Monday, October 11, 1976

Abba’s Arrival arrives

First posted 3/27/2008; updated 9/13/2020.



Released: October 11, 1976

Peak: 20 US, 110 UK, 4 CN, 18 AU

Sales (in millions): 0.5 US, 1.65 UK, 10.5 world (includes US and UK)

Genre: dance pop

Tracks: (Click for codes to singles charts.)

  1. When I Kissed the Teacher
  2. Dancing Queen (8/21/76, 1 US, 1 UK, 1 CN, 1 AU, sales: 3 million)
  3. My Love, My Life
  4. Dum Dum Diddle
  5. Knowing Me, Knowing You (2/26/77, 14 US, 7 AC, 1 UK, 5 CN, 9 AU)
  6. Money, Money, Money (11/20/76, 56 US, 38 AC, 3 UK, 47 CN, 1 AU, sales: 1 million)
  7. That’s Me
  8. Why Did It Have to Be Me?
  9. Tiger
  10. Arrival

Total Running Time: 33:09

The Players:

  • Agnetha Fältskog (vocals)
  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad (vocals)
  • Benny Andersson (synthesizer, piano, accordian, chimes, marimba, backing vocals)
  • Björn Ulvaeus (guitar, vocals, backing vocals)


4.209 out of 5.00 (average of 11 ratings)


About the Album:

“ABBA’s fourth album…shows the quartet at the absolute top of their game.” AMG They had achieved modest success internationally, but with Arrival they achieved global superstardom. WK It was the best-selling album of 1977 in the UK. WK

Of course, the most-celebrated song on the album was Dancing Queen, the biggest hit of Abba’s career. However, “the record was filled with brilliant material, including the spirited When I Kissed the Teacher; the dramatic, achingly beautiful Knowing Me, Knowing You (yet a further hit); the pounding Money, Money, Money (still another hit off the album); and the playful That's Me.” AMG

Notes: “Fernando” was added to the 1997 CD edition of the album. In 2001, the song “Happy Hawaii” was also added as a bonus track.

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