Sunday, 21 December 2014

Abba Date - 22nd December 1979

On the 22nd December 1979 Abba's latest single in the UK "I Have A Dream" jumped up the singles chart from number 21 to number 2 in the Christmas chart. The top five that week was as follows -

  1. Pink Floyd "Another Brick In The Wall"
  2. Abba "I Have A Dream"
  3. Police "Walking On The Moon"
  4. Fiddler's Dram "Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time)"
  5. Tourists "I Only Want To Be With You"

During 1979 the sales of 7" singles hit a peak in the UK and it was also the year in which Abba had the most Top 10 hits in the UK -

  • "Chiquitita" - number 2
  • "Does Your Mother Know" - number 4
  • "Angeleyes / Voulez-Vouz" - number 3
  • "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" - number 3
  • "I Have A Dream" - number 2

These five singles spent a total of 51 weeks in the charts.

The single was also a big hit in other countries reaching number 1 in Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland.


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