Article is from Mixmag via RSS feed and some copy & pasting – enjoy.
‘Gold’ has been consistently in the charts for 19 years.
Martin Talbot of the Official Charts Company commented: ”To have racked up 1,000 weeks on the Official Albums Chart, a solid 20 years of chart presence, is quite remarkable. It not only highlights their incredible popularity but just how closely they have connected with a succession of new generations.”
‘Gold’ features hit songs such as ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Voulez-Vous’ and ‘Mamma Mia’, acting as a compilation of the Swedish band’s greatest hits.
The album spent 57 weeks at number one, with the band also claiming eight other number one albums and nine number one singles.
Sitting at second place currently is Bob Marley & The Wailers’ collection ‘Legend’ which has claimed 984 weeks in the top 100, while Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ sits at 952 weeks.
The band parted ways in 1982 after a string of hit tracks, and 100 million sales worldwide – 30 million of which sold in ABBA’s ‘Gold’. The album made 5.61 million sales in the UK, making it the most sold record in the country.