Thursday, 15 January 2015

Abba Date - 16th January 1979

On the 16th January 1979 Abba released their latest single "Chiquitita" in Sweden - the single was released in the UK 10 days later on the 26th January where it reached number 2 during w/c 10th February when the top 5 was as follows -

  1. Blondie - "Heart Of Glass"
  2. Abba - "Chiquitita"
  3. Three Degrees - "Woman In Love"
  4. Ian Dury And The Blockheads - "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick"
  5. Shadows - "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"

"Chiquitita" spent a further week at number 2 (whilst "Heart Of Glass" was still number 1) and eventually became the 16th biggest selling single of 1979 in the UK.

The single was a huge hit around the world reaching the top of the charts in 10 countries including Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain. The table below shows the various chart positions by country -


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