After 40 years, ABBA is about to return to the British top 10

After 40 years, ABBA is about to return to the British top 10

ABBAAfter 40 years of absence, Swedish cult band ABBA is back on the British singles charts: according to preliminary sales figures published on Sunday, the band’s two new songs, released a few days ago, fell between Friday and seventh place – AFP/Archives

Iconic Swedish pop group ABBA is one step closer to returning to the top 10 in the UK for the first time in 40 years with two new songs from their upcoming album “Voyage”.

The songs “I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” were ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, on the Top 10 list, according to estimates released on Sunday (5), based on the first sales and downloads. The official list will be published on Friday.

“If the excitement continues, these singles will be ABBA’s first to qualify for the UK Top 10 since ‘One Of Us’ in December 1981,” the ratings body noted.

“I Still Have Faith in You” is selling well on CD and vinyl, while “Don’t Shut Me Down” is the UK’s most downloaded song so far this week, the agency said Sunday.

The two songs are part of “Voyage”, ABBA’s first album since “The Visitors” in 1981. Their release, marking the return of the band that broke up in 1982, was announced at an event in London this Thursday, to joy from diverse fans around the world.

The four members of ABBA – an acronym for the first names of its members – are now all septuagenarians: Anni-Frid Lyngstad (75), Agnetha Fältskog (71), Björn Ulvaeus (76) and Benny Andersson (74).

“Voyage”, which will feature 10 titles, will go on sale on November 5th. The group also plans to hold a hologram show, tickets for which will go on sale on Tuesday.

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