Official Charts Analysis: UK's biggest ever singles sales week recorded


With punters redeeming gift cards and acquiring digital downloads to secure musical content for mobile devices received as Christmas presents, singles sales reached an all-time high last week.

Climbing 49.37% week-on-week to 5,696,413, they surpassed by 4.49% the previous high of 5,451,493 set exactly a year earlier.  A year ago, new records were set for sales of every record from number seven to number 200 inclusive; last week saw new highs for 77 chart positions: 5-13, 17-40, 76-78, 92-94, ...

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