ABBA set history by returning to the number one spot in the U.K. Albums Chart with their 1992 album 'Gold: Greatest Hits'.
Swedish pop group ABBA have made chart history as their 1992 album compilation "Gold: Greatest Hits" lands at number one in U.K. Albums chart. The Official Chart Company said that being the fourth biggest-selling album and one of the top 40 worldwide with sales scanning 26 million copies since it has been released, the album becomes the oldest ever to reach number one.
The album becomes hit again after being used as soundtracks of successful musical film "Mamma Mia!" which is starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and Pierce Brosnan. The film includes such hits as "Dancing Queen", "Knowing Me, Knowing You", "Thank You for the Music", "Money, Money, Money", "The Winner Takes It All", and "I Have a Dream".
Furthermore, it has been the fifth time that the album topped the chart, the last one being in 1999. With their achievement, the band pushed down Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" to number two in the chart.
Meanwhile, rap-rocker Kid Rock landed his first history in the chart through album "Rock N Roll Jesus" at number four. Preceding the rocker at number three is Duffy with "Rockferry".
The top ten hits in the chart are:
- ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
- Coldplay - Viva La Vida
- Duffy - Rockferry
- Kid Rock - Rock N Roll Jesus
- Basshunter with Now You're Gone
- The Ting Tings with We Started Nothing
- Sharleen Spiteri with Melody
- Bachelors with Believe-The Very Best Of
- Chris Brown with Exclusive
- Nickelback with All The Right Reasons