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POP LP CHART : Steve Winwood Rolls to the Top

MORNING REPORT

August 12, 1988|DENNIS HUNT | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Steve Winwood--star of records, concerts and Michelob commercials--is king of the pop charts this week as well. His "Roll With It" album eased into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard magazine pop chart, matching the success of the title song, which has ruled the pop singles chart for four weeks. After a fast start, heavy-metal Cinderella has ground to a halt; its "Long Cold Winter" has stalled at No. 12. The buzz in rap circles is that "Follow the Leader" is one of the best rap albums of the year, fueling a rush to record stores. After debuting last week at No. 82, it jumped to No. 33.

* Huey Lewis' good-time, party pop/rock hasn't lost its zing. His new album, "Small World," debuted on the pop chart at No. 23--helped by his hit single, "Perfect World" (No. 13).

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Title (Label) Last Week Weeks Ago on Chart 1. "Roll With It" 2 3 7 Steve Winwood (Virgin) 2. "Hysteria" 1 2 53 Def Leppard (PolyGram) 3. "Appetite for Destruction" 3 1 52 Guns N' Roses (Geffen) 4. "Tracy Chapman" 4 4 17 Tracy Chapman (Elektra) 5. "He's the D.J., I'm the Rapper" 8 8 18 D.J. Jazzy Jeff/ The Fresh Prince (Jive/RCA) * "Small World" -- -- 1 Huey Lewis and the News (Crysalis)

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