1988 Top Ten Music Charts

1988’s Biggest Artists 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 Minogue, Keith 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 Flame – 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 Poindexter
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

One 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 Irresistible – 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