18 Hits

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ABBA 18 Hits
Greatest hits album by ABBA
Released 8 September 2005
Recorded 1973–1982
Genre Pop
Length 68:21
Label Universal
Producer Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
ABBA chronology
The Definitive Collection
(2001)
18 Hits
(2005)
The Complete Studio Recordings
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

18 Hits is a compilation of hits by ABBA, released by Universal Music Group on 8 September 2005.

The 18 Hits set was released as a mid-price alternative to the best-selling full-price collection ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits and features 14 of the group's biggest hits and concludes with four non-English versions; "Honey Honey" (Swedish version), "Waterloo" (French version), "Ring Ring" (German version) and the Spanish version of "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", entitled "Dame! Dame! Dame!". Among the more notable omissions on the 18 Hits collection are one of the band's biggest hits, "Dancing Queen", as well as "Chiquitita", "Take a Chance on Me" and "I Have a Dream".

The Swedish edition of 18 Hits, also released in 2005, featured four Swedish language recordings instead of the four non-English versions; "Waterloo", "Honey Honey", "Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal)" and "Åh Vilka Tider". This is the first Abba CD to include "Åh Vilka Tider", which had originally been released as the B Side to the Swedish version of Ring Ring. It would also appear worldwide on The Complete Studio Recordings. A budget-priced DVD entitled 16 Hits was released simultaneously.

While numerous other similar hits compilations with the group have been released both before and since, 18 Hits has proved to be one of Universal Music's bestselling ABBA products, peaking in the Top 10 in Poland and the Top 20 in the UK, Spain and Hungary and re-entering the charts in many territories after the premiere of movie Mamma Mia! in the Summer of 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus unless otherwise noted.. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Winner Takes It All"   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus 4:54
2. "Super Trouper"   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus 4:10
3. "Waterloo"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad 2:42
4. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus 4:46
5. "The Name of the Game"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus 4:51
6. "Ring Ring"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody 3:00
7. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog 3:18
8. "SOS"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad 3:23
9. "Fernando"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad 4:14
10. "Hasta Mañana"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus 3:09
11. "Mamma Mia"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad 3:35
12. "Lay All Your Love on Me"   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog 4:32
13. "Thank You for the Music"   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus 3:51
14. "Happy New Year"   Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus 4:23
15. "Waterloo"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad 2:42
16. "Honey Honey"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad 2:54
17. "Ring Ring"   Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus, Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody 3:00
18. "Dame! Dame! Dame!" (Spanish version of "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!") Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus 4:46

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 32
Belgian Mid Price (Ultratop Wallonia)[3] 1
Chart (2007) Peak
position
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[4] 17
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[5] 39
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[6] 58
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[7] 19
Irish Albums (IRMA)[8] 17
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[9] 8
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 15
Chart (2012) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 82

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[12] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Belgium (BEA)[13] Platinum 50,000*
Brazil (ABPD)[14] Platinum 125,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[15] Gold 10,000*
Russia (NFPF)[16] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[17] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r837745
  2. ^ "ABBA – 18 Hits". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "ABBA – 18 Hits". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ "ABBA – 18 Hits". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hangfelvétel-kiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. LightMedia. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  8. ^ "GFK Chart-Track". Chart-Track.co.uk. GFK Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  10. ^ "2008-09-27 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  11. ^ "ABBA – 18 Hits". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  12. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 20 Catalogue Albums – 20 May 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2008". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Abba – 18 Hits" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Polish album certifications – Abba – 18 Hits" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "International 2006". 2M (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers. Archived from the original on 24 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2009". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 December 2012.