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1988 ROCK Top 100 Songs Of The Year

Top 100 rock songs of 1988, based on our weekly rock chart archive -- the longest running weekly rock charts anywhere.

songs 1 to 25songs 26 to 50songs 51 to 75songs 76 to 100

Rock Top 100 in popularity order


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  51 What I Am 5 2   Nov 1988  
  Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians  
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  52 New Sensation 2 2   Apr 1988  
  INXS  
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  53 You Talk Too Much 2     Jan 1988  
  George Thorogood & The Destroyers  
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  54 Powerful Stuff 3     Aug 1988  
  The Fabulous Thunderbirds  
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  55 Nothing But Flowers 3     Apr 1988  
  Talking Heads  
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  56 Common Ground 3     Aug 1988  
  Rhythm Corps.  
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  57 No Smoke Without A Fire 3     Sep 1988  
  Bad Company  
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  58 Take It So Hard 3     Nov 1988  
  Keith Richards  
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  59 Ten Men Workin' 5     Apr 1988  
  Neil Young & The Bluenotes  
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  60 Too Much Ain't Enough Love 3     Jun 1988  
  Jimmy Barnes  
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  61 Open All Night 4     Jun 1988  
  Georgia Satellites  
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  62 Nobody's Perfect 4     Nov 1988  
  Mike + The Mechanics  
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  63 Ship Of Fools 4     May 1988  
  Robert Plant  
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  64 Born To Be My Baby 4 2   Nov 1988  
  Bon Jovi  
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  65 Rooty Toot Toot 4     May 1988  
  John Cougar Mellencamp  
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  66 Look Out Any Window 4 23   Jul 1988  
  Bruce Hornsby And The Range  
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  67 Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark 4     Aug 1988  
  The Robert Cray Band  
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  68 Wasting My Time 5     Jun 1988  
  Jimmy Page with John Miles  
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  69 One Night 6     Dec 1988  
  Bad Company  
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  70 Heart Turns To Stone 5     Jan 1988  
  Foreigner  
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  71 Sweet Fire Of Love 6     Jan 1988  
  Robbie Robertson  
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  72 Born To Be Bad 5     Mar 1988  
  George Thorogood & The Destroyers  
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  73 Feels So Good 6     Oct 1988  
  Van Halen  
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  74 Rock And Roll Strategy 3     Oct 1988  
  Thirty Eight Special  
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  75 Stand Up 4     Apr 1988  
  David Lee Roth  
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