United States of America - Additional Information

On this page is additional information from the United States of America. First of all are the week by week charts, then the accreditations courtesy of Todd Bruns. Soundscan Abba Gold note courtesy of John Boylan. Thanks also to Bob Kashefski for weekly positions outside the 100, Stephen Flanagan and Colin Hughes for the Cashbox end of year charts, Ralf in Germany for the 2004 end of year chart position, and Ján Havran for The Visitors accreditation.

There is also a separate page of reviews from US magazines and newspapers, which are all very interesting to read - check them out!

Week to Week Charts

Billboard Hot 100 Singles
TitleDatePositions
Waterloo01/06/197476,66,52,39,30,24,18,18,15,11,7,7,6,24,34,43,48
Honey Honey14/09/197489,72,61,51,40,34,27,27,45,95
SOS09/08/197589,84,0,0,99,89,86,76,53,40,24,20,17,15,15,23,32,47,73
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do14/02/197686,76,69,57,46,41,36,26,23,21,17,15,15,39,54
Mamma Mia22/05/197683,63,53,43,39,35,32,32,70
Fernando04/09/197677,56,47,40,30,24,21,20,18,16,14,13,23,30,42,92
Dancing Queen11/12/197686,76,66,66,56,41,33,26,19,16,14,9,7,6,5,3,2,1,6,18,27,45
Knowing Me, Knowing You14/05/197780,63,53,38,35,31,27,24,19,16,14,14,19,52,57
Money, Money, Money22/10/197784,82,71,64,56,64,96
The Name of the Game24/12/197782,82,67,57,44,39,35,28,22,16,14,12,12,31,60,97
Take A Chance On Me22/04/197869,50,30,24,17,13,9,8,6,5,4,3,3,9,17,24,41,81
Does Your Mother Know19/05/197983,63,53,37,33,28,25,22,20,19,21,30,29,69
Voulez-Vous01/09/197980,80,93
Angeleyes22/09/197985,75,65,64,99
Chiquitita10/11/197970,60,48,46,39,35,31,31,30,29,65,99
The Winner Takes It All22/11/198082,71,61,51,44,36,36,30,25,21,18,16,15,12,10,9,8,8,12,14,
20,43,52,73,92,99
Super Trouper04/04/198188,78,69,59,52,46,46,45,56,86,95
On and On and On27/06/198192,91,90,95,94,99
When All Is Said And Done09/01/198287,77,59,49,39,35,32,31,28,27,27,36,44,99
The Visitors17/04/198295,91,84,75,69,63,63,98
I Know There's Something Going On23/10/1982109,110,88,81,74,68,66,62,58,54,54,54,51,48,46,41,36,32,
25,22,16,15,13,13,13,14,20,38,41,77,94
One Of Us12/02/1983109,107,107,109
Here We'll Stay07/05/1983103,102
Can't Shake Loose27/08/198378,64,56,50,47,43,39,37,33,31,29,52,70,93,100
One Night In Bangkok23/02/198581,70,57,48,35,27,19,12,9,6,5,5,3,7,15,23,36,58,79,87
I Wasn't The One23/04/198896,93,98

Cash Box Top 100 Singles
TitleDatePositions
Waterloo25/05/197482,67,50,37,30,25,19,13,11,10,10,24,35,47
Honey Honey14/09/197487,73,67,56,48,43,39,37,43
SOS16/08/1975100,98,90,81,70,56,48,39,30,26,22,16,14,13,12,32,52,64
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do21/02/197680,68,57,47,41,35,29,26,23,20,19,22,26,34,44,51
Mamma Mia29/05/197676,57,51,47,42,38,36,39,41,38,36,36,37,42,57
Fernando28/08/197686,63,51,44,29,22,17,15,13,11,10,10,24,26,26,27,41,43,53
Dancing Queen11/12/197679,62,52,45,40,30,24,20,17,13,11,8,7,5,4,3,1,5,13,17,32,35,40,58
Knowing Me, Knowing You14/05/197778,65,54,45,37,32,25,18,14,12,11,11,25,35,46,50,67
Money, Money, Money15/10/197788,78,75,71,65,65,63,71
The Name of the Game24/12/197786,80,75,62,51,42,36,32,27,22,19,18,16,16,31,40,54,69
Take A Chance On Me22/04/197878,60,48,36,32,27,20,15,9,6,5,5,7,11,23,43,51,95,100
Does Your Mother Know19/05/197980,62,42,35,30,25,20,18,16,16,19,25,32,37,48
Voulez-Vous01/09/197986,85
Angeleyes15/09/197985,81,79,78,76,99
Chiquitita10/11/197993,83,73,65,58,51,47,42,42,38,36,50,71,98
The Winner Takes It All22/11/198092,82,75,68,51,44,44,44,38,30,25,21,19,16,
15,14,12,11,11,16,34,46,58,73,88
Super Trouper04/04/198190,82,76,69,66,64,77,98
When All Is Said And Done16/01/198274,62,55,47,43,38,35,32,31,46,68
The Visitors08/05/198289,81,81,96
I Know There's Something Going On06/11/198289,79,72,69,63,58,53,49,49,49,45,40,
36,33,29,26,23,20,18,16,15,14,14,17,23,44,86,94
Can't Shake Loose27/08/198386,76,68,62,57,52,46,41,37,34,33,32,53,68,85
One Night In Bangkok23/02/198588,77,60,51,39,33,27,20,14,9,5,4,4,7,8,15,20,32,61,77,84,96

Billboard Top 200 Albums
TitleDatePositions
Waterloo17/08/1974189,179,169,160,152,145,152,169
Abba15/11/1975189,178,174
Greatest Hits18/09/1976110,97,87,80,70,59,57,53,53,49,48,59,59,57,57,57,57,70,72,107,106,114,114,114,125,120,120,
116,116,114,112,123,126,126,124,124,137,146,146,199,199,199,194,192,188,197
Arrival22/01/1977101,61,51,46,42,38,35,35,31,26,24,22,20,20,47,76,74,118,118,118,113,115,136,128,117,107,93,90,90,
88,90,94,92,92,102,100,100,107,167,167,182
Abba - The Album18/02/197880,64,56,49,45,40,38,37,36,47,46,51,48,45,43,40,36,36,
30,24,19,16,14,14,23,31,34,34,65,65,67,62,83,132,130,129,127,125,123,178,198
Greatest Hits24/06/1978185,175,165,155,134,134,132,189,180
Arrival01/07/1978186,176,166,137,135,134,130,195,195
Voulez-Vous07/07/197997,71,41,36,29,27,25,23,19,19,31,30,29,27,27,47,61,61,59,152,159,173,168,165,165,165,200
Greatest Hits13/10/1979184,174,160,148,148,197
Greatest Hits Vol.222/12/197995,95,56,50,46,46,66,84,118,121,131,155,168,198
Super Trouper13/12/198064,52,32,32,28,23,22,22,20,19,18,17,17,17,22,27,37,40,55,
54,54,53,51,66,64,69,73,72,94,102,108,122,145,145,142,165,188,200
The Visitors09/01/198275,45,37,35,31,29,29,36,43,48,80,101,114,134,131,145,188
Something's Going On13/11/1982189,180,172,159,128,121,121,121,115,115,111,108,108,95,77,68,59,
51,47,43,43,41,41,56,78,83,101,114
Abba - The Singles18/12/1982104,94,94,87,80,75,68,62,62,62,62,62,62,79,91,104,135,193
Wrap Your Arms Around Me17/09/1983176,155,121,116,108,105,102,129,137,156,165
I Love Abba28/04/1984209,208
Chess16/02/1985209,201,204,201,196,142,121,105,88,81,73,57,55,49,47,47,53,66,70,91,125,138,174,181
Abba Gold09/10/199363,70,68,81,79,87,85,97,105,118,125,107,137,156,
156,156,143,152,165,175,183,17 8,180,178,185,195,0,0,0,197
Abba Gold08/04/1995151,122,116,112,93,86,82,84,90,94,95,96,100,106,
101,107,116,125,127,138,126,121,131,143,130,
146,145,176,198,0,194,157,190
Abba Gold20/01/1996183,170,171,177,165,125,176,169,176,182,165,141,
144,146,144,136,148,165,146,161,153,147,157,144,
140,133,142,139,132,144,141,143,129,131,139,149,172,179,198,
187,177,186,194,173,192
Abba Gold09/01/2010192,128,101,140,120,108,111,119,145,151,160,173,131,151,180,184,166,
190,194,151,185,194
Abba Gold26/02/2011175
Abba Gold12/01/201336
A (Agnetha)01/06/2013186
Abba Gold15/02/201498
Abba Gold17/05/2014176
Abba Gold29/04/2017200
Abba Gold03/06/2017182

Billboard Albums (Top Pop Catalog Chart)
TitleDatePosition
Abba Gold19/07/2008 18,6,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,3,3,4,5,5,11,17,16,14,21,10,37,25,10,5,1,2,1,1,3,3,2,1,2,2,2,4,2,3,
5,3,2,5,3,5,5,7,5,6,9,23,19,21,18,13,12,11,12,11,12,18,31,35,33,32,35,33,24,30,36,38,
49,36,0,0,0,41,14,5,19,8,5,9,12,15,14,17,23,12,15,20,22,18,21,26,11,18,26,33,33,31,
42,33,35,36,35,31,39,34,39,33,33,46,36,44,47,49,0,0,(52),50
20th Century Masters - The Best of Abba02/08/200813,9,11,18,16,17,20,22,35,47,50
Number Ones02/08/200824,11,29,38,28,20,19,26,44
Mamma Mia!(Original Cast Recording)26/07/200847,8,4,4,4,7,6,6,14,22,22,22,29,34,43
20th Century Masters - The Best of Abba17/01/200937,11,20,50,0,41
Number Ones17/01/200943
Abba Gold15/02/201414,

Billboard Albums (Comprehensive Albums)
TitleDatePosition
Abba Gold19/07/2008163,98,33,19,17,11,11,19,29,35,44,56,71,84,91,87,96,123,116,102,129,73,152,128,85,
67,44,55,48,61,70,76,73,64,69,62,65,69,86,95,101,76,65,81,74,88,105,101,104,105,109,
128,112,122,111,78,72,75,78,85,102,112,136,156,165,172,193,192,162,180,196,183,0,139
20th Century Masters - The Best of Abba02/08/2008150,114,131,175,135,149,157,165
Number Ones02/08/2008181,138,190,0,186,162,143,181
Mamma Mia!(Original Cast Recording)02/08/2008120,56,60,73,75,92,86,123,157,165,172
20th Century Masters - The Best of Abba24/01/2009114,136

Accreditations

In the United States, 1,000,000 sales is a Gold single, and 2,000,000 sales is a Platinum single. For albums, 500,000 sales is a Gold album and 1,000,000 sales is a Platinum album. For music videos, 50,000 copies is Gold.

Greatest Hits - Platinum
Arrival - Gold
Abba - The Album - Platinum
Voulez-Vous - Gold
Greatest Hits Vol.2 - Gold
Super Trouper - Gold
The Visitors - Gold
Abba Gold - Platinum x 6 - in late 2005, Soundscan report 3,900,000 have sold in shops.
20th Century Masters - The Best of Abba - Gold
Mamma Mia - Soundtrack - Platinum

Dancing Queen - Gold
Take A Chance On Me - Gold

Abba Gold (Music Video) - Gold
The Definitive Collection (DVD) - Platinum
Abba In Concert (DVD) - Gold

Sales Figures

These are from the magazine Abba Express, Issue 20, 1989 written by Mark Anderson and were sent to me by Ian Price. John Boylan sent me all the sales since 1991.

Waterloo - 800,000 copies
Dancing Queen - 1,100,000 copies
Knowing Me, Knowing You - 540,000 copies
The Name of the Game - 560,000 copies
Take A Chance On Me - 1,000,000 copies

The Magic of Abba - 2,000,000 copies - as K-Tel are not a member of the RIAA, the sales cannot be accredited with an award.

Sales in the USA since 1991 - Soundscan sales -

Abba Gold - 5,366,000 copies - to 27 October 2012.
The Best of Abba: 20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection - 1,246,000 copies - to February 2012.
The Definitive Collection - 342,000 copies - to 23 January 2009.
More Abba Gold - 113,000 copies.
Number Ones - 230,757 - to December 2009.
Arrival - 54,000 copies - to January 2006.
Abba - The Album - 37,000 copies - to January 2006.
Voulez-Vous - 36,000 copies - to December 2010.
Super Trouper - 52,000 copies - to December 2010.
The Visitors - 31,000 copies - to January 2006.
Abba Oro - 16,000 copies - to January 2006.

Top 3 Downloads Sales

Dancing Queen - 597,000 - to 23/01/2009.
Take A Chance On Me - 234,000 - to 23/01/2009.
Mamma Mia - 193,000 - to 23/01/2009.

Year End Charts

At the end of each year, the top singles and albums for the year were compiled.

Below are the year-end positions for the ABBA material that made it into the top sellers for the year.

1974 pop singles: Waterloo was number 49 in the year.
1974 Cashbox singles: Waterloo was number 84 in the year.

1976 Cashbox singles: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 95 in the year.

1977 Cashbox singles: Dancing Queen was number 3 in the year.
1977 pop singles: Dancing Queen was number 12 in the year.
1977 pop singles: Knowing Me, Knowing You was number 97 in the year.

1978 pop singles: Take A Chance On Me was number 32 for the year.
1978 Cashbox singles: Take A Chance On Me was number 47 for the year.
1978 pop singles: The Name Of The Game was number 97 for the year.

1981 pop singles: The Winner Takes It All was number 23 for the year.
1981 Cashbox singles: The Winner Takes It All was number 74 for the year.

1976 adult-contemporary singles: Fernando was number 20 for the year.

1977 adult-contemporary singles: Dancing Queen was number 28 for the year.
1977 adult-contemporary singles: Knowing Me, Knowing You was number 37 for the year.

1978 adult-contemporary singles: Take A Chance On Me was number 38 for the year.
1978 adult-contemporary singles: The Name Of The Game was number 48 for the year.

1981 adult-contemporary singles: The Winner Takes It All was number 10 for the year.

1981 disco/dance singles: Lay All Your Love On Me/Super Trouper/On And On And On was number 14 for the year.
1982 disco/dance singles: The Visitors/When All Is Said And Done was number 32 for the year.

1983 pop singles: I Know There's Something Going On by Frida was number 20 for the year.
1983 Cashbox singles: I Know There's Something Going On by Frida was number 90 for the year.

1985 pop singles: One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head was number 54 for the year.
1985 Cashbox singles: One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head was number 42 for the year.

1977 pop albums: Arrival was number 34 for the year.
1977 pop albums: Greatest Hits was number 48 for the year.

1978 pop albums: ABBA - The Album was number 22 for the year.

1981 pop albums: Super Trouper was number 33 for the year.
1981 Cashbox albums: Super Trouper was number 79 for the year.

1997 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 30 for the year.

2000 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 33 for the year.

2001 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 22 for the year.

2002 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 16 for the year.

2003 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 26 for the year.

2004 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 22 for the year.

2005 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 34 for the year.

2008 top Billboard 200 albums: Mamma Mia!(Film) was number 24 for the year.
2008 top Billboard comprehensive albums: Mamma Mia!(Film) was number 24 for the year.
2008 top Billboard comprehensive albums: Abba Gold was number 167 for the year.
2008 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 23 for the year.
2008 top cast albums: Mamma Mia!(Original Cast) was number 3 for the year.
2008 top soundtracks: Mamma Mia!(Film) was number 3 for the year.

2009 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 8 for the year.
2009 top pop catalogue Artists: Abba was number 6 for the year.
2009 top soundtracks: Mamma Mia! (Film) was number 5 for the year.
2009 top Billboard 200 albums: Mamma Mia!(Film) was number 46 for the year.

2000-2009 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 12 for the decade.
2000-2009 top soundtracks: Mamma Mia! (Film) was number 12 for the decade.

2010 top pop catalogue albums: Abba Gold was number 20 for the year.

Below are the end of year charts based on chart performance compared with that of other similar type records, as defined by Joel Whitburn. This information was sent to me by Paul Warren.

1974: Waterloo was number 78 for the year.
1974: Honey Honey was number 183 for the year.

1975: SOS was number 140 for the year.

1976: Fernando was number 110 for the year.
1976: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 120 for the year.
1976: Mamma Mia was number 184 for the year.

1977: Dancing Queen was number 15 for the year.
1977: Knowing Me, Knowing You was number 107 for the year.
1977: Money, Money, Money was number 281 for the year.

1978: Take A Chance On Me was number 31 for the year.
1978: The Name Of The Game was number 89 for the year.

1979: Does Your Mother Know was number 132 for the year.
1979: Angeleyes was number 354 for the year.
1979: Voulez-Vous was number 424 for the year.

1980: Chiquitita was number 167 for the year.

1981: The Winner Takes It All was number 61 for the year.
1981: Super Trouper was number 226 for the year.
1981: On And On And On was number 399 for the year.

1982: When All Is Said And Done was number 158 for the year.
1982: The Visitors was number 324 for the year.

Maintained by Trent Nickson.
Last updated: 11 July 2017.