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Top Songs of 1988

1987 <-1988-> 1989


  

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Desire
1.
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.
2.
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.
Orange Crush
3.
11/1988
352











✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
28
UK
Roll with It
4.
06/1988
326

✫1
US
✫1
AC


21
dance
30
R&B
✫1
rock


53
UK
What I Am
5.
09/1988
281

7
US
30
AC






9
rock
4
alt.
31
UK
as Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
written by Edie Brickell & Kenny Withrow
Love Bites
6.
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
Simply Irresistible
7.
06/1988
265

2
US








✫1
rock


44
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50133]
written by Robert Palmer
The Valley Road
8.
04/1988
264

5
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


44
UK
[RCA 7645]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
Just Like Paradise
9.
01/1988
261

6
US








✫1
rock


27
UK
[Warner 28119]
written by David Lee Roth & Brett Tuggle
Bad Medicine
10.
09/1988
257

✫1
US








3
rock


17
UK
[Polygram 870657 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
11.
07/1988
255

6
US
2
AC






✫1
rock


89
UK
[Virgin 7-99290]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
12.
06/1988
255

5
US








✫1
rock


28
UK
When Love Comes to Town
13.
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.
14.
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
Sweet Child o' Mine
15.
06/1988
243

✫1
US








7
rock


24
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #196]
[Geffen 27963]
written by Izzy Stradlin, Slash & Axl Rose
Wild, Wild West
16.
08/1988
238

✫1
US




36
dance


45
rock
3
alt.


[Atlantic 89048]
written by The Escape Club
The Flame
17.
04/1988
237

✫1
US
29
AC






3
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07745 (Epic)]
written by Bob Mitchell & Nick Graham
Armageddon It
18.
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
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
19.
10/1988
226

24
US
7
AC








6
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Enya & Roma Ryan
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
20.
10/1988
224

✫1
US








11
rock


13
UK
[Enigma 44203]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
21.
12/1988
223

4
US








7
rock


10
UK
written by Izzy Stradlin
Angel
22.
01/1988
218

3
US








2
rock


69
UK
[Geffen 28249]
written by Steven Tyler & Desmond Child
Born to Be My Baby
23.
10/1988
205

3
US








7
rock


22
UK
[Polygram 872156 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
Perfect World
24.
07/1988
202

3
US
2
AC






5
rock


48
UK
[Chrysalis 43265]
written by Alex Call
Never Tear Us Apart
25.
06/1988
201

7
US
42
AC






5
rock
28
alt.
24
UK
[Atlantic 89038]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
Fast Car
26.
05/1988
199

6
US
7
AC






19
rock


5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #165]
[Elektra 69412]
written by Tracy Chapman
27.
03/1988
199

25
US








✫1
rock


87
UK
featuring Jimmy Page
[Es Paranza 7-99348]
written by Phil Johnstone & Robert Plant
Walk on Water
28.
10/1988
195

9
US








2
rock




[Columbia 08060]
written by Jesse Harms
Peek-a-Boo
29.
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
In Your Room
30.
10/1988
195

5
US










5
alt.
35
UK
[Columbia 08090]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
31.
11/1988
191

95
US








6
rock
4
alt.
55
UK
written by Midge Ure
Beds Are Burning
32.
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
I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That
33.
06/1988
188

2
US
✫1
AC


7
dance


13
rock


30
UK
[MCA 53345]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
34.
01/1988
187











✫1
rock


33
UK
[Atco 99373 (Es Paranza)]
written by David Barratt & Phil Johnstone
35.
07/1988
187

11
US
✫1
AC






2
rock




[Atco 99261 (Virgin)]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
I Don't Want Your Love
36.
10/1988
187

4
US




✫1
dance




13
alt.
14
UK
[Capitol 44237]
written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon & John Taylor
New Sensation
37.
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
38.
07/1988
179

19
US








2
rock


19
UK
[Chrysalis 43268]
written by Kerryn Tolhurst, Myron Grombacher & Pat Benatar
39.
11/1988
178

3
US








7
rock




[Atlantic 89015]
written by Mike Tramp & Vito Bratta
40.
02/1988
178

20
US








✫1
rock




[CBS Associated 4-07720]
written by Henry Lee Summer
41.
06/1988
177

13
US








2
rock




The Love in Your Eyes
42.
12/1988
176

24
US








✫1
rock




43.
05/1988
169

34
US








✫1
rock




44.
07/1988
167

4
US
32
AC






8
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07965 (Epic)]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
45.
05/1988
166

12
US








3
rock


21
UK
co-produced by Bernard Edwards
[Warner 27927]
written by Rod Stewart & Andy Taylor
46.
10/1988
166

14
US




2
dance




15
alt.
4
UK
[Warner 27738 (Sire)]
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
Foolish Beat
47.
04/1988
166

✫1
US
8
AC










9
UK
[Atlantic 89109]
written by Debbie Gibson
48.
11/1988
164

69
US
11
AC






✫1
rock




as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
[Atlantic 7-88966]
written by Stephen Stills & Neil Young
49.
07/1988
160











✫1
rock




[Warner 27728]
written by Paul Barrere & Craig Fuller
50.
10/1988
158

60
US








✫1
rock




produced by Mark Knopfler
[Warner 27709 (Reprise)]
written by Randy Newman
What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)
51.
07/1988
158

3
US




✫1
dance




10
alt.


[Tommy Boy 27826]
written by Paul Robb & Kurt Harland
52.
01/1988
158

15
US
37
AC






2
rock




[A&M 2992]
written by Sting
53.
05/1988
157











16
rock
7
alt.
11
UK
written by Fiachna Ó Braonáin (as Fiachna O'Braonain), Liam Ó Maonlaí & Peter O'Toole
Electric Blue
54.
01/1988
157

7
US
36
AC






10
rock


53
UK
[Chrysalis 43201]
written by Iva Davies & John Oates
55.
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
56.
09/1988
156













✫1
alt.
35
UK
written by Julian Cope
57.
07/1988
154













✫1
alt.
75
UK
58.
10/1988
153

45
US
30
AC






2
rock


21
UK
Under the Milky Way
59.
03/1988
152

24
US








2
rock




[Arista 9673]
written by Steve Kilbey & Karin Jansson
Doctorin' the Tardis
60.
06/1988
152

66
US




16
dance




17
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Bill Drummond, Jimmy Cauty, Ron Grainer (sample) & Gary Glitter (sample)
Crash
61.
02/1988
152













3
alt.
5
UK
[RCA 8682]
written by Paul Court, Steve Dullaghan & Tracy Tracy
62.
12/1988
152







2
dance




3
alt.
11
UK
Look Away
63.
09/1988
151

✫1
US
✫1
AC










77
UK
[Warner 27766 (Reprise)]
written by Diane Warren
64.
08/1988
151

74
US








✫1
rock




[Columbia 07980]
written by Tommy Conwell & Marcy Rauer
I Know You're Out There Somewhere
65.
06/1988
149

30
US
9
AC






2
rock


52
UK
[Polydor 887600]
written by Justin Hayward
66.
03/1988
148

92
US








✫1
rock




[Capitol 44150 (Enigma)]
written by Pat DiNizio
I Don't Want to Live without You
67.
03/1988
147

5
US
✫1
AC






18
rock


91
UK
[Atlantic 89101]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner]
68.
02/1988
145

14
US








3
rock


96
UK
as John Cougar Mellencamp
written by John Mellencamp
69.
06/1988
145













4
alt.
6
UK
70.
05/1988
143







45
dance




✫1
alt.
51
UK
Perfect
71.
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)
Endless Summer Nights
72.
01/1988
137

2
US
2
AC






41
rock


50
UK
[EMI 50113]
written by Richard Marx
73.
10/1988
137







37
dance




2
alt.
41
UK
written by Siouxsie (as Siouxsie Sioux), Steven Severin, Budgie & Martin McCarrick
74.
01/1988

Wait by White Lion

from Pride   Pride
137

8
US








18
rock




[Atlantic 89126]
written by Mike Tramp & Vito Bratta
I Hate Myself for Loving You
75.
05/1988
132

8
US








20
rock


46
UK
as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
written by Joan Jett & Desmond Child
76.
10/1988
129

59
US




✫1
dance




3
alt.


Kiss
77.
10/1988
128

31
US




18
dance




14
alt.
5
UK
featuring Tom Jones
written by Prince
Hold on to the Nights
78.
05/1988
127

✫1
US
3
AC












[EMI-Manhattan 50106]
written by Richard Marx
79.
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)
80.
11/1988
126











22
rock
6
alt.


written by Moe Berg
My Heart Can't Tell You No
81.
12/1988
126

4
US
3
AC






50
rock


49
UK
co-produced by Bernard Edwards
[Warner 27729]
written by Simon Climie & Dennis Morgan
82.
03/1988
125

84
US








3
rock


76
UK
[Es Paranza 7-99333]
written by Phil Johnstone & Robert Plant
83.
08/1988
123











20
rock
11
alt.
16
UK
[Warner 27737 (Reprise)]
written by Stuart Adamson
84.
05/1988
122

35
US
7
AC






5
rock


88
UK
[RCA 8678]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
Cult of Personality
85.
12/1988
121

13
US








9
rock


89
UK
[Epic 34-68611]
written by Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, Corey Glover & Muzz Skillings
Chains of Love
86.
06/1988
121

12
US




4
dance




22
alt.
11
UK
[Warner 27844 (Sire)]
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
Domino Dancing
87.
09/1988
121

18
US




5
dance




22
alt.
7
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50161]
written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe
Everything Your Heart Desires
88.
04/1988
119

3
US
2
AC




13
R&B




81
UK
[Arista 9685]
written by Daryl Hall
89.
02/1988
118











2
rock




[Warner 27825]
written by David Lee Roth & Steve Vai
90.
12/1988
118













3
alt.
32
UK
Out of the Blue
91.
01/1988
118

3
US
16
AC


44
dance






19
UK
[Atlantic 89129]
written by Debbie Gibson
92.
10/1988
117













2
alt.


Forever Young
93.
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
Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)
94.
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
95.
10/1988
115

26
US








6
rock




[Polydor 887 814-7]
written by Ivan Neville
All She Wants Is
96.
12/1988
115

22
US




✫1
dance




24
alt.
9
UK
97.
11/1988
113

9
US




5
dance
64
R&B


15
alt.


[Tommy Boy 7-27736]
written by Paul Robb
98.
11/1988
113

63
US








3
rock


80
UK
[Atlantic 7-88990]
written by Mike Rutherford & B. A. Robertson
99.
08/1988
113







28
dance
✫1
R&B
43
rock
5
alt.
84
UK
[Virgin 99299]
written by Tyrone Downie & Ziggy Marley
100.
06/1988
113

35
US








6
rock


63
UK

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