POP LP CHART : Prince and Ex-Eagle Flying High

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Prince's "Batman"--one of the fastest-rising sound tracks ever--is a smash of Gargantuan proportions, soaring high over its competitors on the Billboard magazine pop album chart. "Batman" bounded up to No. 1 in just three weeks. Look for it to be perched in the top spot for many, many weeks. Speaking of high-flying albums, ex-Eagle Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence" flew up to No. 17 in just three weeks. Other hot albums: "Love and Rockets"--No. 16--by Love and Rockets, and Soul II Soul's "Keep on Movin"' (No. 38). Martika's "Toy Soldiers" is the top pop single for the second straight week, once again holding off Prince's "Batdance" (No. 2).

* Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan may be the next big female pop superstar. "Cuts Both Ways," which debuted at No. 63, is her strongest commercial album yet. Look for it to jump to the Top 30--maybe even the Top 20--next week.

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Title (Label) Last Week Weeks Ago on Chart 1. "Batman" 1 7 4 Prince's sound track (Warner Bros.) 2. "The Raw and the Cooked" 2 1 21 Fine Young Cannibals (I.R.S./MCA) 3. "Hangin' Tough" 4 4 49 New Kids on the Block (Columbia) 4. "Don't Be Cruel" 3 2 54 Bobby Brown (MCA) 5. "Girl You Know It's True" 7 5 19 Milli Vanilli (Arista) * "Cuts Both Ways" 1 Gloria Estefan (Epic)

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