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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1988

1987 <-1988-> 1989


  

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1.
06/1988
113

35
US








6
rock


63
UK
2.
08/1988
113







28
dance
✫1
R&B
43
rock
5
alt.
84
UK
[Virgin 99299]
written by Tyrone Downie & Ziggy Marley
3.
11/1988
113

63
US








3
rock


80
UK
[Atlantic 7-88990]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
4.
11/1988
113

9
US




5
dance
64
R&B


15
alt.


[Tommy Boy 7-27736]
written by Paul Robb
All She Wants Is
5.
12/1988
115

22
US




✫1
dance




24
alt.
9
UK
6.
10/1988
115

26
US








6
rock




[Polydor 887 814-7]
written by Ivan Neville
Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
7.
02/1988
116

3
US




9
dance






31
UK
charted as Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) / I Surrender (To the Spirits of the Night) in US dance charts
[Jive 1089]
written by Full Force
Forever Young
8.
08/1988
117

12
US
3
AC






13
rock


57
UK
co-produced by Bernard Edwards
[Warner 27796]
written by Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Bob Dylan & Rod Stewart
9.
10/1988
117













2
alt.


Out of the Blue
10.
01/1988
118

3
US
16
AC


44
dance






19
UK
[Atlantic 89129]
written by Debbie Gibson
11.
12/1988
118













3
alt.
32
UK
12.
02/1988
118











2
rock




[Warner 27825]
written by David Lee Roth & Steve Vai
Everything Your Heart Desires
13.
04/1988
119

3
US
2
AC




13
R&B




81
UK
[Arista 9685]
written by Daryl Hall
Domino Dancing
14.
09/1988
121

18
US




5
dance




22
alt.
7
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50161]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
Chains of Love
15.
06/1988
121

12
US




4
dance




22
alt.
11
UK
[Warner 27844 (Sire)]
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
Cult of Personality
16.
12/1988
121

13
US








9
rock


89
UK
[Epic 34-68611]
written by Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, Corey Glover & Muzz Skillings
17.
05/1988
122

35
US
7
AC






5
rock


88
UK
[RCA 8678]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
18.
08/1988
123











20
rock
11
alt.
16
UK
[Warner 27737 (Reprise)]
written by Stuart Adamson
19.
03/1988
125

84
US








3
rock


76
UK
[Es Paranza 7-99333]
written by Phil Johnstone & Robert Plant
My Heart Can't Tell You No
20.
12/1988
126

4
US
3
AC






50
rock


49
UK
co-produced by Bernard Edwards
[Warner 27729]
written by Simon Climie & Dennis Morgan
21.
11/1988
126











22
rock
6
alt.


written by Moe Berg
22.
04/1988
127

6
US








19
rock


35
UK
[Enigma 44145]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett & Bombilla (Jordi Carretero)
Hold on to the Nights
23.
05/1988
127

✫1
US
3
AC












[EMI-Manhattan 50106]
written by Richard Marx
Kiss
24.
10/1988
128

31
US




18
dance




14
alt.
5
UK
featuring Tom Jones
written by Prince
25.
10/1988
129

59
US




✫1
dance




3
alt.


I Hate Myself for Loving You
26.
05/1988
132

8
US








20
rock


46
UK
as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
written by Joan Jett & Desmond Child
27.
01/1988

Wait by White Lion

from Pride   Pride
137

8
US








18
rock




[Atlantic 89126]
written by Mike Tramp & Vito Bratta
28.
10/1988
137







37
dance




2
alt.
41
UK
written by Siouxsie (as Siouxsie Sioux), Steven Severin, Budgie & Martin McCarrick
Endless Summer Nights
29.
01/1988
137

2
US
2
AC






41
rock


50
UK
[EMI 50113]
written by Richard Marx
Perfect
30.
04/1988
139

80
US
31
AC
85
country






23
alt.
✫1
UK
[BRIT Awards Best British Single 1989]
[RCA 8789]
written by Mark Nevin (as Mark E. Nevin)
31.
05/1988
143







45
dance




✫1
alt.
51
UK
32.
06/1988
145













4
alt.
6
UK
33.
02/1988
145

14
US








3
rock


96
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
I Don't Want to Live without You
34.
03/1988
147

5
US
✫1
AC






18
rock


91
UK
[Atlantic 89101]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner]
35.
03/1988
148

92
US








✫1
rock




[Capitol 44150 (Enigma)]
written by Pat DiNizio
I Know You're Out There Somewhere
36.
06/1988
149

30
US
9
AC






2
rock


52
UK
[Polydor 887600]
written by Justin Hayward
37.
08/1988
151

74
US








✫1
rock




[Columbia 07980]
written by Tommy Conwell & Marcy Rauer
Look Away
38.
09/1988
151

✫1
US
✫1
AC










77
UK
[Warner 27766 (Reprise)]
written by Diane Warren
39.
12/1988
152







2
dance




3
alt.
11
UK
Crash
40.
02/1988
152













3
alt.
5
UK
[RCA 8682]
written by Paul Court, Steve Dullaghan & Tracy Tracy
Doctorin' the Tardis
41.
06/1988
152

66
US




16
dance




17
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Bill Drummond, Jimmy Cauty, Ron Grainer (sample) & Gary Glitter (sample)
Under the Milky Way
42.
03/1988
152

24
US








2
rock




[Arista 9673]
written by Steve Kilbey & Karin Jansson
43.
10/1988
153

45
US
30
AC






2
rock


21
UK
44.
07/1988
154













✫1
alt.
75
UK
45.
09/1988
156













✫1
alt.
35
UK
written by Julian Cope
46.
12/1988

Stand by R.E.M.

from Green   Green
157











✫1
rock


51
UK
[Warner 7-27688]
written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
Electric Blue
47.
01/1988
157

7
US
36
AC






10
rock


53
UK
[Chrysalis 43201]
written by Iva Davies & John Oates
48.
05/1988
157











16
rock
7
alt.
11
UK
written by Fiachna Ó Braonáin (as Fiachna O'Braonain), Liam Ó Maonlaí & Peter O'Toole
49.
01/1988
158

15
US
37
AC






2
rock




[A&M 2992]
written by Sting
What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)
50.
07/1988
158

3
US




✫1
dance




10
alt.


[Tommy Boy 27826]
written by Paul Robb & Kurt Harland
51.
10/1988
158

60
US








✫1
rock




produced by Mark Knopfler
[Warner 27709 (Reprise)]
written by Randy Newman
52.
07/1988
160











✫1
rock




[Warner 27728]
written by Paul Barrere & Craig Fuller
53.
11/1988
164

69
US
11
AC






✫1
rock




as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
[Atlantic 7-88966]
written by Stephen Stills & Neil Young
Foolish Beat
54.
04/1988
166

✫1
US
8
AC










9
UK
[Atlantic 89109]
written by Debbie Gibson
55.
10/1988
166

14
US




2
dance




15
alt.
4
UK
[Warner 27738 (Sire)]
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
56.
05/1988
166

12
US








3
rock


21
UK
co-produced by Bernard Edwards
[Warner 27927]
written by Rod Stewart & Andy Taylor
57.
07/1988
167

4
US
32
AC






8
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07965 (Epic)]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
58.
05/1988
169

34
US








✫1
rock




The Love in Your Eyes
59.
12/1988
176

24
US








✫1
rock




60.
06/1988
177

13
US








2
rock




61.
02/1988
178

20
US








✫1
rock




[CBS Associated 4-07720]
written by Henry Lee Summer
62.
11/1988
178

3
US








7
rock




[Atlantic 89015]
written by Mike Tramp & Vito Bratta
63.
07/1988
179

19
US








2
rock


19
UK
[Chrysalis 43268]
written by Kerryn Tolhurst, Myron Grombacher & Pat Benatar
New Sensation
64.
01/1988

New Sensation by INXS

from Kick   Kick
186

3
US




11
dance


8
rock


25
UK
[Atlantic 89080]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
I Don't Want Your Love
65.
10/1988
187

4
US




✫1
dance




13
alt.
14
UK
[Capitol 44237]
written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon & John Taylor
66.
07/1988
187

11
US
✫1
AC






2
rock




[Atco 99261 (Virgin)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
67.
01/1988
187











✫1
rock


33
UK
[Atco 99373 (Es Paranza)]
written by David Barratt & Phil Johnstone
I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That
68.
06/1988
188

2
US
✫1
AC


7
dance


13
rock


30
UK
[MCA 53345]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Beds Are Burning
69.
02/1988
188

17
US




20
dance


6
rock


6
UK
[Columbia 38-07433]
written by Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie (as James Moginie) & Peter Garrett
70.
11/1988
191

95
US








6
rock
4
alt.
55
UK
written by Midge Ure
In Your Room
71.
10/1988
195

5
US










5
alt.
35
UK
[Columbia 08090]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
Peek-a-Boo
72.
07/1988
195

53
US




14
dance




✫1
alt.
16
UK
[Geffen 7-27760]
written by Siouxsie (as Siouxsie Sioux), Steven Severin, Budgie, Martin McCarrick, Harry Warren & Johnny Mercer
Walk on Water
73.
10/1988
195

9
US








2
rock




[Columbia 08060]
written by Jesse Harms
74.
03/1988
199

25
US








✫1
rock


87
UK
featuring Jimmy Page
[Es Paranza 7-99348]
written by Phil Johnstone & Robert Plant
Fast Car
75.
05/1988
199

6
US
7
AC






19
rock


5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #165]
[Elektra 69412]
written by Tracy Chapman
Never Tear Us Apart
76.
06/1988
201

7
US
42
AC






5
rock
28
alt.
24
UK
[Atlantic 89038]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
Perfect World
77.
07/1988
202

3
US
2
AC






5
rock


48
UK
[Chrysalis 43265]
written by Alex Call
Born to Be My Baby
78.
10/1988
205

3
US








7
rock


22
UK
[Polygram 872156 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
Angel
79.
01/1988
218

3
US








2
rock


69
UK
[Geffen 28249]
written by Steven Tyler & Desmond Child
80.
12/1988
223

4
US








7
rock


10
UK
written by Izzy Stradlin
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
81.
10/1988
224

✫1
US








11
rock


13
UK
[Enigma 44203]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
82.
10/1988
226

24
US
7
AC








6
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Enya & Roma Ryan
Armageddon It
83.
04/1988
228

3
US








3
rock


20
UK
[Polygram 870692 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
The Flame
84.
04/1988
237

✫1
US
29
AC






3
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07745 (Epic)]
written by Bob Mitchell & Nick Graham
Wild, Wild West
85.
08/1988
238

✫1
US




36
dance


45
rock
3
alt.


[Atlantic 89048]
written by The Escape Club
Sweet Child o' Mine
86.
06/1988
243

✫1
US








7
rock


24
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #196]
[Geffen 27963]
written by Izzy Stradlin, Slash & Axl Rose
87.
12/1988

Stand by R.E.M.

from Green   Green
250

6
US










✫1
alt.
48
UK
[R]
[Warner 27688]
written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
When Love Comes to Town
88.
10/1988
253

68
US








2
rock
10
alt.
6
UK
with B.B. King
[Island 7-99225]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
89.
06/1988
255

5
US








✫1
rock


28
UK
90.
07/1988
255

6
US
2
AC






✫1
rock


89
UK
[Virgin 7-99290]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
Bad Medicine
91.
09/1988
257

✫1
US








3
rock


17
UK
[Polygram 870657 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
Just Like Paradise
92.
01/1988
261

6
US








✫1
rock


27
UK
[Warner 28119]
written by David Lee Roth & Brett Tuggle
The Valley Road
93.
04/1988
264

5
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


44
UK
[RCA 7645]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
Simply Irresistible
94.
06/1988
265

2
US








✫1
rock


44
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50133]
written by Robert Palmer
Love Bites
95.
07/1988
269

✫1
US








3
rock


11
UK
[Polygram 870402 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
What I Am
96.
09/1988
281

7
US
30
AC






9
rock
4
alt.
31
UK
as Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
written by Edie Brickell & Kenny Withrow
Roll with It
97.
06/1988
326

✫1
US
✫1
AC


21
dance
30
R&B
✫1
rock


53
UK
Orange Crush
98.
11/1988
352











✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
28
UK
99.
10/1988
373

14
US
38
AC






✫1
rock
3
alt.
9
UK
[tribute to Billie Holiday]
[Island 7-99254]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
Desire
100.
10/1988

Desire by U2

from Rattle and Hum   Rattle and Hum
521

3
US




37
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[Island 7-99250]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.

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