Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! the most played ABBA tracks of the 21st Century

Music licensing company PPL reveals the UKs top 10 ahead of Eurovision

As Great Britain sidesteps cautiously towards another Eurovision song contest, veteran Swedish pop sensation ABBA, celebrate their 40th anniversary since winning the competition in 1974 with valour and velour. While momentum builds for this years Euro-wide songfest, international music licensing company PPL can reveal for the first time ever, the top ten PPL People Chart of Most Played ABBA tracks of the 21st Century.

The chart has been compiled using PPLs exclusive data for when recorded music is broadcast and used in public places, such as shops, bars, restaurants, gyms and offices and features some of the nations all-time favourite Scandi-pop tunes. From Dancing Queen to S.O.S, the list features tracks released at the height of the bands fame between 1974 and 1980, and includes their Eurovision-winning track, Waterloo, at number 5.

The top ten reads as follows:
  1. Dancing Queen
  2. Knowing Me, Knowing You
  3. Take A Chance On Me
  4. Mamma Mia
  5. The Winner Takes It All
  6. Waterloo
  7. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  8. The Name Of The Game
  9. Does Your Mother Know
  10. S.O.S.

Jonathan Morrish, from PPL said:  ”We are proud to be able to mark four decades of one of the most celebrated pop bands with this chart. It presents a range of timeless ABBA classics, and shows that 40 years on, new listeners are still taking a chance on the 70s pop foursome. It goes without saying that ABBA has been the source and inspiration of great music for generations since the bands 1974 Eurovision win; this is the ultimate top ten for getting everyone in the mood for this years competition and a summer of ABBA mania.”

About PPL

Established in 1934 PPL is a not for profit company which licenses recorded music for broadcast, online and public performance use on behalf of 10,000 record company and 65,000 performer members. In 2012 the company distributed revenues of £147m, ensuring that all those who invest their time and talent in making recorded music are paid fairly for their work. PPL income becomes increasingly significant to its members as the industry continues to evolve and when licensing generally is becoming a more prominent part of their overall revenues.