13: Waterloo – ABBA

NeilTop 30 - Locations

Entered Top 40s: 20 June 1974
Entry Point: 31
Highest Chart: 5
Weeks In: 19
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Having said yesterday that London doesn’t get a mention, this song does mention the name of one of London’s most well-known railway stations. But …

… this song relates to Napoleon’s Waterloo, which was located in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815 and now is found in Belgium, just south of the capital Brussels.

This song was where the global ABBA phenomenon started in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest – a most significant moment in the history of later 20th century music.