Abba enjoy renewed chart success

Mamma Mia soundtrack is UK's biggest selling album

ABBA have returned to dominance in the UK charts today (July 20) in the wake of their Mamma Mia movie.

The film’s soundtrack album was the biggest-selling album, in the UK this week, the first time a soundtrack has outsold all studio albums on the chart since the Bridget Jones soundtrack in 2001.

However, while the soundtrack sold more, chart regulations ensure that in the official albums chart, Basshunter holds the number one position with ‘Now You’re Gone’.

Their greatest hits compilation, ‘Gold’, has also returned to the albums top ten for the first time in four years, at number five.

Meanwhile, ABBA songs that figure in the movie have also reappeared in the singles chart on the strength of download sales. ‘Mamma Mia’ appears at number 57, with ‘Dancing Queen’ at 82, ‘The Winner Takes It All'[/a] at 113, ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)’ at 126, ‘Honey Honey’ at 117, ‘Waterloo’ at 185 and ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’ at 195.