List of number-one singles of 1988 (Ireland)

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This is a list of singles which have reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in 1988.

Week ending Song Artist
2 January Fairytale of New York The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
9 January Fairytale of New York The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
16 January Heaven is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle
23 January Sign Your Name Terence Trent D'Arby
30 January I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany
6 February I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany
13 February When Will I Be Famous Bros
20 February Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car Billy Ocean
27 February I Should Be So Lucky Kylie Minogue
5 March I Should Be So Lucky Kylie Minogue
12 March Together Forever Rick Astley
19 March Feet on the Ground Hothouse Flowers
26 March Drop the Boy Bros
2 April Could've Been Tiffany
9 April Heart The Pet Shop Boys
16 April Heart The Pet Shop Boys
23 April Heart The Pet Shop Boys
30 April One More Try George Michael
7 May Perfect Fairground Attraction
14 May Perfect Fairground Attraction
21 May With a Little Help from My Friends / She's Leaving Home Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg featuring Cara Tivey
28 May With a Little Help from My Friends / She's Leaving Home Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg featuring Cara Tivey
4 June With a Little Help from My Friends / She's Leaving Home Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg featuring Cara Tivey
11 June The Boys in Green Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad
18 June The Boys in Green Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad
25 June The Boys in Green Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad
2 July The Boys in Green Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad
9 July Fast Car Tracy Chapman
16 July Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You Glenn Medeiros
23 July Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You Glenn Mederios
30 July Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You Glenn Mederios
6 August Flight of Earls Paddy Reilly
13 August The Locomotion Kylie Minogue
20 August The Only Way Is Up Yazz and the Plastic Population
27 August The Only Way is Up Yazz and the Plastic Population
3 September The Harder I Try Brother Beyond
10 September A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
17 September A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
24 September Desire U2
1 October Desire U2
8 October Desire U2
15 October Desire U2
22 October Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) Enya
29 October Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) Enya
5 November Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) Enya
12 November Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) Enya
19 November Stand Up for Your Love Rights Yazz
26 November First Time Robin Beck
3 December Missing You Chris de Burgh
10 December Mistletoe and Wine Cliff Richard
17 December Mistletoe and Wine Cliff Richard
24 December Mistletoe and Wine Cliff Richard
31 December Mistletoe and Wine Cliff Richard
  • 29 Number Ones
  • Most weeks at No.1 (song): "The Boys in Green" - Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad, "Desire" - U2, "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)" - Enya, "Mistletoe and Wine" - Cliff Richard (4)
  • Most weeks at No.1 (artist): Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad, U2, Enya, Cliff Richard (4)
  • Most No.1s: Tiffany, Bros, Kylie Minogue, Yazz (2)

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