Group has five singles in Top 40 in a week: ABBA outselling The Beatles

The Daily Telegraph 19 April 1976

Swedish pop group ABBA are now selling records more quickly that The Beatles ever did.

This week they have broken all records by getting five singles into the Top 40 Chart at the same time.

And they’ve got a new song waiting to be released and it is tipped to be their biggest hit yet.

On this week’s 2UW chart, ABBA have Fernando (No.1), Ring, Ring (No.3), Mamma Mia (No.22), SOS (No.23) and Rock Me (No.30).

An amazing part of the ABBA success story is that Rock Me is the flip side of I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do which just left the charts.

30 Golds

So although thousands of people already have the single, Rock Me is still winning enough new ABBA fans to get up high on the charts.

At the last count, ABBA have notched up more than 30 gold albums in Australia.

Leader of the group Björn Ulvaeus said yesterday he is thrilled with the reaction to the group in Australia.

“We’re working on a batch of new songs right now and we hope to be in Australia in November,” he said.

© 1976 The Daily Telegraph. Thanks to Samuel Inglles