Teens Have Discovered ABBA And Fleetwood Mac And Now They Want To Be Wholesome Witches

It's something to do with witches, Harry Styles, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Over the last few weeks week, multiple tweets about ABBA and Fleetwood Mac have gone viral on Twitter.

movie idea : it's mamma mia except it's set in the forest and everyone is a witch and it's fleetwood mac songs instead of abba

ABBA is the sun and Fleetwood Mac is the moon

The tweets seem to show that the two bands have not only become firm favorites on Twitter, they've come to represent sort of polar opposites of one another. Sun and moon, sad and happy, Greek island and a bunch of witches in a wood.

abba is just fleetwood mac for people without depression send tweet

ABBA is like what would have happened if Fleetwood Mac had experienced happiness even once

Millennials rediscovering Fleetwood Mac was inevitable, in retrospect, but this ABBA thing thing is surprising.

But why? Well, to start off with the obvious, ABBA's received a huge boost in popularity again thanks to the release of Mamma Mia Here We Go Again.

The film's wholesome nature and positive vibe has led it to become a meme in itself.

you ever look at a headline and just know the article was written by a straight dude who doesn’t know how to have fun https://t.co/1qcERJ4Lye

get high on: ⚪️drugs ⚪️life 🔘the ending scene of Mama Mia! Here We Go Again where Cher, Meryl Streep, and the whole cast sing Super Trouper

Picture this: the bachelorette gets pregnant in the fantasy suite. Three possible fathers. A real life mama mia. think of the views Chris Harrison

Kiley Barton, a 21-year-old from California who posted the sun and the moon tweet, said that it was the release of the new Mamma Mia film combined with watching the original "five times in a row" that prompted her inspired observation.

"And when I was thinking about all the ABBA songs and the mood they put me in, it’s like a fun summertime, dancing mood. Then I guess I thought of Fleetwood, too, just because they’re a 1970s band, and realized they’re similarly iconic but exude a significantly different mood," she said.

"I got into ABBA when I first saw the first Mamma Mia movie, so about 10 years ago. For a long time I pretty much exclusively listened to the soundtrack — to be fair I was 11 — and it wasn’t for a while that I actually listened to the band. "

But what about Fleetwood Mac? Their recent surge in popularity is thanks to numerous influences. A few years ago, the TV musical show Glee featured several Fleetwood Mac covers.

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And band member Stevie Nicks made a guest appearance on the second season of American Horror Story.

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This served to introduce the band to a generation of young people via their favorite television shows.

Then a number of musicians with strong social media followings have said they were influenced by the band and its members.

.@NiallOfficial says his debut solo album will be influenced by Fleetwood Mac & The Eagles. Nice! LISTEN LIVE: https://t.co/3DMwnr8Avl https://t.co/O2pC3izTJo

"She definitely influenced me to wear a cape. I love a cape on stage." #FlorenceandTheMachine #Fleetwoodmac

"I am currently obsessively listening to Lorde and HAIM." Stevie Nicks para NZ Herald ❤

And have also gone viral when covering their songs, like Florence and the Machine's cover of "The Chain."

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Years and Years covered "Dreams."

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And so did Bastille.

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But, perhaps most notably, Harry Styles has covered them.

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And he's not only covered the band but has appeared live with Stevie Nicks, and has apparently been adopted by Mick Fleetwood.

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Harry performing “The chain” with Fleetwood Mac is such a good concept

Many of Styles' fans credit the star for bringing the band to the attention of a new generation of listeners.

i still can't believe harry singing some of the back vocals of the chain while performing with fleetwood mac would have THIS influence on me i haven't been able to sleep ever since

There are some people pressed over some loving Fleetwood Mac only bc of Harry. But honestly, most of us got influenced by his music taste as well, some just didnt know the artists yet and just grew to love them. Dont be mean.

i have no shame in saying harry introduced me to fleetwood mac and you know what i like them a lot

And this fed into wider knowledge and appreciation of Fleetwood Mac, creating more memes.

thunder only happens when it's raining players only love you when they're playing say women they will come and they will go when the rain washes you clean, you'll know, you'll know https://t.co/qRp1FLNxR6

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This particular meme of a girl dancing to "Dreams" lead to the song reentering the charts 41 years after its release.

It particularly fueled people learning about Stevie Nicks and her *witchy* presence.

still waiting for stevie nicks to finally form a coven of forest witches who dance barefoot and worship the moon so I can drop everything and join them

TL;DR a lot of young people are interested in astrology and witchcraft right now.

Sora Marques, a 19-year-old from France behind one of the viral ABBA/Fleetwood Mac tweets, told BuzzFeed News how all these influences came together for her.

"As much as I enjoy listening to ABBA at parties, I'm a huge fan of Fleetwood Mac and would be a lot more excited to have a musical about them instead. The witch idea came to me naturally because of how we usually associate Stevie Nicks with witchcraft — and it's also something that fascinates me — and that's how it all happened," she said.

"For Fleetwood Mac, I was a big fan of the show Glee when I was in middle school and that's how I found out about them."

So, that's it! Two cultural behemoths brought together by social media. Now all we do is wait.

when will we get a MAMMA MIA based around fleetwood mac... i can't even comprehend the serve that would be

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