There's big news on the charts this week, and it's not that the record- setting "We Are the World" has finally relinquished its four-week reign as America's most popular single.
The surprise is that the new chart champion is Madonna's "Crazy for You," which seemed to have stalled after five weeks in the Top 5, including three weeks at No. 2. But a combination of factors helped give Madonna her second No. 1 song this year ("Like a Virgin" ruled the charts in January; "Material Girl" peaked at No. 2 in March).
First, though "Crazy for You" is not nearly as "hot" as it was two or three weeks ago, it lost less radio airplay this week than the other big songs at the top of the charts--"We Are the World," which slipped to No. 2, and DeBarge's "Rhythm of the Night," which dropped to No. 4.