In the UK, The Official Charts Company has just announced that
'ABBA Gold' has become only the 3rd Album to reach 5 Million UK
http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-new ... club-1400/
UK ‘GOLD - GREATEST HITS’ UK CHART TRIVIA
And here is some Chart Data that I've compiled about this.
1) This 1992 Album has now become only the 3rd Album to reach 5 Million Sales, in the UK.
2) Only ‘Greatest Hits’, by Queen, (1981), & ‘Sgt Pepper….’, by The Beatles, have sold more UK copies.
3) TOP 75 WEEKS
It has also spent more time in the Top 75 than any other Album - 449 Weeks.
4) TOP 100 WEEKS
And more Weeks in the Top 100 than any other Album - 648 Weeks.
5) TOP 10 WEEKS
It has spent more Weeks in the Top 10 than any other ABBA Album - 58 Weeks.
6) No.1 YEARS
It has had 5 ‘Runs’ at No.1, for a Total of 8 Weeks. Whilst that is not a UK Chart Record, the fact that it had 3 of those ‘Runs’, several years apart, & in separate Chart Runs, is.
A) It first went to No.1 in October 1992
B) Then in April 1999 - 6 Years & 6 Months later. (As well as returning to No.1 - twice - in May 1999).
C) Then in August 2008 - 9 Years & 3 Months later. (You start this ‘Span’ in May 1999 - not in April 1999).
7) 13 YEARS IN THE ANNUAL UK TOP 100 BEST SELLING ALBUMS
It is one of very few Albums to appear in the UK’s Annual Top 100 Albums for as many as
1992 - 12th, 1993 - 36th, 1994 - 63rd, 1995 - 80th, 1996 - 87th, 1997 - 100th, 1998 - 55th,
1999 - 4th 2000 - 41st, 2004 - 47th, 2008 - 19th, 2009 - 54th, 2010 - 90th
8) SEPTEMBER 2012 - 20th ANNIVERSARY OF ‘GOLD’
September of this Year is the 20th Anniversary of ‘Gold’ being released in the UK.
(Released on Monday 21st September 1992. Entered, (at No.1), in the Chart of W/E 3rd October 1992).
ABBA TRIVIA - AS A GROUP
A) 2012 is the 40th Anniversary of ABBA forming - 1972
B) And the 30th Anniversary of them splitting up - 1982
C) They are the biggest Non-UK/Non-USA Act, in UK Chart History.
(Beating even Kylie Minogue, (Australia), & Celine Dion, (Canada).
D) They have spent more Weeks at No.1, in the UK Singles & Albums Chart combined
- 88 Weeks - than all but 2 Acts - The Beatles - 243 Weeks, & Elvis Presley - 143 Weeks.
E) Their 114 Top 10 UK Singles Chart Weeks, & 224 Top 10 UK Albums Chart Weeks,
are the most by any Group, since The Beatles split up, in 1970.
F) ABBA & LED ZEPPELIN hold the UK Chart Record, for the ‘Most Consecutive No.1 Albums. Both Acts had 8 No.1 Albums in a row. Led Zeppelin from 1970 to 1979, & ABBA from 1976 to 1982. Ironically, the 8th No.1 Album by Led Zeppelin, (‘In Through The Out Door’), was recorded at ABBA’s Polar Studios, in Sweden - 1978.