Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Abba Date - 29th October 1979

On the 29th October 1979 Abba released the compilation album "Abba Greatest Hits Vol. 2" which included the latest single "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme".

The album entered the UK album chart at number 8 reaching number 1 the following week (replacing Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk") where it stayed for 4 weeks. The top 5 selling albums in the UK that week were as follows -

  1. Abba "Greatest Hits Vol 2"
  2. Rod Stewart "Greatest Hits"
  3. Fleetwood Mac "Tusk"
  4. The Police "Reggatta Del Blanc"
  5. Various "Rock 'n' Roll Disco"
The album was the 6th biggest selling of 1979 in the UK (pretty good as effectively it was only available for 2 out of the 12 months) and the 17th biggest selling album of 1980 ; "Super Trouper" being top of the list for that year.

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