ABBA returns to Top 10 UK Singles for the first time since January 1982


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ABBA returned to the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart for the first time since January 1982. “Don’t Shut Me Down”, one of the two new songs published by the group last week before the Trip album, enters the newly announced UK official chart at No.9.

The Official Charts Company reports that Swedish superstars are also countdown news with their other new song, “I Still Have Faith In You” at # 14. As reported, the last time ABBA held a spot in the UK’s Top 10 Singles was in early 1982 with “One Of Us”. The two new songs will be on the Trip album, which is released by Universal Music Group on November 5.

“Don’t Shut Me Down” thus becomes the 20th single of the quartet’s Top 10 in the territory, in a period of more than 47 years since their winner of the Eurovision Song Contest “Waterloo” topped the charts in May 1974. The two new entries bring their UK Top 40 singles total to 28. Their songs have now spent a total of 213 weeks in the Top 40 there and 262 in the Top 75.

Meanwhile, full coverage of ABBA’s comeback is helping to relaunch their catalog. Perennial ABBA Gold the compilation climbs 12-5 on the new chart to reach its best ranking since August 2008, in its 1010th week on the survey. The album first entered the charts, at No.1 in October 1992. It was the second best-selling album of all time in the UK, behind Queen’s. The biggest hits, and has 5.61 million sales through last month.

Pre-order ABBA Trip, which is released by Universal Music Group on November 5th.

Tracklisting for Trip is:

I still have faith in you
When you danced with me
Little things
Don’t stop me
Just an idea
I can be that woman
Keep an eye on Dan
No doubt about it
Ode to freedom

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