Germany

Following are the Abba, Agnetha Fältskog, Frida and associated charts for West Germany (until 1989) and Germany. From the early 1990s, airplay was included with sales like they do in the USA. The separate airplay charts began on 6 April 1976 and are also included here. You may notice some non-singles charting in this list! At the present time, DVD sales count towards the albums chart, which is why The Definitive Collection and Abba Gold chart so often and also why Abba - The Movie appears in the albums charts.


The initial start was given to me by Grant Whittingham, then Lutz Hartmann and Rob helped complete some more. The detailed information you currently see was compiled by Colin Hughes and sent by Sara Russell. Tino Bensen provided catalogue details and constant updates on new material, while Ingo Koerber provided some missing Agnetha information. Ralf from Stuttgart, Erik Menkens, Maurizio and Dean Scapolo provided information too. Thank you very much!

Key to Abbreviations:

Date: This is the date the single or album first appeared in the sales chart.
Title: The title of the single or album. With singles, if there are two titles listed on one line, that single was considered a double A side.
HP(1): The highest position the item reached in the sales charts, and if a number 1 hit, the amount of weeks spent at the top position.
TI: This stands for "Times In" which is basically how many weeks the item spent on the sales charts.
Catalogue: The record company catalogue number for the item in this particular territory.

Abba:

German Singles - Sales Chart
Date Title HP(1) TI Catalogue
n/a People Need Love -- -- Polydor
n/a Ring Ring -- -- Polydor
06/05/74 Waterloo 01 (04) 29 Polydor 2040 144
08/07/74 Honey, Honey 02 22 Polydor
15/12/74 So Long 11 16 Polydor 2040 131
14/04/75 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 06 22 Polydor
04/08/75 SOS 01 (07) 30 Polydor
15/12/75 Mamma Mia 01 (01) 24 Polydor
29/03/76 Fernando 01 (07) 26 Polydor 2001 639
16/08/76 Dancing Queen 01 (01) 26 Polydor 2001 680
22/11/76 Money, Money, Money 01 (05) 22 Polydor 2001 696
28/02/77 Knowing Me, Knowing You 01 (02) 26 Polydor 2001 703
31/10/77 The Name Of The Game 07 20 Polydor
30/01/78 Take A Chance On Me 03 25 Polydor
22/05/78 Eagle 06 19 Polydor 2001 778
25/09/78 Summer Night City 06 18 Polydor 2001 810
29/01/79 Chiquitita 03 26 Polydor 2001 850
21/05/79 Does Your Mother Know 10 15 Polydor
20/08/79 Voulez-Vous 14 16 Polydor
29/10/79 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! 03 26 Polydor
24/12/79 I Have A Dream 04 27 Polydor 2001 931
04/08/80 The Winner Takes It All 04 29 Polydor
17/11/80 Super Trouper 01 (05) 30 Polydor
17/08/81 Lay All Your Love On Me 26 14 Polydor
14/12/81 One Of Us 01 (01) 22 Polydor 2002 113
01/03/82 Head Over Heels 19 12 Polydor 2002 122
01/11/82 The Day Before You Came 05 15 Polydor
27/12/82 Under Attack 22 09 Polydor 2002 204
12/09/92 Dancing Queen 22 18 Polydor 863573-2
02/12/92 Thank You For The Music 55 02 Polydor 861213-2
n/a Waterloo (German Version) -- -- Polydor 561494-2
27/12/99 Happy New Year 78 02 Polydor 561496-2
02/08/04 The Last Video Ever 30 09 Universal
05/01/09 Happy New Year 77 02 Polydor 561496-2
08/01/10 Happy New Year 88 01 Polydor 561496-2
14/01/11 Happy New Year 93 01 Polydor 561496-2
13/01/12 Happy New Year 75 01 Polydor 561496-2

German Singles - Airplay Chart
Title HP TI
Mamma Mia 47 02
Fernando 01 18
Dancing Queen 01 18
Money, Money, Money 01 20
Knowing Me, Knowing You 01 26
Why Did It Have To Be Me 33 02
Tiger 32 04
The Name Of The Game 04 16
Take A Chance On Me 01 18
Eagle 04 16
Summer Night City 03 14
Chiquitita 01 30
Does Your Mother Know 01 16
Voulez-Vous 10 16
Angeleyes 24 04
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! 02 22
I Have A Dream 05 26
The Winner Takes It All 01 24
Super Trouper 01 32
Lay All Your Love On Me 05 16
One Of Us 01 20
Head Over Heels 03 12
The Day Before You Came 02 16
Under Attack 06 10

German Albums
Date Title HP(1) TI Catalogue
15/06/74 Waterloo 06 32 Polydor
15/10/75 The Best of Abba 01 (04) 84 Polydor 2459 318
15/03/76 Mamma Mia (Abba) 31 06 Polydor
15/09/76 The Very Best of Abba 02 88 Polydor
15/12/76 Arrival 01 (14) 76 Polydor 2344 058
01/02/78 Abba - The Album 02 55 Polydor 2335 180
21/05/79 Voulez-Vous 01 (04) 57 Polydor 2344 136
26/11/79 Greatest Hits Vol.2 06 70 Polydor 2344 145
24/11/80 Super Trouper 01 (02) 51 Polydor 2344 162
11/05/81 A Wie Abba 01 (05) 29 Polydor 32747 8
21/12/81 The Visitors 01 (05) 30 Polydor 2311 122
29/11/82 Abba - The Singles 05 18 Polydor
17/10/83 I Love Abba 10 12 Polystar 815 601
05/10/92 Abba Gold 01 (11) 60 Polydor
07/06/93 More Abba Gold 09 20 Polydor
25/11/96 Forever Gold 50 17 Polydor 533355-2
09/11/98 Love Stories 82 03 Polydor 559221-2
17/05/99 Abba Gold (Re-entry) 42 25 Polydor 517007-2
06/12/99 The Complete Singles Collection 10 37 Polydor 543231-2
25/02/02 The Definitive Collection 35 07 Polydor
29/07/02 The Definitive Collection 23 60 Polydor
28/04/03 Abba Gold 52 17 Polydor 517007-2
12/01/04 Abba Gold 65 08 Polydor 517007-2
19/04/04 The Definitive Collection 14 25 Polydor
19/04/04 Abba Gold 18 09 Polydor 517007-2
10/05/04 The Abba Story 31 06 Polydor 866454-2
22/08/04 Abba Gold 66 07 Polydor 517007-2
03/01/05 Abba Gold 64 18 Polydor 517007-2
10/01/05 The Definitive Collection 63 15 Polydor
07/10/05 Abba - The Movie 48 03 Universal
18/11/05 The Definitive Collection 54 09 Polydor
09/12/05 Abba Gold 25 35 Polydor 517007-2
11/12/06 Number Ones 24 14 Universal
24/08/07 Number Ones 97 02 Universal
05/08/08 Abba Gold 34 01+ Universal
05/08/08 18 Hits 62 06 Universal
18/11/11 The Albums (Box Set) 61 03 Universal
07/05/12 The Visitors 75 01+ Universal
08/06/12 Abba - The Essential Collection 16 10 Universal
18/04/14 Abba Gold 03 04+ Universal
18/04/14 Waterloo 97 01 Universal
10/10/14 Live At Wembley Arena 09 03 Universal

German Music Video & DVD
Date Title HP(1) TI
1992 Abba Gold 01 ??
1993 More Abba Gold 03 ??
2001 The Winner Takes It All 10 ??
29/07/02 The Definitive Collection 01 (05) 57
08/09/03 Abba Gold (DVD) 06 07
12/04/04 In Concert 01 (03) 12?
19/04/04 The Definitive Collection 04 11
26/04/04 Abba Gold 10 02
25/07/04 The Last Video Ever 02 06
19/10/04 Super Troupers 06 02
16/02/05 Abba Gold 16 01+

Agnetha Fältskog:

German Singles
Date Title HP TI
13/12/82 Never Again 37 06
20/06/83 The Heat Is On 20 17
03/10/83 Wrap Your Arms Around me 30 11
15/04/85 I Won't Let You Go 24 11
29/02/88 The Last Time 49 06
29/03/13 The One Who Loves You Now 76 01

German Albums
Date Title HP TI
27/06/83 Wrap Your Arms Around Me 13 26
15/04/85 Eyes Of A Woman 30 11
14/03/88 I Stand Alone 47 03
10/05/04 My Colouring Book 06 10
24/05/13 A 03 18

Frida:

German Singles
Date Title HP TI
06/09/82 I Know There's Something Going On 05 21
13/12/82 To Turn The Stone 39 07
01/10/84 Shine 51 04
1984 Belle 39 05

German Albums
Date Title HP TI
27/09/82 Something's Going On 12 16
01/10/84 Shine 49 02

Chess:

German Singles and Album
Date Title HP(1) TI Catalogue
03/12/1984 Chess 06 27 RCA PL 70500(2)
17/12/1984 One Night In Bangkok 01 (02) 21 RCA PB 68240
11/03/1985 I Know Him So Well 22 08 n/a

Others:

German Singles and Albums
Date Title Artist HP(1) TI Catalogue
08/07/74 Honey Honey Sweet Dreams 42 01
13/07/81 ABBA Medley Stars on 45 02 18
19/04/82 Ich sah Deine Tränen Marianne Rosenberg 66 01 RCA
23/07/84 Magdalena Gemini 39 09 Teldec
20/01/92 Abba Classic Munich Philharmonic Orchestra 70 04 WEA 9031-7516-2
22/06/92 ABBA-Esque (EP) Erasure 02 30
1992 Highland One More Time 39 10
25/10/99 Mamma Mia A*Teens 10 15 Stockholm-Motor 563857-2
17/01/00 Super Trouper A*Teens 04 13 Stockholm-Motor 156693-2
07/02/00 The ABBA Generation (Album) A*Teens 02 24 Stockholm-Motor 157369-2
14/02/00 I Have A Dream Westlife 24 09
10/04/00 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A*Teens 33 08 Stockholm-Motor 561420-2
10/05/00 Thank ABBA For The Music (Medley) Various 97 01
29/05/00 Abba Classic Munich Philharmonic Orchestra 70 05 WEA 857382709-2
12/06/00 Dancing Queen A*Teens 64 01 Stockholm-Motor 156970-2
25/11/02 Mamma Mia Soundtrack Various Artists 63 08
26/04/04 Funky Abba Nils Landgren 43 03? Act 0094302ACT
05/07/04 Mamma Mia Soundtrack (German Recording) Various Artists 03 56
12/05/06 Lay All Your Love On Me Sylver 29 09
22/07/08 Mamma Mia! Movie Soundtrack 02 46

Maintained by Trent Nickson.
Last updated: 22 November 2014.