I have always been fascinated with charts where a song drops to a certain number, and the song that was at that number goes to the place where the former was. So listening to the 5/24/86 show today, I was blown away by something I had never noticed before.
"Why Can't This Be Love" by Van Halen plunged from three to 11, which is one of the bigger drops I have ever seen from the three slot. Meanwhile, "Own My Own" by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald vaulted from 11 up to number three. Again, a big time move that you just didn't see in 1986. Together, that is the largest switch for two songs in regards to next week's chart position that I have ever seen.
Has anyone ever clued into switches like that? I know they happen 1 and 2, 1 and 3, sometimes even 1 and 4 or 1 and 5. However, 3 and 11 might stand up there as the largest "switch". Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if anyone else has even paid attention to things like this outside of the number one position.
Curious if any of you have ever seen anything like this.
Last Edit: May 25, 2022 21:01:29 GMT -5 by woolebull