Post by onlyabba4meagain on Jun 19, 2021 17:36:46 GMT
Someone has very kindly sent me all of ABBA's Budget Chart Positions. That Chart, did not start until W/E 4th January 1997. 'The Music Still Goes On' was Released, in April 1996, so it lost out on a lot of UK Budget Chart Positions - about 36 Weeks. Many of them, would have been Top 10 Positions. That ABBA Budget CD, was at No.2, in the very first UK Budget Chart. It did very well, in the Budget Chart - 105 Chart Weeks, of which 76 were Top 10 Weeks, with 2 at No.1 - in 2 'Runs' - 1 + 1. It went Gold, by 2013. A Budget CD , has to sell, 200,000+, to go Gold, in the UK. Budget CD's, have to sell Double, what Normal Priced Albums, have to sell, to get UK Gold ,or Platinum Disks. 'The Name Of The Game' Budget CD, sold enough, to go Platinum, by 2017. A Budget CD, has to sell 600,000+, to go Platinum, in the UK. It had 219 Chart Weeks, of which 36 were Top 10 Positions. That, 2002, ABBA Budget CD, Peaked at No.2, for 4 Non-Consecutive Weeks. 'ABBA Classic', (2009), Peaked at No.15, and it had 19 Chart Weeks. 'ABBA Icon', (2010), was a No.10 Budget Chart Hit, and it was on the UK's Budget Chart, for 50 Weeks. '18 Hits', (2005), fluctuated in Price. Sometimes, it was allowed into the Main UK Album Chart, (No.15, in 2008 - 55 Chart Weeks). But (mostly), it had to go into the Budget Album Chart. It was a very big Hit, in that Chart - No.1 for 14 Weeks, 180 Chart Weeks, and 58 of them were inside the Top 10. Its 14 No.1 Weeks, were Non-Consecutive. It had them, in 3 'Runs' - 1+12+1. It went Platinum, by 2013. However, as it fluctuated, between the Budget Chart and the Main Chart, I don't know, if its Platinum Disk, is for 300,000+ UK Sales, or 600,000+ UK Sales.
If the UK Budget Chart, had been around in the 1980's, then ABBA would have had more huge Hit Albums, in it. The Pickwick Albums
- 'The Hits' - were all big UK Sellers. 'The Hits', (1987), 'The Hits 2', (1988), and 'The Hits 3', (1988). Plus - 'The Love Songs', (1989).
They all sold, over 100,000, in the UK. 'The Hits 2' even reached 200,000+ UK Sales, and got a Gold Disk, for that, in 1990. Also, the
3 'Hits' Albums, were Released in, 'The Hits Box', in 1989, and that sold well over 50,000. 2 other ABBA Budget CD's, that sold over
100,000, in the UK, were Double Albums, on the Castle Communications Label. 'The Collection 1', (1987), sold over 200,000, in the
UK, by 1990. 'The Collection 2', (1988), was very weird. It consisted of the 'Ring Ring' Album, (1973), and the 'ABBA Live' Album,
from 1986. The Double Album did not have 'Ring Ring', on 1 Disk, and 'ABBA Live', on the next Disk. It mixed both Albums together!
It was a very odd Release. It sold over 100,000, in the UK. So, with the 5 Pickwick 1980's Budget Albums, and the 2 1980's Double
Albums, from Castle Communications, ABBA would have had 7, extra Top 10 Budget Albums, if that Chart had existed, at that time.
Including, the 3 CD Pickwick 'ABBA Box' Set, from 1989. Several of them would have been Budget Chart No.1's. Especially, the 3 ABBA
'Hits' Albums, on Pickwick, and the 1st ABBA - Double - Castle Communications Album.
A SUMMARY -- OF ABBA IN THE UK BUDGET CHART
The Music Still Goes On -- (1996) -- W/E 4th January 1997 -- No.1 (2 Weeks) -- Top 10 (76 Weeks) -- Chart Weeks (105 Weeks)
The Name Of The Game -- (2002) -- W/E 15th March 2003 -- No.2 (4 Weeks) -- Top 10 (36 Weeks) -- Chart Weeks (219 Weeks)
18 Hits -- (2005) -- W/E 19th November 2011 -- No.1 (14 Weeks) -- Top 10 Weeks (58 Weeks) -- Chart Weeks (180 Weeks)
Classic : The Universal Masters Collection -- (2009) -- W/E 13th February 2010 -- Peak Position -- No.15 -- Chart Weeks (19 Weeks)
Icon -- (2010) -- W/E 13th October 2020 -- No.10 -- Top 10 Weeks (1 Week) -- Chart Weeks (50 Weeks)