Swedish pop sensation Abba made UK chart history yesterday with the return of their greatest hits album to the number one spot.

First released 16 years ago, Gold - Greatest Hits is the oldest album ever to reach number one, The Official Charts Company revealed.

It is the fourth biggest- selling album of all time in the UK and one of the top 40 worldwide, with sales topping 26 million, the company said.

Yesterday marked the fifth time that Gold - Greatest Hits has topped the UK chart, and the second time that the band has achieved a number one-selling album in the last few weeks. The soundtrack to the hit Abba-inspired film Mamma Mia! took the top spot in July.

The album's success saw Coldplay's Viva la Vida pushed down one place to number two.

Meanwhile, in the UK singles chart, American musician Kid Rock took the top spot, ending rapper Dizzee Rascal's four-week reign.

Kid Rock's catchy All Summer Long moved up one place, knocking Dizzee Rascal's Dance Wiv Me down to number two.

Kid Rock also saw success in the official album's chart, with Rock N Roll Jesus jumping more than 140 places to number four.

Another US musician who had success in the singles chart was Katy Perry, whose popular track I Kissed A Girl shot to number four from 139. Script moved up 27 places to number three with The Man Who Can't Be Moved.