Friday, 15 January 2016

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.

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