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POP LP CHART : All Quiet on Top 10; McFerrin on the Rise

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Things have been pretty quiet lately in the Top 10 of the Billboard magazine pop album chart, with few new editions or major shifts. Guns N’ Roses’ second-ranked “Appetite for Destruction” is still a good bet to inch back to No. 1. Having a No. 3 single--"Perfect World"--on the pop chart isn’t helping Huey Lewis’ new album, “Small World,” make the pop Top 10. It’s stalled at No. 11. Europe, the glam pop-rockers, have a fair-sized hit album with “Out of This World,” No. 29 after four weeks. Though Randy Travis’ “Old 8x10" has been No. 1 for the last month on country album charts, it has been just a moderate pop hit, lingering in the high 30s--No. 38 this week. Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child o’ Mine” is still the No. 1 pop single.

* Recently McFerrin’s “Simple Pleasures” has been the fastest-rising album on the pop chart--this week jumping from No. 32 to No. 20.

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Title (Label) Last Week Weeks Ago on Chart 1."Hysteria” 1 1 57 Def Leppard (PolyGram) 2."Appetite for Destruction” 2 3 56 Guns N’ Roses (Geffen) 3."Tracy Chapman” 3 2 21 Tracy Chapman (Elektra) 4."Roll With It” 4 4 11 Steve Winwood (Virgin) 5."He’s the D.J., I’m the Rapper” 5 5 22 D.J. Jazzy Jeff/ Fresh Prince (Jive/RCA) *"Simple Pleasures” 32 40 22 Bobby McFerrin (EMI Manhattan)


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