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).