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1988 ROCK Number One Song Calendar

From the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere, a Tune Timeline of every number one rock song in 1988.


Rock Number One Songs in Tune Timeline order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 1 19   1-02-88  
  R.E.M.  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  2 The Real Life 1     1-09-88  
  John Cougar Mellencamp  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  3 When We Was Fab 1 15   1-16-88  
  George Harrison  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  4 Just Like Paradise 1 7   1-23-88  
  David Lee Roth  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  5 Angel 1 1   2-13-88  
  Aerosmith  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  6 Heaven Knows 1     2-20-88  
  Robert Plant  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  7 Damn Good 1     3-12-88  
  David Lee Roth  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  8 Tall Cool One 1     3-19-88  
  Robert Plant  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  9 I Wish I Had A Girl 1 22   4-02-88  
  Henry Lee Summer  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

        4-09-88  
  Tall Cool One by Robert Plant returns to number one

 

  10 Only A Memory 1     4-16-88  
  The Smithereens  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  11 The Flame 1 1   4-30-88  
  Cheap Trick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  12 Black And Blue 1     5-14-88  
  Van Halen  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  13 The Valley Road 1 8   6-04-88  
  Bruce Hornsby And The Range  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  14 Roll With It 1 1   6-11-88  
  Steve Winwood  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  15 When It's Love 1 3   7-02-88  
  Van Halen  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  16 Simply Irresistible 1 1   7-16-88  
  Robert Palmer  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  17 Finish What Ya Started 1 11   8-06-88  
  Van Halen  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  18 Hate To Lose Your Lovin' 1     8-20-88  
  Little Feat  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  19 Love Bites 1 1   9-03-88  
  Def Leppard  
    YouTube    

  20 Don't You Know What The Night Can Do? 1 4   9-10-88  
  Steve Winwood  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  21 I'm Not Your Man 1     9-17-88  
  Tommy Conwell And The Young Rumblers  
    YouTube    

  22 Bad Medicine 1 1   9-24-88  
  Bon Jovi  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  23 Desire 1 4   10-01-88  
  U2  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  24 Walk On Water 1 8   10-22-88  
  Eddie Money  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  25 It's Money That Matters 1     10-29-88  
  Randy Newman  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  26 Handle With Care 1 18   11-05-88  
  Traveling Wilburys  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  27 Orange Crush 1 28   11-12-88  
  R.E.M.  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  28 Angel Of Harlem 1 18   12-10-88  
  U2  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  29 When Love Comes To Town 1     12-17-88  
  U2 With B.B. King  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  30 Got It Made 1     12-24-88  
  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

        12-31-88  
  When Love Comes To Town by U2 With B.B. King returns to number one

 


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Find a rock number one song for any date since 1980. If you like rock music, you can find a rock song to represent your birthday, graduation, wedding, or other special event. You are no longer limited to a pop song. Tunecaster has a complete Tune Timeline of pop songs by date, but if you prefer, find your special rock song at the Number One Rock Songs Calendar pages.

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