The A*Teens released a cover of the song on their debut album The ABBA Generation. It was released as a single in late 1999 as the third single lifted off of the album in a slightly remixed version compared to the album edit, but it wasn't really a hit anywhere though...
They, too, recorded a Spanish version of the song to promote it in Latin America among others in 2000 in order to get the album selling over there, eventually becoming a minor hit in Mexico, Chile and Argentina.
A year after that, the song was covered by some of the contestants of the first season of the French version of Star Academy and featured three of them on lead vocals, Olivia Ruiz, Jenifer Bartoli and Carine Haddadou. The song got to number one in France at the height of the show's success in 2001 and reached no. 11 on the Wallonian charts too.
bichard gave this song the full marks it so truly deserves, calling it "Fucking brilliant. Really should have been a number 1, but is one of their most instantly recognisable songs nonetheless. Maybe it's because this is so good that I've never really taken to Hung Up? Why listen to a bastardised Frankenstein when you have this glorious original?"...
Which brings us to the following.
(I'm ignoring the fact that Sprockrooster mentioned it THREE FUCKING TIMES in his 11-write-up.)
In 2005 Madonna wrote a letter to Benny and Björn asking them to sample Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! for what was to be the lead single off of her tenth studio album Confessions on a Dancefloor. Apparently she begged and pleaded until the boys caved in and eventually one of the most influential singers in pop herstory was able to sample one of ABBA's songs, becoming the second act to ever officially sample the band after the Fugees sampled The Name of the Game for their 1996 single Rumble in the Jungle.
The song became a massive hit and introduced both Madonna and ABBA to a younger audience again.
So OF COURSE, a lot of you ladies mentioned that one...
tylerc904 admits that he'd go for this one instead of the original, saying "The infamously sampled instrumental is the highlight of an otherwise fantastic song. I prefer Hung Up honestly, but this is a funky jam I cannot fault.".
WhatKindOfKylie? thinks the original has "One of the greatest intros of all time in the history of music, it's not hard to see why even a fellow legend like Madonna wanted to sample it. It's just a bop that keeps on giving and giving, and even now 40 yeas later, it really just goes off.". Doesn't it?
And to Mikey1701 "It was already iconic before Madge borrowed the electric flute riff for Hung Up (I really enjoy the visual of Madonna begging B&B to let her use it), but I feel that the track allowed a whole new generation to bask in the glory of this flaw free experience. I’m used to my queens being heartbroken or falling in love, but never thirsting for the D. Relatable queens.".
Finally, CasperFan calls it "Irresistible! SO good , Madonna sampled it!". Did she now?
The song was also featured in the 2008 movie adaptation of the Mamma Mia! musical, with Amanda Seyfried singing the lead, accompanied by her co-stars Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall.