Asda is to stop selling CD singles due to lack of demand for the product.

The retailer said it would axe singles as stocks ran out and would instead sell CD albums at £7.97 each.

“We're saying goodbye to one of the most important products in music history,” said Asda music buyer Andy Powell. “The single will always be an historic icon in the music world but the fact of the matter is that customers just aren't buying them anymore.”