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I LOVE YOU, YOU BUY ME

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It has curious song titles like ”Me and My Teddy,” ”Peanut Butter,” and ”Sally the Camel,” and it vaults to No. 9 after a mere two weeks on the pop-album chart. No, it’s not the new album by the 2 Live Crew; it’s Barney’s Favorites Volume 1, the first album featuring today’s most popular extinct flesh eater. (In comparison, the No. 7 debut of John Mellencamp’s Human Wheels is barely worth a shrug.) If the ubiquity of Barney isn’t enough to irk parents already irritated by his TV show, then consider this: The album that has been booted out of the top 10 for the first time, thanks to the new Purple One, is The Bodyguard. Last Weeks on week Pop Albums Chart 1 1 Garth Brooks In Pieces, Liberty 2 2 2 Mariah Carey Music Box, Columbia 2 3 3 Billy Joel River of Dreams, Columbia 5 4 4 Blind Melon Blind Melon, Capitol 10 5 5 Soundtrack Sleepless in Seattle, Epic Soundtrax 12 6 6 Janet Jackson Janet., Virgin 17 7 – John Mellencamp Human Wheels, Mercury 1 8 7 Stone Temple Pilots Core, Atlantic/AG 38 9 31 Barney Barney’s Favorites Volume 1, SBK/ERG 2 10 8 Cypress Hill Black Sunday, Ruffhouse/Columbia 8 Country albums 1 1 Garth Brooks In Pieces, Liberty 2 2 2 Alan Jackson A Lot About Livin’ (And a Little ‘Bout Love), Arista 49 3 3 Billy Ray Cyrus It Won’t Be the Last,Mercury Nashville 12 4 4 Wynonna Tell Me Why, Curb/MCA 18 5 5 Clint Black No Time to Kill, RCA 9 6 6 John Michael montgomery Life’s a Dance, Atlantic 44 7 9 Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad,Atlantic 72 8 8 George Strait Pure Country (soundtrack), MCA 52 9 12 Brooks & Dunn Hard Workin’ Man, Arista 29 10 7 Aaron Tippin Call of the Wild, RCA 5

Hard Music Albums

1 1 Mlind Melon Blind Melon, Capitol 11 2 3 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream, Virgin 7 3 2 Stone Temple Pilots Core, Atlantic/AG 44 4 4 Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union, Columbia 49 5 6 Pearl Jam Ten, Epic Associated 59 6 5 Aerosmith Get a Grip, Geffen 21 7 7 White Zombie La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol.1, Geffen 35 8 8 Tool Undertow, Zoo 23 9 10 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Epic 33 10 9 Soundtrack Last Action Hero, Columbia 14