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Top Songs of 1988

1987 <-1988-> 1989
    

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1.
09/1988
432

✫1
US
✫1
AC










✫1
UK
[Atlantic 89017]
written by Toni Wine & Carole Bayer Sager
2.
02/1988
427

✫1
US
2
AC


✫1
dance






2
UK
3.
10/1988

Desire by U2

from Rattle and Hum   Rattle and Hum
406

3
US




37
dance


✫1
rock
✫1
alt.
✫1
UK
[Island 7-99250]
written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.
4.
07/1988
402

✫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
401

✫1
US
5
AC


25
dance
✫1
R&B




3
UK
[Jive 9678]
written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Billy Ocean
6.
12/1988
398

✫1
US
39
AC


3
dance
2
R&B




3
UK
[Virgin 99256]
written by Elliot Wolff
7.
07/1988
362

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
8.
11/1988
361

3
US




20
dance
28
R&B




✫1
UK
[Columbia 08092]
written by Maurice Starr
9.
09/1988
361

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
10.
08/1988
360

✫1
US




7
dance
✫1
R&B




6
UK
[MCA 53383]
written by Bobby Brown, Gene Griffin & Teddy Riley
11.
04/1988
356

✫1
US






5
R&B




4
UK
[Epic 07739]
written by Michael Jackson
12.
04/1988
355

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B




8
UK
[R]
[Columbia 07773]
written by George Michael
13.
01/1988
351

4
US
13
AC


23
dance
2
R&B




2
UK
[R]
[Columbia 07911]
written by Terence Trent D'Arby
14.
11/1988
346

✫1
US
✫1
AC










6
UK
[Atlantic 88980]
written by Phil Collins & Lamont Dozier
15.
09/1988
343

✫1
US
2
AC










6
UK
[Epic 08034]
written by Peter Frampton, Allen Collins & Ronnie Van Zant
16.
02/1988
338

2
US
2
AC










4
UK
[A&M 2991]
written by David Glasper & Marcus Lillington
17.
08/1988
333

3
US
39
AC


12
dance






2
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman
[Geffen 7-27752]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
18.
12/1988
327

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)
19.
01/1988
327

✫1
US
3
AC


13
dance
6
R&B




11
UK
[Columbia 07682]
written by George Michael
20.
02/1988
322

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
R&B




14
UK
produced by Narada Michael Walden
[Arista 9674]
written by Chuck Jackson & Frank Wildhorn
21.
07/1988
315

✫1
US




✫1
dance
8
R&B




13
UK
[Columbia 07941]
written by George Michael
22.
03/1988
312

✫1
US
✫1
AC










10
UK
as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
[Epic 07759]
written by Gloria Estefan
23.
04/1988
303

✫1
US
8
AC










9
UK
[Atlantic 89109]
written by Debbie Gibson
24.
02/1988
303

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
R&B




21
UK
[Epic 07668]
written by Siedah Garrett & Glen Ballard
25.
07/1988
301

✫1
US








3
rock


11
UK
[Polygram 870402 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
26.
02/1988
297

5
US
16
AC


✫1
dance
9
R&B




5
UK
[EMI/Manhattan 50117]
written by Bruce Springsteen
27.
06/1988
289

✫1
US
✫1
AC


21
dance
30
R&B
✫1
rock


53
UK
28.
12/1988
286

✫1
US




10
dance
9
R&B




16
UK
[Arista 9832]
written by Frank Farian & Brad Howell (as B. Nail)
29.
10/1988
284

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.
10/1988
284

✫1
US








11
rock


13
UK
[Enigma 44203]
written by Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, Bret Michaels & Rikki Rockett
31.
09/1988
282

✫1
US








3
rock


17
UK
[Polygram 870657 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
32.
12/1988
273

2
US




✫1
dance
3
R&B




21
UK
charted as the double A Side Wild Thing/Loc'ed After Dark in the UK
[Delicious Vinyl 102]
written by Young MC
33.
10/1988
269

24
US
7
AC








6
alt.
✫1
UK
[Geffen 27633]
written by Enya & Roma Ryan
34.
01/1988
268

2
US
9
AC










10
UK
[MCA 53242]
written by Diane Warren
35.
06/1988
266

3
US
✫1
AC




54
R&B




9
UK
as Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
[Epic 07921]
written by Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia
36.
07/1988
263

✫1
US
5
AC










25
UK
[Elektra 69385]
written by John Phillips, Scott McKenzie, Mike Love & Terry Melcher
37.
06/1988
262

✫1
US








7
rock


24
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #196]
[Geffen 27963]
written by Izzy Stradlin, Slash & Axl Rose
38.
05/1988
261

6
US
7
AC






19
rock


5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #165]
[Elektra 69412]
written by Tracy Chapman
39.
04/1988
258

7
US
5
AC










4
UK
[MCA 53308]
written by Rick Nowels & Ellen Shipley
40.
06/1988
258

2
US
✫1
AC


7
dance


13
rock


30
UK
[MCA 53345]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
41.
09/1988
254

6
US
5
AC


13
dance






6
UK
[RCA 8838]
written by Rick Astley
42.
03/1988
247

2
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B




42
UK
[MCA 53279]
written by Pebbles (as Perri McKissack)
43.
09/1988
244

✫1
US
✫1
AC










77
UK
[Warner 27766 (Reprise)]
written by Diane Warren
44.
01/1988
243

28
US




10
dance






✫1
UK
produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman [R]
[Geffen 7-27922]
written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken & Pete Waterman
45.
10/1988
242

4
US




✫1
dance




13
alt.
14
UK
[Capitol 44237]
written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon & John Taylor
46.
09/1988
241

5
US
✫1
AC










9
UK
[RCA 8691]
written by Shannon Rubicam & George Merrill
47.
04/1988
240

✫1
US
29
AC






3
rock


77
UK
[Columbia 07745 (Epic)]
written by Bob Mitchell & Nick Graham
48.
11/1988
236

✫1
US
✫1
AC












[R]
[Capitol 5199]
written by Arnold Lanni
49.
12/1988
234

4
US








7
rock


10
UK
written by Izzy Stradlin
50.
08/1988
233

✫1
US




36
dance


45
rock
3
alt.


51.
10/1988
233

14
US




2
dance




15
alt.
4
UK
[Warner 27738 (Sire)]
written by Vince Clarke & Andy Bell
52.
06/1988
232

16
US






40
R&B




2
UK
with Chubby Checker
[Tin Pan Apple 887571]
written by Hank Ballard
53.
03/1988
231

23
US
12
AC


16
dance






2
UK
[R]
[Capitol 44137]
written by Simon Climie, Rob Fisher & Dennis Morgan
54.
11/1988
231

7
US




10
dance
2
R&B




8
UK
[Epic 08044]
written by Michael Jackson
55.
04/1988
231

91
US




✫1
dance






✫1
UK
56.
07/1988
227

96
US




2
dance






✫1
UK
as Yazz & The Plastic Population
written by George Jackson & Johnny Henderson
57.
05/1988
226

✫1
US
3
AC












[EMI-Manhattan 50106]
written by Richard Marx
58.
02/1988
226

7
US




✫1
dance






8
UK
[Arista 9677]
written by Arnie Roman & Seth Swirsky
59.
05/1988
224

9
US
10
AC


✫1
dance
5
R&B




10
UK
produced by Jellybean
[Arista 9720]
written by Toni C.
60.
06/1988
223

66
US




16
dance




17
alt.
✫1
UK
written by Bill Drummond, Jimmy Cauty, Ron Grainer (sample) & Gary Glitter (sample)
61.
06/1988
223

2
US








✫1
rock


44
UK
[EMI-Manhattan 50133]
written by Robert Palmer
62.
09/1988
223

2
US
3
AC


6
dance






78
UK
[Arista 9722]
written by Alexandra Forbes & Jeff Franzel
63.
11/1988
220

3
US






2
R&B




21
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53463]
written by Babyface
64.
01/1988
220

2
US
2
AC






41
rock


50
UK
[EMI 50113]
written by Richard Marx
65.
04/1988
218

3
US








3
rock


20
UK
[Polygram 870692 (Mercury)]
written by Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Steve Clark, Rick Savage & Robert John "Mutt" Lange
66.
08/1988
217

✫1
US
13
AC












[R]
[A&M 1244]
written by Neil Diamond
67.
07/1988
217

2
US
20
AC










29
UK
[Capitol 44369]
written by Carl Sturken & Evan Rogers
68.
04/1988
215

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)
69.
10/1988
213

5
US
✫1
AC




33
R&B




18
UK
[Columbia 08050]
written by George Michael
70.
01/1988

New Sensation by INXS

from Kick   Kick
211

3
US




11
dance


8
rock


25
UK
[Atlantic 89080]
written by Andrew Farriss & Michael Hutchence
71.
01/1988
211

3
US
16
AC


44
dance






19
UK
[Atlantic 89129]
written by Debbie Gibson
72.
10/1988
209

3
US








7
rock


22
UK
[Polygram 872156 (Mercury)]
written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora & Desmond Child
73.
04/1988
209

8
US




22
dance
3
R&B




9
UK
[Paisley Park 27900]
written by Prince
74.
07/1988
209

3
US
2
AC






5
rock


48
UK
[Chrysalis 43265]
written by Alex Call
75.
09/1988
208

3
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B






[Elektra 69371]
written by Anita Baker, Skip Scarborough & Randy Holland
76.
06/1988
208







10
dance






✫1
UK
[R]
written by Nicky Graham & Tom Watkins
77.
11/1988
207

8
US
12
AC




✫1
R&B




11
UK
produced by Babyface
[Warner 27783]
written by L.A. Reid, Babyface & Daryl Simmons
78.
12/1988
206

15
US




3
dance






5
UK
written by Barry Harris & Joe South (sample)
79.
04/1988
203

5
US
✫1
AC






✫1
rock


44
UK
[RCA 7645]
written by Bruce Hornsby & John Hornsby
80.
10/1988
202

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.
81.
06/1988
201

3
US
2
AC




21
R&B




41
UK
[Arista 9700]
written by Jimmy George
82.
02/1988
199









45
R&B




✫1
UK
[Mango 123]
written by Albert Hammond & Diane Warren
83.
02/1988
198

7
US












8
UK
[MCA 53286 (cassette)]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
84.
05/1988
197















✫1
UK
as Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg with Cara Tivey
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
85.
05/1988
197















✫1
UK
86.
12/1988
197















✫1
UK
[Christmas]
written by Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart & Keith Strachan
87.
02/1988
197







✫1
dance






2
UK
88.
04/1988
197















✫1
UK
89.
10/1988
197















✫1
UK
90.
12/1988
197















✫1
UK
91.
09/1988
197















✫1
UK
[R]
written by Bob Russell & Bobby Scott
92.
01/1988
197















✫1
UK
93.
09/1988
195

3
US
✫1
AC










48
UK
[A&M 1224]
written by David Glasper & Marcus Lillington
94.
02/1988
193

6
US
3
AC




8
R&B




23
UK
featuring Joe Esposito
[A&M 3003]
written by Brenda Russell, Jeff Hull & Scott Cutler
95.
05/1988
193

8
US






✫1
R&B




13
UK
produced by Babyface
[MCA 53327]
written by Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds), L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
96.
04/1988
193

3
US
2
AC




13
R&B




81
UK
[Arista 9684]
written by Daryl Hall
97.
02/1988
190

17
US




20
dance


6
rock


6
UK
[Columbia 38-07433]
written by Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie (as James Moginie) & Peter Garrett
98.
06/1988
190

5
US








✫1
rock


28
UK
99.
02/1988
190

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
100.
07/1988
190

3
US




✫1
dance




10
alt.


[Tommy Boy 27826]
written by Paul Robb & Kurt Harland

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