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 Republic of Ireland featuring Kirsty MacColl
9 January
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
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
12 March "Together Forever" Rick Astley
19 March "Feet on the Ground" Hothouse Flowers Republic of Ireland
26 March "Drop the Boy" Bros
2 April "Could've Been" Tiffany
9 April "Heart" Pet Shop Boys
16 April
23 April
30 April "One More Try" George Michael
7 May "Perfect" Fairground Attraction
14 May
21 May "With a Little Help from My Friends" Wet Wet Wet
28 May
4 June
11 June "The Boys in Green" Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad Republic of Ireland
18 June
25 June
2 July
9 July "Fast Car" Tracy Chapman
16 July "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" Glenn Medeiros
23 July
30 July
6 August "Flight of Earls" Paddy Reilly Republic of Ireland
13 August "The Locomotion" Kylie Minogue
20 August "The Only Way Is Up" Yazz and the Plastic Population
27 August
3 September "The Harder I Try" Brother Beyond
10 September "A Groovy Kind of Love" Phil Collins
17 September
24 September "Desire" U2 Republic of Ireland
1 October
8 October
15 October
22 October "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)" Enya Republic of Ireland
29 October
5 November
12 November
19 November "Stand Up for Your Love Rights" Yazz and the Plastic Population
26 November "First Time" Robin Beck
3 December "Missing You" Chris de Burgh
10 December "Mistletoe and Wine" Cliff Richard
17 December
24 December
31 December
  • 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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