Singles/Charts

 Click on links below for ABBA's chart positions in the following countries

Sweden

Australia

Germany

The Netherlands

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States


Early Days


AustraliaBelgiumGermanyNetherlandsSwedenSwitzerlandUKUS
Ring Ring 72- 52-32-
Waterloo 41 1 131 1 6
Honey Honey3019 2 17-4-27
So Long--11 -7-DNC-
i Do I Do I Do  12 6 3-13815

Ring Ring released in 1973.  ABBA had chart success in the Netherlands and Belgium in 1973 with Ring Ring. This song charted in UK in 1974 and in 1976 in Australia. Swedish versions  of Ring Ring and Waterloo reached #1 and #2 in Sweden respectively.  The follow up to Waterloo was Ring Ring in the UK and Honey Honey in the US, Australia and several European counties. For up to a year after Waterloo ABBA had more chart success in the US than the UK. 


Glory Days


AustraliaBelgiumGermanyNetherlandsSwedenSwitzerlandUKUS
SOS 11 1 2-3 6 15
Mamma Mia 12 112-1 132
Fernando 11 1 121 113
Dancing Queen 11 1 113 1 1
Money Money Money 11 1 1-2 356

Hard to believe now but Mamma Mia was a bit of  a flop in some countries. In The Netherlands  where ABBA had 10 #1s and 5 #2s, it failed to reach Top 10! In America where uptempo Waterloo, Dancing Queen and Take a Chance On Me were huge, Mamma Mia failed to make Top 30.  Additionally not released in France, Sweden or Japan.

 These songs had pretty much universal appeal. Along with Waterloo, Take a Chance on Me, The Winner Takes it All and Knowing Me, Knowing You are THE iconic ABBA singles.


The Album plus era


AustraliaBelgiumGermanyNetherlandsSwedenSwitzerlandUKUS
Knowing Me Knowing You 92 1 2-3 114
The Name of The Game 627 226 112
Take a Chance On Me121 3 2-3 1 3
Eagle822 6 7-7--
Summer Night City133 6 1015 5-

After 6 #1 hits in a row in Australia, Knowing Me Knowing You marks the end of Abbamania there. Also after 6 consecutive number ones in Germany, The Name of the Game peaks at #7. Their fortunes would revive in Germany but not Australia.

ABBA have a trio of consecutive no. 1 singles in the UK at this time. And three peaking at #2 in The Netherlands.

  Summer Night City was ABBA's 3rd and final #1 in Sweden. It under performed in most places and was never featured on a studio album, Gold - Greatest Hits or either Mamma Mia! film. Airbrushed out of history.


The Voulez Vous era


AustraliaBelgiumGermanyNetherlandsSwedenSwitzerlandUKUS
Chiquitita 41 3 121 229
Does Your Mother Know10110 3-6 419
Voulez Vous79114 3-9 380
Gimme Gimme Gimme 81 3 2161 3DNC
I Have a Dream641 4 1-1 2-

A Spanish version of Chiquitita sold well in Latin America. The Spanish version of I Have a  Dream also charted in some counties. Voulez Vous was a double A side with Angeleyes in the UK. Angeleyes charted separately in the US and reached #64.


The Super Trouper era


AustraliaBelgiumGermanyNetherlandsSwedenSwitzerlandUKUS
The Winner Takes It All 71 4 123 1 8
Super Trouper771 1 1113 145
Lay All Your Love On Me-1326--- 7-
On and On and On10------90

 After a 2 and a half year spell ABBA return to UK #1 and US Top 10 with The Winner Takes it And after almost 4 years  ABBA top the German singles chart.  Lay All Your Love on Me was released only as a 12" single - probably explaining its low chart placing. It was #1 in the Dance Chart in the US.


The Visitors era


AustraliaBelgiumGermanyNetherlandsSwedenSwitzerlandUKUS
One of Us483111333DNC
Head Over Heels-3191--25-
When All Is Said and Done81------27
The Day Before You Came483 5 33432DNC
Under Attack962227-
26-

 One of Us was a big hit in Europe. The Day Before You Came was Top 5 in seven countries. But overall, a slump in sales.



The Voyage era


AustraliaBelgiumGermanyNetherlandsSwedenSwitzerlandUK - OfficialUK - Sales
I Still Have Faith in You392431826141
Don't Shut Me Down2795121192
Just a NotionDNCDNC36732260594
When You Danced With Me


6708346751
Little Things








I Still Have Faith On You  topped the UK Sales Chart while Don't Shut Me Down was Number One in Sweden and Switzerland. Both were Top 5 in Germany. 

When You Danced With Me not released as a single but charted due to downloads and streaming.


DNC = Did Not Chart. Was released in county

- = Not released in country



Studio Albums


AustraliaCanadaGermanyNetherlandsJapanSwedenUKUS
Ring Ring10----02--
Waterloo07-06--0128145
ABBA0155-03-0113174
Arrival0104010103010120
The Album0408020109010114
Voulez Vous0506010101010119
Super Trouper0507010108010117
The Visitors2218010112010129
Voyage0102010104010102



Top 5 Global Singles

1Dancing Queen8,700,000 points
2Waterloo8,500,000 points
3Fernando7,500,000 points
4Take a Chance On Me7,000,000 points
5Knowing Me, Knowing You6,7000, 000 points

  based on this chart - which is based on 75% sales/25% airplay. As of February 2016 these 5 singles are at numbers 116, 129, 210, 260 and 290 in the All Time Chart. 

 
 

 

 ABBA Global Chart Top 10
SINGLEPEAKWks in chart
WATERLOO#120
SOS#112
MAMMA MIA#3  6
FERNANDO#119
DANCING QUEEN#123
MONEY MONEY MONEY#112
KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU#121
THE NAME OF THE GAME#55
TAKE A CHANCE ON ME#323
CHIQUITITA#78
DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW#66
GIMME GIMME GIMME#59
I HAVE A DREAM#83
THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL#47
SUPER TROUPER#311
ONE OF US#37
 

 

Click on peak chart positions to see Charts 

LINK


List Of ABBA's Number Ones around the World