Advertisement

POP LP CHART : Streisand and Wilburys Moving Up

<i> Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press</i>

Next to Anita Baker’s smash, Barbra Streisand’s “Till I Loved You” is the hottest new album on the Billboard magazine pop chart, shooting up to No. 19 in just two weeks. It’s getting a boost from her duet single (the album’s title song) with significant other Don Johnson, which is No. 32. “Volume One” from those Traveling Wilburys--a.k.a. Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and company--is the other sizzling newcomer, sprinting up to No. 23 in just two weeks. Also fast-rising: Duran Duran’s “Big Thing” (No. 25). Kenny G’s “Silhouette” jumped six places to No. 10, striking yet another blow for instrumental jazz. And Keith Richards’ “Talk is Cheap” (No. 24) is still on the rise.

* No. 9 “Any Love” is a milestone for soul balladeer Luther Vandross, whose albums have always sold well but too slowly to make the Top 10. This one is his first Top 10 pop album.

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Title (Label) Last Week Weeks Ago on Chart 1. “Rattle and Hum” 1 5 4 U2 (sound track) (Island) 2. “Appetite for Destruction” 2 2 65 Guns N’ Roses (Geffen) 3. “Cocktail” 4 3 15 Soundtrack (Elektra) 4. “New Jersey” 3 1 7 Bon Jovi (Mercury/PolyGram) 5. “Giving You the Best That I Got’ 7 22 3 Anita Baker (Elektra) * “Any Love” 12 16 5 Luther Vandross (Epic)


Advertisement