List of number-one R&B singles of 1988 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1988:

Chart history[edit]

Issue Date Song Artist
January 2 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson
January 9 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson
January 16 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson
January 23 "Love Overboard" Gladys Knight & the Pips
January 30 "I Want Her" Keith Sweat
February 6 "I Want Her" Keith Sweat
February 13 "I Want Her" Keith Sweat
February 20 "Girlfriend" Pebbles
February 27 "Girlfriend" Pebbles
March 5 "You Will Know" Stevie Wonder
March 12 "Fishnet" Morris Day
March 19 "Fishnet" Morris Day
March 26 "Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson
April 2 "Wishing Well" Terence Trent D'Arby
April 9 "Ooo La La La" Teena Marie
April 16 "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" Billy Ocean
April 23 "Da Butt" E.U.
April 30 "Nite and Day" Al B. Sure!
May 7 "Nite and Day" Al B. Sure!
May 14 "Nite and Day" Al B. Sure!
May 21 "Mercedes Boy" Pebbles
May 28 "Just Got Paid" Johnny Kemp
June 4 "Just Got Paid" Johnny Kemp
June 11 "Little Walter" Tony! Toni! Toné!
June 18 "One More Try" George Michael
June 25 "Joy" Teddy Pendergrass
July 2 "Joy" Teddy Pendergrass
July 9 "Paradise" Sade
July 16 "Roses Are Red" The Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers
July 23 "Don't Be Cruel" Bobby Brown
July 30 "Don't Be Cruel" Bobby Brown
August 6 "Off on Your Own (Girl)" Al B. Sure!
August 13 "Off on Your Own (Girl)" Al B. Sure!
August 20 "Loosey's Rap" Rick James featuring Roxanne Shanté
August 27 "Nice 'N' Slow" Freddie Jackson
September 3 "Nice N Slow" Freddie Jackson
September 10 "Nice N Slow" Freddie Jackson
September 17 "Another Part of Me" Michael Jackson
September 24 "She's On the Left" Jeffrey Osborne
October 1 "Addicted to You" LeVert
October 8 "Addicted to You" LeVert
October 15 "My Prerogative" Bobby Brown
October 22 "My Prerogative" Bobby Brown
October 29 "The Way You Love Me" Karyn White
November 5 "Any Love" Luther Vandross
November 12 "Giving You the Best That I Got" Anita Baker
November 19 "Giving You the Best That I Got" Anita Baker
November 26 "Thanks for My Child" Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley
December 3 "Hey Lover" Freddie Jackson
December 10 "Dial My Heart" The Boys
December 17 "Everything I Miss at Home" Cherrelle
December 24 "Tumblin' Down" Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
December 31 "Tumblin' Down" Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers

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