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Abba are No. 1

Swedish supergroup make chart history
04 August 2008 - The four most recognisable faces in pop music have made UK chart history, with the return of their greatest hits album, Gold, to number one.

Abba first released Gold - The Greatest Hits in 1992, making it the oldest album ever to reach number one. 

Figures released by the Official Charts Company this weekend revealed it is the fourth biggest-selling album of all time in the UK, and one of the top 40 worldwide with sales topping 26 million. 

This is the fifth time that the album has topped the UK chart, and the second time that Abba have claimed a number one selling album in the last few weeks. The soundtrack to the Abba-inspired film Mamma Mia! took the top spot in July.

As a result Coldplay's Viva la Vida has been knocked back a place to number two.

Meanwhile in the UK singles chart, Pamela Anderson's ex Kid Rock took the top spot with All Summer Long, ending rapper Dizzee Rascal's four-week reign.

Ruth Barnes

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Richard taylor Mountain Home Idaho..USA
Very Good

steve .brum
no1 albums in the seventies, eighties nineties and now the 2000s not many artists can boast that.

nicola kilmarnock
abba is the best i have heard

ABBA are simply in a league of their own. More ABBA Gold is rereleased in 3 weeks time... here's to it being a big hit too.

Sophie, Wakefield
Go Abba! Their songs are still popular even after so many years, and Mamma Mia is the funniest film I've seen in ages.

KP Jackson, Birkenhead
Awesome statistic. But will they ever tour again?

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