Top 100 Songs of 1988


These are the top 100 songs of 1988. Within the top 100 there are a total of 69 different bands or artists.

George Michael achieved the most entries with five of the top songs of 1988.

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Top Songs of 1988

1

Faith

George Michael

2

Need You Tonight

INXS

3

Got My Mind Set on You

George Harrison

4

Never Gonna Give You Up

Rick Astley

5

Sweet Child o’ Mine

Guns N’ Roses

6

So Emotional

Whitney Houston

7

Heaven Is a Place on Earth

Belinda Carlisle

8

Could’ve Been

Tiffany

9

Hands to Heaven

Breathe

10

Roll with It

Steve Winwood

11

One More Try

George Michael

12

Wishing Well

Terence Trent D’Arby

13

Anything for You

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

14

The Flame

Cheap Trick

15

Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car

Billy Ocean

16

Seasons Change

Exposé

17

Is This Love

Whitesnake

18

Wild, Wild West

The Escape Club

19

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Def Leppard

20

I’ll Always Love You

Taylor Dayne

21

Man in the Mirror

Michael Jackson

22

Shake Your Love

Debbie Gibson

23

Simply Irresistible

Robert Palmer

24

Hold On to the Nights

Richard Marx

25

Hungry Eyes

Eric Carmen

26

Shattered Dreams

Johnny Hates Jazz

27

Father Figure

George Michael

28

Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)

Samantha Fox

29

A Groovy Kind of Love

Phil Collins

30

Love Bites

Def Leppard

31

Endless Summer Nights

Richard Marx

32

Foolish Beat

Debbie Gibson

33

Where Do Broken Hearts Go

Whitney Houston

34

Angel

Aerosmith

35

A Hazy Shade of Winter

The Bangles

36

The Way You Make Me Feel

Michael Jackson

37

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Bobby McFerrin

38

Make Me Lose Control

Eric Carmen

39

Red Red Wine

UB40

40

She’s Like the Wind

Patrick Swayze featuring Wendy Fraser

41

Bad Medicine

Bon Jovi

42

Kokomo

The Beach Boys

43

I Don’t Wanna Go on with You Like That

Elton John

44

Together Forever

Rick Astley

45

Monkey

George Michael

46

Devil Inside

INXS

47

Should’ve Known Better

Richard Marx

48

I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love

Chicago

49

The Loco-Motion

Kylie Minogue

50

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield

51

Make It Real

The Jets

52

What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)

Information Society

53

Tell It to My Heart

Taylor Dayne

54

Out of the Blue

Debbie Gibson

55

Don’t You Want Me

Jody Watley

56

Desire

U2

57

I Get Weak

Belinda Carlisle

58

Sign Your Name

Terence Trent D’Arby

59

I Want to Be Your Man

Roger Troutman

60

Girlfriend

Pebbles

61

Dirty Diana

Michael Jackson

62

1-2-2003

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

63

Mercedes Boy

Pebbles

64

Perfect World

Huey Lewis and the News

65

New Sensation

INXS

66

Catch Me (I’m Falling)

Pretty Poison

67

If It Isn’t Love

New Edition

68

Rocket 2 U

The Jets

69

One Good Woman

Peter Cetera

70

Don’t Be Cruel

Cheap Trick

71

Candle in the Wind

Elton John

72

Everything Your Heart Desires

Daryl Hall & John Oates

73

Say You Will

Foreigner

74

I Want Her

Keith Sweat

75

Pink Cadillac

Natalie Cole

76

Fast Car

Tracy Chapman

77

Electric Blue

Icehouse

78

The Valley Road

Bruce Hornsby and the Range

79

Don’t Be Cruel

Bobby Brown

80

Always on My Mind

Pet Shop Boys

81

Piano in the Dark

Brenda Russell featuring Joe Esposito

82

When It’s Love

Van Halen

83

Don’t Shed a Tear

Paul Carrack

84

We’ll Be Together

Sting

85

I Hate Myself for Loving You

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

86

I Don’t Want to Live Without You

Foreigner

87

Nite and Day

Al B. Sure!

88

Don’t You Know What the Night Can Do?

Steve Winwood

89

One Moment in Time

Whitney Houston

90

Can’t Stay Away from You

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

91

Kissing a Fool

George Michael

92

Cherry Bomb

John Cougar Mellencamp

93

I Still Believe

Brenda K. Starr

94

I Found Someone

Cher

95

Never Tear Us Apart

INXS

96

Valerie

Steve Winwood

97

Just Like Paradise

David Lee Roth

98

Nothin’ but a Good Time

Poison

99

Wait

White Lion

100

Prove Your Love

Taylor Dayne