Digital music sales soar in 2011. BPI sees glass as half empty.

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According to a press release from the BPI, sales of digital music rocketed in 2011: Adele’s 21 reaches 3.8m sales – the biggest-ever selling album in a single year. Fourth successive year of record singles sales, up 10.0% to 177.9m CD still accounts for a strong three-quarter share of UK album sales. Digital album sales …

Disco 2012

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I went shopping today. Decided to hit the sales, and came back with a new suit and a deep fat fryer. Exciting, eh? No? Oh well. I’d taken Ellie with me, mainly because I’d promised her a day out and she’s not old enough yet to realise that when I promise a day out and …

Last Christmas

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OK, time for a bit of cheese. Not a lot to say about this one, really, other than the fact that it’s probably the best song Wham! ever did. Which isn’t necessarily saying much. But here it is anyway. Last Christmas.

2000 Miles

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Back to the music again. This is a classic Christmas song, but the video was clearly made on a budget! But never mind the cheesiness, the sight of Chrissie Hynde dressed up as a Salvation Army singer (complete with tambourine) is enough to turn anyone to religion. Here are The Pretenders, with 2000 Miles.