Jon from Southend-on-Sea in the UK wrote to me on August 15th:
Can we start some sort of campaign for the UK release of ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits ?Currently it stands at No. 68 with 484 weeks in the Top 100 and 807 weeks in the Top 200 album charts.The longest stayer in the Top 100 Albums is Queen’s Greatest Hits with 486 weeks.So just 3 more weeks in the UK Top 100 and ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits will be the all time champion and that’s surely something to celebrate ??
That is indeed something to celebrate. Despite complaints that ABBA Gold has been re-released so many times, especially in the UK, it is the flagship of the ABBA catalogue and it is ABBA’s biggest seller ever. It’s even among the 30 biggest selling albums worldwide.
So if you’re in the UK do what you can to get some more copies sold. Encourage your friends to buy a copy, buy additional copies as gifts, and let’s see ABBA Gold become the longest running album in the UK top 100 ever!