Monday, 22 September 2014

Collection Update - Austrian "Fernando" Single

The latest Abba 7" single to be added to my collection is an Austrian release of "Fernando" (b-side "Topical Loveland") which was released in Austria in March 1976.

The single first entered the Austrian charts on the 15th March 1976 where it took only 4 weeks to reach number 1 where it stayed for an amazing 14 weeks. In total the single spent 40 weeks in the charts (including a further three weeks at number 2 after moving off the top spot) eventually being certified 25 x Gold.

Unsurprisingly "Fernando" was the biggest selling single in Austria in 1976 however Abba had 7 records in the 1979 year end chart -
  • Fernando (1)
  • Dancing Queen (3)
  • Money, Money, Money (7)
  • Rock Me (14)
  • S.O.S (16)
  • Mamma Mia (28)
  • Ring Ring (49)
The number in brackets the postion in the year end chart.


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