The issue was in doubt on the singles' list because of two fast-rising songs--Chris De Burgh's "The Lady in Red," which was poised at No. 3, and Kim Wilde's "You Keep Me Hanging On," which in the last two weeks had zipped from No. 14 to No. 4.
But when the dust settled, U2 was still the champ, with "You Keep Me Hanging On" staying in contention by moving up to No. 2 and "The Lady in Red" now out of it by holding at No. 3. That ends a remarkable comeback story for De Burgh, who didn't even crack the charts last year when "The Lady in Red" was first released. (It had better success in England, where it quickly reached No. 1.)