Saturday, 10 October 2015

Abba Date - 11th October 1976

On the 11th October 1976 Abba's latest album "Arrival" was released in Sweden where it would spend 32 weeks in the charts including 12 at number 1.

The album was also a huge international hit reaching number 1 in Australia, Belgium, Denmark (for 21weeks), West Germany (for 14 weeks), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway (for 20 weeks), Sweden, UK (for 10 weeks) and Zimbabwe (for 13 weeks).

Chart positions from other countries are shown below -

  • No. 2 Finland, Switzerland
  • No. 3 Japan
  • No. 4 Canada
  • No. 12 Austria, Italy
  • No. 15 France
  • No. 20 USA

In the UK "Arrival" was the biggest selling album of 1977 ("Greatest Hits" was the 9th) and the 38th biggest seller of 1978 and the 11th biggest seller of the 70s.

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