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Rolling Stone: ABBA among the Greatest Albums of All Time

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 3, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Rolling Stone has updated its list of the 500 biggest albums ever. 

Only one album of Eurovision artists is part of the list and is number 303. The Best off Definitive Collection by ABBA 2001, is described by the magazine as: "These Swedish pop stars became the world’s biggest group in the 1970s, with a streak of Nordic despair under the sparkly melodies. Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were the bewitching frontwomen in the sequined pantsuits; their husbands, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, wrote global hits like the joyful “Dancing Queen,” the double-divorce drama “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” and the haunting farewell “Thank You for the Music.”

The best album goes to Marvin Gayes "What's going on" followed by "Pet sounds" by The Beach Boys and "Blue" by Joni Mitchell. 


source: Rolling Stone


Björn Ulvaeu - president of CISAC

Posted by Eurovision On Top on October 3, 2020 at 5:30 AM

"Björn Ulvaeus, a co-founder of ABBA who wrote the group’s hits with his bandmate Benny Andersson, was named the president of CISAC last May, the global confederation of authors societies. Known for his business-savvy, as well as his interest in technology, Ulvaeus steps into the role at a time when Internet companies and collecting societies are learning to live with one another but still have very different views on how streaming services should work and what they should pay creators."

CISAC – the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs, or International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – represents 232 societies in 120 countries around the world, and advocates for higher royalties and better terms for creators.

CISAC  has now centralized the assignment and administration of International Standard Musical Work Codes (ISWC). Previously, those codes, which already have been assigned to 52 million song compositions, had been handled by a network of 54 registration agencies in 79 countries.

 

The ISWC administration switchover began in July with over 100 collection management organizations now participating in the new system, according to CISAC which commissioned Spanish Point Technologies to develop the new registration scheme. The rest of the publishing community and digital music platforms are expected to roll over to the new ISWC system shortly.



source: billboard

The Top 10 of Loreen

Posted by Eurovision On Top on November 10, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Since 2013, one year after winning Eurovision, Lorren achieved 4 number 1's at #EOT Top 20 +5 as decided by you. 11 times she entered the chart with a total of 97 weeks in the chart!

This is the TOP 10 of Loreen at your chart!


# - YEAR - Title - WC - PP

1 2013 Crying out your name 21 - 1

2 2013 Heal 14 - 1

3 2013 We got the power 7 - 1

4 2019 Walk with me 4 - 1

5 2014 Son 20 - 3

6 2015 Paper Light 18 - 6

7 2017 71 Charger 4 - 6

8 2016 Get into it 4 - 10

9 2017 Hate the way I love you 2 - 11

10 2017 Statements 2 - 13



ABBA: Let's wait till September/October

Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

"Bjorn Ulvaeus has updated fans on when fans can expect to hear new music the group have been working on.


The group revealed almost one year ago they had been back in the studio for the first time in over 35 years, working on music for the long-delayed ABBA avatar tour project. Two song titles have been confirmed, I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down.


Bjorn told Denmark’s Ekstra Bladet newspaper that fans can expect to hear a brand-new ABBA song "in September or October".

Member Benny Andersson recently said legal compilations had pushed back the virtual tour and therefore the new music. He also teased the possibility of a third new ABBA song - or possibly even an entire new album." Official Charts (03 April 2019)



ABBA's new material only after Summer

Posted by Eurovision On Top on January 27, 2019 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (2)

According to the british website Official Charts, we have a long wait till we can listen new songs from ABBA reunited! Well... it's only some months compared to what we've been waiting!


As we can read in the website "The quartet, who parted ways 35 years ago, have recorded new music for a 'Virtual Abba' experience, which is expected to happen this year. The songs, called I Still Have Faith In You and Don't Shut Me Down, are hopefully being released in the second half of 2019. A representant told Variety: "No release before the summer," they said. "Hopefully this fall."


Benny Andersson said legal compilations had pushed back the virtual tour and therefore the new music. “We are still trying to establish the agreement that needs to be done to be able to continue," he explained. "We are good. It’s the other side, everything that has to be done, everything that has to be drawn. It’s delayed. It’s not our doing."


In the interview, Andersson teased the possibility of a third new song, to be released when the show launches. Talking about recording together again, he said: "We had such a good time, we really, really did, we were all back to where we ended, having fun. It was just like no time had passed, we all felt that and we were all happy about feeling that."


source: official charts