CSPC: ABBA Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

I’ll bring no news saying ABBA disbanded long before the digital era. Many classic acts still sold an heavy amount of download singles yet. ABBA is a bit disappointing in this area with less than 18 million singles downloaded, a figure not that bad but definitely not huge either.

Just like with physicals, their leading track and album are Dancing Queen and Arrival.

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Ring Ring (1973) – 38,000 equivalent albums

Ring Ring – 150,000
Remaining Tracks – 100,000

Waterloo (1974) – 180,000 equivalent albums

Waterloo – 650,000
Honey, Honey – 400,000
Hasta Mañana – 50,000
Remaining Tracks – 100,000

ABBA (1975) – 383,000 equivalent albums

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – 300,000
SOS – 450,000
Mamma Mia – 1,600,000
Remaining Tracks – 200,000

Arrival (1976) – 728,000 equivalent albums

Dancing Queen – 3,800,000
Money, Money, Money –
400,000
Knowing Me, Knowing You –
400,000
Remaining Tracks – 250,000

The Album (1977) – 338,000 equivalent albums

The Name Of The Game – 250,000
Take A Chance On Me – 1,200,000
Eagle – 200,000
Thank You For The Music – 500,000
Remaining Tracks – 100,000

Voulez-Vous (1979) – 300,000 equivalent albums

Chiquitita – 500,000
Does You Mother Know? – 500,000
Voulez-Vous – 350,000
Angeleyes – 200,000
I Have A Dream – 350,000
Remaining Tracks – 100,000

Super Trouper (1980) – 345,000 equivalent albums

The Winner Takes It All – 900,000
Super Trouper – 350,000
Lay All Your Love On Me – 350,000
Happy New Year – 250,000
Our Last Summer – 250,000
Remaining Tracks – 200,000

The Visitors (1981) – 135,000 equivalent albums

One Of Us – 300,000
When All Is Said And Done – 100,000
Slipping Through My Fingers – 200,000
Remaining Tracks – 300,000

Orphan Album – 233,000 equivalent albums

Fernando – 400,000
Summer Night City – 150,000
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – 600,000
The Day Before You Came – 250,000
Under Attack – 50,000
Remaining Tracks – 100,000

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Brian

“even becoming Australian biggest selling album ever at the time” should be “Australia’s”
“It hasn’t break records in Germany” should be “It hasn’t BROKEN records”.
I take it that this is not an native English-speaking site?

Martin

“I take it this is not an native English speaking site”, should be “…a native…”

Yes, though, English is not the native tongue used, in the majority of articles.

Last edited 11 days ago by Martin
Brian

“They haven’t quite stop there”
Should be “stopped” (not stop). Need a proof-reader! ;-0

Iris

Is it me or was much more expected from their studio albums???

featured9318

All of their studio albums must be about 50 million sales.

TomFlint341

Where are you getting this number from?

jt1916

El álbum Voulez Vouz aquí tiene 578.000 ventas en streams, pero en Most streamed albums (all-time) aparece con más de 800.000.000 streams en spotify, así que supongo que hay error en uno de los números.

Last edited 5 months ago by jt1916
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