South Africa - Additional Information

This page contains the week to week charts which are courtesy of Chris Kimberley. For accreditations, thanks to Nelson Lau via Dean Scapolo and Ján Havran. It also contains the year end positions for singles, courtesy of Paul Warren.

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 chart positions for a single or album.

Week to Week Charts

South Africa Singles
Ring Ring28/12/197316,12,10,9,7,6,5,5,3,3,6,7,9,10,13
Hasta Manana08/11/197416,7,6,4,3,3,2,2,3,4,6,6,8,14,15
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do09/05/197513,8,4,2,2,2,1,1,2,3,4,10
Mamma Mia13/03/197619,9,7,10,10,11,13,16,18
Dancing Queen31/10/197620,8,3,2,1,1,2,2,3,4,6,5,10,12,15,18
Knowing Me, Knowing You21/05/197716,6,5,4,1,1,2,2,5,8,10,13,16,18
The Name of the Game17/12/197717,11,10,8,4,4,3,5,8,11,13,18,20
Take A Chance On Me22/04/197820,11,9,7,6,6,7,10,12,17
Thank You For The Music12/08/197818,14,10,6,4,2,3,2,2,2,2,3,6,12
Does Your Mother Know04/08/197919,14,12,13,14,14,16
I Have A Dream27/10/197918,11,8,7,6,4,3,3,7,7,6,6,10,15,19
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!02/02/198018,17,16,17
The Winner Takes It All20/09/198011,10,3,2,2,1,1,2,5,5,7,9,9,14,16,20
One of Us23/01/198217,14,8,6,4,4,5,6,10,11,13,14,18
I Know There's Something Going On (Frida)23/10/198220,19,15,11,7,5,7,7,9,9,9,11,13,19
Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Agnetha)29/10/198326,14,13,10,6,4,2,2,2,3,5,7,7,11,16,18,19,26
One Night In Bangkok (Murray Head)19/01/198529,21,14,8,4,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,2,3,3,3,4,4,5,7,16,19,27
I Know Him So Well (Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson)27/04/198527,25,22,20,18,17,10,3,3,2,3,4,4,6,9,11,12,12,14,15,15,16,20,24

South Africa Albums
The Visitors09/01/198211,9,11,9,7,11,8,3,6,7,10,10,12,14,16,17,18,20
Abba - The Singles04/12/198219,5,3,3,1,1,1,3,4,5,6,8,9,9,11,12,16,20
Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Agnetha)14/01/198418,15,15,18


Gold is 25,000 copies and Platinum is 50,000 copies in South Africa.

Greatest Hits - Platinum
Arrival - Gold
Abba Gold - Platinum

Year End Charts

At the end of each year, the top singles for the year were compiled. Below are the year-end positions for South Africa.

1974 singles: Waterloo was number 14 for the year.
1974 singles: Ring Ring was number 13 for the year.

1975 singles: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 12 for the year.
1975 singles: SOS was number 8 for the year.

1976 singles: Dancing Queen was number 10 for the year.
1976 singles: Fernando was number 5 for the year.

1978 singles: Thank You For The Music was number 18 for the year.

1979 singles: Chiquitita was number 17 for the year.

1980 singles: The Winner Takes It All was number 9 for the year.

Maintained by Trent Nickson.
Last updated: 20 June 2021.