a revolutionary event has occurred in the UK regarding the Arctic Monkeys' new disc, Favourite Worst Nightmare (see my previous blog). Due to the way in which the new British charts are acknowledging Internet downloads (counting every track sold on an album towards album sales and individual sales), all 12 songs landed in the Top 200 singles chart in the UK, 3 in the Top 100! Of course, on the album chart they debuted at #1, but this is a paradigm shift. To my knowledge, never before has an act's entire record ruled the singles chart like this. Although, it's not the domination of the Beatles in 1964 or the Bee Gees in1978, where the relevant songs in the chart were legitimate singles, it is impressive nonetheless.
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