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POP MUSIC CHARTS

'Falling' Up

August 22, 1993

UB40 can't get any respect from the reggae community or hard-core reggae fans but the pop masses sure love this band's accessible pop-reggae music. Its "Promises and Lies" is No. 4 on The Times' Southern California pop album chart, largely due to the huge success of the single "Can't Help Falling in Love"--from the soundtrack of "Sliver." That Sharon Stone thriller is long gone but this single--No. 4 on the singles chart--is still going strong. Billy Joel's "River of Dreams" flowed past much of the competition, settling at No. 6 in its first chart week.

TOP 10 ALBUMS

Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Sleepless in Seattle, soundtrack (2) 1 2 Black Sunday, Cypress Hill (3) 2 3 janet., Janet Jackson (4) 4 4 Promises and Lies, UB40 (8) 3 5 Blind Melon, Blind Melon (7) 12 6 River of Dreams, Billy Joel (1) -- 7 Zooropa, U2 (6) 5 8 The Bodyguard, soundtrack (10) 9 9 Back to Broadway, Barbra Streisand (13) 6 10 Core, Stone Temple Pilots (5) 10

TOP 10 SINGLES

Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team (1) 1 2 Check Yo Self, Ice Cube (11) 2 3 Very Special, Big Daddy Kane (38) 4 4 Can't Help Falling in Love, UB40 (2) 3 5 Dream Lover, Mariah Carey (10) 14 6 I'm Gonna Be, The Proclaimers (5) 6 7 Lately, Jodeci (4) 5 8 Insane in the Brain, Cypress Hill (16) 8 9 Alright, Kris Kross (9) 9 10 I Get Around, 2Pac (18) --

TOP 10 RAP ALBUMS

Title, Artist (National Rank) Last Week 1 Black Sunday, Cypress Hill (1) 1 2 Da Bomb, Kris Kross (2) 2 3 The Chronic, Dr. Dre (3) 3 4 Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., 2Pac (6) 5 5 Bacdafucup, Onyx (4) 4 6 Predator, Ice Cube (8) 7 7 Whoomp! (There It Is), Tag Team (5) 6 8 F--- New York, Rodney O/Joe Cooley (43) 8 9 You Better Ask Somebody, Yo Yo (28) 9 10 Licensed to Ill, Beastie Boys (--) --

Source: SoundScan Inc., for week of Aug. 15

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