” with “Bennie …” And in the video, Andersson’s seated at his jet-black piano before the camera switches over to a pair of hands on a golden set of keys with John playing along while grinning in a custom bedazzled tracksuit.

“Heard that ‘Chiquitita’ was trending again… with Elton John!” reads the caption on the official ABBA TikTok account.

“So … what if Benny and the Jets were into ABBA?” the original audio, uploaded in June, imagines. The TikTok user captioned the source video: “For all your gorgeous summer transitions.” The audio has since been used in over 54,000 videos on the app.

“Chiquitita” meets “Bennie and the Jets” has outperformed John’s own catalog on the app, his most popular official audio, “I’m Still Standing,” coming in at 34,800 videos. But ABBA is something of TikTok royalty.

The original “Chiquitita” audio has been used in 39,000 videos, but even that doesn’t hold a candle to the 117,800 videos that feature “Dancing Queen,” the 252,100 uses of “Mamma Mia,” or the whopping 431,800 videos soundtracked by “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).”

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Author: Saul Goode

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