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ABBA discography

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Studio albums  8
Compilation albums  7
Music videos  40
Live albums  2
Video albums  5
Singles  73
ABBA discography

The discography of Swedish pop music group ABBA consists of eight studio albums, two live albums, seven compilation albums, three box sets, four video albums, seventy-three singles, and thirty-three music videos. This list does not include solo material performed by individual members.

Contents

ABBA's biggest hit singles worldwide are "Dancing Queen" and "Fernando", with Arrival being their biggest hit studio album.

The compilation album Gold: Greatest Hits (1992) has become one of the most popular albums worldwide, with sales of over 28 million copies. ABBA were particularly successful in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the UK, Canada and the United States.

ABBA consisted of Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (better known as Frida), Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

Singles

For a complete list of all the songs, see List of songs recorded by ABBA

Notes

  • A^ "Ring Ring" was originally credited to "Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Frida" in the Netherlands. The UK, Australian and New Zealand chart entry was the 1974 remix (released following "Waterloo"'s Eurovision success), not the 1973 original.
  • B^ "Eagle" (edited version) was released as a double A-side in most regions coupled with "Thank You for the Music" in 1977.
  • C^ "Voulez-Vous" was released as a double A-side in the UK and Ireland with "Angeleyes". In Canada and the United States, "Voulez-Vous" and "Angeleyes" were released on the same single but charted separately.
  • Singles released exclusively

    The pre-ABBA songs "Hej Gamle Man", "Tänk Om Jorden Vore Ung", "She's My Kind of Girl", "Det Kan Ingen Doktor Hjälpa", "En karusell/En Carousel" and "Love Has Its Ways" were released in Sweden and/or Japan as singles (1970–1972). These songs were released officially as singles by Björn & Benny, but some featured vocal contributions from both Agnetha Fältskog and Annifrid Lyngstad. The German version of "Hej Gamle Man" ("Hey Musikant") was released as a single in Germany (1971), while France saw a release of "Inga Theme" as a single in 1971.

    "En Sång Och En Saga" was released as an Agnetha Fältskog solo single in Sweden (1970). It features the remaining ABBA-members as vocalists.

    "En hälsning till våra parkarrangörer" was released as a promo single (1972) in order promote ABBA's then-upcoming tour of the Swedish "Folk Parks". This track was in fact a series of snippets of then well-known ABBA-songs and solo-songs with a spoken overdub featuring all of the ABBA-members. It was officially released as part of the Deluxe Edition of the album "Ring Ring" released in 2013.

    The Swedish versions of "Ring Ring" ("Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal))", "Waterloo", "SOS" (solo single by Agnetha Fältskog) and "Fernando" (solo single by Annifrid Lyngstad) were released ind the Scandinavian markets (1973–1975) (with the Swedish version of "Honey, Honey" as the B-side to "Waterloo").

    "Rock 'n' Roll Band" was released as a single in the US (1973).

    "Another Town, Another Train" was released as a single in Japan, Rhodesia, South Africa, US, and Venezuela (1973).

    "Nina, Pretty Ballerina" was released as a single in Austria and France (1973) and later in Kenya and the Philippines (1977).

    "I Am Just a Girl" (1973) and "That's Me" (1976) were released as singles in Japan. "Slipping Through My Fingers" was released as a promo-single in Japan (1980) on red vinyl/picture disc.

    A different mix of the English version of "Waterloo" was mistakenly released in Norway (1974), but was quickly withdrawn and replaced by the final mix and most well-known version. It was later released as part of the "Complete Studio Recordings" box set.

    The German versions of "Waterloo" and "Ring Ring" were released as singles in Germany and Austria (1973–1974).

    Two different remixes of "Ring Ring" were released as singles in the US, Canada and UK (1974) as a follow-up to "Waterloo".

    The French version of "Waterloo" was released as a single in France and Canada (1974). It was coupled with "Gonna Sing You My Love Song" in France and the English version of "Waterloo" in Canada.

    "Hasta Mañana" was released as a single in Italy, Japan, Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa (1974). It peaked at no. 2 in South Africa.

    "Waterloo" was released in Australia in the EP-format in late 1974 (reissued in 1979). Also on the EP were "Watch Out", "Ring Ring" and "Rock 'n' Roll Band."

    "Dum Dum Diddle" was released as a single in Argentina (1976).

    "Live '77" was released in Sweden (1977) by Jultidningsförlaget as a 7" flexidisc promo-single. It featured snippets of live versions of "Fernando", "Rock Me", "Why Did It Have to Be Me", "Money, Money, Money" and "Waterloo".

    "As Good as New" was released as a single in Argentina, Bolivia, and México (1979).

    "Sång Till Görel" (1979) and "Hovas Vittne/Tiveds Hambo" (1980) were released as private singles in limited numbers in Sweden.

    The Spanish versions of "Chiquitita", "Andante, Andante", "Thank You for the Music" ("Gracias Por La Música"), "I Have a Dream" ("Estoy Soñando"), "Happy New Year" ("Felicidad"), "When All Is Said and Done" ("No Hay a Quien Culpar"), "Slipping Through My Fingers" ("Se Me Está Escapando") and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" ("Dame! Dame! Dame!") were released as singles in Spanish speaking countries—primarily in Spain and South América as well as Japan and South Africa (1979–1981).

    "Our Last Summer" was released as a single in Greece (1980).

    "Happy New Year" saw its release as a single in the Netherlands, Brazil and Portugal (1980) and as a promo-only release in Canada and the US (1980). In 1989 the song was released as CD single in Austria and 10 years later as a "Millennium Edition" in Germany and the Netherlands. "Happy New Year" has since been released as a CD single in European markets as well as a limited, silver-glittered vinyl single (2011) (only 500 copies were released).

    "The Way Old Friends Do" was released as a promo CD single in Europe (1993).

    "Dream World" (recorded in 1978) coupled with a snippet of the saxophone version of "Just Like That" (recorded in 1982) was released as a promo CD single in 1994, while "Put On Your White Sombrero" was released as a promo single in 1996 (coupled with "Dream World" and "Dame! Dame! Dame!".

    The German version of "Honey Honey" (coupled with a 1974 remix of "Ring Ring") as well as "Lay All Your Love on Me" (coupled with "On and On and On" will be released as 7" singles as part of The Singles box set (released May 2014). "Lay All Your Love On Me" has (apart from the album release) previously (1981) only been released in the 12" format in The United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany.

    See also "Non-English releases" and "Other releases" for chart positions.

    Reissues

    Notes

  • A^ "Dancing Queen", "Voulez-Vous" and "Thank You for the Music" were reissues of the original songs to promote the 1992 compilation ABBA Gold.
  • B^ "Summer Night City" was released to promote the 1993 compilation More ABBA Gold: More ABBA Hits.
  • C^ "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.
  • D^ "Waterloo" was a reissue of the original song to promote the 2004 reissue of Waterloo as a 30th Anniversary Edition.
  • E^ "Happy New Year" peaked at number 25 on the Danish singles chart upon its reissue in 2008.
  • F^ "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Honey, Honey" were reissued due to the popularity of Mamma Mia! The Movie.
  • References

    ABBA discography Wikipedia


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