Oasis, Elbow, Spice Girls get album sales surge after Olympics closing ceremony

Jessie J, Emeli Sande and Annie Lennox have also enjoyed sales boosts after last night's (August 12) show

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Oasis, Elbow and The Spice Girls have enjoyed surges in the sales after they performed at the Olympics closing ceremony last night (August 12).

Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher performed their classic 'Wonderwall' for the first time since the band split up in 2009 at the ceremony which has caused the band's 1995 seminal LP '(What's The Story) Morning Glory' to rise to Number 34 in the iTunes Album Chart.

Emeli Sande and Elbow, who also both performed at the ceremony, have enjoyed a massive sales surge, with Sande's album 'Our Version Of Events' up to Number Two and Elbow's 'The Seldom Seen Kid' up to Number Six. The ceremony's official compilation 'A Symphony Of British Music: Music For The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games' is currently at Number Three.

The Spice Girls' 'Greatest Hits' is up to Number 11, while Kate Bush, a new version of whose track 'Running Up That Hill' was played during the ceremony, has seen her 'Best Of' collection 'The Whole Story' rise to Number 16.

Jessie J, who performed with Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz and with Queen's Brian May, has seen her debut album 'Who You Are' rise to Number 22, while the 'Best Of' collections of both Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim are at Number 36 and 37 respectively.

Muse, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs and Ed Sheeran also performed at the Olympics closing ceremony. Read NME's full report of the ceremony at NME.COM/news.

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