Here is one of the posters from issue #16 of the International Abba Magazine which shows the group blowing out the candles on their 10th anniversary birthday cake.
On the 29th November 1980 Abba's latest single "Super Trouper" hit the number 1 spot in the UK singles chart. The single had entered the chart two weeks earlier at number 13 before jumping up to the number 2 spot week commencing 22nd November.
The UK top five w/c 29th November was as follows -
"Super Trouper" stayed at the top of the UK chart for 3 weeks and was the third biggest selling single of the year.
The single also reached number 1 in Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. The table below shows the chart positions from around the world -
On the 27th November 1982 "Abba The Singles - The First 10 Years" reached number 1 on the UK album chart.
The album had entered the chart at number 6 the previous week before moving up to take the top spot. The top 5 selling albums that week in the UK were -
The album was the 25th biggest seller of 1982 in the UK.
Following yesterday's album featuring Linda today I am posting pictures of one of her 7" singles with Christian from my collection. The single "Pa Sondag" ("On Sunday") was originally released in 1987 to promote an album of children's songs that Agnetha and Christian had recorded together.
Here are a few pictures from one of my favourite Abba books "The Complete Abba" by Simon Sheridan. The book takes you through each single, album, TV show and video collection in chronological order and is great read.
Here are some pictures of Agnetha and Linda's Christmas CD "Nu Tandas Tusen Julejus" ("Now A Thousand Christmas Candles Are Lit") from my collection.
The album was originally recorded in 1980 but not released until October 1981 where it reached number 6 in the Swedish charts during January 1982.
Abba were featured on the cover of the May 1999 issue of Record Mart magazine in the UK. The article inside the magazine, titled "Pathways", covered the group's recording history over six pages and also included an interview with Michael Tretow.