This week, the New Jersey band held on to its coveted chart double for a third straight week by turning back the competition on both the singles' chart (with "Livin' on a Prayer") and the LP list (with "Slippery When Wet").
The battle was most heated on the singles chart, which saw "Livin' on a Prayer" just nudge out two strong contenders despite dropping to No. 2 in sales. (It's still No. 1 in radio airplay.)
The nation's No. 1 seller this week actually was the Georgia Satellites' big breakthrough hit, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," but it failed to rack up big points for radio airplay. That allowed Huey Lewis & the News to sneak into the No. 2 spot with "Jacob's Ladder," which pushed the Satellites down to No. 3 and ended their bid for their first No. 1 hit.