France

Following are all the Abba, Agnetha Fältskog, Frida and related charts for France. In France, the radio chart was considered a better indicator as to what was popular throughout the 70s, and they are the charts that were widely published and used. However, sales charts were produced for the record industry, and these are what appear on these pages. For albums, the regular chart was fortnightly, and the compilations chart was monthly.

The original charts I had here were from the book Hit Parades 1950 to 1998 by Daniel Lesueur, and that information can now be found in the additional information section for France.

The information that appears on this page was provided by Emilie, who kindly took the time to compile all of this information from weekly paper records and then e-mail it to me! What a star!! Additional information from Maurizio and Dean Scapolo.

Key to Abbreviations:

Date: This information is the release month and year.
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 weekly sales charts, and if a number 1, how many weeks spent at that position.
TI: How many weeks an item spent on the charts. No information for albums.
Catalogue: Catalogue number assigned to the single or album by the local record company, in this case Vogue. The company Melba was a sub-label of Vogue.

Abba:

French Singles
DateTitleHP(1)TICatalogue
08/73People Need Love----Vogue 45V1448
12/73Nina, Pretty Ballerina----Vogue 45X3027
02/74Ring Ring8202Vogue 45X4252
04/74Waterloo0312Vogue 45X3075
05/74Waterloo (French Version)----Vogue 45X3104
10/74So Long6403Révolution 45X12026
04/75I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do1414Vogue 45X12077
10/75Bang-A-Boomerang / SOS5905Vogue 45X42161
04/76Fernando01 (03)13Melba 45X140062
08/76Dancing Queen0512Melba 45X140132
12/76Money, Money, Money01 (03)13Melba 45X140149
03/77Knowing Me, Knowing You0911Melba 45X140188
12/77The Name Of The Game1210Melba 45X140314
03/78Take A Chance On Me1012Melba 45X140357
05/78Eagle3606Melba 45X125
11/78Summer Night City1509Melba 45X180
02/79Chiquitita1310Vogue 45X1134
05/79Does Your Mother Know2607Vogue 45X1173
06/79Chiquitita (Spanish Version)----Vogue 45X1188
07/79Voulez-Vous0911Vogue 45X1202
08/79Voulez-Vous / Does Your Mother Know----12"
10/79Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!01 (05)18Vogue 101.237
01/80Estoy Soñando----Vogue 101.235
01/80I Have A Dream4208Vogue 101.269 (+12")
07/80The Winner Takes It All0512Vogue 101.353
11/80Super Trouper0414Vogue 101.384
07/81Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On180712"
12/81One Of Us0811Vogue 101.595
03/82Head Over Heels1010Vogue 101.608
11/82The Day Before You Came3806Vogue 101.691 (+12")
02/83Under Attack4305Vogue 101.718
09/83Thank You For The Music5803Vogue 101.861

French Albums
DateTitleHPTICatalogue
05/74Waterloo----Vogue LDM 30263
06/75Abba----Vogue LD 28039
01/76Greatest Hits0912Vogue 528.047
05/76Golden Double Album0227Vogue + Melba 400.685
11/76Arrival1510Vogue + Melba 20.238
01/78Abba - The Album1310Melba LD 20.318
05/79Voulez-Vous0616Vogue 508.537
11/79Greatest Hits Vol.20509Vogue 508.850
11/80Super Trouper0812Vogue 574.019
02/81The Must of Abba1305Vogue VBTV 08
12/81The Visitors1209Vogue 540.020
11/82Abba - The Singles0610Vogue 406.506
12/83I Love Abba1203
09/90Abba Story0113
10/92Abba Gold0148PolyGram 517007-2
08/93More Abba Gold1021PolyGram
wk 14/99Love Stories0309PolyGram
05/95Masters Series??18PolyGram
09/03/96La Compilation0114PolyGram
05/99Forever Gold0313Universal
wk 43/01The Definitive Collection1205Universal
06/03/04The Abba Story0225Universal
13/01/06Forever Gold0810Universal
20/01/0618 Hits2304Universal
07/01/0718 Hits1505Universal
10/11/12Abba - The Essential Collection14501Universal
05/03/14Abba Gold34??Universal
05/10/14Live At Wembley Arena8701Universal

Frida:

French Singles
DateTitleHP(1)TICatalogue
09/82I Know There's Something Going On01 (05)17Vogue 101.675
12/82Belle1509Riviera LM / Barclay 813720-7
03/83To Turn The Stone3307Vogue 101.697
06/83Here We'll Stay3407Vogue 101.762
09/84Shine----Vogue 101.973
11/84Twist In The Dark----Vogue 102.005

French Albums
DateTitleHPTICatalogue
12/82Something's Going On22??Vogue 101.675
10/82Shine----Vogue

Agnetha Fältskog:

French Singles
DateTitleHPTICatalogue
12/82Never Again4405Vogue 101.692
06/83The Heat Is On1010Vogue 101.773
08/83Wrap Your Arms Around Me----Vogue 101.805
11/83Can't Shake Loose / Wrap Your Arms Around Me4206Vogue 101.833
06/85I Won't Let You Go----Polydor 881 805-7
??/87The Way You Are----Virgin 90289

French Albums
DateTitleHPTICatalogue
12/83Wrap Your Arms Around Me47??Vogue 540.049
07/85Eyes of a Woman----Vogue
??/88I Stand Alone----WEA 242231-1
25/05/13A8502Universal

Chess:

French Singles
DateTitleHPTICatalogue
01/85One Night In Bangkok0812RCA PB61501
04/85I Know Him So Well1708RCA PB68257

French Album
DateTitleHPTICatalogue
??/85Chess39??RCA

Björn & Benny:

French Single
DateTitleHPTICatalogue
1970She's My Kind Of Girl / Inga (Theme)9701Sava France SV45.50

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Last updated: 22 November 2014.