This week, the Irish supergroup U2 completed its sweep of the American charts by scoring its first No. 1 single with "With or Without You," which moved up from No. 3 to end the two-week reign of the Cutting Crew's "Died in Your Arms."
That achievement means that U2 also has scored its first chart "double"--having the No. 1 single and No. 1 album in the same week --because the band's "The Joshua Tree" LP held on for a fourth straight week at No. 1.
The continued success of U2 is bad news for former Shalamar singer Jody Watley, whose terrific debut single "Looking for a New Love" was forced to stay at No. 2 for the third straight week despite its No. 1 ranking in record sales. What gave "With or Without You" the overall title was its large edge in radio airplay, in which "New Love" ranked just fourth.