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Mamma Mia - ABBA - The Very Best Of ABBA (ABBAs Greatest Hits)


1976
Label: Polydor - 3271 034,Polydor - 3199 131,Polydor - 3199 132 • Format: 2x, Cassette Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Disco
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It was originally released in Scandinavia on 17 November [2] and in other parts of the world innotably the UK on 10 April, and on 18 September in the US and Canada. The version of the album contained the brand new single " Fernando ", which was originally not released as an ABBA song but as a solo version in Swedish by band member Anni-Frid Lyngstad on her album Frida ensam in The album was released in response to similar ABBA compilation albums being issued at the time by record labels in other countries who had licensed ABBA's music for release in their own territories, and the threat of import sales of those compilations impacting upon ABBA's home market.

This meant that the success of Greatest Hits was largely confined to Scandinavia, the UK, and North America, although the size of the latter two markets and the scale of its success there has ensured that Greatest Hits is one of ABBA's best-selling albums worldwide. Despite the title of the compilation, only half of the tracks had actually charted as hit singles in major territories.

The Swedish Radio hit parade was based on votes, not single sales. In all, ABBA had nine songs in this chart, and the six that went as high as number three are included on the album. Svensktoppen was a vote-based radio chart show for Swedish-language songs. Nevertheless, the official greatest hits package was an enormous success. Even Rolling Stoneoften one of ABBA's harshest critics in the US, declared of the album, "Anyone who could listen to this record five times and not wind up humming half the songs is an android".

Polar's version of Greatest Hits reached number one in Sweden and in Norway, [4] [5] but lost out in sales over much of the rest of Europe and in Australia and New Zealand to the already released rival compilations. In the five-month period between the releases of the Scandinavian and UK versions of Greatest HitsABBA had achieved their second consecutive and third overall UK number-one single with "Fernando", and this song was added to the UK version of the album, as well as to a reissued version in Norway and Denmark.

The release of Greatest Hits coincided Tipper Featuring Deborah Anderson - Dissolve (Out) the start of ABBA's huge popularity in the UK during the latter half of the s, becoming the first of eight consecutive number-one albums for the group.

It spent eleven non-consecutive weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart and went on to become the best-selling album of [6] and the second best-selling album of the s. Greatest Hits was released in the US and in Canada in Septemberbut sales of the record did not peak until Aprilwhen the song " Dancing Queen " reached number one in both countries.

Greatest Hits has been certified platinum in the US [10] and quintuple platinum in Canada. The album was issued with two different gatefold covers, depending upon the territory. Malmqvist of the group sitting on a park bench on an autumn day.

The image was used as the inner gatefold picture on the Scandinavian versions. The track "Waterloo" also features prominently on the film's soundtrack. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 12 September — via robertchristgau. Greatest Hits 30th Anniversary Edition booklet.

Polar Music. Rolling Stone. Hung Medien. Music Week. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 July Recording Industry Association of America. Music Canada. Abba: Bright Lights, Dark Mamma Mia - ABBA - The Very Best Of ABBA (ABBAs Greatest Hits) 3rd ed. Omnibus Press. UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 14 May Retrieved 22 July Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Cash Box. Retrieved 12 December IFPI Sweden. Retrieved British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field.

Greatest Hits Greatest Hits Someone Special - Dennis Brown - 2 Gether As 1. Here We Go Again. UK best-selling albums by year — Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you Mamma Mia - ABBA - The Very Best Of ABBA (ABBAs Greatest Hits) to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Greatest Hits Arrival Christgau's Record Guide. Norwegian Albums VG-lista [4]. Swedish Albums Sverigetopplistan [5]. US Billboard [16]. Canadian Albums RPM [17].


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  3. Sep 20,  · ABBA - ABBA - The Very Best Of ABBA (ABBA's Greatest Hits) - Polydor - DA - meztishakarlandanayaforcehammer.infoinfo Music The Very Best Of ABBA (ABBA's Greatest Hits) - Polydor - DA Then there's the songs that defined the ABBA sound: "Mamma Mia" and, particularly, one of my favourite ABBA songs, "SOS". By contrast, "Arrival" shows some of the /5(5).
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