Gold - Greatest Hits Becomes Longest-Running Top 100 Album Ever
Published on 11 August 2019
You could be forgiven for thinking that ABBA had no more records left to break, but the Swedish pop legends never stop!
ABBA’s ‘Gold – Greatest Hits’ album was originally released in 1992 and has just passed its 900th week on the UK official albums chart, making it the longest-running Top 100 album of all time.
‘ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits’ features all nine of ABBA's UK Number 1 hit singles including ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’, ‘The Name Of The Game’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’, ‘The Winner Takes It All’ and ‘Super Trouper’ and went straight in at number one on the official UK albums chart when released in 1992.
Its enduring appeal means 'Gold - Greatest Hits' had a further seven non-consecutive weeks at the top, most recently a two-week stint in 2008 around the release of the first Mamma Mia! movie. Sixty-one of those 900 weeks were spent in the top ten, with its most recent stint coming only last year, when ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ hit cinemas. ‘ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits’ hasn't left the top one hundred chart once in the last two years.
‘Gold – Greatest Hits’ is one of the biggest selling albums of all time too (on 5.45 million sales) and second only to Queen's ‘Greatest Hits’, which itself has notched up 867 weeks in the top one hundred.