ABBA discography

ABBA discography

This article includes the discography of Swedish pop music group ABBA. In April 2006, Universal Records announced that the group's recordings have sold an estimated 370 million units worldwide. The compilation album ABBA Gold (1992) has become one of the most popular albums worldwide, with sales of over 26 million copies.

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album SWE U.K. AUS NOR JPN U.S.
March 26, 1973 Ring Ring 2 10 10
March 4, 1974 Waterloo 1 28 18 1 145
April 21, 1975 ABBA 1 13 1 1 174
October 11, 1976 Arrival 1 1 1 1 3 20
December 12, 1977 The Album 1 1 4 1 9 14
April 23, 1979 Voulez-Vous 1 1 5 1 1 19
November 3, 1980 Super Trouper 1 1 5 1 8 17
November 30, 1981 The Visitors 1 1 22 1 12 29

Live albums

Compilations

Year Album UK US NL DE FR AU NZ JP NO SE
1975 Greatest Hits 1 48 2 9 1 1
1979 Greatest Hits Vol. 2 1 46 4 6 5 20 3 2 25 20
1982 The Singles: The First Ten Years 1 62 4 5 6 18 5 33 19
1992 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits 1 63 2 1 1 1 3 13 1 1
1993 More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits 13 10 9 10 38 16 3
2001 The Definitive Collection 17 186 39 14 12 10 9 8 26
2006 Number Ones 15 47 24 36 1 25 20

Spanish compilations

Box sets

Additional compilations

Year Album UK US NL DE FR AU NZ JP NO SE
1976 The Best of ABBA (Australian and New Zealand release) 1 1
1976 The Best of ABBA (European release) 1 14
1976 ABBA Greatest Hits 24 (Japanese release) 4
1978 All About ABBA (Japanese release) 68
1980 The Magic of ABBA 42
1981 A Wie ABBA (German release) 1
1981 Very Best of ABBA (Japanese release) 44
1983 I Love ABBA 208 10 12
1983 Thank You for the Music (UK release) 17
1988 Absolute ABBA 70
1998 Love Stories 51 82 3 24 30
1999 25 Jaar Na Waterloo 1
1999 25 Jaar Na Waterloo - Deel 2 7
2001 SOS: The Best of ABBA (Japanese release) 3
2005 18 Hits 15 58 32

Singles

Year Single UK U.S.
Hot100
U.S.
AC
SWE NLD FRA ESP IRL DEU NOR BEL AUS JPN CAN MEX ARG ZAF Album
1972 "She's My Kind of Girl"1 - - 97 - - 7 Ring Ring
"People Need Love" 17 - - -
"He Is Your Brother"
1973 "Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal)" 1
"Ring Ring"2 32 (1974) 2 5 82 - - - 2 1 92 - - 3
"Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"
"Nina, Pretty Ballerina" - - -
"Rock'n Roll Band" - - -
"Another Town, Another Train" - - -
1974 "Waterloo" (Swedish version) 2 Waterloo
"Waterloo" 1 6 3 2 3 3 1 1 1 4 - 7 - - 1
"Honey, Honey" 27 27 16 2 16 12 30 - 18
"Hasta Mañana" 16 - 2
"So Long" - 7 64 - - 11 29 - - ABBA
1975 "I've Been Waiting for You" 49
"Ring Ring" (re-release) 7 Ring Ring
"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" 38 15 8 3 14 - - 6 2 2 1 12 - 1 ABBA
"SOS" 6 15 19 2 4 1 2 1 1 - 9 1 1
"Bang-A-Boomerang" 59 -
"Mamma Mia" 1 32 12 13 - 1 1 2 1 1 - 18 - 5
1976 "Fernando" 1 13 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 - 2 1 - 1 Greatest Hits/Arrival (re-issue)
"Rock Me" 4 ABBA
"Dancing Queen" 1 1 6 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 19 2 1 - 1 Arrival
"Money, Money, Money" 3 56 38 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 47 1 - -
"Dum Dum Diddle" - - -
1977 "That's Me" 75
"Knowing Me, Knowing You" 1 14 7 3 9 17 1 1 6 2 9 2 1 1
"King Kong Song" 4 94 Waterloo
"The Name of the Game" 1 12 9 2 2 12 - 2 7 3 2 6 - 14 10 3 The Album
1978 "Take a Chance on Me" 1 3 9 2 10 - 1 3 8 1 12 67 3 1 6
"One Man, One Woman"
"Eagle"3 4 36 - 6 1 82 62
"Thank You for the Music" - 2
"Summer Night City" 5 1 1 6 13 24 34 10 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1979 "Chiquitita" 2 29 15 2 1 13 1 1 3 4 1 4 19 17 1 7 1 Voulez-Vous
"Chiquitita" (Spanish version) - 5 - 1 1 -
"Does Your Mother Know" 4 19 41 4 26 3 10 1 7 8 17 12
"Estoy Soñando" - 15 3 4 Gracias Por La Música
"Voulez-Vous"4 80 40 4 9 9 3 14 1 79 18 43 Voulez-Vous
"Angeleyes" 3 64 37 39
"As Good as New" 1
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" 3 2 1 - 1 3 2 1 8 17 16 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
"I Have a Dream" 2 1 42 3 2 4 1 64 3 Voulez-Vous
1980 "Gracias Por La Música" 15 4 Gracias Por La Música
"¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame!"
"The Winner Takes It All" 1 8 1 2 1 5 10 1 4 3 1 7 33 10 5 - 1 Super Trouper
"On and On and On" 90 18 9 52
"Andante, Andante"
"The Piper"
"Super Trouper" 1 45 14 11 1 4 8 1 1 2 1 77 93 32 3
"Felicidad" 5
"Happy New Year" - -
1981 "Lay All Your Love on Me"5 7 - 18 8 26 13
"One of Us" 3 107 33 2 1 8 7 1 1 6 1 48 - 4 The Visitors
1982 "When All Is Said and Done" 27 10 81 -
"No Hay A Quien Culpar" -
"Head Over Heels" 25 - 4 10 - 14 19 2 - 45 -
"The Visitors" 63
"Se Me Está Escapando"
"The Day Before You Came" 32 - 3 3 38 - 12 5 5 3 48 - 19 - The Singles: The First Ten Years
1983 "Under Attack" 26 5 48 - 11 22 3 96 - - -
"Cassandra" - - -
"Thank You for the Music" 33 58 17 - The Album
1992 "Dancing Queen"6 16 15 15 22 5 16 28 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits
1994 "Dream World" 17 Thank You for the Music
1996 "Put On Your White Sombrero"
1999 "Happy New Year" 27 - - 78 20 The Complete Singles Collection
2001 "SOS"7 - - - - 15 SOS: The Best of ABBA
2004 "Waterloo"8 20 33 Waterloo: 30th Anniversary Collection
2008 "Happy New Year"9 4 11
"Mamma Mia"10 56 48
"Dancing Queen"10 90 58
"Honey, Honey"10 16
Number-one hits 9 1 2 5 8 3 2 11 9 2 16 6 - - 8 1 8
Top twenty hits 21 10 12 22 25 16 12 23 19 19 22 19 6 8 13 5 16

  • - indicates the song did not chart.
  • a blank box indicates that the song was not released.
  • 1"She's My Kind of Girl" was originally credited to "Björn & Benny" in Japan.
  • 2"Ring Ring" was originally credited to "Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Frida" in the Netherlands. Its UK chart entry was the 1974 remix (released following "Waterloo"'s Eurovision and UK chart success), not the 1973 original.
  • 3"Eagle" was released as a double A-side in the Netherlands with "Thank You for the Music".
  • 4"Voulez-Vous" was released as a double A-side in the UK with "Angeleyes". In the United States, "Voulez-Vous" and "Angeleyes" were released on the same single but charted separately.
  • 5"Lay All Your Love on Me" was issued as a 12" single in the U.S., UK and Germany.
  • 6"Dancing Queen" was a reissue of the original song to promote the 1992 compilation ABBA Gold.
  • 7"SOS" was reissued as a double A-side single with "Chiquitita" to promote the Japan only compilation SOS: The Best of ABBA. The song has sold more than 130,000 copies and became the best-selling single of 2001 performed by a Western artist in Japan.
  • 8"Waterloo" was a reissue of the original song to promote the 2004 reissue of Waterloo as a 30th Anniversary Edition.
  • Although it was never a very familiar ABBA track, ABBA's love song "Our Last Summer" from the Super Trouper album became a number-one hit single for 12 weeks in Greece in 1980, with "Me and I" as its B-side.
  • "I Have a Dream" was ABBA's only number-one in Cyprus. The single was massive, and the B-side to the "I Have a Dream" single in Cyprus was "If It Wasn't for the Nights". In 1985, "If It Wasn't for the Nights" was released as a single in Cyprus, but it only reached number 46.
  • 9"Happy New Year" peaked at #25 on the Danish singles chart upon its reissue in 2008.
  • 10"Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Honey, Honey" were reissued due to the popuarity of Mamma Mia! The Movie.

The UWC only has charts available from 1966-1967, 1976-1977, 1986-1987, and 1996-present.

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