Australian singles chart:
SOS entered the Kent Music Report on 10 November 1975 and was a #1 hit. The song was #11 on the Top 11 of 1975.
The song was on ABBA which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 8 September 1975 and sat on top at #1 for 11 weeks.
In Australia, the airing of ABBA music videos on the nationally broadcast TV pop show Countdown (which premiered in November 1974) saw the band rapidly gain enormous popularity, and Countdown become a key promoter of the group via their distinctive music videos. This started an immense interest for ABBA in Australia, resulting in I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do staying at number one for three weeks, then SOS spending a week there, followed by Mamma Mia staying there for ten weeks, and the album holding down the number one position for months.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABBA#1973-1976:_Breakthrough
SOS is the only Top 20 hit in history in which the title of the song and the name of the artist are both palindromes – they spell the same thing forward and backward.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/abba/sos
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