Australian charts: 1974
On 6 April 1974 the song was the winning entry for Sweden in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. The victory began ABBA’s path to worldwide fame.
The single became a No. 1 hit in several countries and went on to sell nearly six million copies, making it one of the best-selling singles in history.
Waterloo is the place where Napoleon Bonaparte met his defeat at an epic battle in 1815. This song uses the battle as a metaphor for a woman who gives in and falls in love with a man – he’s her “Waterloo.”
Waterloo peaked at no 4 on the Kent Music Report in August 1974.
This song is also on our Spotify playlist.
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