POP LP CHART : Gibson Gets Boost From ‘Youth’ Single

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Five out of Debbie Gibson’s nine weeks on the Billboard magazine pop album chart, with “Electric Youth,” have been in the No. 1 position. Her new single, the album’s title song, leaped to No. 45 in only two weeks so the album could be in the Top Five for quite a while longer. Rapper Tone Loc’s third-ranked album, “Loc-ed After Dark,” is getting a boost from his second hit single, “Funky Cold Medina"--No. 10, with a good shot at No. 1. Mike and the Mechanics, who recently had a No. 1 single with “The Living Years,” may have a Top 10 album in the next few weeks with “Living Years,” which is up to No. 13.( ) Roxette’s “The Look” is the new No. 1 pop single.

* All the negative publicity Madonna had recently about that controversial video certainly hasn’t turned off her fans. Her “Like a Prayer” album made a spectacular debut on the pop album chart at No. 11. The single of the title song is No. 5 after just four weeks on the chart.

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Title (Label) Last Week Weeks Ago on Chart 1. “Electric Youth” 1 1 9 Debbie Gibson (Atlantic) 2. “Don’t Be Cruel” 2 2 38 Bobby Brown (MCA) 3. “Loc’ed After Dark” 7 7 8 Tone Loc (Delicious Vinyl) 4. “Traveling Wilburys” 3 5 22 Traveling Wilburys (Warner Bros.) 5. “Mystery Girl” 6 6 8 Roy Orbison (Virgin) * “Like a Prayer” ... ... 1 Madonna (Warner Bros.)