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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

  1 Orange Crush 1 28   Nov 1988  
  R.E.M.  
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  2 When Love Comes To Town 1     Dec 1988  
  U2 With B.B. King  
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  3 When It's Love 1 3   Jul 1988  
  Van Halen  
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  4 Angel Of Harlem 1 18   Dec 1988  
  U2  
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  5 Finish What Ya Started 1 11   Aug 1988  
  Van Halen  
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  6 Roll With It 1 1   Jun 1988  
  Steve Winwood  
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  7 Hate To Lose Your Lovin' 1     Aug 1988  
  Little Feat  
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  8 Devil Inside 2 1   Feb 1988  
  INXS  
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  9 Black And Blue 1     May 1988  
  Van Halen  
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  10 Heaven Knows 1     Feb 1988  
  Robert Plant  
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  11 Tall Cool One 1     Mar 1988  
  Robert Plant  
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  12 The Valley Road 1 8   Jun 1988  
  Bruce Hornsby And The Range  
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  13 Just Like Paradise 1 7   Jan 1988  
  David Lee Roth  
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  14 Angel 1 1   Feb 1988  
  Aerosmith  
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  15 The Flame 1 1   Apr 1988  
  Cheap Trick  
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  16 Check It Out 2 10   Feb 1988  
  John Cougar Mellencamp  
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  17 Walk On Water 1 8   Oct 1988  
  Eddie Money  
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  18 Simply Irresistible 1 1   Jul 1988  
  Robert Palmer  
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  19 Desire 1 4   Oct 1988  
  U2  
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  20 Damn Good 1     Mar 1988  
  David Lee Roth  
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  21 Love Bites 1 1   Sep 1988  
  Def Leppard  
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  22 Only A Memory 1     Apr 1988  
  The Smithereens  
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  23 Armageddon It 2 2   Dec 1988  
  Def Leppard  
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  24 Can't Get Over You 3     Jul 1988  
  The Gregg Allman Band  
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  25 I Know You're Out There Somewhere 2 18   Jun 1988  
  The Moody Blues  
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From the longest-running weekly rock chart anywhere, find the top rock songs for 1988 or find another year from 1980 to date. Complete week-by-week rock chart archives are onine for the entire period. Click the red rock chart peak to find the chart where the song peaked.