Abba set new record with album chart topper

While Kid Rock sits on single summit

ABBA have made chart history today (August 3) with the return of their album ‘Gold – Greatest Hits’ to the number one spot in the UK.

The Swedish legends knock Coldplay to number two with the compilation, which was first released in 1992. It is the oldest album ever to reach number one. Today marks the fifth time the album has topped the chart, the last occasion being in 1999. No album has ever returned to the top of the chart after such a long gap.

One of the best selling albums of all time in the UK, it has notched up over 26 million sales. It makes it a successful month for the evergreeen Swedes. The song-track to the movie based on the musical based on their songs Mama Mia! hit the chart peak in July.

Meanwhile, Kid Rock is celebrating as he sees last week’s number two ‘All Summer Long’ sneak up to number one. Ireland’s The Script climb 27 places to three with ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’. The biggest climber of the week comes from Katy Perry whose sapphic track ‘I Kissed a Girl’ jumps 135 places to number four.