Regional Hits of 1988

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The standard page for 1988 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1988 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Guns n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine Moves -3 Moves -7 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love Moves -2 Moves -34 Robin Beck First Time 1
2 INXS Need You Tonight Moves -5 Moves -2 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy Moves -7 Moves -14 The Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind 2
3 Steve Winwood Roll With It Moves -20 Moves -4 U2 Desire Moves -12 Moves 2 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love 3
4 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy Moves 2 Moves 3 Guns n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine Moves -65 Moves -6 Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky 4
5 George Michael One More Try Moves -8 Moves -6 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car Moves -12 Moves -21 The Pet Shop Boys Heart 5
6 Phil Collins Two Hearts Moves -6 Moves -9 Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now Moves -17 Moves -14 Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way is Up 6
7 U2 Desire Moves 4 Moves 5 INXS Need You Tonight Moves -65 Moves -10 Enya Orinoco Flow 7
8 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love Moves 7 Moves -53 Kylie Minogue The Loco-Motion Moves -18 Moves -1 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place On Earth 8
9 Tiffany Could've Been Moves -20 Moves -31 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place On Earth Moves 1 Moves 7 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy 9
10 Tracy Chapman Fast Car Moves -9 Moves -100 Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky Moves 6 Moves -48 Ofra Haza Im Nin'Alu 10
11 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car Moves 6 Moves -1 The Beach Boys Kokomo Moves -97 Moves -3 Milli Vanilli Girl, You Know It's True 11
12 The Beach Boys Kokomo Moves 1 Moves 6 Phil Collins Two Hearts Moves -33 Moves -9 Whitney Houston One Moment in Time 12
13 Cheap Trick The Flame Moves -23 Moves 8 George Michael One More Try Moves -26 Moves -14 Taylor Dayne Tell it to My Heart 13
14 George Michael Father Figure Moves -14 Moves -11 Milli Vanilli Girl, You Know It's True Moves 3 Moves -11 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 14
15 Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now Moves 9 Moves -2 George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You Moves -10 Moves 12 U2 Desire 15
16 Rick Astley Together Forever Moves -2 Moves -15 The Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind Moves 14 Moves -37 S-Express Theme From 'SExpress' 16
17 George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You Moves 2 Moves -100 Enya Orinoco Flow Moves 10 Moves 12 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car 17
18 The Escape Club Wild Wild West Moves -14 Moves 2 Rick Astley Together Forever Moves -6 Moves -50 Mory Kante Yeke Yeke 18
19 Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror Moves -14 Moves 9 Tracy Chapman Fast Car Moves -25 Moves -31 Fat Boys & Chubby Checker The Twist (Yo Twist) 19
20 Elton John I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That Moves -22 Moves -100 Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way is Up Moves 14 Moves -29 Kim Wilde You Came 20

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