Sunday, 31 January 2016

Abba Calendar February Pictures - Part 2

More February pictures from old Abba calendars...

Abba Calendar February Pictures - Part 1

February pictures from old Abba Calrndars...

February 2016 Abba Calendar Picture

February picture from my 2016 Abba Calendar...

Wish List - Bolivian "Mamma Mia" EP

Here is a Bolivian four track EP which I would love to include in my collection....

Side 1

  • Mamma Mia
  • Man In The Middle

Side 2

  • S.O.S
  • Tropical Loveland

"Mamma Mia" Chart Positions

The table below shows chart positions for Abba's "Mamma Mia" from around the world...

  • Number 1 - Australia, Cost Rica, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, UK
  • Number 2 - Belgium, New Zealand, Norway
  • Number 3 - Austria
  • Number 5- South Africa
  • Number 13 - Netherlands
  • Number 14 - Finland
  • Number 20 - Canada, Zimbabwe
  • Number 32 - USA

Abba Date - 31st January 1976

On the 31st January 1976 Abba finally returned to the top of the UK singles chart when "Mamma Mia" replaced Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the number 1 spot. The top five selling singles in the UK that week were -

  1. Abba - "Mamma Mia"
  2. Silk - "Forever And Ever"
  3. Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  4. Miracles - "Love Machine"
  5. Sailor - "Glass Of Champagne"

The single had been released almost two month earlier originally entered the chart at number 43 before making steady progress to the top of the charts. "Mamma Mia" stayed at the number 1 spot for two weeks before being replaced by Silk's "Forever And Ever".

The single would eventually become the 21st biggest selling single of the year ; "Dancing Queen" was the 4th and "Fernando" was the 7th.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Abba Photo Shoot

A few pictures from an Abba photo shoot - one of which would be used for their single "Take A Chance On Me" in most countries...

"Take A Chance On Me" Chart Positions

Here are some chart positions for Abba's "Take A Chance On Me" from around the world...

  • Number 1 - Austria, Belgium, UK, Ireland, Mexico
  • Number 2 - Rhodesia, Switzerland
  • Number 3 - Germany, USA
  • Number 6 - South Africa
  • Number 7 - Canada
  • Number 8 - Norway
  • Number 10 - France
  • Number 12 - Australia
  • Number 14 - New Zealand

Abba Date - 27th January 1978

On the 27th January 1978 Abba released their latest single "Take A Chance On Me" in the UK. The single reached the number 1 spot on the 18th February (replacing the Brotherhood Of Man's "Figaro") where it stayed for 3 weeks before being knocked off the top of the chart by Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights".

Monday, 25 January 2016

"Chess" Album Chart Positions

The table below shows chart positions for the "Chess" album from around the world...

  • Number 1 - Sweden
  • Number 3 - New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland
  • Number 4 - South Africa
  • Number 6 - Germany
  • Number 10 - UK
  • Number 15 - Belgium
  • Number 17 - Austria
  • Number 23 - Netherlands
  • Number 35 - Australia
  • Number 39 - France

Abba Date - 26th January 1985

On the 26th January 1985 the "Chess" album entered the UK Top 40 album chart at number 35 - the album then spent five weeks climbing up the chart before peaking at number 10 w/c 2nd March.

Abba Article

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