"Mamma Mia" is a song from ABBA's 3rd album, ABBA, written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson, with the lead vocals shared by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The song's name is derived from Italian, where it is an interjection. "Mamma Mia" has been called "the song that saved ABBA". It was the last track recorded for the album "ABBA" and was one of the four songs from the album to have a promo clip made to promote the album. The song, however, was never intended for release as a single. Around this time, many artists were recording ABBA songs (such as "Honey, Honey" and "Bang a Boomerang"), similarly, ABBA offered "Mamma Mia" to British pop group Brotherhood of Man, who turned it down. When "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" topped the Australian charts for 3 weeks, the Australian public was hungry for more ABBA - the beginnings of ABBAmania. It was the promo clip for Mamma Mia that was proving the most popular after repeat screenings on Australian television, notably Molly Meldrum's Countdown. ABBA's Australian record company, RCA, asked that Mamma Mia be released as a single but Polar Music refused. However, in the end Stig Anderson agreed & "Mamma Mia" was released in Australia where it spent 10 weeks at #1. After this success in Australia, Epic Records in Great Britain took notice of ABBA for the first time since Eurovision and "Waterloo". From then on, Epic began to heavily promote ABBA's singles with the immediate result of "S.O.S." reaching the Top 10 in the important British market, their 1st hit since "Waterloo". "Mamma Mia" soon followed, reaching #1 on the British charts in early 1976, the 2nd of ABBA's 18 consecutive Top 10 singles. In most countries, the B-Side to "Mamma Mia" was Intermezzo Number 1, however ABBA's British label Epic used "Tropical Loveland" on the UK release as the B-Side, as they thought it would promote the ABBA album, as it showed a different style of music and they thought it would be better than an instrumental song. In the UK Singles Chart of January 1976, "Mamma Mia" replaced Queen's song "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the number 1 position.