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POP LP CHART : ‘Wilburys’ Traveling Up the Chart

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“Traveling Wilburys,” by the all-star band Traveling Wilburys--featuring the late Roy Orbison--may hit No. 1 on the Billboard magazine pop album chart after all. After apparently peaking, it’s suddenly frisky again, bounding up four notches to No. 3. The quirky “Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars,” by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, inched up to No. 11 and should squeak into the Top 10 next week--a triumph for oddball rock.

* Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl” has been around, doing respectably on the black chart, for more than half a year. But now the album (No. 33) is racing up the pop chart--thanks to her sky-rocketing “Straight up” single.

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Title (Label) Last Week Weeks Ago on Chart 1. “Don’t Be Cruel” 1 6 28 Bobby Brown (MCA) 2. “Appetite For Destruction” 2 5 75 Guns N’ Roses (Geffen) 3. “Traveling Wilburys” 7 8 12 Traveling Wilburys (Warner Bros.) 4. “Hysteria” 5 7 76 Def Leppard (PolyGram) 5. “Open Up and Say ... Ahh!” 3 9 37 Poison (Capitol) * “Forever Your Girl” 48 75 28 Paula Abdul (Virgin)


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