Sunday, April 3, 2011

ABBA's #1 Songs

Sad that it took a play for America to discover what they had been missing for 40-plus years.  Music fans in the United States finally realized what the rest of the world had known all along--ABBA was an incredible group, in fact one of the best of all-time.

I just posted a piece about Mariah Carey topping Elvis Presley with 18 #1's.  But she's still shy of ABBA's 20 worldwide #1's.

1974:  "Waterloo" (Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Norway and the UK)
1975:  "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" (Australia and New Zealand)
            "SOS" (Australia, Germany, Belgium and New Zealand)
            "Mamma Mia" (Australia, Germany, Ireland and the UK)
1976:  "Fernando" (Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand and the UK)
1976:  "Dancing Queen" (Australia, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and yes...the U.S. in 1977)
           "Money, Money, Money" (Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and New Zealand)
1977:  "Knowing Me, Knowing You" (Germany, Ireland and the UK)
           "The Name of the Game" (UK)
1978:  "Take a Chance On Me" (Austria, Ireland, Belgium and the UK)
           "Eagle/Thank You For the Music" (Belgium)
           "Summer Night City" (Sweden and Ireland)
1979:  "Chiquitita" (Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and New Zealand)
           "Does Your Mother Know" (Belgium)
           "Voulez-Vous" (Belgium)
           "Gimme!  Gimme!  Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" (France and Ireland)
           "I Have a Dream" (Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium)
1980:  "The Winner Takes It All" (Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium)
           "Super Trouper" (Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK)
1981:  "One Of Us" (Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium)

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