ABBA returns to UK Top 10 singles

(AFP) – Legendary Swedish pop group ABBA have returned for the first time in nearly 40 years to the UK’s Top 10 singles, with a new track taken from their upcoming album “Voyage”, according to official charts published Friday.

“Don’t Shut Me Down” went straight to No. 9 on the UK charts. The title is the second most downloaded of the week and has been streamed 2.3 million times, the ranking body said.

This is ABBA’s first UK Top 10 single since “One of Us” in January 1982, he said. It is also the group’s twentieth single to appear in the UK Top 10.

Another track from the new album, “I Still Have Faith in You”, ranked 14th.

The two new singles are taken from “Voyage”, ABBA’s first studio album since “The Visitors” in 1981. Its release was announced at an event last week in London, materializing the comeback that fans have been promised for years. years.

The four members of ABBA – an acronym made up of the initials of their first names – Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, and Benny Andersson, 74, separated in 1982 .

“Voyage”, a 10-track album including eight new songs and two new releases – “Just a Notion” and “Bumblebee” – will be released on November 5th.

The group known for its heady hits and seventies outfits will also launch a new show which will begin next May in a 3,000-seat theater specially designed for the occasion in east London. It will unroll in an hour and a half their tubes, interpreted by improved holograms presenting them young.