The Best of ABBA

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The Best of ABBA
Best of abba.jpg
Compilation album by
Released1975
Recorded1972–1975
GenrePop
Length36:16
LabelPolydor (Austria, Germany, India, Netherlands and Norway)
RCA owned by Sony Music Entertainment Australia (Australia and New Zealand)
ProducerBenny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA chronology
ABBA
(1975)
The Best of ABBA
(1975)
Greatest Hits
(1975)

The Best of ABBA is a compilation greatest hits album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in November 1975 in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway, and in 1976 in Austria and India.[1][2] Globally ABBA released Greatest Hits. The album topped the charts in Australia, Austria and New Zealand, and went on to be certified 24x Platinum in New Zealand and 22x Platinum in Australia. The album is tied with Dire Straits' album Brothers in Arms for being the best-selling album in New Zealand.[3]

In Australia it spent 16 weeks at number one, and in New Zealand it topped the charts for 18 weeks. The Best of ABBA was one of the biggest selling vinyl albums in Australian history, selling over a million copies. At one stage RCA Records owned by Sony Music Entertainment Australia couldn’t keep up with the demand for the albums in the country's shops, and copies had to be pressed under licence by a rival record company. In both countries, this album charted better than all the other ABBA releases, and it also became the first ever album to be certified gold in Australia before it was even released.

The Best of ABBA was re-released in 1988 on vinyl and CD, but was only available for a short time.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, except where noted.

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Waterloo" (written by Andersson, Stig Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 2:41
  2. "Ring Ring" (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus, Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody) – 3:01
  3. "Honey, Honey" (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 2:52
  4. "Mamma Mia" (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 3:32
  5. "People Need Love" (written by Andersson, Ulvaeus) – 2:40
  6. "Nina, Pretty Ballerina" (written by Andersson, Ulvaeus) – 2:50

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Side 2[edit]

  1. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 3:15
  2. "SOS" (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 3:22
  3. "Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)" – 3:12
  4. "Bang-A-Boomerang" (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 3:00
  5. "Hasta Mañana" (written by Andersson, Anderson, Ulvaeus) – 3:05
  6. "So Long" (written by Andersson, Ulvaeus) – 3:06

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Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Best of ABBA". ABBA—The Releases. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
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  4. ^ RCA Victor VPL1-4020A LP recording 1975 Polar Music AB
  5. ^ RCA Victor VPL1-4020B LP recording 1975 Polar Music AB
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  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – ABBA – The Best of ABBA" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  8. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – ABBA – The Best of". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – ABBA – The Best of". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – ABBA – The Best of". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  12. ^ Baker, Glen (8 November 1979). Billboard Magazine Volume 91, No. 36. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  13. ^ Hoos, Willem (8 September 1979). "Abba The World". Billboard. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (ABBA; 'Best Of ABBA')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  15. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1977". IFPI Hong Kong.
  16. ^ Baker, Glenn (18 July 1981). "India: Sleeping Giant Awakes" (PDF). Billboard. p. 70. Retrieved 10 July 2019.