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Singular Sensation

Soundtrack singles climb ''Billboard'' charts -- Check out the popular songs from films like ''Ghost'' and ''Pretty Woman''

These days, a movie's box-office success can often mean big sales for a soundtrack single. A recent Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart (Sept. 15) reveals these movie tunes going head-to-head with the likes of M.C. Hammer and Prince: The Righteous Brothers' ''Unchained Melody,'' a song that's having a resurgence thanks to the phenomenal success of Ghost; Jon Bon Jovi's ''Blaze of Glory'' from Young Guns II; Go West's ''King of Wishful Thinking'' from Pretty Woman; and Billy Idol's ''Cradle of Love'' from The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.

Originally posted Sep 21, 1990 Published in issue #32 Sep 21, 1990 Order article reprints

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