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SINGLE'S SURGE GIVES IRISH SUPERGROUP U2 ITS FIRST 'DOUBLE' ON THE CHART
[SPORTS FINAL, NW Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: DeKnock, Jan
Date: May 15, 1987
Start Page: 60
Section: FRIDAY
Abstract (Document Summary)

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.

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