New Zealand - Additional Information

This page contains Week by Week chart positions, the End of Year charts, and accreditations. Accreditations are courtesy of Toby Petterson, apart from Abba - The Album via Jan Havran.

Special thanks to Dean Scapolo, for putting me in touch with Jacque Kendall at RIANZ, the chart organisation in New Zealand. Jacque kindly obtained permission for me to include the week by week charts on these pages. These are courtesy of Record Publications Ltd, Box 37442, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.

Key to Abbreviations:

Week by Week Charts: The position a single or album reached during each week of its chart run.
Year End Charts: The highest placing in the year based on sales performance.
Accreditations: Gold and Platinum awards for copies shipped to stores.

Week by Week Charts

New Zealand Singles
Honey, Honey08/11/7417,16,16
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do11/07/7516,18,4,3,2,2,2,1,4,4,9,10,7,16,13,11,15,17,8,11,15,22,12,
Mamma Mia06/02/7634,2,2,4,3,5,4,3,6,5,7,5,3,4,9,11,23,28,26,32,29,35,39,34
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do12/03/7640
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do26/03/7622,26,35,22,28,12,14,19,21,17,24,23,29,31,33,34,33,39
Ring Ring16/04/7629,29,17,23,17,20,20
Ring Ring18/06/7627
Hasta Mañana16/07/7624,21,12,9,11,12,16,23,16,20,30,40
Mamma Mia06/08/7636,40
Dancing Queen03/09/764,2,2,1,2,2,2,2,2,1,3,1,2,3,5,1,8,20,28,22,35,25
Money, Money, Money19/11/7629,24,5,1,2,10,23,32
Rock Me / I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do10/12/7623,23,2,2,3,8,13,10,24,13,28,18,26,18,19,18,23,27,31,40
I've Been Waiting For You25/03/7712,8,17,19,8,12,13,16,21,17,27
Knowing Me, Knowing You08/04/7724,20,17,13,12,8,15,21,16,17,31,28,34,35
Dancing Queen08/04/7739
The Name Of The Game09/12/7710,15,(no chart 5 wks),7,4,10,22,24,28,31
Take A Chance On Me03/03/7823,21,15,14,15,19,22,25,32,26
Summer Night City24/11/7837
Does Your Mother Know13/07/7949
Does Your Mother Know27/07/7934,27,34,29,35,33
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!23/11/7942,25,27,22,20,19,15,19,21,25,22,48,50
The Winner Takes It All26/09/8034
The Winner Takes It All10/10/8029,33,24,16,30,19,26,20,36,24,21,38,49
One Of Us19/02/8243,43
Dancing Queen23/10/9221,14,16,28,25,34,47

New Zealand Albums
Abba12/12/7530,29,(no chart 5 wks),5,3,7,14,21,27,17,25,28,21,21,24,6,5,6,14,14,15,17,
The Best Of Abba06/02/7619,2,1,3,5,4,3,4,2,4,4,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,3,2,2,
2,2,3,1,2,2,2,2,2,1,2,3,2,3,2,(no chart 7 wks),5,5,6,8,8,9,13,10,8,11,13,13,12,
Ring Ring19/03/7640
Ring Ring28/05/7636,32
Ring Ring02/07/7640
Ring Ring16/07/7632
Arrival26/11/761,1,1,1,(no chart 7 wks),1,2,5,6,7,8,10,7,9,10,10,9,8,9,11,12,12,14,16,22,13,
Abba10/12/7617,14,(no chart 7 wks),11,16,24,27,18,21,17,15,26,5,9,7,10,8,13,13,16,29,30,
The Best of Abba30/09/7735
Abba - The Album03/02/7812,1,1,1,1,1,5,6,6,8,9,9,16,24,25,25
Abba - The Album09/06/7839
Greatest Hits Vol.230/11/7931,31,20,9,(no chart 3 wks),3,3,9,9,18,17,24,36,27,46
Super Trouper05/12/8016,11,5,(no chart 3 wks),7,16,15,14,19,17,25,30,25,33,47
The Visitors15/01/8223,19,29,29,44
Abba - The Singles21/01/8349
Abba - The Singles04/03/8322,5,6,9,15,39,45
Abba Gold06/11/924,3,4,4,4,9,9,(no chart 3 wks),25,31,39,42,46
Abba Gold31/03/9537,7,3,3,6,6,5,5,6,8,8,9,17,26,36
Abba Gold11/08/9550,39,36,33,30
Abba Gold22/09/9542
Abba Gold06/10/9529,41,38,44
Abba Gold09/06/9919,45,44,32,32,30,38
The Definitive Collection08/03/0214,9,11,13,11,29,37,44,47,41
Abba Gold14/03/0442,30,23,21,24,19,23,41,33,28
Abba Gold05/06/0436
Number Ones08/01/071,1,1,6,10,14,16,25,24,34,34,??
Abba Gold22/07/0825,19,9,10,13,15,22,21,28,33
Abba Gold22/12/0817,17,12,13,13,19,20,17,21,20,25,27,30,29,32,32,37
A (Agnetha)17/06/1340
A (Agnetha)14/10/1327
Abba Gold28/04/1428,21,4,6,15,28,25,38

Year End Charts

At the end of each year, the Top 100 singles and albums for the year were compiled based upon sales. Below are the year-end positions for the Abba material that made it into the year-end Top 100 sellers for the year.

1975 singles: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 6 in the year.

1976 singles: Ring Ring was number 84 for the year.
1976 singles: Hasta Manana was number 56 for the year.
1976 singles: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 55 for the year.
1976 singles: Money, Money, Money was number 51 for the year.
1976 singles: SOS was number 37 for the year.
1976 singles: Mamma Mia was number 16 for the year.
1976 singles: Dancing Queen was number 4 for the year.
1976 singles: Fernando was number 1 for the year.

1977 singles: Knowing Me, Knowing You was number 61 for the year.
1977 singles: I've Been Waiting For You was number 57 for the year.
1977 singles: Rock Me/I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 41 for the year.

1978 singles: Take A Chance On Me was number 92 for the year.

1979 singles: Chiquitita was number 9 for the year.

1980 singles: The Winner Takes It All was number 99 for the year.

1976 albums: Abba was number 23 for the year.
1976 albums: Arrival was number 5 for the year.
1976 albums: The Best Of Abba was number 1 for the year.

1977 albums: Abba was number 34 for the year.
1977 albums: The Best Of Abba was number 18 for the year.
1977 albums: Arrival was number 11 for the year.

1978 albums: Abba - The Album was number 19 for the year.

1979 albums: Voulez-Vous was number 23 for the year.

1980 albums: Super Trouper was number 95 for the year.
1980 albums: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 was number 78 for the year.

1981 albums: Super Trouper was number 76 for the year.

1983 albums: Abba - The Singles: The First 10 Years was number 96 for the year.

Abba Gold: Number 49 in 1992, Number 15 in 1995, and number 46 in 2008.

2002 albums: The Definitive Collection was number 76 for the year.


In New Zealand (up until 1992), singles were awarded Gold status for 10,000 copies shipped, and platinum for 20,000 copies shipped. For albums, Gold is 7,500 albums shipped and Platinum is for 15,000 copies shipped. For DVD, Platinum is for 5,000 copies shipped.

Mamma Mia - Gold (perhaps more, 1976 sales only)
SOS - Gold (perhaps more, 1976 sales only)
Fernando - Platinum
Dancing Queen - Platinum
Chiquitita - Gold

Waterloo - Gold
The Best of Abba - Platinum x 24
Arrival - Platinum x 10 (perhaps more, above this unverified)
Abba - The Album - Platinum x 3
Voulez-Vous - Platinum
Super Trouper - Platinum x 2
Abba Gold - Platinum x 16
More Abba Gold - Gold
The Definitive Collection - Gold
The Music Still Goes On - Gold
Mamma Mia - Soundtrack - Gold
Number Ones - Gold

The Definitive Collection (DVD) - Platinum x 2
Abba Gold (DVD) - Platinum
In Concert (DVD) - Gold

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Last updated: 4 August 2014.