Switzerland - Additional Information

On this page are the week to week positions of the Abba material in Switzerland, accreditation information and end of year chart information. The Swiss singles chart began in 1968 and the albums chart began in 1983. Singles were Top 10 from 1968 to March 1976, Top 15 from April 1976, Top 30 from November 1983 and Top 40 from January 1992.

All of the following information is from Swiss Charts Online and provided by Toby Petterson, Tino Bensen, Jan Havran, Colin Hughes, Maurizio, John Boylan and Michael Hartmann.

Key to Abbreviations:

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.
Date: This is the date the single or album first appeared in the chart.
Positions: These are the chart positions for a single or album.
Year End Charts: Position a single or album reached in the end of year charts.
Accreditations: Gold and Platinum awards for copies shipped to stores.

Week to Week Charts

Switzerland Singles
Honey, Honey07/08/749,6,6,4,4,4,5,5,6,6,9,10
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do02/05/759,5,3,1,1,1,1,1,2,4,4,4,6,7,8,8,10
Mamma Mia19/12/757,6,3,2,2,1,1,3,3,3,3,5,7,9,14
Dancing Queen13/08/7614,9,6,3,3,4,3,3,3,4,5,6,7,10,12,13,15
Money, Money, Money19/11/7613,6,3,2,2,2,3,4,6,9,10,11,13,15
Knowing Me, Knowing You16/02/7711,6,3,5,4,4,4,4,3,4,3,4,6,7,8,11,15
The Name Of The Game29/10/7713,6,8,9,6,9,11,13,13,13
Take A Chance On Me11/02/7814,9,4,3,3,3,3,3,5,5,5,5,8,10,11,14
Summer Night City30/09/7813,5,6,6,6,8,10,12,12,14
Does Your Mother Know27/05/7915,9,7,7,7,6,9,11,13,13
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!04/11/7913,5,3,2,1,2,4,4,5,7,10,13
I Have A Dream23/12/7914,4,2,1,1,2,2,3,7,9,14,14
The Winner Takes It All03/08/8013,6,3,3,4,4,4,9,10,13,14
Super Trouper23/11/8012,4,3,3,3,3,4,4,3,6,12,14
One Of Us20/12/817,5,3,3,5,9,14
Head Over Heels28/02/82No info
I Know There's Something Going On12/09/8214,8,5,1,1,2,4,6,13
The Day Before You Came07/11/8213,9,6,4,7,9,12,14
Under Attack29/12/82No info
The Heat Is On10/07/8315
One Night In Bangkok06/01/857,5,1,1,1,1,1,2,2,3,6,10,15,15
I Know Him So Well17/03/8519,12,8,7,8,10,11,22,24
Dancing Queen11/10/9224,23,10,13,8,6,12,16,21,18,12,27,23,25,29,17,36
If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind02/05/0475
Mamma Mia17/08/0890,85,98,0,0,0,60,82,0,0,74,84,79
Mamma Mia11/01/0998,93

Switzerland Albums
I Love Abba06/11/8314,20,28
Abba Gold04/10/9231,15,4,2,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,12,12,14,15,15,18,15,14,19,24,31,31,
More Abba Gold06/06/9333,34,13,14,24,20,25,21,29,26,30,27,34,26,40
Love Stories10/01/9947,48
The Complete Singles Collection19/12/9943,17,6,6,6,9,11,15,17,21,24,33,36,42,42,51,55,60,66,68,91,76,77,89
The Definitive Collection25/11/01100,85
The Definitive Collection13/01/0293
The Definitive Collection27/01/02100
The Definitive Collection20/04/0386,89
The Definitive Collection04/04/0498,97,63,34,40,50,56,40,61,82,88,0,98
The Abba Story02/05/0419,14,22,18,27,35,50,77,88,77,85,98
My Colouring Book02/05/0453,17,32,57,75,91,99
Abba Gold28/11/0481,91,0,92,88,0,96,81,91,92,88,96
Number Ones03/12/0657,66,0,82,65,53,53,57,74,88,93,91,0,96,
Abba Gold03/08/0825,22,20,14,11,17,23,26,21,29,35,31,23,35,47,55,57,66,55,50,50,50,46,38,39,34,
More Abba Gold24/08/0880,66,56,82,0,91
The Albums (Box Set)09/11/0868,75,70,0,90,92
Abba Gold08/11/0985,85,95
Abba Gold10/01/1083,62,82,78,68,68,59,76,92,86,90,90,0,96,92,89,74,83,75,75,95,95,74,95,84,97,
Abba Gold06/11/1198,84,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,91,34,37,43,72,92,67,71,75,92,98
The Visitors06/05/1293
Abba Gold06/05/1297,0,0,91,0,58,33,60,96,0,98,74,70,95,91
The Essential Collection01/07/1294
A (Agnetha)26/05/132,22,17,28,48,51,0,75
Abba Gold05/01/1459,29,21,
A (Agnetha)13/04/1493,
Abba Gold13/04/143,
Live At Wembley Arena05/10/1410,29,45,85

Year End Charts

At the end of each year, the Top 100 singles and albums for the year were compiled based upon chart performance. For example, a week at number 1 scored 100 points, and a week at number 100 scored 1 point. Below are the year-end positions for the Abba material that made it into the year-end Top 100 Chart Performers for the year. Please note this is based solely on chart performance, and not on sales, which is also why some items appear two years running.

1974 singles: Waterloo was number 2 in the year.

1975 singles: SOS was number 8 for the year.
1975 singles: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 7 for the year.

1976 singles: Dancing Queen was number 11 for the year.
1976 singles: Fernando was number 1 for the year.

1977 singles: Knowing Me, Knowing You was number 9 for the year.

1978 singles: Take A Chance On Me was number 10 for the year.

1979 singles: Chiquitita was number 9 for the year.

1980 singles: I Have A Dream was number 15 for the year.

1985 singles: One Night In Bangkok from Chess was number 8 for the year.

1975 albums: Abba was number 19 for the year.

1985 albums: Chess was number 20 for the year.

1992 albums: Abba Gold was number 39 for the year.

1993 albums: Abba Gold was number 5 for the year.

2000 albums: The Complete Singles Collection was number 31 for the year.


Gold was 25,000 copies and Platinum was 50,000 copies until December 2000.
Gold was 20,000 copies and Platinum was 40,000 copies until December 2005.
Gold is now 15,000 copies and Platinum is now 30,000 copies.

Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - Gold
Abba Gold - Platinum x 10
More Abba Gold - Platinum
The Complete Singles Collection - Gold
The Definitive Collection - Gold

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Last updated: 27 April 2016.