Shakira holds on slow singles chart

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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