The week to week chart positions are from Der Musikmarkt, which was given to me by Rob. They started to publish a continuous monthly chart on 15 January 1973. This chart got backed by Ifpi in 1995. Started as a monthly Top 20 and was widened to a Top 25 on 15 January 1977. On 1 January 1980 it was cut back to a Top 20 + Breakers Top 5 and ran bi-weekly from there on. John Boylan provided the accreditation meanings, some chart runs provided by Maurizio and end of year charts from Colin Hughes and Jan Havran.
Key to Abbreviations:
Title: The title of the single or album. With singles, if there are two titles listed on one line, that single was considered a double A side.
Date: This is the date the single or album first appeared in the chart.
Positions: These are the Top 20 chart positions usually.
Accreditations: Gold and Platinum awards.
|Nina, Pretty Ballerina||15/03/74||8,11,13|
|I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do||15/05/75||8,4,??,20|
|Money, Money, Money||15/12/76||6,3,7,10|
|Knowing Me, Knowing You||15/03/77||23,2,2,6,14|
|The Name Of The Game||15/12/77||12,22,22|
|Take A Chance On Me||15/03/78||5,1,2,8,22|
|Summer Night City||15/09/78||18|
|Does Your Mother Know||15/06/79||19,13,17|
|Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!||15/12/79||2,3,3,13,19|
|I Have A Dream||15/01/80||8,2,1,2,3,3,4,4,11,12,15|
|The Winner Takes It All||01/09/80||3,3,8,7,7,11,12,15|
|One Of Us||15/01/82||4,3,6,9,14,14|
|Head Over Heels||15/04/82||08|
|I Know There's Something Going On (Frida)||15/08/82||3,5,9,10|
|The Day Before You Came||15/12/82||19,16,20|
|Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Agnetha)||15/08/83||20|
|I Still Have Faith In You||17/09/21||19|
|Don't Shut Me Down||17/09/21||14,43,|
|More Abba Gold||20/06/93||13,13,14,18,7,26,21,28,33,35,31,31,33,28,32,32|
|The Complete Singles Collection||13/12/99||25,21,18,18,21,11,13,15,19,20,20,23,30,28,36,40|
|The Complete Singles Collection||14/05/00||34|
|The Definitive Collection||18/11/01||45,38,40,54,66,72,52,53,67,67,53,48,54,51,61,68|
|The Abba Story||02/05/04||44,21,29,45,59,72|
|My Colouring Book||09/05/04||25,60,65|
|The Essential Collection||15/06/12||53,47|
|Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition)||11/04/2014||7,2,2,2,|
|Live At Wembley Arena||10/10/2014||9,15,33|
At the end of each year, the top singles and albums for the year were compiled based upon straight sales for the year. Below are the year-end positions for the Abba material that made it into the top sellers for the year.
1976 albums: The Best of Abba was number 1 for the year.
1977 albums: Arrival was number 17 for the year.
1977 albums: The Best of Abba was number 23 for the year.
1978 albums: Abba - The Album was number 2 for the year.
1979 albums: Voulez-Vous was number 7 for the year.
1980 albums: Greatest Hits Vol.2 was number 3 for the year.
1981 albums: Super Trouper was number 4 for the year.
1981 albums: A Wie Abba was number 6 for the year.
1982 albums: The Visitors was number 14 for the year.
1993 albums: Abba Gold was number 6 for the year.
2008 albums: Abba Gold was number 62 for the year.
2009 albums: Mamma Mia! Soundtrack was number 21 for the year.
2012 albums: Abba Gold was number 47 for the year.
2013 albums: Abba Gold was number 64 for the year.
2021 albums: Voyage was number 1 for the year.
Platinum was 50,000 copies, and Gold 25,000 copies until December 2000.
Platinum was 40,000 copies, and Gold 20,000 copies until December 2002.
Platinum was 30,000 copies, and Gold 15,000 copies until December 2006.
Platinum is now 20,000 copies in Austria, and Gold is 10,000 copies.
The Visitors - Gold
Abba Gold - Platinum x 3
More Abba Gold - Gold
Voyage - Platinum