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'Wayne's World' Gathers Steam

March 20, 1992|DENNIS HUNT

Like the movie, the "Wayne's World" soundtrack keeps getting more--this week it jumped five notches to No. 3 and just might hurl Garth Brooks' "Ropin' the Wind" out of the top spot of the Billboard magazine pop album chart. One of the fastest-rising new albums is "Up," by Right Said Fred, featuring his recent No. 1 pop single, "I'm Too Sexy."

* Queen is hot again, partly because of the publicity surrounding the AIDS-related death of lead singer Freddie Mercury and partly because a new generation of fans is tuning into the group, thanks to "Wayne's World." Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is one of the most popular cuts on that soundtrack. "Classic Queen," an oldies collection, debuted at a startling No. 16.

Pop Album Chart

Rank Rank 2 Weeks Last Weeks on the Week Ago Chart 1. "Ropin' the Wind," Garth Brooks 1 1 27 2. "Nevermind," Nirvana 2 3 25 3. "Wayne's World," soundtrack 8 11 4 4. "Unforgettable," Natalie Cole 3 2 40 5. "No Fences," Garth Brooks 7 5 80 6. "Dangerous," Michael Jackson 6 6 16 7. "Luck of the Draw," Bonnie Raitt 4 4 38 8. "Time, Love and Tenderness," Michael Bolton 5 7 47 9. "Metallica," Metallica 10 10 31 10. "Achtung Baby," U2 12 12 17 * "Classic Queen," Queen ... ... 1

Source: Billboard

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