The nine-week run of female singers in the top spot began on Feb. 10, when Paula Abdul's "Opposites Attract" replaced Michael Bolton's "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" as No. 1. Three weeks later, Abdul's run was ended by Janet Jackson's "Escapade," which also held the top spot for three weeks before being bumped by Myles.
And the streak isn't likely to end soon, even though Dayne will have a tough time hanging on to her title next week. That's because yet another female artist-newcomer Lisa Stansfield of Britain-is already challenging with the torrid "All Around the World," which jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 this week and is really taking off in radio airplay. Stansfield's only threat is Tommy Page's teen ballad, "I'll Be Your Everything," which moved from No. 4 to No. 2 but appears to have peaked in momentum.