Number Ones (ABBA album)

Number Ones is a compilation album of recordings by Swedish pop group ABBA, released by Polar Music in 2006.

Number Ones
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Compilation album by
Released20 November 2006 (2006-11-20)
RecordedMarch 1972 – November 1981
GenrePop
Length73:39
LabelPolar
Producer
ABBA chronology
The Complete Studio Recordings
(2005)
Number Ones
(2006)
The Albums
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[1]

Whereas ABBA Gold pulls together 19 of the group's biggest hits and most familiar songs, Number Ones is a variation on this concept, collecting 18 tracks that were #1 hits in many of the countries where ABBA were successful. In the end, only three tracks from ABBA Gold do not make the cut: "Does Your Mother Know", "Lay All Your Love on Me", and "Thank You for the Music".

In the UK, the track list includes the full length version of "Summer Night City" (originally released on the Thank You for the Music box set) and an additional track "Ring Ring", which, oddly enough, was never a big hit in that territory.

A limited edition, also released in the UK, includes a bonus disc with 12 tracks from ABBA's #1 albums.

In Taiwan, a hidden track follows "I Have a Dream". This hidden track, titled "ABBA Remix" and running for 3:31, is a medley of the choruses of the 18 songs on the CD.

Track listingEdit

International track listingEdit

  1. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
  2. "Mamma Mia"
  3. "Dancing Queen"
  4. "Super Trouper"
  5. "SOS"
  6. "Summer Night City"
  7. "Money, Money, Money"
  8. "The Winner Takes It All"
  9. "Chiquitita"
  10. "One of Us"
  11. "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
  12. "Voulez-Vous"
  13. "Fernando"
  14. "Waterloo"
  15. "The Name of the Game"
  16. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
  17. "Take a Chance on Me"
  18. "I Have a Dream"

UK track listingEdit

  1. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
  2. "Mamma Mia"
  3. "Dancing Queen"
  4. "Super Trouper"
  5. "SOS"
  6. "Summer Night City (Extended version)"
  7. "Money, Money, Money"
  8. "The Winner Takes It All"
  9. "Chiquitita"
  10. "One of Us"
  11. "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
  12. "Voulez-Vous"
  13. "Fernando"
  14. "Waterloo"
  15. "Ring Ring"
  16. "The Name of the Game"
  17. "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
  18. "Take a Chance on Me"
  19. "I Have a Dream"

Limited Edition Bonus Disc: Classic Tracks from Number Ones albumsEdit

  1. "When I Kissed the Teacher"
  2. "Hole in Your Soul"
  3. "Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)"
  4. "Me and I"
  5. "The King Has Lost His Crown"
  6. "Rock Me"
  7. "Tiger"
  8. "I Wonder (Departure)"
  9. "Another Town, Another Train"
  10. "Our Last Summer"
  11. "Kisses of Fire"
  12. "Slipping Through My Fingers"

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17]
video
Platinum 15,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[18]
DVD
Gold 2,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[19] Gold 10,000*
Russia (NFPF)[20] Platinum 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Gold 100,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th Concise ed.). United Kingdom: Omnibus Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-84609-856-7.
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  13. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 200834 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – ABBA – Number Ones". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
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  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 DVDs" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  18. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum DVDs". Radioscope. 3 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  19. ^ "Wyróżnienia – Złote płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2007 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  20. ^ "Russian album certifications – ABBA – Number Ones" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF). Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  21. ^ "British album certifications – ABBA – Number Ones". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 3 March 2020.