List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1988

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Steve Winwood (pictured) earned his second Hot 100 number-one single with "Roll With It", which stayed at the top position for four straight weeks.

These are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1988. The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Published by Billboard magazine, the data are based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales, and airplay. Pop/R&B megastar Whitney Houston's two singles released from her second studio album Whitney, "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", both peaked at number one, which gave her a total of seven consecutive number one hits, breaking the record of six previously shared by The Beatles and The Bee Gees. The longest running number-one single of 1988 was "Roll With It" by Steve Winwood, which obtained four weeks at the top of the chart. When "Dirty Diana" reached number-one on the chart, it became Michael Jackson's fifth single from the album Bad to reach number-one. Jackson became the first artist to have five singles from one album reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the only male to do so. Although it spent only one week at number one in 1988, George Michael's "Faith" was the best selling single of the year in the United States. 1988 is tied with 1989 for the second most #1 hits with 32 songs going to number one.

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The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1988 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 2 "Faith" George Michael [1]
January 9 "So Emotional" Whitney Houston [2][3]
January 16 "Got My Mind Set on You" George Harrison [4][5]
January 23 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson [6][7]
January 30 "Need You Tonight" INXS [8][9]
February 6 "Could've Been" Tiffany [10]
February 13 [11]
February 20 "Seasons Change" Exposé [12]
February 27 "Father Figure" George Michael [13]
March 5 [14]
March 12 "Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley [15]
March 19 [16]
March 26 "Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson [17]
April 2 [18]
April 9 "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" Billy Ocean [19]
April 16 [20]
April 23 "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" Whitney Houston [21]
April 30 [22]
May 7 "Wishing Well" Terence Trent D'Arby [23]
May 14 "Anything for You" Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine [24]
May 21 [25]
May 28 "One More Try" George Michael [26]
June 4 [27]
June 11 [28]
June 18 "Together Forever" Rick Astley [29]
June 25 "Foolish Beat" Debbie Gibson [30]
July 2 "Dirty Diana" Michael Jackson [31]
July 9 "The Flame" Cheap Trick [32]
July 16 [33]
July 23 "Hold On to the Nights" Richard Marx [34]
July 30 "Roll With It" Steve Winwood [35]
August 6 [36]
August 13 [37]
August 20 [38]
August 27 "Monkey" George Michael [39]
September 3 [40]
September 10 "Sweet Child o' Mine" Guns N' Roses [41]
September 17 [42]
September 24 "Don't Worry, Be Happy" Bobby McFerrin [43]
October 1 [44]
October 8 "Love Bites" Def Leppard [45]
October 15 "Red Red Wine" UB40 [46]
October 22 "Groovy Kind of Love" Phil Collins [47]
October 29 [48]
November 5 "Kokomo" The Beach Boys [49]
November 12 "Wild, Wild West" The Escape Club [50]
November 19 "Bad Medicine" Bon Jovi [51]
November 26 [52]
December 3 "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" Will to Power [53]
December 10 "Look Away" Chicago [54]
December 17 [55]
December 24 "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" Poison [56]
December 31 [57]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-01-09). "Whitney Houston Secures Her Spot in Pop Music History". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
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  4. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-01-15). "New Year Brings Old Favorite to Top of the Singles' Chart". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  5. ^ "The Hot 100 chart listing for the week of January 16, 1988". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  6. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-01-22). "2 Georges Relinquish Top Spots to 1 Michael and 1 Tiffany". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
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  8. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-01-29). "Australian Band INXS Breaks Through to No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  9. ^ "The Hot 100 chart listing for the week of January 30, 1988". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  10. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-02-05). "Tiffany's 'Could've Been' Takes Over No.1 Spot on 2 Lists". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  11. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-02-12). "Tiffany Keeps Her Hold in U.S., Britain". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  12. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-02-19). "'Seasons' Breaks Expose String". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  13. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-02-26). "Michael's Strength is Threefold". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  14. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-03-04). "'Father Figure' Still the Head of the Household". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  15. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-03-11). "George Michael Takes Double Fall". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  16. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-03-18). "'Dirty Dancing' LP Stays on Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  17. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-03-25). "'Man in the Mirror' a Record-Setter for Jackson". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  18. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-04-01). "Newcomers Challenge on LP List". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  19. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-04-08). "Billy Ocean Sails Right to the Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  20. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-04-15). "OCEAN'S 'Get Ootta My Dreams' Tops 2 Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  21. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-04-22). "Whitney Houston Sets a Record". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  22. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-04-29). "Challengers Coming on Strong". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  23. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-05-06). "'Wishing Well' Finally Pays Off". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  24. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-05-13). "'Anything for You' Reignites Album". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  25. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-05-20). "Leaders Hang on to Their Spots". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  26. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-05-27). "George Michael Keeps on Sweeping the Charts". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  27. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-06-03). "George Michael Hangs on to His Chart-Topping Records". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  28. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-06-10). "'One More Try' a 3-Time Champ". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  29. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-06-17). "A Mixed Bag for 'One More Try'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  30. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-06-24). "Gibson Hits Top Spot at Age 17". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  31. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-07-01). "'Dirty Diana' Makes it 5 for 'Bad'". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  32. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-07-08). "'Flame' Sparks Band's Return". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  33. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-07-15). "'The Flame' Still Flickers at No. 1". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  34. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-07-22). "Def Leppard, Marx Victorious in the Charts Wars". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  35. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-07-29). "'Roll With It' Boosts Winwood". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  36. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-08-05). "Guns N' Roses Makes Its Move". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  37. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-08-12). "'Roll With It' Steams to 3D Week". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  38. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-08-19). "A Winning Week for Winwood". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  39. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-08-26). "Chapman Dethrones Winwood". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  40. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-09-02). "Def Leppard Storms to Top with 'Hysteria' Again". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  41. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-09-09). "Surefire Single for Guns N' Roses". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  42. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-09-16). "All's Quiet on Music Chart Front". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  43. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-09-23). "'Cocktail' Songs Stir Up Action". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  44. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-09-30). "Another Round for 'Cocktail' Hits". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  45. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-10-07). "Def Leppard Spoils 'Cocktail' Fun". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  46. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-10-15). "'Red Wine' a Comeback Success". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  47. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-10-21). "A 'Groovy' Flashback to the '60s". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  48. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-10-28). "Another Week of '60s Mania". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  49. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-11-04). "'Kokomo' Puts Beach Boys on Top After 22 Years". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  50. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-11-11). "'Wild, Wild West' Climbs to Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  51. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-11-18). "'Bad Medicine' Boosts Bon Jovi". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  52. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-11-25). "No. 5 'Kissing a Fool' Sets a Record for George Michael". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  53. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-12-02). "Medley Brings Back Memories". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  54. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-12-09). "6 is Magic Number For Chicago". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  55. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-12-16). "'Look Away' Registers Strong Win". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  56. ^ DeKnock, Jan (1988-12-23). "Poison, Baker End Year on Top". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  57. ^ "The Hot 100 chart listing for the week of December 31, 1988". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 

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