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MICHAEL LANDING

Michael Bolton’s new album may be called The One Thing, but the one thing his legion of fans couldn’t quite do was buy enough copies to make it debut at No. 1 on the pop chart, where Pearl Jam and Frank Sinatra hold on tight to their top positions. (Maybe Frank should duet with Eddie Vedder on the in-the-works Duets II to clinch their partnership.) Meanwhile, another battle rages on the Box video chart: Snoop Doggy Dogg’s ”Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” video takes an ominous dip, while the latest clip from Eazy-E (mortal enemy of Snoop’s mentor, Dr. Dre) clings to first place. Last Weeks on Week Pop Albums Chart 1 1 Pearl Jam Vs., Epic Associated 5 2 2 Frank Sinatra Duets, Capitol 3 3 - Michael Bolton The One Thing, Columbia 1 4 3 Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, MCA 10 5 4 Various Artists Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, Giant 6 6 5 Mariah Carey Music Box, Columbia 12 7 9 Bryan Adams So Far So Good, A&M 2 8 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits, MCA 1 9 6 Janet Jackson janet., Virgin 27 10 7 Billy Joel River of Dreams, Columbia 15

Pop Catalog Albums 1 1 Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell, Cleveland International/Epic 133 2 4 Mannheim Steamroller A Fresh Aire Christmas, American Gramaphone 19 3 10 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, American Gramaphone 19 4 8 Neil Diamond The Christmas Album, Columbia 2 5 12 Amy Grant Home for Christmas, A&M 2 6 14 John Tesh A Romantic Christmas, GTS 2 7 2 Enya Watermark, Reprise 110 8 7 Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975, Elektra 133 9 3 The Beatles 1967-1970, Capitol 7 10 6 The Beatles 1962-1966, Capitol 7

Music Videos 1 1 Eazy-E ”Real Compton City G’s,” Ruthless/Relativity 3 2 2 Drs ”Gangsta Lean,” Capitol 6 3 4 Salt-n-Pepa ”Shoop,” Next Plateau/London/PLG9 4 3 Snoop Doggy Dogg ”Who Am I (What’s My Name)?,” Death Row/Interscope 5 5 5 Total Devastation ”Many Clouds of Smoke,” Arista 8 6 7 R. Kelly ”Sex Me (Part 1),” Jive 9 7 6 2pac ”Keep Ya Head Up,” Interscope/Atlantic 7 8 36 Babyface ”Never Keeping Secrets,” Epic 2 9 11 Meat Loaf ”I’d Do Anything for Love,” MCA 13 10 8 Bloods and Crips ”Steady Dippin’,” Quality 7

c1993 BPI Communications Inc./Soundscan Inc. used with permission from Billboard,Dec.4,1993

c1993 Video Jukebox Network, Inc. used with permission, for week ending Nov.14,1993