Waterloo by ABBA was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, May 4, 1974 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. 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." Originally recorded in Swedish, it was ABBA's Swedish version that won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, giving the band a huge career boost. This was one of many ABBA hits used in the 1994 movie Muriel's Wedding.

Waterloo FAQs

Who sang Waterloo?

Waterloo was performed by ABBA

What year did Waterloo get to the UK number 1 spot?

Waterloo first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, May 4, 1974

How long was Waterloo at number 1 in the UK?

Waterloo spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.