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Top Songs of 1988

1987 <-1988-> 1989
    

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1.
09/1988
314

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US
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AC








✫1
UK
2.
12/1988
306

✫1
US
39
AC
3
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
[Virgin 99256]
written by Elliot Wolff
3.
02/1988
299

✫1
US
5
AC
25
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Jive 9678]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Billy Ocean
4.
07/1988
297

✫1
US
7
AC


11
R&B




2
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1989]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1989]
[EMI-Manhattan 50146]
written by Bobby McFerrin
5.
02/1988
282

✫1
US
2
AC
✫1
dance






2
UK
6.
04/1988
279

✫1
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B




8
UK
[R]
[Columbia 07773]
written by George Michael
7.
08/1988
271

✫1
US


7
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
[MCA 53383]
written by Bobby Brown, Gene Griffin & Teddy Riley
8.
10/1988

Desire by U2

from Rattle and Hum   Rattle and Hum
269

3
US


37
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[Island 7-99250]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
9.
11/1988
268

3
US


20
dance
28
R&B




✫1
UK
[Columbia 08092]
written by Maurice Starr
10.
01/1988
260

✫1
US
3
AC
13
dance
6
R&B




11
UK
[Columbia 07682]
written by George Michael
11.
09/1988
260

✫1
US
2
AC








6
UK
12.
11/1988
260

✫1
US
✫1
AC








6
UK
13.
09/1988
257

5
US
✫1
AC


22
R&B




✫1
UK
used by NBC-TV for the 1988 Summer Olympics; produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9743]
written by Albert Hammond & John Bettis
14.
02/1988
257

✫1
US
✫1
AC


2
R&B




14
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9674]
written by Chuck Jackson & Frank Wildhorn
15.
06/1988
257

✫1
US
✫1
AC
21
dance
30
R&B
✫1
rock


53
UK
16.
07/1988
255

2
US


3
dance
3
R&B




3
UK
[Arista 9781]
written by Bill Pettaway Jr., DJ Spen (as Sean Spencer), Kevin Lyles, Rodney Hollaman & Ky Adeyemo
17.
07/1988
251

✫1
US


✫1
dance
8
R&B




13
UK
[Columbia 07941]
written by George Michael
18.
04/1988
250

2
US
2
AC








4
UK
[A&M 2991]
written by David Glasper & Marcus Lillington
19.
01/1988
250

4
US
13
AC
23
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
[R]
[Columbia 07911]
written by Terence Trent D'Arby
20.
12/1988
241

3
US


✫1
dance
30
R&B




3
UK
[Virgin 99231]
written by Jamie J. Morgan, Cameron McVey (as Booga Bear), Neneh Cherry & Phil Ramacon (as Phillip Ramacon)
21.
03/1988
241

✫1
US
✫1
AC








10
UK
as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
[Epic 34-07759]
written by Gloria Estefan
22.
05/1988
236

✫1
US




5
R&B




4
UK
[Epic 07739]
written by Michael Jackson
23.
07/1988
236

✫1
US






3
rock


11
UK
[Polygram 870402 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
24.
02/1988
232

✫1
US
2
AC


✫1
R&B




21
UK
[Epic 07668]
written by Siedah Garrett & Glen Ballard
25.
10/1988
230

✫1
US






11
rock


13
UK
[Enigma 44203]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
26.
09/1988
229

✫1
US






3
rock


17
UK
[Polygram 870657 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
27.
06/1988
228

✫1
US






7
rock


24
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #196]
[Geffen 27963]
written by Izzy Stradlin, Slash & Axl Rose
28.
08/1988
227

3
US
39
AC
12
dance






2
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman
[Geffen 7-27752]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
29.
11/1988
225

2
US
43
AC
2
dance
5
R&B




15
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53416]
written by L.A. Reid, Babyface & Daryl Simmons
30.
09/1988
222

✫1
US
5
AC








25
UK
[Elektra 69385]
written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love & Terry Melcher
31.
12/1988
222

2
US


✫1
dance
3
R&B




21
UK
charted as the double A Side Wild Thing/Loc'ed After Dark in the UK
written by Young MC
32.
04/1988
221

✫1
US
8
AC








9
UK
[Atlantic 89109]
written by Debbie Gibson
33.
09/1988
217

✫1
US
✫1
AC








77
UK
[Warner 27766 (Reprise)]
written by Diane Warren
34.
12/1988
216

✫1
US


10
dance
9
R&B




16
UK
[Arista 9832]
written by Frank Farian & Brad Howell (as B. Nail)
35.
11/1988
206

✫1
US
✫1
AC










[R]
[Capitol 44302]
written by Arnold Lanni
36.
06/1988
206

3
US
✫1
AC


54
R&B




9
UK
as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
[Epic 34-07921]
written by Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia
37.
01/1988
203

2
US
9
AC








10
UK
[MCA 53242]
written by Diane Warren
38.
04/1988
202

✫1
US
29
AC




3
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07745 (Epic)]
written by Bob Mitchell & Nick Graham
39.
02/1988
200

5
US
16
AC
✫1
dance
9
R&B




5
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50117]
written by Bruce Springsteen
40.
05/1988
199

6
US
7
AC




19
rock


5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #165]
[Elektra 69412]
written by Tracy Chapman
41.
08/1988
197

✫1
US
13
AC










[R]
written by Neil Diamond
42.
08/1988
197

✫1
US


36
dance


45
rock
3
alt.


[Atlantic 89048]
written by The Escape Club
43.
06/1988
193

2
US
✫1
AC
7
dance


13
rock


30
UK
[MCA 53345]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
44.
10/1988
192

4
US


✫1
dance




13
alt.
14
UK
[Capitol 44237]
written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon & John Taylor
45.
04/1988
190

7
US
5
AC








4
UK
[MCA 53308]
written by Rick Nowels & Ellen Shipley
46.
12/1988
189

4
US






7
rock


10
UK
written by Izzy Stradlin
47.
09/1988
187

2
US
3
AC
6
dance






78
UK
[Arista 9722]
written by Alexandra Forbes & Jeff Franzel
48.
09/1988
186

3
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B






[Elektra 69371]
written by Anita Baker, Skip Scarborough & Randy Holland
49.
09/1988
186

5
US
✫1
AC








9
UK
[RCA 8691]
written by Shannon Rubicam & George Merrill
50.
07/1988
185

2
US
20
AC








29
UK
51.
05/1988
184

✫1
US
3
AC










[EMI-Manhattan 50106]
written by Richard Marx
52.
05/1988
183

2
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B




42
UK
[MCA 53279]
written by Pebbles (as Perri McKissack)
53.
06/1988
183

3
US
2
AC


21
R&B




41
UK
[Arista 9699]
written by Jimmy George
54.
05/1988
182

9
US
10
AC
✫1
dance
5
R&B




10
UK
produced by Jellybean
[Arista 9720]
written by Toni C.
55.
01/1988
181

5
US


24
dance
✫1
R&B




8
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53185]
written by L.A. Reid & Babyface
56.
04/1988
179

3
US






3
rock


20
UK
[Polygram 870692 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
57.
11/1988
178

3
US




2
R&B




21
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53463]
written by Babyface
58.
02/1988
178

7
US


✫1
dance






8
UK
[Arista 9677]
written by Arnie Roman & Seth Swirsky
59.
07/1988
178

3
US
2
AC




5
rock


48
UK
[Chrysalis 43265]
written by Alex Call
60.
10/1988
177

3
US






7
rock


22
UK
[Polygram 872156 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
61.
10/1988
177

5
US
✫1
AC


33
R&B




18
UK
[Columbia 08050]
written by George Michael
62.
04/1988
176

5
US
✫1
AC




✫1
rock


44
UK
[RCA 7645]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
63.
06/1988
175

2
US






✫1
rock


44
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50133]
written by Robert Palmer
64.
09/1988
175

3
US
✫1
AC








48
UK
[A&M 1224]
written by David Glasper & Marcus Lillington
65.
01/1988
174

2
US
2
AC




41
rock


50
UK
[EMI 50113]
written by Richard Marx
66.
05/1988
172

8
US




✫1
R&B




13
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53327]
written by Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds), L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
67.
02/1988
172

6
US
3
AC


8
R&B




23
UK
featuring Joe Esposito
[A&M 3003]
written by Brenda Russell, Jeff Hull & Scott Cutler
68.
10/1988
171

24
US
7
AC






6
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Enya & Roma Ryan
69.
04/1988
171

3
US
2
AC


13
R&B




81
UK
[Arista 9685]
written by Daryl Hall
70.
04/1988
170

8
US


22
dance
3
R&B




9
UK
[Paisley Park 27900]
written by Prince
71.
09/1988
168

6
US
5
AC
13
dance






6
UK
[RCA 8838]
written by Rick Astley
72.
06/1988
168

5
US






✫1
rock


28
UK
73.
12/1988
166

4
US
3
AC




50
rock


49
UK
co-produced by Bernard Edwards
[Warner 27729]
written by Simon Climie & Dennis Morgan
74.
07/1988
164

6
US
2
AC




✫1
rock


89
UK
[Virgin 7-99290]
written by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings
75.
01/1988

New Sensation by INXS

from Kick   Kick
162

3
US


11
dance


8
rock


25
UK
[Atlantic 89080]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
76.
07/1988
161

3
US


✫1
dance




10
alt.


[Tommy Boy 27826]
written by Paul Robb & Kurt Harland
77.
01/1988
161

6
US






✫1
rock


27
UK
[Warner 28119]
written by David Lee Roth & Brett Tuggle
78.
02/1988
161

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
79.
02/1988
160

7
US










8
UK
[MCA 53286 (cassette)]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
80.
11/1988
160

3
US






7
rock




[Atlantic 89015]
written by Mike Tramp & Vito Bratta
81.
01/1988
159

3
US
16
AC
44
dance






19
UK
[Atlantic 89129]
written by Debbie Gibson
82.
06/1988
157

3
US
5
AC










[Warner 27855 (Reprise)]
written by Diane Warren & Albert Hammond
83.
09/1988
157

7
US
30
AC




9
rock
4
alt.
31
UK
as Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
written by Edie Brickell & Kenny Withrow
84.
01/1988
157

28
US


10
dance






✫1
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman [R]
[Geffen 7-27922]
written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken & Pete Waterman
85.
01/1988
156

5
US


38
dance
✫1
R&B




26
UK
[Vintertainment 7-69431]
written by Keith Sweat & Teddy Riley
86.
11/1988
156

7
US


10
dance
2
R&B




8
UK
[Epic 08044]
written by Michael Jackson
87.
10/1988
156

5
US








5
alt.
35
UK
[Columbia 08090]
written by Susanna Hoffs, Tom Kelly & Billy Steinberg
88.
03/1988
154

5
US
✫1
AC




18
rock


91
UK
[Atlantic 89101]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner]
89.
01/1988
154

3
US






2
rock


69
UK
[Geffen 28249]
written by Steven Tyler & Desmond Child
90.
12/1988

Stand by R.E.M.

from Green   Green
153

6
US








✫1
alt.
48
UK
[R]
[Warner 27688]
written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe
91.
05/1988
152

3
US
✫1
AC








93
UK
[Arista 9686]
written by Eric Carmen & Dean Pitchford
92.
07/1988
151

4
US
32
AC




8
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07965 (Epic)]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
93.
05/1988
149

10
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B




68
UK
[Columbia 07744]
written by Johnny Kemp, Teddy Riley, Gene Griffin & Aaron Hall
94.
07/1988
146

7
US


20
dance
2
R&B




94
UK
[MCA 53264]
written by Jimmy Jam (as James Samuel Harris III) & Terry Lewis
95.
10/1988
145

14
US


2
dance




15
alt.
4
UK
[Warner 27738 (Sire)]
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
96.
04/1988
145

4
US
✫1
AC


24
R&B






[MCA 53311]
written by Don Powell, Rick Kelly & Linda Mallah
97.
10/1988
143

7
US
38
AC
5
dance
✫1
R&B




42
UK
produced by Babyface
[Warner 27773]
written by Babyface, L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
98.
11/1988
142

6
US
10
AC








47
UK
[MCA 53371]
written by Tim James [Timothy James Auringer] & Steven McClintock (as Steve McClintock)
99.
11/1988
142

9
US
2
AC
29
dance






28
UK
100.
01/1988
138

7
US
36
AC




10
rock


53
UK
[Chrysalis 43201]
written by Iva Davies & John Oates

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