One rock band replaces another atop the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock and Roll” debuts at No. 1, bumping last week’s champ, Paramore, down to No. 12. FOB’s new album, the band’s second chart-topper, trumps Kid Cudi’s “Indicud,” which debuted at No. 2 this week.
Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting” began a three-week command of the Billboard Hot 100. The love song was a surprise smash for Marx, who felt that the stark piano ballad was suitable only as a gift to his wife, actress Cynthia Rhodes. (Along with pop audiences, she apparently liked it, too; the love birds celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary this year.)
Back then, he used a landline. Not ideal when facing a ghostly emergency. In any case, Ray Parker, Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” made No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 its haunt for three weeks beginning 28 years ago today.