In 2009, the British public voted Swedish band ABBA as the top band they wanted to see reform. PRS for Music, the organization that collects royalties in Britain on behalf of composers and songwriters, said that one quarter of the people surveyed favoured an ABBA reunion.
In second place was The Police (who did reform in 2009) followed by Pink Floyd and The Smiths in equal third. ABBA performed in public for the last time in 1982.
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).