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DIRE STRAITS' QUIRKY ROCKER IN THE MONEY, BUT KOOL HOT
[SPORTS FINAL, NW Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: DeKnock, Jan
Date: Sep 27, 1985
Start Page: 72
Section: FRIDAY
Abstract (Document Summary)

Chalk up another stunning chart week for the British group Dire Straits and "Money for Nothing," which held off a strong challenge from Kool and the Gang's "Cherish" for the top spot on America's pop charts.

The ascension of "Cherish" established the Gang as the act with the most No. 1 singles (five) on the black charts in the '80s, an achievement not even matched by Michael Jackson, who has notched four No. 1 black hits. (Kool's other top '80s hits: "Fresh," "Joanna," "Take My Heart" and "Celebration.")

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