By EW Staff
Updated March 17, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST
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Whoever’s got the Magic 8 Ball at Columbia deserves a raise: The company smartly released Bruce Springsteen’s Greatest Hits one day before the Grammys- when the Boss won four awards for his soundtrack single, ”Streets of Philadelphia,” one of the few songs to win both an Oscar and a Grammy. Included for the first time on a Springsteen album, the song no doubt helped propel Hits to this week’s No. 1 slot (a familiar position for Bruce; he’s had four previous chart-toppers, the last being 1987’s Tunnel of Love). Triple- Grammy winner Sheryl Crow owes a debt to the broadcast as well; her Tuesday Night Music Club jumps to No. 4 this week. Last Weeks on Week Pop Albums Chart 1 – Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits, Columbia 1 2 1 Boyz II Men II, Motown 27 3 2 Garth Brooks The Hits, Liberty 12 4 9 Sheryl Crow Tuesday Night Music Club, A&M 53 5 3 Green Day Dookie, Reprise/Warner Bros 56 6 6 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View, Atlantic 34 7 5 TLC CrazySexyCool, LaFace/Arista 16 8 4 Eagles Hell Freezes Over, Geffen 17 9 8 Live Throwing Copper, Radioactive 45 10 7 Van Halen Balance, Warner Bros. 6

R&B albums 1 1 DJ Quik Safe + Sound, Profile 2 2 2 Mary j. Blige My Life, Uptown/MCA 14 3 3 TLC CrazySexyCool, LaFace/Arista 16 4 6 Boyz ii Men II, Motown 27 5 5 The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die, Bad Boy/Arista 25 6 4 Too Short Cocktales, Jive 6 7 9 Brandy Brandy, Atlantic 23 8 7 Brownstone From the Bottom Up, MJJ/Epic 8 9 8 Kirk Franklin and the Family Kirk Franklin and the Family, Gospo-Centric 13 10 10 Barry White The Icon Is Love, Perspective/A&M 22

College Albums 1 1 Throwing Muses University, Sire/Reprise 7 2 3 Bettie Serveert Lamprey, Matador/Atlantic 7 3 2 The Stone Roses Second Coming, Geffen 8 4 5 Belly King, Sire/Reprise 3 5 7 Prick Prick, Nothing/Interscope. 5 6 – PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love, Island 1 7 16 Quicksand Manic Compression, Island 4 8 6 The Wolfgang Press Funky Little Demons, 4AD 6 9 4 Bush Sixteen Stone, Trauma/Interscope 10 10 8 Low Pop Suicide The Death of Excellence, World Domination 7

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