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1988 Music Charts

1988's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Jody Watley (1987 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented on 1988)
U2 (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Graceland - Paul Simon (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
10,000 Maniacs, Ice-T (solo), Traveling Wilburys, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, vanessa Williams, Guns N Roses, Paula Abdul, New Kids On The Block, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Kylie MinogueKeith Sweat, Taylor Dayne, Al B Sure! and Rick Astley

1988's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Kokomo - Beach Boys
2. Monkey - George Micheal
3. Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
4. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society
5. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong (originally recorded in 1967)
6. The Falme - Cheap Trick
7. Holk On To The Nights - Richard Marx
8. I Beg Your Pardon - Kon Kan
9. Chains of Love - Erasure
10. Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz

1988's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S
2. Hot Hot Hot - Buster Pindexter
3. Da' Butt - E.U.
4. Forever Young - Alphaville (also released in 1985)
5. Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
6. My Girl - Suave
7. She's Like The Wind - Patrick Swayze
8. Long Way To Love - Britny Fox
9. Under The Milky Way - The Church
10. Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls - Book of Love

1988's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. It Takes Two - Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock
2. Push It - Salt-N-Pepa
3. Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp
4. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
5. Nite and Day - Al B. Sure!
6. Da' Butt - E.U.
7. I Want Her - Keith Sweat
8. Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown
9. Pink Cadillac - Natalie Cole
10. Dirty Diana - Micheal Jackson

More of 1988's Dance Top Hits

  Wild Wild West - Kool Moe Dee

1988's Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S
2. Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
3. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
4. So Emotional - Whitney Houston
5. The Promise - When In Rome
6. Supersonic - J.J. Fad
7. Prove Your Love - Taylor Dayne
8. Mercedes Boy - Pebbles
9. Girlfriend - Pebbles
10. 1-2-3 - Miami Sound Machine

1988's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
2. Red Red Wine - UB40
3. Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
4. Forever Young - Rod Stewart
5. Need You Tonight - INXS
6. Nothin But a Good Time - Poison
7. New Sensation - INXS
8. Simply Irresistable - Robert Palmer
9. Angel - Aerosmith
10. Hazy Shade of Winter - The Bangles

1988's Alternative Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Just Like Heaven - The Cure
2. Chains of Love - Erasure
3. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
4. Hot Hot Hot!!! - The Cure
5. Under The Milky Way - The Church
6. What Have I Done To Deserve This - Pet Shop Boys With Dusty Springfield
7. Peek-A-Boo - Siouxie and the Banshees
8. It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.
9. Route 66/Behind The Wheel - Depeche Mode
10. Blue Monday 1988 - New Order

More of 1988's Alternative Rock Hits

  Tell That Girl To Shut Up - Transvision Vamp
  Strangelove - Depeche Mode

1988's Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
2. Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
3. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses
4. Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
5. Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
6. Devil Inside - INXS
7. Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys
8. Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
9. Love Bites - Def Leppard
10. I Know Your Out There Somewhere - The Moody Blues

More of 1988's Album Rock

  In God's Country - U2

1988's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten

1. Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
2. Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
3. Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
4. Out of the Blue - Debbie Gibson
5. Kokomo - Beach Boys
6. I Saw Her Standing There - Tiffany
7. I Should Be So Lucky - Kylie Minogue
8. Rag Doll - Aerosmith
9. Girls Ain't Nothin But Trouble - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
10. 1-2-3 - Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

PCM's 1988 Top 10 Hit List

1. Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
2. It Takes Two - Rob Base & E-Z Rock
3. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
4. Push It - Salt N Pepa
5. I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne
6. Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
7. Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
8. Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp
9. Paradise - Sade
10. Kokomo - Beach Boys
Check Out the Full PCM 1988
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
Send Your suggestions and corrections to -PCM Song Suggestions

More 1988 Trivia:

1988 Oscars
1988 Grammy Winners
1988 In History

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