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.")