Meldrum’s Humdrum - ABBA - Australian success

By Ian Meldrum - TV Week 10 April 1976

Without a doubt the most successful group to make it on the Australian national charts this year just has to be the Swedish group ABBA because over the past three months they have come out of nowhere with a single titled I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.

It shot into No.1 and then they had the audacity to release another almost at the same time titled Mamma Mia and shoot it to No.1 replacing I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.

In fact on the top Melbourne charts 3XY, they are holding the No.1 and 2 positions. And what’s even more astonishing, the recording company RCA Records announced this week that they have released ABBA’s English and American hit S.O.S. for the Christmas period…which could very well mean that within four weeks we could see ABBA on the national top ten with three hits.

Photo: Here’s ABBA, the great Swedish group we’re hearing so much of.

© 1975 TV Week. Thanks to Samuel Inglles