Songs from the Year 1988

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This page lists the top songs of 1988 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1988 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1988.

The top ten song artists of 1988 were:

1:Michael Jackson2:George Michael3:The Pet Shop Boys4:INXS5:Tiffany
6:Kylie Minogue7:Phil Collins8:Rick Astley9:Belinda Carlisle10:Guns n' Roses
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love 1988 UK 1 - Sep 1988 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1988 (25 weeks), Holland 1 - Sep 1988 (12 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1988 (23 weeks), Poland 1 - Sep 1988 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1988, Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1988, Europe 1 for 1 week - Oct 1988, Norway 2 - Sep 1988 (16 weeks), Italy 2 of 1988, Germany 3 - Jan 1989 (5 months), Springbok 3 - Jan 1989 (4 weeks), Sweden 4 - Sep 1988 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), Austria 6 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 7 - Nov 1988 (12 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1989, US Radio 23 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Australia 23 of 1988, US BB 26 of 1988, US CashBox 29 of 1988, ARC 41 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), POP 65 of 1988, Brazil 75 of 1989, Germany 103 of the 1980s (peak 3 16 weeks), UKMIX 770, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1988), RYM 193 of 1988
2 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy 1988 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1988 (26 weeks), Austria 1 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1989 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1988, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Europe 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1988, Grammy in 1988, UK 2 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), Holland 2 - Oct 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1988 (21 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Springbok 4 - Dec 1988 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Norway 5 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1989, Sweden 13 - Oct 1988 (4 weeks), Poland 13 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), POP 13 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 19 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 23 of the 1980s (peak 1 16 weeks), Switzerland 26 of 1989, US CashBox 28 of 1988, Brazil 30 of 1988, US Radio 32 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Scrobulate 92 of happy, Italy 97 of 1989, RIAA 301, RYM 94 of 1988
3 Guns n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine 1988 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1988 (24 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1988, US (Sup) Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2008), US Radio 4 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), UK 6 - Aug 1988 (52 weeks), ARC 6 of 1988 (peak 1 14 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1988, POP 6 of 1988, US BB 7 of 1988, nuTsie 8 of 1980s, France 10 - Sep 1988 (1 week), Switzerland 15 - Jun 1989 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 15 of hard rock, Vinyl Surrender 18 (1987), Holland 24 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), 24 in 2FM list, Sweden 27 - Jul 2008 (1 week), Belgium 29 - Oct 1989 (1 week), Poland 33 - Sep 1988 (5 weeks), TheQ 36, Japan (Tokyo) 72 - Nov 1988 (2 weeks), DMDB 83 (1988), Acclaimed 109 (1987), Belgium 180 of all time, Rolling Stone 196, RIAA 210, RYM 10 of 1988
4 U2 Desire 1988 UK 1 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), Poland 1 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1988, Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1988, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1988, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1988, Holland 2 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1988 (17 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1988 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), KROQ 4 of 1988, Norway 5 - Oct 1988 (8 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Oct 1988 (12 weeks), Italy 10 of 1988, Germany 11 - Oct 1988 (2 months), Sweden 12 - Oct 1988 (3 weeks), Austria 23 - Nov 1988 (1 week), ARC 34 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), US Radio 54 of 1988 (peak 3 8 weeks), Acclaimed 2038 (1988), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1988), RYM 65 of 1988
5 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car 1988 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1988 (20 weeks), Holland 1 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1988 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1988 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Feb 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1988, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1988, Springbok 1 - Apr 1988 (23 weeks), UK 3 - Feb 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Mar 1988 (13 weeks), Germany 3 - Mar 1988 (3 months), Australia 4 of 1988, US CashBox 6 of 1988, US Radio 6 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), Sweden 7 - Feb 1988 (3 weeks), South Africa 7 of 1988, Austria 8 - Apr 1988 (4 weeks), Poland 19 - Mar 1988 (10 weeks), ARC 23 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), Switzerland 26 of 1988, Brazil 52 of 1988, OzNet 261, Germany 303 of the 1980s (peak 3 11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1988)
6 Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now 1988 UK 1 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1987 (24 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1987, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1988, Springbok 1 - Feb 1988 (23 weeks), Holland 2 - Jan 1988 (11 weeks), Belgium 2 - Feb 1988 (12 weeks), Norway 3 - Feb 1988 (8 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1988), South Africa 6 of 1988, France 8 - Feb 1988 (1 week), Sweden 9 - Nov 1987 (4 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Mar 1988 (9 weeks), US Radio 18 of 1987 (peak 1 9 weeks), Germany 18 - Feb 1988 (2 months), Austria 24 - Apr 1988 (1 week), ARC 31 of 1987 (peak 1 13 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1987, US BB 39 of 1987, Italy 47 of 1988, POP 75 of 1987, Brazil 89 of 1988, RYM 169 of 1987
7 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place On Earth 1988 UK 1 - Dec 1987 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Sep 1987 (21 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jan 1988 (6 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1988 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jan 1988, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1988, Springbok 1 - Feb 1988 (23 weeks), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1988, Belgium 2 - Jan 1988 (9 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1988 (3 months), South Africa 4 of 1988, Holland 7 - Jan 1988 (10 weeks), Switzerland 8 of 1988, Austria 10 - Mar 1988 (2 weeks), Australia 10 of 1988, ARC 12 of 1987 (peak 1 14 weeks), Poland 15 - Nov 1987 (14 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1987 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 17 of 1987, Italy 31 of 1988, POP 72 of 1987, Germany 344 of the 1980s (peak 3 9 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1988), RYM 53 of 1987
8 INXS Need You Tonight 1988 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1987 (25 weeks), ARC 1 of 1988 (peak 1 16 weeks), MTV Video of the year 1988, UK 2 - Oct 1987 (14 weeks), Springbok 5 - Mar 1988 (18 weeks), KROQ 6 of 1987, Belgium 8 - Jan 1988 (9 weeks), US Radio 9 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), France 10 - Oct 1987 (1 week), Holland 11 - Dec 1987 (10 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1988, Austria 16 - Mar 1988 (3 weeks), US BB 19 of 1988, Germany 22 - Feb 1988 (2 months), Brazil 25 of 1988, POP 25 of 1988, Scrobulate 31 of 80s, Italy 45 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 82 - Nov 1988 (2 weeks), Virgin 82, TheQ 277, Acclaimed 1919 (1987), RYM 100 of 1987
9 The Beach Boys Kokomo 1988 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1988 (28 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1988 (30 weeks), Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1988, Golden Globe in 1988 (film 'Cocktail') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Holland 6 - Apr 1989 (10 weeks), Germany 6 - Jan 1989 (3 months), Switzerland 8 - Mar 1989 (11 weeks), POP 10 of 1988, Belgium 13 - Apr 1989 (8 weeks), Australia 13 of 1989, US BB 17 of 1988, UK 25 - Nov 1988 (9 weeks), US Radio 35 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), ARC 36 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), US CashBox 39 of 1988, Poland 40 - Nov 1988 (1 week), Japan (Osaku) 61 of 1989 (peak 22 12 weeks), Brazil 64 of 1989, OzNet 921, Party 111 of 2007
10 Phil Collins Two Hearts 1988 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1988 (17 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1988 (23 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1989, Oscar in 1988 (film 'Buster') (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1983 (film 'Buster') (Nominated), Belgium 3 - Dec 1988 (13 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Dec 1988 (11 weeks), Poland 4 - Dec 1988 (14 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1989 (3 months), Holland 5 - Nov 1988 (10 weeks), UK 6 - Nov 1988 (11 weeks), Norway 6 - Jan 1989 (2 weeks), ARC 13 of 1989 (peak 1 13 weeks), Austria 14 - Jan 1989 (4 weeks), Sweden 16 - Jan 1989 (2 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1989, US BB 26 of 1989, US Radio 32 of 1989 (peak 1 9 weeks), POP 65 of 1989, Germany 333 of the 1980s (peak 3 10 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1989)
11 Kylie Minogue The Loco-Motion 1988 Australia 1 of 1987, Eire 1 for 1 week - Aug 1988, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1987, Springbok 1 - Oct 1988 (16 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1988, South Africa 1 of 1989, UK 2 - Aug 1988 (11 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Nov 1988 (15 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1988 (12 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Aug 1988 (27 weeks), Austria 3 - Oct 1988 (5 weeks), Belgium 4 - Aug 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Aug 1988 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1993), Holland 6 - Aug 1988 (8 weeks), Norway 8 - Sep 1988 (3 weeks), Sweden 17 - Aug 1988 (1 week), US Radio 55 of 1988 (peak 3 9 weeks), Germany 315 of the 1980s (peak 3 10 weeks), RYM 156 of 1987
12 Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky 1988 UK 1 - Jan 1988 (17 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1988 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Mar 1988 (3 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1988, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1988, Springbok 1 - May 1988 (24 weeks), Europe 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1988, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1988, South Africa 3 of 1988, Austria 4 - Apr 1988 (4 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1988), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), Norway 5 - Mar 1988 (9 weeks), France 7 - Feb 1988 (1 week), Australia 7 of 1988, Belgium 8 - Mar 1988 (7 weeks), Sweden 10 - Feb 1988 (4 weeks), Holland 14 - Mar 1988 (6 weeks), Switzerland 16 of 1988, US Billboard 28 - May 1988 (14 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 34 - Jan 1989 (2 weeks), Germany 192 of the 1980s (peak 1 10 weeks), UKMIX 551, RYM 162 of 1987
13 George Michael One More Try 1988 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1988 (18 weeks), US Radio 1 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), Sweden 1 - Apr 1988 (7 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Apr 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1988, Brazil 2 of 1988, Belgium 2 - Apr 1988 (11 weeks), Holland 4 - Apr 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 4 - May 1988 (12 weeks), Poland 4 - May 1988 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1989), Norway 7 - May 1988 (4 weeks), UK 8 - Apr 1988 (7 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1988, ARC 16 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), POP 26 of 1988, Austria 29 - Jul 1988 (2 weeks)
14 The Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind 1988 UK 1 - Dec 1987 (14 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1987 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1988 (18 weeks), Poland 1 - Jan 1988 (20 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1988 (4 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - May 1988, Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1988, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1988, Austria 2 - Feb 1988 (5 weeks), Belgium 2 - Dec 1987 (11 weeks), Holland 3 - Dec 1987 (10 weeks), Norway 3 - Jan 1988 (10 weeks), Springbok 3 - Jan 1988 (22 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Mar 1988 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1988), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), South Africa 11 of 1988, Switzerland 15 of 1988, KROQ 18 of 1988, POP 38 of 1988, Italy 58 of 1988, US Radio 69 of 1988 (peak 4 7 weeks), Germany 136 of the 1980s (peak 1 11 weeks), RYM 33 of 1987
15 Tracy Chapman Fast Car 1988 Holland 1 - May 1988 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1988 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1988, Grammy in 1988 (Nominated), UK 5 - Jun 1988 (34 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jun 1988 (21 weeks), Poland 9 - Jul 1988 (12 weeks), Scrobulate 15 of acoustic, Virgin 36, nuTsie 39 of 1980s, Europe 63 of the 1980s (1988), US Radio 72 of 1988 (peak 6 8 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 74 (1988), Rolling Stone 165, RIAA 178, Belgium 208 of all time, Acclaimed 314 (1988), OzNet 389, WXPN 398, RYM 16 of 1988
16 Enya Orinoco Flow 1988 UK 1 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Nov 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1988 (16 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1988 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1988, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1988, Scrobulate 1 of new age, Poland 2 - Dec 1988 (19 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1989 (3 months), Sweden 3 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Norway 5 - Nov 1988 (9 weeks), Austria 8 - Dec 1988 (4 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 9 - Nov 1988 (37 weeks), France 9 - Oct 1988 (1 week), Switzerland 19 of 1989, US Billboard 24 - Jan 1989 (17 weeks), POP 34 of 1989, Brazil 83 of 1989, Germany 242 of the 1980s (peak 2 10 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1988), RYM 18 of 1988
17 Milli Vanilli Girl, You Know It's True 1988 Austria 1 - Oct 1988 (5 weeks), Germany 1 - Jul 1988 (5 months), Europe 1 for 1 week - Nov 1988, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1988, US Billboard 2 - Jan 1989 (26 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Sep 1988 (19 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1988 (14 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1989), UK 3 - Jul 1988 (15 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1989, Holland 4 - Aug 1988 (11 weeks), France 4 - Jul 1988 (2 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), Japan (Tokyo) 5 - Jan 1989 (17 weeks), Belgium 5 - Sep 1988 (8 weeks), Sweden 9 - Sep 1988 (5 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1988, ARC 15 of 1989 (peak 2 14 weeks), Germany 27 of the 1980s (peak 1 20 weeks), US Radio 49 of 1989 (peak 4 8 weeks), Brazil 56 of 1989, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1988)
18 Rick Astley Together Forever 1988 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1988 (18 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1988 (4 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1988, Europe 1 for 1 week - Mar 1988, UK 2 - Feb 1988 (9 weeks), Belgium 2 - Mar 1988 (8 weeks), France 8 - Mar 1988 (1 week), Austria 10 - Apr 1988 (3 weeks), Germany 10 - Mar 1988 (3 months), Holland 12 - Feb 1988 (7 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Apr 1988 (8 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1988, US Radio 33 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), Italy 36 of 1988, ARC 45 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 61 - Nov 1988 (2 weeks), Brazil 74 of 1988, OzNet 915
19 Steve Winwood Roll With It 1988 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1988 (18 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1988, US Radio 2 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), Grammy in 1988 (Nominated), MTV Video of the year 1989 (Nominated), ARC 3 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), US CashBox 5 of 1988, POP 19 of 1988, Poland 37 - Aug 1988 (4 weeks), US BB 39 of 1988, UK 53 - Jun 1988 (5 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 54 - Nov 1988 (2 weeks), Brazil 71 of 1988
20 Yazz & The Plastic Population The Only Way is Up 1988 UK 1 - Jul 1988 (15 weeks), Holland 1 - Aug 1988 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1988, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1988, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1988, France 2 - Aug 1988 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1988 (14 weeks), Sweden 3 - Aug 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 3 - Aug 1988 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1988), Austria 5 - Oct 1988 (3 weeks), Norway 5 - Sep 1988 (6 weeks), Australia 21 of 1988, Switzerland 22 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 65 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks), Italy 65 of 1988, US Billboard 96 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 305 of the 1980s (peak 3 11 weeks), UKMIX 383
21 Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning 1988 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1988, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1987, Springbok 1 - Apr 1988 (19 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1988 (7 weeks), Holland 3 - Mar 1988 (11 weeks), France 5 - Mar 1988 (3 weeks), UK 6 - Apr 1988 (19 weeks), KROQ 6 of 1988, South Africa 10 of 1988, US Billboard 17 - Apr 1988 (22 weeks), Australia 21 of 1987, POP 46 of 1988, Scrobulate 62 of 80s, Europe 93 of the 1980s (1988), US Radio 147 of 1988 (peak 17 2 weeks), TheQ 278, Acclaimed 887 (1987), RYM 26 of 1987, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
22 Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel 1988 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1987 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1987, Belgium 2 - Nov 1987 (10 weeks), UK 3 - Dec 1987 (19 weeks), Holland 6 - Nov 1987 (9 weeks), Poland 6 - Jan 1988 (10 weeks), Sweden 7 - Jul 2009 (12 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Dec 1987 (14 weeks), Austria 15 - Jan 1988 (3 weeks), Springbok 16 - Feb 1988 (3 weeks), Germany 17 - Jan 1988 (2 months), US BB 30 of 1988, ARC 30 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), POP 35 of 1988, US Radio 39 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Italy 43 of 1988, Brazil 67 of 1988, Scrobulate 97 of disco, OzNet 744, RYM 188 of 1987
23 Whitney Houston One Moment in Time 1988 UK 1 - Sep 1988 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Sep 1988 (4 months), Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1988, Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1988, Norway 3 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1988 (11 weeks), Sweden 4 - Oct 1988 (5 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Sep 1988 (22 weeks), Poland 4 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1988 (17 weeks), Austria 5 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Holland 6 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), Italy 17 of 1988, POP 17 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 20 - Nov 1988 (9 weeks), US BB 22 of 1988, Brazil 68 of 1989, US Radio 79 of 1988 (peak 5 7 weeks), Germany 177 of the 1980s (peak 1 12 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1988)
24 Will To Power Baby, I Love Your Way 1988 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1988 (24 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1989 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jan 1989, Japan (Tokyo) 4 - Dec 1988 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), UK 6 - Jan 1989 (9 weeks), France 7 - Dec 1988 (2 weeks), Brazil 13 of 1989, US Radio 20 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), US BB 21 of 1988, Holland 22 - Feb 1989 (6 weeks), POP 22 of 1988, Belgium 23 - Feb 1989 (3 weeks), ARC 24 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), Germany 25 - Feb 1989 (2 months)
25 The Pet Shop Boys Heart 1988 UK 1 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1988 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Apr 1988 (3 months), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1988, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - May 1988, Europe 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1988, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1988, Poland 2 - Apr 1988 (13 weeks), Sweden 4 - Apr 1988 (5 weeks), Austria 4 - May 1988 (3 weeks), France 6 - May 1988 (2 weeks), Norway 6 - Apr 1988 (7 weeks), Belgium 6 - Apr 1988 (9 weeks), Springbok 6 - Jun 1988 (14 weeks), Holland 11 - Apr 1988 (6 weeks), Switzerland 20 of 1988, KROQ 33 of 1988, Germany 216 of the 1980s (peak 1 10 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1988), RYM 82 of 1988
26 Taylor Dayne Tell it to My Heart 1988 Holland 1 - Feb 1988 (10 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1988 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Feb 1988 (4 months), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1988, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1988, UK 3 - Jan 1988 (16 weeks), Austria 3 - Apr 1988 (4 weeks), Norway 3 - Feb 1988 (11 weeks), Belgium 3 - Mar 1988 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), Sweden 5 - Jan 1988 (8 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Oct 1987 (24 weeks), Switzerland 10 of 1988, Springbok 11 - Jul 1988 (15 weeks), US BB 37 of 1988, ARC 44 of 1988 (peak 6 13 weeks), POP 59 of 1988, US Radio 76 of 1988 (peak 7 8 weeks), Germany 113 of the 1980s (peak 1 12 weeks)
27 Cheap Trick The Flame 1988 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1988 (27 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1988, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - May 1988, Australia 3 of 1988, US CashBox 9 of 1988, US BB 15 of 1988, US Radio 17 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), POP 21 of 1988, ARC 22 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), Brazil 48 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 63 - Dec 1988 (3 weeks), UK 77 - Jun 1988 (11 weeks)
28 The Escape Club Wild Wild West 1988 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1988 (27 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jan 1989 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Japan (Tokyo) 6 - Nov 1988 (18 weeks), France 8 - Oct 1988 (2 weeks), ARC 13 of 1988 (peak 1 14 weeks), US Radio 13 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), South Africa 15 of 1989, US BB 16 of 1988, US CashBox 31 of 1988, KROQ 31 of 1988, POP 51 of 1988, Brazil 88 of 1989, OzNet 307
29 Fairground Attraction Perfect 1988 UK 1 - Apr 1988 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - May 1988, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1988, Springbok 1 - Aug 1988 (24 weeks), Holland 3 - May 1988 (9 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Jun 1988 (11 weeks), Belgium 5 - Jun 1988 (7 weeks), Germany 5 - Jun 1988 (3 months), South Africa 5 of 1988, Australia 6 of 1988, Norway 10 - Jun 1988 (1 week), Japan (Tokyo) 11 - Nov 1988 (7 weeks), Sweden 12 - May 1988 (4 weeks), Austria 19 - Aug 1988 (2 weeks), US Billboard 80 - Dec 1988 (5 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1988)
30 Salt-N-Pepa Push It 1988 Holland 1 - Jun 1988 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1988 (11 weeks), UK 2 - Mar 1988 (19 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1989), Norway 4 - Aug 1988 (7 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Aug 1988 (9 weeks), France 7 - Jan 1988 (2 weeks), Sweden 8 - Aug 1988 (5 weeks), Austria 9 - Oct 1988 (5 weeks), Germany 9 - Apr 1988 (6 months), Australia 18 of 1988, US Billboard 19 - Nov 1987 (24 weeks), POP 20 of 1988, US BB 23 of 1988, US Radio 153 of 1988 (peak 19 1 week), Germany 389 of the 1980s (peak 9 18 weeks), Rolling Stone 440, Acclaimed 451 (1987), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1988), RYM 54 of 1988, Party 81 of 1999
31 George Michael Father Figure 1988 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1988 (17 weeks), ASCAP song of 1988, Holland 2 - Jan 1988 (9 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jan 1988 (10 weeks), Sweden 6 - Feb 1988 (4 weeks), France 7 - Mar 1988 (2 weeks), Poland 8 - Feb 1988 (13 weeks), Norway 10 - Feb 1988 (1 week), UK 11 - Jan 1988 (6 weeks), Switzerland 13 - Jan 1988 (7 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1988, US Radio 19 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), Austria 23 - Mar 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 24 - Feb 1988 (1 month), ARC 28 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1988, RYM 148 of 1987
32 Robin Beck First Time 1988 UK 1 - Oct 1988 (14 weeks), Holland 1 - Dec 1988 (11 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1989 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1988 (22 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1988 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1988 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1989 (4 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1988, Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1989, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1989, Sweden 2 - Jan 1989 (8 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Switzerland 3 of 1989, Germany 53 of the 1980s (peak 1 14 weeks), UKMIX 856, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1988)
33 Rick Astley She Wants to Dance With Me 1988 Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1988 (19 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1989, Springbok 2 - Nov 1988 (15 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1989, Belgium 3 - Oct 1988 (9 weeks), UK 6 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Dec 1988 (17 weeks), Germany 9 - Oct 1988 (2 months), Holland 12 - Sep 1988 (8 weeks), Sweden 12 - Oct 1988 (3 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Oct 1988 (8 weeks), Italy 42 of 1988, POP 43 of 1989, US Radio 79 of 1989 (peak 7 6 weeks)
34 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 1988 US Billboard 1 - May 1988 (14 weeks), Poland 1 - May 1988 (28 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1988 (11 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1988, Holland 2 - May 1988 (9 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jun 1988 (21 weeks), Germany 3 - Jun 1988 (4 months), UK 4 - Jul 1988 (17 weeks), France 6 - Jul 1988 (2 weeks), Switzerland 6 of 1988, Austria 7 - Jul 1988 (7 weeks), Norway 17 - Jul 2009 (1 week), US CashBox 18 of 1988, Sweden 29 - Jul 2009 (2 weeks), US Radio 45 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Brazil 77 of 1988, Germany 189 of the 1980s (peak 3 13 weeks), Belgium 217 of all time, RYM 100 of 1988
35 Tiffany Could've Been 1988 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1987 (20 weeks), Sweden 1 - Feb 1988 (6 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1988, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1988, UK 4 - Mar 1988 (9 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1988, US Radio 7 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), ARC 10 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1988, Belgium 22 - Apr 1988 (4 weeks), Holland 25 - May 1988 (4 weeks)
36 Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror 1988 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1988 (17 weeks), Grammy in 1988 (Nominated), US Radio 5 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1988, Poland 7 - Mar 1988 (11 weeks), Belgium 11 - Feb 1988 (6 weeks), POP 11 of 1988, ARC 15 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), Norway 15 - Jul 2009 (1 week), Holland 16 - Feb 1988 (6 weeks), Sweden 19 - Jul 2009 (7 weeks), Austria 20 - Jun 1988 (6 weeks), UK 21 - Feb 1988 (29 weeks), Switzerland 22 - Jul 2009 (3 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1988, RYM 147 of 1988
37 The Pet Shop Boys Domino Dancing 1988 Poland 1 - Oct 1988 (14 weeks), Springbok 2 - Oct 1988 (19 weeks), Sweden 3 - Oct 1988 (6 weeks), Germany 3 - Sep 1988 (4 months), South Africa 3 of 1989, Japan (Tokyo) 4 - Nov 1988 (18 weeks), France 5 - Oct 1988 (2 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Oct 1988 (15 weeks), Norway 5 - Oct 1988 (6 weeks), Belgium 6 - Oct 1988 (9 weeks), UK 7 - Sep 1988 (11 weeks), Holland 7 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Austria 21 - Nov 1988 (1 week), Italy 39 of 1988, Brazil 65 of 1989, US Radio 150 of 1988 (peak 18 1 week), Germany 258 of the 1980s (peak 3 11 weeks), RYM 93 of 1988
38 Poison Every Rose Has It's Thorn 1988 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1988 (21 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Japan (Tokyo) 10 - Dec 1988 (9 weeks), Sweden 10 - Jan 1989 (3 weeks), US Radio 11 of 1988 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 12 of 1988, Switzerland 12 - Jan 1989 (19 weeks), UK 13 - Feb 1989 (9 weeks), Poland 13 - Mar 1989 (12 weeks), POP 14 of 1988, Holland 18 - Feb 1989 (6 weeks), ARC 25 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), Brazil 93 of 1989
39 Guns n' Roses Welcome to the Jungle 1988 Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), Poland 5 - Jan 1989 (17 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Oct 1988 (16 weeks), US BB 13 of 1988, POP 15 of 1988, Scrobulate 45 of rock, UK 67 - Oct 1987 (2 weeks), US Radio 82 of 1988 (peak 7 7 weeks), TheQ 83, Rolling Stone 467, Acclaimed 563 (1987), RYM 16 of 1987, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
40 Terence Trent D'Arby Sign Your Name 1988 Poland 1 - Mar 1988 (19 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jan 1988, UK 2 - Jan 1988 (10 weeks), Holland 2 - Jan 1988 (12 weeks), Sweden 2 - Jan 1988 (6 weeks), France 2 - Feb 1988 (3 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jan 1988 (12 weeks), US Billboard 4 - May 1988 (21 weeks), Austria 7 - Mar 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 7 - Feb 1988 (3 months), Switzerland 8 - Jan 1988 (13 weeks), Australia 24 of 1988, US CashBox 41 of 1988, US Radio 60 of 1988 (peak 4 8 weeks), Italy 97 of 1988, RYM 62 of 1987
41 Taylor Dayne I Will Always Love You 1988 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1988 (30 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), US BB 5 of 1988, POP 5 of 1988, ARC 14 of 1988 (peak 2 14 weeks), Belgium 16 - Jul 1988 (2 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 25 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), Switzerland 30 - Jul 1988 (2 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1988, UK 41 - Jun 1988 (8 weeks), US Radio 43 of 1988 (peak 3 10 weeks), Brazil 95 of 1989
42 Womack & Womack Teardrops 1988 Holland 1 - Sep 1988 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1988 (15 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Dec 1988, Australia 1 for 1 week - Feb 1989, Switzerland 2 - Oct 1988 (16 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1989 (4 months), UK 3 - Aug 1988 (18 weeks), Austria 4 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), Australia 8 of 1989, Germany 130 of the 1980s (peak 2 14 weeks), OzNet 166, UKMIX 785, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1988), RYM 101 of 1988
43 Robert Palmer Simply Irresistible 1988 Australia 1 of 1988, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1988, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1988 (20 weeks), Springbok 2 - Aug 1988 (22 weeks), France 10 - Aug 1988 (1 week), ARC 18 of 1988 (peak 2 14 weeks), South Africa 19 of 1988, US CashBox 22 of 1988, US Radio 22 of 1988 (peak 2 9 weeks), UK 44 - Jun 1988 (4 weeks), OzNet 373
44 Bon Jovi Bad Medicine 1988 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1988 (20 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), Poland 5 - Oct 1988 (18 weeks), Sweden 8 - Oct 1988 (5 weeks), Holland 10 - Oct 1988 (7 weeks), Switzerland 14 - Oct 1988 (8 weeks), UK 17 - Sep 1988 (8 weeks), Belgium 20 - Oct 1988 (3 weeks), POP 33 of 1988, US Radio 34 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), US BB 35 of 1988, ARC 47 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), Italy 54 of 1988
45 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me 1988 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1988 (24 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 2005), POP 4 of 1988, Sweden 6 - Nov 1987 (5 weeks), US CashBox 10 of 1988, US BB 11 of 1988, ARC 17 of 1988 (peak 2 15 weeks), UK 18 - Sep 1987 (6 weeks), US Radio 26 of 1988 (peak 2 9 weeks), nuTsie 60 of 1980s, TheQ 66, RYM 143 of 1987, Party 6 of 2007
46 George Michael Monkey 1988 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1988 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1988, Poland 4 - Aug 1988 (12 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Jul 1988 (9 weeks), Holland 6 - Jul 1988 (7 weeks), Belgium 6 - Jul 1988 (8 weeks), Sweden 12 - Aug 1988 (4 weeks), UK 13 - Jul 1988 (6 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1988, Austria 25 - Oct 1988 (2 weeks), US Radio 29 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), US BB 36 of 1988, POP 67 of 1988
47 Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal 1988 Holland 1 - Nov 1988 (12 weeks), Poland 1 - Nov 1988 (27 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Nov 1988 (23 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), UK 8 - Nov 1988 (21 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 9 - Nov 1988 (20 weeks), Germany 10 - Jan 1989 (3 months), Sweden 12 - Jul 2009 (5 weeks), Austria 17 - Feb 1989 (3 weeks), POP 27 of 1989, US BB 31 of 1989, Italy 43 of 1989, Scrobulate 77 of pop, RYM 28 of 1988
48 Elton John I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That 1988 Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1988, US Billboard 2 - Jun 1988 (18 weeks), Austria 6 - Aug 1988 (5 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Jul 1988 (13 weeks), Poland 20 - Jul 1988 (11 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1988, UK 30 - Jun 1988 (8 weeks), ARC 37 of 1988 (peak 2 13 weeks), US Radio 38 of 1988 (peak 2 8 weeks), Brazil 59 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 76 - Nov 1988 (1 week), Italy 79 of 1988
49 Tom Jones & Art of Noise Kiss 1988 New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Feb 1989, UK 5 - Oct 1988 (7 weeks), Holland 5 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), Belgium 5 - Nov 1988 (10 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 6 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), Norway 8 - Dec 1988 (2 weeks), Austria 9 - Dec 1988 (4 weeks), POP 10 of 1989, Switzerland 11 - Nov 1988 (11 weeks), Springbok 18 - Feb 1989 (1 week), Germany 21 - Jan 1989 (2 months), US Billboard 31 - Dec 1988 (10 weeks), OzNet 687, Acclaimed 2209 (1986)
50 Def Leppard Love Bites 1988 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1988 (23 weeks), Poland 2 - Sep 1988 (37 weeks), France 3 - Jul 1988 (2 weeks), Sweden 6 - Oct 1988 (7 weeks), UK 11 - Jul 1988 (8 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 12 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks), US Radio 24 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), Holland 25 - Jan 1989 (5 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1988, ARC 29 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), US CashBox 50 of 1988
51 S-Express Theme From 'SExpress' 1988 UK 1 - Apr 1988 (16 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1988 (16 weeks), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1988, Holland 2 - May 1988 (15 weeks), Norway 2 - May 1988 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - May 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 2 - May 1988 (4 months), France 7 - May 1988 (2 weeks), Switzerland 9 of 1988, Austria 11 - Jun 1988 (4 weeks), US Billboard 91 - Jun 1988 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 193 of the 1980s (peak 2, 32 weeks, 473k sales estimated, 1988), Germany 194 of the 1980s (peak 2 12 weeks), Acclaimed 1027 (1988), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1988), RYM 89 of 1988
52 Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac 1988 Switzerland 2 - May 1988 (15 weeks), UK 5 - Mar 1988 (12 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Mar 1988 (17 weeks), Germany 7 - May 1988 (3 months), US BB 10 of 1988, Austria 11 - Jul 1988 (3 weeks), Switzerland 13 of 1988, Belgium 15 - May 1988 (6 weeks), Holland 25 - May 1988 (6 weeks), POP 42 of 1988, US CashBox 47 of 1988, Brazil 57 of 1988, US Radio 70 of 1988 (peak 5 7 weeks), OzNet 593
53 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Anything For You 1988 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1988 (23 weeks), Holland 2 - Feb 1989 (10 weeks), Belgium 4 - Mar 1989 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1989), UK 10 - Jul 1988 (18 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1988, US Radio 12 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1988, ARC 26 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks)
54 Kim Wilde You Came 1988 Sweden 1 - Aug 1988 (7 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1988 (7 weeks), UK 3 - Jul 1988 (11 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Aug 1988 (14 weeks), Poland 3 - Sep 1988 (7 weeks), Norway 4 - Aug 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 5 - Aug 1988 (3 months), Austria 8 - Oct 1988 (5 weeks), Belgium 10 - Aug 1988 (8 weeks), Holland 13 - Sep 1988 (8 weeks), Switzerland 21 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 24 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), Italy 25 of 1988, US Billboard 41 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 307 of the 1980s (peak 5 11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1988), RYM 146 of 1988
55 Fat Boys & Chubby Checker The Twist (Yo Twist) 1988 Switzerland 1 - Jul 1988 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1988 (9 weeks), UK 2 - Jun 1988 (11 weeks), Holland 2 - Jul 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 2 - Jul 1988 (4 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), Austria 5 - Sep 1988 (4 weeks), Springbok 6 - Oct 1988 (17 weeks), Sweden 10 - Aug 1988 (2 weeks), South Africa 10 of 1989, Switzerland 12 of 1988, US Billboard 16 - Jun 1988 (15 weeks), Poland 19 - Sep 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 109 of the 1980s (peak 1 14 weeks), US Radio 142 of 1988 (peak 16 3 weeks)
56 Erasure A Little Respect 1988 UK 4 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), France 10 - Nov 1988 (1 week), Sweden 12 - Oct 1988 (3 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Dec 1988 (16 weeks), Poland 14 - Nov 1988 (8 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 19 - Jan 1989 (12 weeks), Switzerland 28 - Oct 1988 (1 week), POP 49 of 1989, Scrobulate 49 of 80s, Brazil 67 of 1990, KROQ 79 of 1988, US Radio 104 of 1989 (peak 11 6 weeks), RYM 66 of 1988
57 Debbie Gibson Foolish Beat 1988 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1988 (20 weeks), Sweden 4 - Aug 1988 (5 weeks), Holland 8 - Aug 1988 (9 weeks), UK 9 - Jul 1988 (9 weeks), France 9 - May 1988 (1 week), Switzerland 10 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), US CashBox 11 of 1988, Belgium 15 - Aug 1988 (6 weeks), US Radio 28 of 1988 (peak 1 8 weeks), ARC 46 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), Brazil 58 of 1988, RYM 161 of 1988
58 INXS Devil Inside 1988 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1988 (17 weeks), Belgium 16 - May 1988 (2 weeks), US CashBox 25 of 1988, US Radio 36 of 1988 (peak 2 8 weeks), KROQ 42 of 1988, ARC 43 of 1988 (peak 1 12 weeks), UK 47 - Mar 1988 (5 weeks), Brazil 68 of 1988, Scrobulate 70 of australian, OzNet 327, RYM 104 of 1988
59 INXS New Sensation 1988 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1988, US Billboard 3 - May 1988 (17 weeks), Scrobulate 7 of australian, Springbok 15 - Jun 1988 (4 weeks), Holland 18 - Feb 1988 (6 weeks), Belgium 22 - Mar 1988 (4 weeks), UK 25 - Jan 1988 (6 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 54 - Nov 1988 (5 weeks), US Radio 65 of 1988 (peak 3 7 weeks), TheQ 314, RYM 132 of 1988
60 George Michael Kissing a Fool 1988 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Dec 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 4 - Nov 1988 (17 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Oct 1988 (15 weeks), Belgium 8 - Dec 1988 (8 weeks), Poland 11 - Nov 1988 (11 weeks), Holland 13 - Nov 1988 (7 weeks), Brazil 13 of 1988, Sweden 14 - Dec 1988 (3 weeks), UK 18 - Dec 1988 (7 weeks), US Radio 80 of 1988 (peak 5 6 weeks), RYM 91 of 1988
61 Bros When Will I Be Famous? 1988 Eire 1 for 1 week - Feb 1988, UK 2 - Nov 1987 (18 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1988 (12 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1988 (12 weeks), Belgium 4 - Feb 1988 (8 weeks), Germany 4 - Mar 1988 (3 months), Holland 6 - Feb 1988 (9 weeks), Austria 9 - May 1988 (2 weeks), Sweden 11 - Feb 1988 (4 weeks), Australia 20 of 1988, Switzerland 23 of 1988, POP 74 of 1988, US Billboard 83 - Jun 1988 (5 weeks), RYM 165 of 1987
62 Patrick Swayze She's Like the Wind 1988 Sweden 2 - Mar 1988 (6 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Dec 1987 (21 weeks), Belgium 5 - Mar 1988 (9 weeks), Brazil 7 of 1988, Norway 7 - Feb 1988 (5 weeks), Holland 10 - Mar 1988 (7 weeks), Poland 10 - Apr 1988 (13 weeks), Springbok 13 - May 1988 (7 weeks), Austria 15 - May 1988 (1 week), UK 17 - Mar 1988 (13 weeks), Germany 19 - Mar 1988 (2 months), Switzerland 23 - May 1988 (3 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1988, US Radio 41 of 1988 (peak 3 8 weeks)
63 Duran Duran I Don't Want Your Love 1988 Italy 1 of 1988, Italy 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1988, US Billboard 4 - Oct 1988 (16 weeks), Poland 4 - Nov 1988 (7 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 7 - Nov 1988 (12 weeks), France 10 - Oct 1988 (1 week), UK 14 - Oct 1988 (5 weeks), Sweden 14 - Oct 1988 (2 weeks), Switzerland 15 - Oct 1988 (8 weeks), Holland 16 - Oct 1988 (7 weeks), Belgium 16 - Oct 1988 (4 weeks), KROQ 53 of 1988, US Radio 64 of 1988 (peak 4 8 weeks)
64 Ofra Haza Im Nin'Alu 1988 Switzerland 1 - Jun 1988 (15 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1988 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Jun 1988 (4 months), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1988, Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1988, Austria 2 - Aug 1988 (4 weeks), France 3 - Mar 1988 (2 weeks), Switzerland 4 of 1988, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), Poland 7 - Jun 1988 (10 weeks), Belgium 9 - May 1988 (6 weeks), UK 15 - Apr 1988 (8 weeks), Holland 27 - May 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 47 of the 1980s (peak 1 15 weeks), Italy 87 of 1988, RYM 115 of 1988
65 Sam Brown Stop 1988 Holland 1 - Jul 1988 (15 weeks), Poland 1 - Mar 1989 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1988 (13 weeks), Austria 3 - Oct 1988 (6 weeks), UK 4 - May 1988 (17 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Aug 1988 (25 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1989 (4 months), Sweden 16 - Sep 1988 (3 weeks), Switzerland 19 of 1988, Australia 19 of 1989, US Billboard 65 - Apr 1989 (10 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 82 - May 1989 (2 weeks), Germany 373 of the 1980s (peak 7 11 weeks), RYM 152 of 1988
66 Anita Baker Giving You The Best That I Got 1988 Grammy in 1988 (Nominated), US Billboard 3 - Sep 1988 (22 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 3 - Nov 1988 (20 weeks), ARC 7 of 1988 (peak 1 15 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1989, US Radio 31 of 1988 (peak 3 9 weeks), UK 55 - Oct 1988 (3 weeks)
67 Prince Alphabet Street 1988 Norway 1 - May 1988 (9 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jun 1988, Holland 5 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Switzerland 5 - May 1988 (8 weeks), Belgium 5 - May 1988 (9 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Apr 1988 (13 weeks), UK 9 - May 1988 (6 weeks), Poland 20 - Jun 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 24 - May 1988 (1 month), Italy 48 of 1988, US Radio 102 of 1988 (peak 8 6 weeks), Acclaimed 1131 (1988), RYM 32 of 1988
68 Belinda Carlisle I Get Weak 1988 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1988 (16 weeks), UK 10 - Feb 1988 (9 weeks), Sweden 13 - Mar 1988 (3 weeks), Springbok 14 - Jul 1988 (6 weeks), Switzerland 24 - Mar 1988 (5 weeks), Brazil 26 of 1988, Belgium 26 - Apr 1988 (1 week), US CashBox 35 of 1988, ARC 48 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks), US Radio 51 of 1988 (peak 2 8 weeks), Italy 95 of 1988, RYM 136 of 1988
69 Information Society What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) 1988 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1988 (25 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), Japan (Tokyo) 5 - Nov 1988 (11 weeks), US CashBox 36 of 1988, POP 48 of 1988, US Radio 59 of 1988 (peak 3 8 weeks), KROQ 59 of 1988, UK 81 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks)
70 Whitney Houston Where Do Broken Hearts Go 1988 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1988 (18 weeks), Poland 9 - Mar 1988 (13 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1988, UK 14 - Mar 1988 (8 weeks), Sweden 14 - Mar 1988 (3 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1988, US Radio 18 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), Belgium 22 - Apr 1988 (2 weeks), ARC 27 of 1988 (peak 1 13 weeks)
71 The Bangles A Hazy Shade of Winter 1988 US Billboard 2 - Nov 1987 (21 weeks), France 8 - Dec 1987 (1 week), UK 11 - Feb 1988 (10 weeks), KROQ 12 of 1987, Holland 13 - Jan 1988 (6 weeks), Belgium 15 - Feb 1988 (2 weeks), ARC 20 of 1988 (peak 2 14 weeks), US BB 38 of 1988, US Radio 46 of 1988 (peak 2 9 weeks), POP 69 of 1988, RYM 44 of 1987
72 Mory Kante Yeke Yeke 1988 Holland 1 - Apr 1988 (12 weeks), France 1 - Sep 1987 (5 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1988, Switzerland 2 - Jun 1988 (16 weeks), Germany 2 - Jun 1988 (4 months), Poland 3 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Switzerland 5 of 1988, Austria 10 - Aug 1988 (5 weeks), Italy 24 of 1988, UK 25 - Jul 1988 (12 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 32 - Nov 1988 (12 weeks), Germany 116 of the 1980s (peak 2 14 weeks)
73 Aerosmith Angel 1988 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1988 (25 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1988, ARC 21 of 1988 (peak 1 14 weeks), US BB 24 of 1988, POP 37 of 1988, Poland 39 - Jun 1988 (2 weeks), US Radio 52 of 1988 (peak 3 9 weeks), UK 69 - Apr 1988 (3 weeks), Brazil 97 of 1988
74 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 1-2-3 1988 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1988 (19 weeks), Sweden 4 - Nov 1988 (27 weeks), UK 9 - Oct 1988 (10 weeks), Holland 13 - Apr 1989 (7 weeks), Belgium 17 - May 1989 (4 weeks), POP 23 of 1988, US BB 32 of 1988, US CashBox 46 of 1988, US Radio 61 of 1988 (peak 3 8 weeks), Brazil 63 of 1988
75 Expose Seasons Change 1988 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1987 (20 weeks), ARC 2 of 1988 (peak 1 16 weeks), US Radio 16 of 1988 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1988, Brazil 37 of 1988, UK 97 - Apr 1988 (2 weeks)
76 Breathe Hands to Heaven 1988 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1988 (29 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1988 (6 weeks), UK 4 - Jul 1988 (12 weeks), Norway 4 - Sep 1988 (4 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1988, US Radio 25 of 1988 (peak 2 10 weeks), Poland 25 - Sep 1988 (6 weeks), ARC 33 of 1988 (peak 2 13 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 49 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks)
77 KLF Doctorin' the Tardis 1988 UK 1 - Jun 1988 (9 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1988, Belgium 4 - Jul 1988 (7 weeks), France 10 - Jul 1988 (1 week), Norway 10 - Jun 1988 (2 weeks), Australia 19 of 1988, Holland 21 - Jun 1988 (5 weeks), KROQ 64 of 1988, US Billboard 66 - Dec 1988 (12 weeks), RYM 97 of 1988
78 Erasure Chains of Love 1988 KROQ 7 of 1988, UK 11 - Jun 1988 (7 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Jul 1988 (20 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Jul 1988 (5 weeks), Germany 25 - Jun 1988 (2 months), Japan (Tokyo) 30 - Nov 1988 (4 weeks), POP 32 of 1988, US BB 40 of 1988, US Radio 130 of 1988 (peak 12 4 weeks), RYM 119 of 1988
79 Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel 1988 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), France 7 - Aug 1988 (1 week), US Billboard 8 - Jul 1988 (25 weeks), UK 13 - Jul 1988 (16 weeks), US BB 14 of 1988, Belgium 30 - May 1989 (1 week), POP 30 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 65 - Dec 1988 (1 week), US Radio 92 of 1988 (peak 8 8 weeks)
80 Boy Meets Girl Waiting For a Star to Fall 1988 Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Nov 1988 (18 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1988 (25 weeks), ARC 8 of 1988 (peak 3 15 weeks), UK 9 - Nov 1988 (17 weeks), Sweden 17 - Jan 1989 (1 week), US Radio 48 of 1988 (peak 5 9 weeks)
81 The Bangles In Your Room 1988 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1988 (19 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 5 - Nov 1988 (19 weeks), UK 35 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks), KROQ 44 of 1988, ARC 48 of 1989 (peak 3 14 weeks), Brazil 80 of 1989, US Radio 86 of 1988 (peak 5 7 weeks), RYM 142 of 1988
82 Climie Fisher Love Changes Everything 1988 UK 2 - Aug 1987 (16 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1988 (26 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Feb 1988 (12 weeks), Germany 8 - Jan 1988 (2 months), South Africa 8 of 1988, France 10 - Oct 1987 (1 week), Austria 19 - Feb 1988 (5 weeks), Holland 20 - Oct 1987 (4 weeks), US Billboard 23 - May 1988 (18 weeks), Belgium 24 - Nov 1987 (3 weeks), Brazil 66 of 1988, RYM 167 of 1987
83 Bros Drop the Boy 1988 Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1988, UK 2 - Mar 1988 (10 weeks), Norway 2 - Apr 1988 (9 weeks), Sweden 4 - Apr 1988 (9 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Germany 9 - Apr 1988 (3 months), Belgium 22 - May 1988 (1 week), Austria 26 - Jun 1988 (2 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 31 - Dec 1988 (5 weeks), Holland 31 - Apr 1988 (4 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1988)
84 Huey Lewis & The News Perfect World 1988 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1988, US Billboard 3 - Jul 1988 (15 weeks), Springbok 14 - Nov 1988 (11 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1988, UK 48 - Jul 1988 (6 weeks), US Radio 58 of 1988 (peak 3 7 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 93 - Nov 1988 (1 week)
85 INXS Never Tear Us Apart 1988 Poland 3 - Jul 1988 (15 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Aug 1988 (22 weeks), Holland 7 - Jul 1988 (10 weeks), Belgium 8 - Jul 1988 (8 weeks), UK 24 - Jun 1988 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 39 of 80s, Japan (Tokyo) 69 - Nov 1988 (6 weeks), Brazil 87 of 1988, US Radio 89 of 1988 (peak 7 6 weeks), RYM 64 of 1988
86 Brenda Russell Piano in the Dark 1988 Sweden 4 - Apr 1988 (7 weeks), Brazil 4 of 1988, US Billboard 6 - Feb 1988 (25 weeks), France 6 - Mar 1988 (2 weeks), Poland 13 - May 1988 (11 weeks), UK 23 - Feb 1988 (14 weeks), US BB 28 of 1988, POP 70 of 1988, US Radio 93 of 1988 (peak 6 6 weeks)
87 Yello The Race 1988 Springbok 1 - Oct 1988 (20 weeks), France 4 - May 1988 (4 weeks), Germany 5 - May 1988 (4 months), South Africa 6 of 1989, UK 7 - Aug 1988 (13 weeks), Austria 8 - Jul 1988 (6 weeks), Switzerland 8 - May 1988 (15 weeks), Belgium 14 - Jun 1988 (8 weeks), Holland 20 - Jun 1988 (4 weeks), Switzerland 28 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 74 - Dec 1988 (2 weeks), Germany 214 of the 1980s (peak 4 14 weeks)
88 Yazz & The Plastic Population Stand Up For Your Love Rights 1988 Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1988, UK 2 - Oct 1988 (13 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1988 (10 weeks), Holland 7 - Oct 1988 (8 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Nov 1988 (9 weeks), Germany 11 - Nov 1988 (2 months), Sweden 20 - Nov 1988 (1 week), Austria 29 - Dec 1988 (1 week), Italy 75 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 100 - Nov 1988 (1 week), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1988)
89 Europe Superstitious 1988 Sweden 1 - Aug 1988 (4 weeks), Norway 1 - Aug 1988 (8 weeks), Switzerland 9 - Aug 1988 (10 weeks), Holland 10 - Aug 1988 (8 weeks), Springbok 12 - Nov 1988 (14 weeks), South Africa 12 of 1989, Belgium 15 - Aug 1988 (6 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 18 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks), US Billboard 31 - Aug 1988 (13 weeks), UK 34 - Aug 1988 (5 weeks), Italy 49 of 1988
90 Richard Marx Endless Summer Nights 1988 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1988 (21 weeks), Sweden 2 - May 1988 (5 weeks), France 6 - Apr 1988 (2 weeks), US CashBox 26 of 1988, US Radio 37 of 1988 (peak 2 9 weeks), ARC 40 of 1988 (peak 2 13 weeks), UK 50 - May 1988 (4 weeks), Brazil 85 of 1988
91 Fleetwood Mac Everywhere 1988 Belgium 1 - Apr 1988 (13 weeks), Holland 3 - Apr 1988 (14 weeks), UK 4 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Sweden 5 - Apr 1988 (7 weeks), Poland 6 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), France 7 - May 1988 (1 week), Springbok 13 - Jun 1988 (6 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Nov 1987 (17 weeks), Scrobulate 51 of soft rock, US Radio 132 of 1988 (peak 14 4 weeks), RYM 147 of 1987
92 When In Rome The Promise 1988 Sweden 7 - Feb 1989 (4 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Sep 1988 (24 weeks), US BB 29 of 1988, POP 29 of 1988, Japan (Tokyo) 30 - Feb 1989 (7 weeks), UK 58 - Jan 1989 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 79 of new wave, US Radio 113 of 1988 (peak 11 6 weeks), RYM 78 of 1988
93 Kylie Minogue Got to Be Certain 1988 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1988, UK 2 - May 1988 (12 weeks), Norway 6 - Jun 1988 (6 weeks), Springbok 6 - Aug 1988 (17 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Jun 1988 (11 weeks), France 9 - Jun 1988 (1 week), Germany 9 - Jun 1988 (2 months), Belgium 15 - Jun 1988 (4 weeks), Sweden 16 - May 1988 (3 weeks), Australia 25 of 1988, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1988)
94 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock It Takes Two (To Make a Thing Go Right) 1988 POP 2 of 1988, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1989), US BB 4 of 1988, UK 24 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), US Billboard 36 - Aug 1988 (16 weeks), Acclaimed 346 (1988), Party 82 of 1999
95 Eric Carmen Hungry Eyes 1988 Sweden 2 - Feb 1988 (8 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Nov 1987 (25 weeks), Belgium 7 - Feb 1988 (7 weeks), Springbok 10 - Feb 1988 (14 weeks), Holland 12 - Jan 1988 (8 weeks), Germany 24 - Mar 1988 (1 month), US CashBox 30 of 1988, ARC 35 of 1988 (peak 4 14 weeks), US Radio 49 of 1988 (peak 4 9 weeks), UK 82 - Jan 1988 (10 weeks)
96 Rod Stewart Forever Young 1988 Springbok 3 - Oct 1988 (17 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1989, France 10 - Oct 1988 (1 week), US Billboard 12 - Aug 1988 (23 weeks), Poland 36 - Oct 1988 (2 weeks), POP 43 of 1988, UK 57 - Aug 1988 (4 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 59 - Nov 1988 (3 weeks), US Radio 121 of 1988 (peak 12 4 weeks)
97 A-Ha Stay On These Roads 1988 France 1 - Mar 1988 (2 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1988 (13 weeks), Poland 1 - Apr 1988 (17 weeks), Springbok 4 - Jun 1988 (16 weeks), UK 5 - Mar 1988 (6 weeks), Sweden 7 - Apr 1988 (3 weeks), Germany 7 - Apr 1988 (3 months), Holland 8 - Apr 1988 (8 weeks), Switzerland 10 - Apr 1988 (13 weeks), Austria 11 - May 1988 (4 weeks), Belgium 11 - Apr 1988 (10 weeks), Italy 26 of 1988
98 Aswad Don't Turn Around 1988 UK 1 - Feb 1988 (13 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1988, Holland 5 - Apr 1988 (8 weeks), Belgium 8 - Apr 1988 (6 weeks), France 10 - Feb 1988 (1 week), Norway 10 - Apr 1988 (1 week), Switzerland 13 - May 1988 (7 weeks), KROQ 94 of 1988, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1988)
99 Debbie Gibson Shake Your Love 1988 US Billboard 4 - Oct 1987 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1989), UK 7 - Jan 1988 (8 weeks), France 10 - Nov 1987 (1 week), Switzerland 19 - Mar 1988 (7 weeks), Holland 24 - Mar 1988 (4 weeks), Belgium 28 - Apr 1988 (3 weeks), US Radio 36 of 1987 (peak 4 9 weeks), ARC 38 of 1987 (peak 4 13 weeks), Italy 86 of 1988
100 Sting An Englishman in New York 1988 Japan (Tokyo) 6 - Nov 1988 (13 weeks), Poland 6 - Feb 1988 (12 weeks), Holland 9 - Feb 1988 (8 weeks), Springbok 9 - Sep 1988 (10 weeks), UK 15 - Aug 1990 (10 weeks), Belgium 22 - Apr 1988 (1 week), Germany 27 - Sep 1990 (1 month), Poland 60 of all time, POP 75 of 1988, US Billboard 84 - Apr 1988 (4 weeks), RYM 81 of 1987

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30 Nov 2012

Taylor Dayne/Wrong Song Title

You have the wrong name for Taylor Dayne's song "I'll Always Love You" (#43 - 1988). You have it listed as "I Will Always Love You", which, of course, is the Dolly Parton song made famous by Whitney Houston in 1992/1993.

You need to read the FAQ about "Why are the names of songs and artists changed in these list?"


1 Jan 2012

wrong year

welcome to the jungle came out in 1987 in the album appetite for destruction

The year listed is the year it was a hit not the year of release, see the FAQ about "Why is the year for XXX listed as 19XX?"


22 Aug 2010

wrong year

Celine dion's song Power of Love was out at least by 1988 I remember it being one of those "our" songs at a club that a former boyfriend and I used to go to. We'd dance to it everytime the DJ played it.

Wikipedia has a detailed article which you might like to look at.

The song was written by Jennifer Rush and was a major hit all round the world in 1985, except in the US where her record label, CBS, considered it "too European" and when they eventually released it it only made number 57 in the Billboard chart.

Celine Dion's version of "The Power of Love" was released on her 1993 album "The Colour of My Love".

So I'm afraid that you are mistaken, the song you danced to with that boyfriend was probably Jennifer Rush's version, or maybe even Laura Branigan's version (released in 1987) but it certainly wasn't Celine Dion's version.

In general the years assigned to songs are those in which the song was a hit (not the release date), so its quite possible that a song's year will be listed here many years after it was available. We selected this method because it best matches most people's memory of the era that a song comes from, where a strict adherence to release date would run into trouble with different territories and with cases like "Reet Petite", which was released in 1957 but became a hit in most Eurpoean countries in 1987.