10/26/2015

Beginning 40 years ago this month : ABBA's domination of the Australian record charts 1975-1976


The BEST of ABBA album -one of the largest selling albums in Australian history.


Album charts:Three of their albums, ABBA, The Best of ABBA  and Arrival went to number one for 35 out of 58 weeks between December 1975 and January 1977. Arrival was the first album to debut at number one in Australia.

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Frida falls on the the wet stage during ABBA's famous concert in rainy Sydney, March 3, 1977. Photo form the Australian.

  Singles chart: domination  for October 1975 to December 1976

I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, SOS, Mamma Mia,

Fernando, Dancing Queen and Money, Money, Money

–Their Six  #1  singles for 42 out of 63 weeks !

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Mamma Mia (10 weeks)




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 ABBA mania in Austalia in one horrifying 15 month calender.
Naturally this much overexposure-had a backlash-ABBA never had another number single after this in Australia.  Nor did they hit the top spot  on the album chart again til  the release of ABBA Gold in 1992.
 

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