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 is on ABBA which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 8 September 1975 and sat on top at #1 for 11 weeks.
Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson
Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
Record label of Australian release:
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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