With hot new releases in scant supply and every record in the Top 10 suffering declining sales, the singles market last week shrunk to 1,012,965 - its lowest level for 30 weeks, writes Alan Jones
It's a mark of its weakness that a 10-week-old single topped the chart with sales of under 30,000 but still managed to outsell its nearest rival by more than 50%.
Sales don't lie, and for the third week in a row and fourth ...
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