Number Ones (ABBA album)

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Number Ones
Greatest hits album by ABBA
Released 20 November 2006 (2006-11-20)
Recorded March 1972 – November 1981
Genre Pop
Length 73:39
Label Polar
Producer Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA chronology
The Complete Studio Recordings
(2005)
Number Ones
(2006)
The Albums
(2008)

Number Ones is a compilation album of recordings by Swedish pop group ABBA, released by Polar Music in 2006.

Whereas ABBA Gold had pulled together 19 of the group's biggest hits and most familiar songs, Number Ones was a variation on this concept, collecting 18 tracks that were #1 hits in many of the countries where ABBA were successful. In the end, only three tracks from ABBA Gold did not make the cut: "Does Your Mother Know", "Lay All Your Love on Me", and "Thank You for the Music".

In the UK, the track list included the full length version of "Summer Night City" (originally released on the Thank You for the Music box set) and an additional track "Ring Ring", oddly never a big hit in that territory.

A limited edition, also released in the UK, included a bonus disc with 12 tracks from ABBA's #1 albums.

In Taiwan, a hidden track follows "I Have a Dream". This hidden track, titled "ABBA Remix" and running for 3:31, is a medley of the choruses of the 18 songs on the CD.

International track listing[edit]

  1. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
  2. "Mamma Mia"
  3. "Dancing Queen"
  4. "Super Trouper"
  5. "SOS"
  6. "Summer Night City"
  7. "Money, Money, Money"
  8. "The Winner Takes It All"
  9. "Chiquitita"
  10. "One Of Us"
  11. "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
  12. "Voulez-Vous"
  13. "Fernando"
  14. "Waterloo"
  15. "The Name of the Game"
  16. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
  17. "Take a Chance on Me"
  18. "I Have A Dream"

UK track listing[edit]

  1. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
  2. "Mamma Mia"
  3. "Dancing Queen"
  4. "Super Trouper"
  5. "SOS"
  6. "Summer Night City (extended)"
  7. "Money, Money, Money"
  8. "The Winner Takes It All"
  9. "Chiquitita"
  10. "One Of Us"
  11. "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
  12. "Voulez-Vous"
  13. "Fernando"
  14. "Waterloo"
  15. "Ring Ring"
  16. "The Name of the Game"
  17. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
  18. "Take a Chance on Me"
  19. "I Have A Dream"
  20. "Slipping Through My Fingers"

Limited Edition Bonus Disc: Classic Tracks from Number Ones albums[edit]

  1. "When I Kissed The Teacher"
  2. "Hole In Your Soul"
  3. "Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)"
  4. "Me And I"
  5. "The King Has Lost His Crown"
  6. "Rock Me"
  7. "Tiger"
  8. "I Wonder (Departure)"
  9. "Another Town, Another Train"
  10. "Our Last Summer"
  11. "Kisses Of Fire"
  12. "Slipping Through My Fingers"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[1] 100
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 24
UK Albums (OCC)[3] 15
Chart (2007) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 80
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 47
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 11
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[8] 22
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 20
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 53
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 36
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[12] 46
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
New Zealand (RMNZ)[14] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[15] Gold 10,000*
Russia (NFPF)[16] Platinum 20,000*

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  3. ^ "2006-11-18 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  4. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  5. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  6. ^ "ABBA: Number Ones" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  7. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  9. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  10. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  11. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Top 50 Prodejní". Czech Albums. ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 200834 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  13. ^ "ABBA – Number Ones". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  14. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – ABBA – Number Ones". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Polish album certifications – ABBA – Number Ones" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Russian album certifications – ABBA – Number Ones" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF). Retrieved 24 February 2013.