During their imperial phase, ABBA scored 25 top 40 hits in the UK, including 19 top 10s, of which nine went all the direction to Number 1 – over the distance of nine years .
This year has seen what many thought unthinkable – new ABBA music to accompany a virtual go, both titled voyage. then far, they ‘ve added two more clear 40 hits to their discography : Do n’t Shut Me Down ( 9 ) and I still Have Faith In You ( 14 ).
Reading: ABBA’s Official Top 20 biggest songs
To celebrate their modern material together for the first base time in 39 years, we look at the hits that paved the way, taking into account sales across physical and download formats, plus streams .
Out in front is Dancing Queen, the third gear back-to-back chart-topper for the band in 1976 – spending six weeks there to be their longest running Number 1. It was re-released in 1992, to accompany their greatest hits ABBA Gold, becoming their 26th official Top 40 shoot. It is ABBA ‘s only million-seller and therefore their biggest unmarried, with 1.56 million pure sales and 100 million streams .
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Up second base is Super Trouper, their final examination Number 1 in 1980, taken from the album of the same appoint, which spent two weeks at the top. To date it has 982,000 saturated sales and 40 million streams. Taking the tan is Knowing Me, Knowing You, the set ‘s fifth Number 1, racking up five weeks at Number 1 in spring 1977 and picking up 976,000 sales and 28 streams
fourthly is Take A chance On Me, which became their seventh Number 1 in 1978 – they had to wait over two and half years for another one – and has 885,000 saturated sales to date. In fifth place comes the ultimate weepie The Winner Takes It All, a chart-topper in 1980, with 853,000 sales .
It ‘s hard to pick out noteworthy entries from an ABBA number because every single is a classic. Just outside the exceed 5 is Fernando, another 1976 Number 1, with 874,000 sales. interestingly, ABBA, who won Eurovision two years earlier, knocked that year ‘s achiever off the top – the very ABBA-esque UK submission Brotherhood of Man – and it was n’t the last time. ABBA booted Brotherhood of Man off Number 1 again in 1978, with Take a chance on Me taking over from Figaro .
Close behind is Mamma Mia, on 766,000 sales – the mighty track that knocked Queen ‘s Bohemian Rhapsody off Number 1, whose lyrics excellently contained “ ma mia ” excessively. queen and ABBA make up the two top selling albums of all time in the human body of their respective greatest hits .
The isthmus ‘s biggest single to miss the Number 1 blot is 1979 ‘s Gim me Gim me Gim me ( A man After Midnight ), which peaked at 3 and ranks tenth overall, while their Eurovision winner and first chart-topper Waterloo lands fair outside the circus tent 10 at 11 on 681,0000 sales, their lowest-selling Number 1.
appropriately, rounding off the circus tent 20 is Thank You For The Music. Considered ABBA ‘s farewell birdcall, The track primitively featured on the group ‘s fifth studio apartment record The Album in 1977 but was issued as a individual in the UK in 1983, around the release of a compilation of the like diagnose .
ABBA’s Official Top 20 biggest songs
|3||KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU||1||1977|
|4||TAKE A CHANCE ON ME||1||1978|
|6||THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL||1||1980|
|8||THE NAME OF THE GAME||1||1977|
|10||GIMME GIMME GIMME (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)||3||1979|
|12||I HAVE A DREAM||2||1979|
|13||ANGEL EYES / VOULEZ VOUS||3||1979|
|14||DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW||4||1979|
|15||ONE OF US||3||1981|
|16||MONEY MONEY MONEY||3||1976|
|17||LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME||7||1981|
|18||SUMMER NIGHT CITY||5||1978|
|20||THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC||33||1983|
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