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'ONE MORE TRY' A 3-TIME CHAMP
[SPORTS FINAL, CN Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: DeKnock, Jan
Date: Jun 10, 1988
Start Page: H
Section: FRIDAY
Abstract (Document Summary)

So far, the chart year 1988 has been a very volatile one for singles, with few No. 1 songs having enough staying power to stick around for even a second week as champ.

The song in question, of course, is George Michael's phenomenally popular "One More Try," which blazed to its third straight week as the No. 1 pop single and now has a shot at a fourth title next week. (Oddly enough, the last single to have three weeks at No. 1 was also by George Michael. His "Faith" logged three weeks as champ in December to become the final "super" song of '87.)

The only song with a chance of stopping "One More Try" is Rick Astley's "Together Forever," which zipped from No. 5 to No. 2 this week but still is far behind the champ, especially in record sales. Not yet in contention are either of those two big ballads-Debbie Gibson's "Foolish Beat" (up from No. 7 to No. 6) and the Jets' "Make It Real" (from No. 9 to No. 7).

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