On the singles' list, Heart's "Alone" held off a strong challenge from Bob Seger's "Shakedown" to stay at No. 1 for a second week, and probably will still be there next week.
That's because "Shakedown" (which moved from No. 3 to No. 2) has just about peaked, and no other songs in the Top 10 are within striking distance. Cooling off considerably were two singles that had been hot, but only made modest gains this week: U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (up from No. 10 to No. 7) and George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" (up from No. 11 to No. 9).
On the LP list, Whitney Houston's "Whitney" breezed to a fourth straight week at No. 1, with the rest of the Top 10 registering only minor changes. ("Whitney" also has proved durable on the international charts, with the album still holding at No. 1 in Britain, Australia and the Netherlands.)