‘Mamma Mia’: My My, How Might We Resist ABBA?


In 1976, ABBA have been increasing in all instructions, and on the Billboard Scorching 100 for Might 22, they took their subsequent step within the American market. As Wings flew to No.1 with “Silly Love Songs,” the Prime 10 featured Henry Gross singing the elegant “Shannon” and Dorothy Moore’s world turning “Misty Blue.” In the meantime, the Swedish quartet’s ‘Mamma Mia’ made its chart debut at No.83.

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As they’d in lots of international locations, ABBA had hit the Prime 10 in America with their Eurovision smash “Waterloo” in 1974, then adopted it with a Prime 30 look for “Honey, Honey.” The subsequent 12 months, they reached No.15 with “SOS” (which as all good chart buffs know, is the one American hit on which each the title and the artist are palindromes).

A belated bow

No.15 was additionally the height place within the US for “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.” That was in its fifteenth and last week on the chart as “Mamma Mia” took its bow, greater than a 12 months after it first appeared on the ABBA album. The track, written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with the group’s supervisor Stig Anderson, was launched as a single in some territories in September 1975. By early 1976 it was topping the UK charts, changing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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After its belated US launch and from its modest begin, “Mamma Mia” leapt 20 locations in its second chart week there, and entered the Prime 40 in its fifth. It ran out of steam at No.32 within the week of the American bicentennial, however over time, after all, the track would develop into one among ABBA’s most-recognized songs. A lot so, it turned the title of the musical and, subsequently, the movies impressed by their superior catalog. There was no resisting ABBA.

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