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RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (DUCKHEAD/popradiotop20.com) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1988 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barry Kowal   
Dec 03, 2017 at 10:06 AM
RADIO AND RECORDS (USA) MAGAZINE'S (DUCKHEAD/popradiotop20.com) TOP POP SINGLES OF 1988*


Pos.-Title?Artist-Label-Peak Month 
  1 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS,GET INTO MY CAR-BILLY OCEAN-JIVE-APRIL
  2 ONE MORE TRY-GEORGE MICHAEL-COLUMBIA-May 
  3 MAN IN THE MIRROR-MICHAEL JACKSON-EPIC-March
  4 ROLL WITH IT-STEVE WINWOOD-Island-July
  5 LOOK AWAY-CHICAGO-Reprise-December
  6 WILD,WILD WEST-ESCAPE CLUB-Atlantic-November
  7 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO-WHITNEY HOUSTON-Arista-May
  8 SEASONS CHANGE-Expose-Arista-February
  9 ANYTHING FOR YOU-Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine-Epic-May 
 10 COULD'VE BEEN-Tiffany-MCA-February 
 11 Need You Tonight-Inxs-Atlantic-January
 12 Foolish Beat-Debbie Gibson-Atlantic-June
 13 So Emotional-Whitney Houston-Arista-January
 14 Father Figure-George Michael-Columbia-February
 15 Never Gonna Give You Up-Rick Astley-RCA-March
 16 Monkey-George Michael-Columbia-August
 17 Every Rose Has Its Thorn-Poison-Enigma-December
 18 Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby)-Will To Power-Epic-November
 19 Shattered Dreams-Johnny Hates Jazz-Virgin-May
 20 A Groovy Kind Of Love-Phil Collins-Atlantic-October
 21 The Flame-Cheap Trick-Epic-July
 22 Love Bites-Def Leppard-Polyram-October
 23 Sweet Child O' Mine-Guns & Roses-Geffen-September
 23 Hold On To The Nights-Richard Marx-EMI Manhattan-July
 25 Got My Mind Set On You-George Harrison-Dark Horse-January
 26 My Prerogative-Bobby Brown-MCA-December
 27 Kokomo-Beach Boys-Elektra-November
 28 Together Forever-Rick Astley-RCA-June
 29 Giving You The Best That I Got-Anita Baker-Elektra-December
 30 Wishing Well-Terence Trent D'Arby-Columbia-May
 31 Endless Summer Nights-Richard Marx-EMI Manhattan-March
 32 Out Of The Blue-Debbie Gibson-Atlantic-March
 33 Pour Some Sugar On Me-Def Leppard-Polygram-July
 34 Simply Irresistible-Robert Palmer-EMI Manhattan-September
 35 Hands To Heaven-Breathe-A&M-August
 36 Red Red Wine-UB40-A&M-October
 37 Devil Inside-Inxs-Atlantic-April
 38 Perfect World-Huey Lewis & The News-Chrysalis-September
 39 The Way You Make Me Feel-Michael Jackson-Epic-January
 40 I Don't Wanna Live Without You-Chicago-Reprise-August
 41 Dirty Diana-Michael Jackson-Epic-July
 42 How Can I Fall?-Breathe-A&M-December
 43 Sign Your Name-Terence Trent D'Arby-Columbia-August
 44 Bad Medicine-Bon Jovi-Mercury-November
 45 What Have I Done To Deserve This-Dusty Springfield & Pet Shop Boys-EMI Manhattan-February
 46 Make It Real-Jets-MCA-July
 47 She's Like The Wind-Patrick Swayze-RCA-March
 48 I Get Weak-Belinda Carlisle-MCA-March
 49 Angel-Aerosmith-Geffen-April
 50 I Don't Want To Go On With You Like That-Elton John-MCA-August
 51 New Sensation-Inxs-Atlantic-June
 52 A Hazy Shade Of Winter-Bangels-Columbia-February
 53 I Don't Want Your Love-Duran Duran-Capitol-February
 54 What's On Your Mind-Information Society-Tommy Boy-October
 55 One Good Woman-Peter Cetera-Full Moon-September
 56 Mercedes Boy-Pebbles-MCA-July
 57 Don't Worry Be Happy-Bobby McFerrin-EMI Manhattan-September
 58 Make Me Lose Control-Eric Carmen-Arista-August
 59 Everything Your Heart Desires-Daryl Hall & John Oates-RCA-June
 60 The Loco-motion-Kylie Minogue-Geffen-November
 61 I Don't Want To Live Without You-Foreigner-Atlantic-May
 62 I'll Always Love You-Taylor Dayne-Arista-September
 63 Waiting For A Star To Fall-Boy Meets Girl-RCA-December
 64 1-2-3-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-August
 65 I Want To Be Your Man-Roger-Reprise-February
 66 Hungry Eyes-Eric Carmen-RCA-February
 67 Don't Be Cruel-Cheap Trick-Epic-October
 68 Naughty Girls(Need Love Too)-Samantha Fox-Jive-June
 69 Desire-U2-Island-November
 70 The Valley Road-Bruce Hornsby & Range-RCA-June
 71 Girlfriend-Pebbles-MCA-April
 72 I Want Her-Keith Sweat-Elektra-March
 73 Say You Will-Foreigner-Atlantic-February
 74 When It's Love-Van Halen-Warner Brothers-September
 75 Don't You Know What The Night Can Do-Steve Winwood-Virgin-October
 76 Kissing A Fool-George Michael-Columbia-November
 77 Nobody?s Fool-Kenny Loggins-Columbia-September
 78 Never Tear Us Apart-Inxs-Atlantic-November
 79 If It Isn't Love-New Edition-MCA-September
 80 Rocket 2U-Jets-MCA-April
 81 Love Will Save The Day-Whitney Houston-Arista-August
 82 Candle In The Wind (88)-Elton John-MCA-January
 83 Walk On Water-Eddie Money-Columbia-November
 84 Always On My Mind-Pet Shop Boys-EMI Manhattan-May
 85 Can't Stay Away From You-Miami Sound Machine-Epic-March
 86 Pink Cadillac-Natalie Cole-EMI Manhattan-April
 87 Nite And Day-Al B.Sure-Warner Brothers-July
 88 Don't Shed A Tear-Paul Carrack-Chrysalis-February
 89 Circle In The Sand-Belinda Carlisle-MCA-June
 90 Electric Blue-Ice House-Chrysalis-May
 91 Prove Your Love-Taylor Dayne-Arista-May
 92 Fast Car-Tracy Chapman-Elektra-August
 93 One Moment In Time-Whitney Houston-Arista-November
 94 Just Like Paradise-David Lee Roth-Warner Brothers-March
 95 Tell It To My Heart-Taylor Dayne-Arista-January
 96 In Your Room-Bangels-Columbia-December
 97 Smooth Criminal-Michael Jackson-Epic-December
 98 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man-Prince-Paisley Park-January
 99 Two Occasions-Deele-Solar-May
100 It Would Take A Strong,Strong Man-Rick Astley-September
101 Welcome To The Jungle-Guns & Roses-Geffen-December
102 Some Kind Of Lover-Jody Watley-MCA-April
103 The Promise-When In Rome-Virgin-December
104 Do You Love Me-Contours-Motown Yesteryear-July
105 Chains Of Love-Erasure-Sire-October
106 Please Don?t Go Girl-New Kids On The Block-Columbia-October
107 Hysteria-Def Leppard-Mercury-March
108 Rush Hour-Jane Wiedlin-EMI-Manhattan-July
109A Another Lover-Giant Steps-A&M-October
109B I Saw Him Standing There-Tiffany-MCA-April
111 Alphabet St.-Prince-Paisley Park-June
112 (Sittin' On)The Dock Of The Bay-Michael Bolton-Columbia-March
113 I Found Someone-Cher-Geffen-March
114 Wait-White Lion-Atlantic-May
115 I Remember Holding You-Boys Club-MCA-December
116 I Hate Myself For Loving You-Joan Jett & Blackhearts-Blackheart-September
117 Another Part Of Me-Michael Jackson-Epic-August
118 Piano In The Dark-Brenda Russell-A&M-June
119 Nothin' But A Good Time-Poison-Enigma-June
120 We All Sleep Alone-Cher-Geffen-June
121 Tunnel Of Love-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-January
122 Just Got Paid-Johnny Kemp-Columbia-July
123 Everywhere-Fleetwood Mac-Warner Brothers-January
124 True Love-Glenn Frey-MCA-October
125 Kiss Me Deadly-Lita Ford-RCA-June
126 Be Still My Beating Heart-Sting-A&M-March
127 There's The Girl-Heart-Capitol-January
128 Forever Young-Rod Stewart-Warner Brothers-October
129 The Colour Of Love-Billy Ocean-Jive-July
130 I Still Believe-Brenda K. Starr-MCA-July
131 Don't Be Cruel-Bobby Brown-MCA-October
132 I Live For Your Love-Natalie Cole-EMI Manhattan-January
133 Dreaming-Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark-A&M-May
134 Strange But True-Times Two-Reprise-May
135A Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)-Cinderella-Mercury-October
135B One Step Up-Bruce Springsteen-Columbia-April
137 Finish What Ya Started-Van Halen-Warner Bros.-December
138 Pump Up The Volume-M/A/R/R/S-4th & Broadway-March
139 Fallen Angel-Poison-Enigma-October
140 Crazy-Icehouse-Chrysalis-January
141A Here With Me-REO Speedwagon-Epic-August
141B Silhouette-Kenny-Arista-December
143 Early In The Morning-Robert Palmer-EMI-Manhattan-December
144 Pamela-Toto-Columbia-April
145 The Twist (Yo,Twist)-Fat Boys & Chubby Checker-Tin Pan Apple-July
146A Check It Out-John Cougar Mellencamp-Mercury-March
146B Love Overboard-Gladys Knight And The Pips-MCA-February
148 Parents Just Don't Understand-DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince-Jive-July
149 Lost In You-Rod Stewart-Warner Brothers-June
150A Domino Dancing-Pet Shop Boys-EMI Manhattan-November
150B Paradise-Sade-Epic-July
150C Rag Doll-Aerosmith-Geffen-August
150D Rock Of Life-Rick Springfield-RCA-March
150E You Don't Know-Scarlett & Black-Virgin-March
155A A Nightmare On My Street-D.J. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince-Jive-September
155B Staying Together-Debbie Gibson-Atlantic-September

*Here is how Duckhead calculated this chart from Radio and Record charts.

Points
Points for the yearly charts are calculated using inverse points from the weekly charts.
Each week, the # 1 song gets 20 points, the # 2 song gets 19 points, # 3 gets 18, and so on.
The # 20 song gets 1 point.
Each song's points are added up for each week to reach the total.
A song's entire chart run will be used for the yearly chart.
Songs appear on the yearly chart corresponding to the year they peak on the weekly charts.
Tie-Breakers
For songs that tie in points on the yearly charts, the following tie-breakers are used:
1. Most weeks at # 1
2. Most weeks at # 2
3. Most weeks at # 3
4. Most weeks at # 4
5. Etc.
If songs remain tied after all 20 tie-breakers, then they will be listed as tied on the yearly chart.
Tied songs appear in alphabetical order, and are marked by letters, for example: 99A and 99B.

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