ABBA goes No.1 in 1980 with “Super Trouper”

The song was the Swedish band’s last UK No.1

ABBA goes No.1 in 1980 with “Super Trouper”

Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, “Super Trouper” with lead vocals by Anni-Frid Lyngstad – had the working title “Blinka Lilla Stjärna”, it was the last track to be written and recorded for the 1980 ABBA album “Super Trouper”. “Super Trouper” continued ABBA’s run of chart success, particularly in Europe. It was to become ABBA’s ninth and final No. 1 in the United Kingdom on November 30th, 1980. This distinction placed ABBA fourth for the most UK chart-toppers in history a position the group would keep for almost 20 years until Madonna scored her tenth UK No. 1 with “Music” in August 2000. Outside of Europe, “Super Trouper” was a more modest hit. In the United States for example, where ABBA never quite managed to achieve the same sort of popularity experienced elsewhere, the single only reached No. 45. In October 1980, the music video for “Super Trouper” used the largest number of artists that ABBA ever used in a music video. The spotlight featured throughout the video is, in fact, a CCT Silhouette follow spot, as opposed to a real Super Trouper.

Look back at the 1980 music video for “Super Trouper” by ABBA

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