Music licensing company PPL reveals the UK’s top 10 Abba tracks of the 21st Century
As Great Britain approaches its 57th appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest, Swedish pop group ABBA, will be celebrating 40 years since they won the competition that would lead them to global chart success for years to come.
While momentum builds for this year’s competition, international music licensing company PPL can reveal for the first time ever, the top ten PPL People Chart of Most Played ABBA tracks of the 21st Century.
The chart has been compiled using PPL’s exclusive data for when recorded music is broadcast and used in public places, such as shops, bars, restaurants, gyms and offices and features some of the nation’s all-time favourite Scandi-pop tunes since ABBA first appeared on our screens. From ‘Dancing Queen’ to ‘S.O.S.’, the list features tracks released at the height of the bands fame between 1974 and 1980, and includes their Eurovision-winning track, Waterloo, at number 6. The top ten reads as follows:
1. Dancing Queen
2. Knowing Me, Knowing You
3. Take A Chance On Me
4. Mamma Mia
5. The Winner Takes It All
7. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
8. The Name Of The Game
9. Does Your Mother Know
Jonathan Morrish, Director of PR and Corporate Communications, PPL, said: “We are proud to be able to mark four decades of one of the most celebrated pop bands with this chart. It goes without saying that ABBA has been the source and inspiration of great music for generations since the band’s 1974 Eurovision win; this is the ultimate top ten for getting everyone in the mood for this year’s competition and a summer of ABBA mania.