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I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

ABBA Gold Still In Charts Around The World 2017 !

ABBA Gold - Released in 1992 - ans still charting around the world in 2017 !

iTunes album Hit Lists have ABBA Gold charting in 77 countries this week - January 2017.

Brilliant !!

Thanks to Ronnie Wielockx for this list:

Antigue & Barbuda 55
Armenia 58
Australia 71
Austria 29 + Soundtrack Mamma Mia 88
Azerbaijan 89
Barbados 45
Belarus 99
Belize 27
Bermuda 61
Bolivia 20
Botswana 94
Brazil 50
BULGARIA 6 + 40th anniversary edition 78
Burkina Faso 37
Canada 44
Cape verde 42
Cayman islands 79
Costa Rica 39
Cyprus 12
Denmark 50 + Soundtrack Mamma Mia 89
Ecuador 36
Egypt 30
El Salvador 24
Estonia 22 + 40th anniversary edition 99
Fiji 31
Finland 37
Germany 68
GREECE 8 +Soundtrack Mamma Mia 10
Guatemala 72
Honduras 66
India 68
Ireland 67
Israel 32
Jordan 46
Kazakhstan 34
Kyrgyzstan 19
Laos 55
Lithuania 25
Luxembourg 13
Malaysia 61
Malta 29
Mauritius 50
Mexico 33
Moldava 52
Mongolia 37 + 40th anniversary edition 73
Mozambique 73
Namibia 42
New Zealand 56
Nicaragua 31
Nigeria 42
Norway 27 + Soundtrack Mamma Mia 26
Panama 32
Papua New Guinea 24
Paraguay 37
Peru 16
Portugal 11 + Soundtrack Mamma Mia 20
Qatar 18
Romania 12
Singapore 58
Slovakia 28
Slovenia 18
South Africa 79
Sri Lanka 14
Sweden 33 + Soundtrack Mamma Mia 20
Switzerland 73 + 40th anniversary edition 50
Trinidad 46
Uganda 31
Ukraine 55
United Arab Emirates 43
United kingdom 95
United states of America 58
Uzbekistan 26
Venezuela 41
Vietnam 51
Zimbabwe 83

Thursday, 12 January 2017

ABBA Hit Number 1 In Australia With SOS ! 12 January 1976

ABBA performing 'SOS' on the Bandstand special in Australia in March 1976.

On 12th January 1976 ABBA hit number 1 in Australia with 'SOS' after being released here in November 1975.

'SOS' was the 5th single from ABBA's self titled 1975 album.

'SOS' marked a huge turnaround in ABBA's fortunes, most notably in the UK and Ireland, where it returned the group to the Top 10 for the first time since 'Waterloo'.

Reaching #6 and #4 respectively, 'SOS' started a run of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits for ABBA in the UK and Ireland.

'SOS' reached #1 in Australia, Belgium, France, West Germany (where it spent 7 weeks at the top), New Zealand and South Africa, and was a Top 3 hit in Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy (where it became ABBA's most successful hit), Mexico, Rhodesia and Switzerland.

The song also became ABBA's second Top 20 hit in the United States, peaking at #15 (due to the single charting in the U.S. before 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do', whereas elsewhere 'SOS' charted afterwards).

Some of the gorgeous picture covers from around the world.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

ABBA The Movie At Göteborg Film Festival 2017

Gala Screening Of ABBA The Movie

Friday February 3rd the Göteborg International Film Festival celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with a gala screening of ABBA The Movie.

The red carpet screening at Grand Theatre (Stora Teatern) in Gothenburg will be followed by an ABBA party at the Kulturarena.

For tickets and information:


Mamma Mia The Party! To Be Exported !

Mamma Mia The Party On Export

Last fall, the show "Mamma Mia - the party" started in Stockholm and now Björn Ulvaeus hopes that the concept will work in the UK and Germany, Dagens Nyheter.

In "Mamma Mia - The Party" the audience gets invited to food and drink, and after the show there's an ABBA-themed celebration. Almost all the performances in Stockholm during the autumn sold out.

Now work is underway to find a venue in London to set up the show performances in the British capital 2018.

- This was such a success, I want to take it to London, but it has proved difficult to find a venue, says Björn Ulvaeus to DN.