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Pop Lp Chart

January 22, 1988|DENNIS HUNT | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

It's been a traditionally slow after-Christmas season in terms of LP releases, so don't expect many new entries in Billboard magazine's Top 10 pop chart in the next few weeks. Only Debbie Gibson's "Out of the Blue," which moved up five places to No. 14 this time out, looks to be rising toward the top. Foreigner's "Inside Information," once considered a contender, has stalled at No. 21. Pop singles: INXS' "Need You Tonight" is the new No. 1 seller, the band's first; Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes" (No. 8) is the second Top 10 single from the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack; Cher's single, "I Found Someone," has reached No. 29, and Natalie Cole, who has successfully resurrected her career, has another hit with "I Live For Your Love," winding up in 17th place.

* Ronstadt, coming off of a hit ballad-standards series of albums and a best-selling pop-country album, didn't figure to do as well with an all-Spanish album. Surprise, surprise: It's No. 43 already and still on its way up.

TITLE RANK RANK WEEKS LAST 2 WKS ON WEEK AGO CHART 1. Tiffany 1 3 19 Tiffany (MCA) 2. Faith 2 1 11 George Michael (Columbia) 3. Dirty Dancing 3 2 20 Soundtrack (RCA) 4. Kick 6 9 12 INXS (Atlantic) 5. Bad 4 4 19 Michael Jackson (Epic) * Canciones De Mi Padre 45 51 8 Linda Ronstadt (Elektra)

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