MAMMA MIA! & ABBA GOLD TOPS CHART
Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 2008 – Following the success of the feature film “Mamma Mia!” which opened in theatres this past weekend, ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits, the compilation CD released by Swedish pop group ABBA in 1992 has hit #1 on the national catalog chart. The announcement was made today by Bruce Resnikoff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
The hit songs on ABBA Gold were recorded between 1973 – 1981, and the album has long been the best seller of all ABBA releases. Currently, it is one of the Top 40 best selling albums of all time worldwide, with sales topping 26 million. The album contains popular ABBA hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “S.O.S.,” “Fernando,” “Voulez-Vous,” and “Waterloo.”
“ABBA Gold’s #1 chart position this week speaks to the everlasting popularity of the group and their music,” stated Resnikoff. “This resurgence in interest shows that their music can stand the test of time over and over.”