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 -4 Moves -7 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love Moves -2 Moves -32 Robin Beck First Time 1
2 INXS Need You Tonight Moves -5 Moves -2 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy Moves -6 Moves -12 The Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind 2
3 Steve Winwood Roll With It Moves -20 Moves -4 U2 Desire Moves -16 Moves 2 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love 3
4 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy Moves 2 Moves -7 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car Moves -13 Moves -5 Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky 4
5 George Michael One More Try Moves -10 Moves 4 Guns n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine Moves -77 Moves -17 The Pet Shop Boys Heart 5
6 Phil Collins Two Hearts Moves -7 Moves -9 Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now Moves -18 Moves -10 Enya Orinoco Flow 6
7 U2 Desire Moves 4 Moves 5 INXS Need You Tonight Moves -62 Moves -11 Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way is Up 7
8 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love Moves 7 Moves -51 Kylie Minogue The Loco-Motion Moves -18 Moves 6 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy 8
9 Tiffany Could've Been Moves -20 Moves -100 Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky Moves 5 Moves -39 Ofra Haza Im Nin'Alu 9
10 Tracy Chapman Fast Car Moves -10 Moves -28 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place On Earth Moves 0 Moves 0 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place On Earth 10
11 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car Moves 7 Moves -12 Milli Vanilli Girl, You Know It's True Moves 0 Moves 0 Milli Vanilli Girl, You Know It's True 11
12 The Beach Boys Kokomo Moves 0 Moves 0 The Beach Boys Kokomo Moves -86 Moves -7 Whitney Houston One Moment in Time 12
13 Cheap Trick The Flame Moves -17 Moves 7 Phil Collins Two Hearts Moves -29 Moves -13 Taylor Dayne Tell it to My Heart 13
14 George Michael Father Figure Moves -13 Moves -15 The Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind Moves 12 Moves -32 S-Express Theme From 'SExpress' 14
15 Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now Moves 9 Moves 10 George Michael One More Try Moves -24 Moves -10 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 15
16 Rick Astley Together Forever Moves -1 Moves -100 Enya Orinoco Flow Moves 10 Moves -44 Mory Kante Yeke Yeke 16
17 The Escape Club Wild Wild West Moves -18 Moves 1 Rick Astley Together Forever Moves -6 Moves 13 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car 17
18 Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror Moves -16 Moves -100 Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way is Up Moves 11 Moves -21 Fat Boys & Chubby Checker The Twist (Yo Twist) 18
19 Elton John I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That Moves -23 Moves -72 Whitney Houston One Moment in Time Moves 7 Moves 16 U2 Desire 19
20 George Michael Monkey Moves -33 Moves 10 Tracy Chapman Fast Car Moves -25 Moves -89 Koreana Hand in Hand 20

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