ABBA Get 2 More UK Sales Awards - For Singles Dec 14, 2018 19:09:56 GMT
Post by Deleted on Dec 14, 2018 19:09:56 GMT
Every Friday The B.P.I., (British Phonographic Industry), gives out UK Music Sales Awards.
A)... Last Friday - 7th December - it gave a Silver Award to 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)'.
That was for 200,000+ UK Download Sales, since they began adding Downloads to the UK Charts - November 2004.
Really, a Single - or Album - is only supposed to get a Sales Award, if it was never given one in past Decades. As
'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!' was given a Silver Award in 1979, it was not entitled to one for Downloads! (In 1979
a Silver Single had to sell 250,000+). So how has it managed to get a 2nd Silver Disk now? Answer - The B.P.I.
Computer gives the 1979 Vinyl version a slightly different Title. The 1979 Hit is being called 'Gimme Gimme Gimme'.
The 2004 to 2018 Download is being called 'Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight). The B.P.I Computer
thinks that they are 2 different ABBA Singles!
Will The B.P.I. take back the 2nd Silver Disk, if they realise? No! Once they give a Sales Award they never take it back.
'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!' was the UK's 28th Best Selling Single for 1979. With its current 200,000 Download Sales added
in, it would have been about 19th for the Year - 3 places lower than 'Chiquitita'.
B)... Today - Friday 14th December - The B.P.I. has given 'Waterloo' a Silver Disk, for 200,000+ UK Download Sales since
'Waterloo' has been allowed to have that Silver Award because it never got a Silver Award for its 1974 Sales. It should have
been given one in 1974. It was even announced in 'Music Week', that it was getting it. But the Award was never given. The
B.P.I. forgot to give it one. The only 'Waterloo', that got a UK Silver Award in 1974, was the 'Waterloo' Album. That was for
60,000+ UK Sales. At the time a Silver Single had to reach 250,000 and a Silver Album had to reach 60,000.
'Waterloo' was the UK's 16th Best Selling Single of 1974. With its current 200,000+ Download Sales added in, it would have
been the 5th Best Seller for that Year...