ABBA

15 August 1976, ABBA released ‘Dancing Queen’ as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Arrival. Dancing Queen’ (which had the working title of ‘Boogaloo’) went on to top the charts in more than a dozen countries including the United States where it became ABBA’s only No.1. https://youtu.be/xFrGuyw1V8s Abba – Dancing Queen (Official Music […]

6th Aug 1974, ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when ‘Waterloo’ went to No.6. ‘Waterloo’ was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with ‘Ring Ring’ the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest. The original title of the song was ‘Honey Pie’. https://youtu.be/Sj_9CiNkkn4 […]

8 May 1976, ABBA scored their third UK No.1 single with ‘Fernando’, the song went on to become ABBA’s biggest selling single, with sales over 10 million. And also on this day Abba started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their ‘Greatest Hits’ album. https://youtu.be/dQsjAbZDx-4 ABBA – Fernando (Official Music […]

Happy 77th birthday to Bjorn Ulvaeus, born 25 April 1945, Swedish singer, songwriter, producer who started his musical career at 18 when he fronted the Hootenanny Singers, a popular Swedish folk–skiffle group. After forming ABBA in 1972 they became one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Their first UK hit was the 1974 […]

Happy 72nd birthday to Swedish musician, singer, songwriter Agnetha Faltskog from ABBA, born 5 April 1950, Their first UK hit was the 1974 No.1 ‘Waterloo’, followed by eight other UK No.1 singles and 9 UK No.1 albums and they scored the 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dancing Queen’. Her self-penned debut single ‘Jag var så kär’ […]

12 March 1975, ABBA recorded ‘Mamma Mia’ at Metronome Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the last track recorded for their self-titled third album and was never intended for release as a single. ABBA’s Australian record company, RCA, asked that ‘Mamma Mia’ be released as a single but Polar Music at first refused. The song […]

4 March 1974, ABBA released ‘Waterloo’ the first single from their second album and the first single to be credited to the group performing under the name ABBA. It later became the winning entry for Sweden in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and a No.1 hit in several countries. It reached the US Top 10 […]

31 Jan 1976, ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with ‘Mamma Mia.’ Queen’s single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen’s single contains the famous “mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go” line. https://youtu.be/unfzfe8f9NI Abba – […]

29 Nov 1980, ABBA scored their ninth and last UK No.1 single with ‘Super Trouper’, the group’s 25th Top 40 hit in the UK. The name “Super Trouper” referred to the gigantic spotlights used in stadium concerts. https://youtu.be/BshxCIjNEjY ABBA – Super Trouper (Video) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165665542475167

6 Nov 1977, ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK single chart with ‘The Name Of The Game’, the group’s 6th No.1. The song was first called ‘A Bit Of Myself.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ90ZqH0PWI Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165590435385167


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