‘I Still Have Faith in You’ and ‘Don’t Shut Me Down’ peak at No. 6 and No. 7 on the UK charts respectively, according to estimates released Sunday, September 6 based on early sales and streaming. The official ranking will be published on Friday. “If the momentum continues, these tracks will be ABBA’s first UK Top 10 singles since ‘One Of Us’ in December 1981,” the charts said.
“I Still Have Faith in You” is racking up strong CD and vinyl sales, while “Don’t Shut Me Down” is the most downloaded song in the UK so far this week, the body said on Sunday, specifying that both titles have been streamed over 500,000 times to date. The two new singles are taken from ‘Voyage’, ABBA’s first studio album since 1981’s ‘The Visitor’. Their release was announced at an event on Thursday in London, making a comeback that fans have promised for years.
The four members of ABBA – an acronym made from the initials of their first names – Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, and Benny Andersson, 74, had broken up in 1982’s “Voyage.” , a 10-track album that includes eight new songs and two new versions, “Just a Notion” and “Bumblebee,” will be released on November 5.
The group known for their heady hits and ’70s outfits will also premiere a new show starting next May in a purpose-built 3,000-seat theater in East London. It will unfold their hits in an hour and a half, performed by enhanced holograms featuring them young. Tickets for this show will go on sale Tuesday, September 7.
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