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1988 Number One Song Calendar

What was the number one song in 1988 on any date... when you were born... graduated... married... The answers for 1988 are below. Find a song for any year since 1960.


Pop Number One Songs in Tune Timeline order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 Got My Mind Set On You 3 1   1-02-88  
  George Harrison  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  2 Need You Tonight 6 1   1-09-88  
  INXS  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  3 Seasons Change 1   1-16-88  
  Expose  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  4 Could've Been 1   1-23-88  
  Tiffany  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  5 Hungry Eyes 1   2-06-88  
  Eric Carmen  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  6 What Have I Done To Deserve This? 1   2-13-88  
  Pet Shop Boys And Dusty Springfield  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  7 Father Figure 1   2-20-88  
  George Michael  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  8 Never Gonna Give You Up 1   3-05-88  
  Rick Astley  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  9 Man In The Mirror 1   3-12-88  
  Michael Jackson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  10 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car 1   3-26-88  
  Billy Ocean  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  11 Devil Inside 2 1   4-02-88  
  INXS  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  12 Where Do Broken Hearts Go 1   4-09-88  
  Whitney Houston  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  13 Angel 1 1   4-16-88  
  Aerosmith  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  14 Wishing Well 1   4-23-88  
  Terence Trent D'Arby  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  15 Anything For You 1   4-30-88  
  Gloria Estefan And Miami Sound Machine  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  16 Shattered Dreams 1   5-07-88  
  Johnny Hates Jazz  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  17 One More Try 1   5-14-88  
  George Michael  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  18 Together Forever 1   6-04-88  
  Rick Astley  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  19 Foolish Beat 1   6-11-88  
  Debbie Gibson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  20 Dirty Diana 1   6-25-88  
  Michael Jackson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  21 The Flame 1 1   7-02-88  
  Cheap Trick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  22 Hold On To The Nights 1   7-09-88  
  Richard Marx  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  23 Pour Some Sugar On Me 11 1   7-16-88  
  Def Leppard  
    YouTube    

  24 Roll With It 1 1   7-23-88  
  Steve Winwood  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  25 Hands To Heaven 1   7-30-88  
  Breathe  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  26 I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That 20 1   8-13-88  
  Elton John  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  27 Monkey 1   8-20-88  
  George Michael  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  28 Simply Irresistible 1 1   8-27-88  
  Robert Palmer  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  29 Sweet Child O' Mine 2 1   9-03-88  
  Guns N' Roses  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  30 Don't Worry Be Happy 1   9-17-88  
  Bobby McFerrin  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  31 Love Bites 1 1   10-01-88  
  Def Leppard  
    YouTube    

  32 Red Red Wine 1   10-08-88  
  UB40  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  33 A Groovy Kind Of Love 1   10-15-88  
  Phil Collins  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  34 Wild, Wild West 1   10-22-88  
  The Escape Club  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  35 Kokomo 1   11-05-88  
  The Beach Boys  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  36 Bad Medicine 1 1   11-12-88  
  Bon Jovi  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  37 Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby) 1   11-19-88  
  Will To Power  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  38 Look Away 1   11-26-88  
  Chicago  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  39 Every Rose Has Its Thorn 16 1   12-17-88  
  Poison  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  40 My Prerogative 1   12-24-88  
  Bobby Brown  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  41 Two Hearts 1   12-31-88  
  Phil Collins  
    YouTube download at Amazon  


Related Song Features for 1988 Number One Song Calendar


1988 Number One Rock Songs

calendar of rock number one songs

1988 Pop Top 100 Songs

the top pop songs of 1988 in order

1988 Rock Top 100 Songs

the top rock songs of 1980 in order

1988 One Hit Wonders

list of one-time top 20 makers and others with one well-known song

Number One Song Calendars

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1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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