1988 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1988.

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In radio
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In television
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Specific locations

Specific genres

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Also in 1988

Bands formed

Bands disbanded

See Musical groups disestablished in 1988

Albums released

January–March

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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4 B'Sides Themselves Marillion B-sides compilation
L.A. Guns L.A. Guns -
11 Live: The Road The Kinks Live
18 If I Should Fall from Grace with God The Pogues -
Prison Bound Social Distortion -
19 So Far, So Good... So What! Megadeth -
Tell It to My Heart Taylor Dayne -
25 Skyscraper David Lee Roth -
? Never Die Young James Taylor -
Newbuild 808 State -
State of Mind Front Line Assembly -
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1 Blow Up Your Video AC/DC
2 Ain't Misbehavin' UFO mini-album
I'm Your Man Leonard Cohen -
Lita Lita Ford -
Live+1 Frehley's Comet Live EP +1 studio track
4 Space Wrangler Widespread Panic Debut Album
8 The Seventh One Toto -
Who Killed The JAMs? The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu -
12 Don't Blow Your Top (album) KMFDM -
16 All About Eve All About Eve -
Nada como el sol Sting EP
Starfish The Church -
Tattooed Beat Messiah Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction -
17 Making Trouble Geto Boys -
23 Goin' Off Biz Markie -
29 Now and Zen Robert Plant -
Children The Mission -
The Frenz Experiment The Fall -
Idlewild Everything but the Girl -
Kingdom Come Kingdom Come Debut
? Tear Down These Walls Billy Ocean -
Corrosion Front Line Assembly -
Falling Up Kevin Ayers -
Hard Machine Stacey Q -
If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em Ted Nugent -
Pinker and Prouder Than Previous Nick Lowe -
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1 The Whitey Album Ciccone Youth -
7 Past Masters The Beatles Compilation
8 Racing After Midnight Honeymoon Suite -
14 From Langley Park to Memphis Prefab Sprout -
Viva Hate Morrissey UK
15 Naked Talking Heads -
21 Now That's What I Call Music 11 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Surfer Rosa Pixies UK
22 Green Thoughts The Smithereens -
23 Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm Joni Mitchell -
No Exit Fates Warning -
24 Chase the Kangaroo The Choir -
25 Heart Attack Krokus -
To the Power of Three 3 -
The World's Greatest Entertainer Doug E. Fresh -
28 Wings of Heaven Magnum -
On Target Fastway -
Out of the Silent Planet King's X -
Push Bros -
The Tenement Year Pere Ubu -
29 Lefty Art Garfunkel -
? Destiny Saxon -
House Tornado Throwing Muses
Love Hysteria Peter Murphy -
The Pictorial Jackson Review Felt -
What Up, Dog? Was (Not Was)

April–June

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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5 Conscious Party Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers -
Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman -
He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince -
8 Odyssey Yngwie Malmsteen -
11 Hairway to Steven Butthole Surfers -
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Iron Maiden -
This Note's for You Neil Young and the Bluenotes-
12 Colors Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Even Worse "Weird Al" Yankovic -
Lap of Luxury Cheap Trick -
13 Diamond Sun Glass Tiger -
Aliens Ate My Buick Thomas Dolby -
Shove It The Cross -
18 Barbed Wire Kisses The Jesus and Mary Chain Compilation
Crossroads Eric Clapton Box Set
Savage Amusement Scorpions -
Eden Alley Timbuk3 -
The Innocents Erasure -
Reba Reba McEntire -
20 History of a Time to Come Sabbat -
25 Hang Time Soul Asylum -
Life's Too Good The Sugarcubes -
The Xenon Codex Hawkwind -
26 Guitar Frank Zappa Live
27 Flirt Evelyn King -
? Ainsi soit je... Mylène Farmer -
All That Jazz Breathe -
Fur Jane Wiedlin -
Heart of Gold Sofia Rotaru -
The Mona Lisa's Sister Graham Parker -
North and South Gerry Rafferty -
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1 The First of a Million Kisses Fairground Attraction -
2 Melissa Etheridge Melissa Etheridge -
3 Stronger Than Pride Sade -
In Effect Mode Al B. Sure! -
The Madness The Madness -
Open Up and Say... Ahh! Poison -
Operation: Mindcrime Queensrÿche -
Scenes from the Southside Bruce Hornsby and the Range -
Stay on These Roads a-ha -
Vivid Living Colour -
5 The New Order Testament -
9 Hide Your Heart Bonnie Tyler -
10 Joy Teddy Pendergrass -
Lovesexy Prince -
12 Invisible Lantern Screaming Trees -
13 Ram It Down Judas Priest -
16 You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 Frank Zappa Live
Tougher Than Leather Run-D.M.C. -
17 Battalions of Fear Blind Guardian -
In the City of Angels Jon Anderson -
18Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing OffVarious ArtistsCompilation
20 OU812 Van Halen -
23 Out of Order Rod Stewart -
Up Your Alley Joan Jett and the Blackhearts -
24 Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart Camper Van Beethoven -
Total Devo Devo -
Second Sighting Frehley's Comet -
30 Down in the Groove Bob Dylan -
31 By All Means Necessary Boogie Down Productions -
? The Abbey Road E.P. Red Hot Chili Peppers EP
A Bell Is a Cup Wire -
Live 1980/86 Joe Jackson Live
Perfect Machine Herbie Hancock -
People Hothouse Flowers -
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6 Britny Fox Britny Fox -
Sur la Mer The Moody Blues -
6 Provision Scritti Politti -
7 Strictly Business EPMD -
10 Small World Huey Lewis and the News -
13 Close Kim Wilde -
Ain't Complaining Status Quo -
Conscience Womack and Womack -
Guy Guy -
Survive Nuclear Assault -
17Open All Night The Georgia Satellites -
20 Outrider Jimmy Page -
Chicago 19 Chicago -
Roll with It Steve Winwood -
Reg Strikes Back Elton John -
Confessions of a Pop Group The Style Council -
Don't Be Cruel Bobby Brown -
Let It Bee Voice of the Beehive -
Heart Break New Edition -
Instinct Iggy Pop -
21 Forever Your Girl Paula Abdul -
Information Society Information Society -
Long Live the Kane Big Daddy Kane -
Lullaby Book of Love -
24 Fearless Eighth Wonder -
Power Metal Pantera -
27 Heavy Nova Robert Palmer -
20 Years of Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Box Set
Eternal Nightmare Vio-lence Debut
Outside the Gate Killing Joke -
Riders Radio Theater Riders in the Sky -
28 In God We Trust Stryper -
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Public Enemy -
Lead Me On Amy Grant -
Nobody's Perfect Deep Purple Live
29 Dimension Hatröss Voivod -
30 Indispensable: The Best of Michael Franks Michael Franks Compilation
? Coming Back Hard Again The Fat Boys -
Dream of Life Patti Smith -
Tighten Up Vol. 88 Big Audio Dynamite -
Y Kant Tori Read Y Kant Tori Read featuring Tori Amos

July–September

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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4 Kylie Kylie Minogue -
Wide Awake in Dreamland Pat Benatar -
5 South of Heaven Slayer -
Temple of Low Men Crowded House -
Long Cold Winter Cinderella -
11 Substance Joy Division Compilation
UB40 UB40 -
Wild Wild West The Escape Club -
12 Brian Wilson Brian Wilson -
23 Now That's What I Call Music 12 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
25 View from the House Kim Carnes -
28 Reek of Putrefaction Carcass -
? The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes Thompson Twins Remixes
Cocktail Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Imaginos Blue Öyster Cult -
The Indescribable Wow Sam Phillips -
Train Above the City Felt -
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1 Chimes of Freedom Bruce Springsteen Live EP
Punishment for Decadence Coroner -
Red Rose for Gregory Gregory Isaacs -
So Good Mica Paris -
2 Back to Avalon Kenny Loggins -
Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room Dwight Yoakam -
Greatest Hits Live Carly Simon Live
Let It Roll Little Feat -
A Salt with a Deadly Pepa Salt-n-Pepa -
Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth Rich Mullins -
4 Follow the Leader Eric B & Rakim -
5 Simple Pleasures Bobby McFerrin -
8 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Robert Cray -
Dragon's Kiss Marty Friedman Debut
Straight Outta Compton N.W.A -
What Good Is Grief to a God? D.I. -
9 It Takes Two Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock -
Out Of This World Europe -
10 Winger Winger Debut
12 Hangin' Tough New Kids on the Block -
Leprosy Death -
15 Dangerous Age Bad Company -
Homesick Heroes Charlie Daniels -
Short Sharp Shocked Michelle Shocked -
Soul Searchin' Glenn Frey -
23 Nothing's Shocking Jane's Addiction -
Two Nuns and a Pack Mule Rapeman -
24 Young Man Running Corey Hart -
29 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2 Helloween -
30 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time Various Artists-
Chameleon Days Yanni -
Danzig Danzig -
Other Roads Boz Scaggs -
Slow Turning John Hiatt -
Vixen Vixen -
? 16 Lovers Lane The Go-Betweens -
Interior Design Sparks -
Sunshine on Leith The Proclaimers -
Viva Santana! Santana Compilation with unreleased tracks
Tucker Joe Jackson Soundtrack
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1 Cold Lake Celtic Frost -
I 2 (EYE) Michael W. Smith -
5 Rank The Smiths Live
Peepshow Siouxsie and the Banshees -
6 ...And Justice for All Metallica -
8 Suffer Bad Religion -
12 Ancient Heart Tanita Tikaram -
Spirit of Eden Talk Talk -
VIVIsectVI Skinny Puppy -
13 Eazy-Duz-It Eazy-E -
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today Suicidal Tendencies -
Power Ice-T -
See the Light Jeff Healey Band -
Them King Diamond US
Truth and Soul Fishbone -
16 From Enslavement to Obliteration Napalm Death -
19 Blow My Fuse Kix -
Blue Bell Knoll Cocteau Twins -
Buster Phil Collins et al.Soundtrack
New Jersey Bon Jovi -
Staring at the Sun Level 42 UK
State of Euphoria Anthrax -
Tender Prey Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Watermark Enya -
20 Any Love Luther Vandross -
BulletBoys BulletBoys -
Land of Dreams Randy Newman -
Workers Playtime Billy Bragg -
21 Pound for Pound Anvil -
25 Lincoln They Might Be Giants -
26 Revolutions Jean Michel Jarre -
Peace in Our Time Big Country -
Boingo Alive Oingo Boingo Compilation + Live
28 Let's Get It Started MC Hammer Capitol re-release of 1987 debut
No Rest for the Wicked Ozzy Osbourne Epic/CBS
? Big Time Tom Waits Live
Hell-O GWAR -
In Battle There Is No Law Bolt Thrower -
La pistola y el corazón Los Lobos -
Metal Rhythm Gary Numan -

October–December

DateAlbumArtistNotes
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1 Breakwater Lennie Gallant -
3 Flying Colours Chris de Burgh -
Talk Is Cheap Keith Richards -
4 Critical Beatdown Ultramagnetic MCs -
Silhouette Kenny G -
8 Blood Fire Death Bathory -
10 Barcelona Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé -
Imagine: John Lennon John Lennon et al.Soundtrack
Rattle and Hum U2 Soundtrack; Studio + Live
11 Introspective Pet Shop Boys -
The Land of Rape and Honey Ministry -
Touch Sarah McLachlan Arista Records re-release
14 Broadway the Hard Way Frank Zappa Live
17 Copperhead Road Steve Earle -
Eponymous R.E.M. Compilation
Money for Nothing Dire Straits Compilation
New Light Through Old Windows Chris Rea Remixes
Big Thing Duran Duran -
18 Daydream Nation Sonic Youth -
Everything The Bangles -
Giving You the Best That I Got Anita Baker -
Martika Martika Debut
Negotiations and Love Songs Paul Simon Compilation
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 Traveling Wilburys -
21 Look Sharp! Roxette -
QR Quiet Riot -
24 I Am Kurious Oranj The Fall -
Into a Secret Land Sandra -
Rage T'Pau UK
The Serpent's Egg Dead Can Dance -
25 In the Spirit of Things Kansas -
Till I Loved You Barbra Streisand -
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 Frank Zappa Live
27 El Ritmo Mundial Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
28 Living Years Mike + The Mechanics -
31 Bug Dinosaur Jr. -
Choba B CCCP Paul McCartney USSR-only release
Ultramega OK Soundgarden Debut
? Nö Sleep at All Motörhead Live
Amnesia Richard Thompson -
Fisherman's Blues The Waterboys -
Greatest Hits of All Times – Remix '88 Boney M. Remix
My Nation Underground Julian Cope -
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1 20 Harry Connick, Jr. -
American Dream Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -
Flag Yello -
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick Slick Rick -
Oasis Roberta Flack -
Reach for the Sky Ratt -
Shaday Ofra Haza -
7 Beast from the East Dokken Live
The Memphis Sessions Wet Wet Wet -
8Endless WarRealmDebut
Green R.E.M. -
Straight out the Jungle The Jungle Brothers -
10 California American Music Club -
14 All or Nothing Milli Vanilli -
15 Greatest Hits Journey Compilation
Gems Aerosmith Compilation
The Live Album Robert Earl Keen Live
Smashes, Thrashes & Hits Kiss Compilation Remixed +2 new tracks
The Trinity Session Cowboy Junkies -
16 Goodbye Girl Miyuki Nakajima -
Leprosy Death -
18 Kings of Metal Manowar -
21 Greatest Hits Fleetwood Mac Compilation +2 new tracks
Delicate Sound of Thunder Pink Floyd Live
Isn't Anything My Bloody Valentine Debut
Now That's What I Call Music XIII (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
The Land Before Time: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Bummed Happy Mondays -
22 Beaches Bette Midler Soundtrack
CK Chaka Khan -
23 Ancient Dreams Candlemass -
25 Hold an Old Friend's Hand Tiffany -
28 Hold Me in Your Arms Rick Astley UK
29 G N' R Lies Guns N' Roses -
? Front By Front Front 242 -
Mademoiselle chante... Patricia Kaas -
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6 Almost Acoustic Jerry Garcia Live
9 Empnefsi! Anna Vissi -
13 The Best Years of Our Lives Neil Diamond -
28 Sub Pop 200 Various Artists-

Release date unknown

Singles released in 1988

DateSongArtist
January 16"Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson
February 25"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" Whitney Houston
April 16"Please Don't Go Girl" New Kids on the Block
April 18"Dirty Diana" Michael Jackson
May 16"Don't Be Cruel" Bobby Brown
June 10"Waiting for a Star to Fall" Boy Meets Girl
July 11"Another Part of Me" Michael Jackson
October 11"My Prerogative" Bobby Brown
October 24"Smooth Criminal" Michael Jackson
November 7"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" New Kids on the Block
December 27"Roni" Bobby Brown

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1988.

#ArtistTitleYearCountryChart Entries
1 Phil Collins A Groovy Kind of Love 1988 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1 – Sep 1988, US BB 1 – Sep 1988, Netherlands 1 – Sep 1988, Switzerland 1 – Oct 1988, Poland 1 – Sep 1988, Republic of Ireland 1 – Sep 1988, Norway 2 – Sep 1988, Italy 2 of 1988, Germany 3 – Jan 1989, Sweden 4 – Sep 1988, Austria 6 – Nov 1988, South Africa 11 of 1989, Australia 23 of 1988, US BB 26 of 1988, US CashBox 29 of 1988, POP 65 of 1988, Germany 103 of the 1980s, RYM 193 of 1988
2 Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy 1988 Flag of the United States.svg US BB 1 – Aug 1988, Austria 1 – Nov 1988, Germany 1 – Jan 1989, Australia 1 for 7 weeks May 1989, Grammy in 1988, UK 2 – Sep 1988, Netherlands 2 – Oct 1988, Switzerland 2 – Oct 1988, Norway 5 – Oct 1988, South Africa 5 of 1989, Sweden 13 – Oct 1988, Poland 13 – Sep 1988, POP 13 of 1988, Germany 23 of the 1980s, US CashBox 28 of 1988, Scrobulate 92 of happy, RYM 94 of 1988, Italy 97 of 1989, RIAA 301
3 Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind 1987 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1 – Dec 1987 (3 weeks), Sweden 1 – Dec 1987 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 – Jan 1988 (18 weeks), Poland 1 – Jan 1988 (20 weeks), Germany 1 – Jan 1988 (4 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks – May 1988, Europe 1 for 5 weeks – Jan 1988, Germany 1 for 6 weeks – Jan 1988, Austria 2 – Feb 1988 (5 weeks), Belgium 2 – Dec 1987 (11 weeks), Netherlands 3 – Dec 1987 (10 weeks), Norway 3 – Jan 1988 (10 weeks), US Billboard 4 – Mar 1988 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1988), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1988), South Africa 11 of 1988, Switzerland 15 of 1988, KROQ 18 of 1988, RYM 33 of 1987, POP 38 of 1988, Italy 58 of 1988, US Radio 69 of 1988 (peak 4 7 weeks), Germany 136 of the 1980s (peak 1 11 weeks)
4 Belinda Carlisle Heaven is a Place On Earth 1987 Flag of the United States.svg UK 1 – Dec 1987, US BB 1 – Oct 1987, Sweden 1 – Jan 1988, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1988, Norway 1 – Jan 1988, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks Feb 1988, Germany 4 – Jan 1988, South Africa 4 of 1988, Netherlands 7 – Jan 1988, Austria 10 – Mar 1988, Australia 10 of 1988, Poland 15 – Nov 1987, US BB 17 of 1987, Italy 31 of 1988, RYM 53 of 1987, POP 72 of 1987, Germany 344 of the 1980s
5 Rick Astley Take Me To Your Heart 1988 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 1 – Oct 1988, Netherlands 1 – Nov 1988, Switzerland 1 – Nov 1988, Republic of Ireland 1 – Oct 1988, Scrobulate 1 of new age, Poland 2 – Dec 1988, Germany 1 – Jan 1989, Sweden 1 – Nov 1988, Norway 1 – Nov 1988, Austria 1 – Dec 1988, France 1 – Oct 1988, RYM 18 of 1988, US BB 24 – Mar 1989, POP 34 of 1989, Germany 242 of the 1980s

U.S. best selling singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the U.S. in 1988.

PositionSong TitleArtistHighest Positionweeks at #1
1 Faith George Michael 14
2 Need You Tonight INXS 11
3 Got My Mind Set on You George Harrison 11
4 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 12
5 Sweet Child o' Mine Guns N' Roses 12

Top selling albums of the year in the US

  1. George Michael Faith
  2. Madonna You Can Dance
  3. Michael Jackson Bad
  4. Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction

Top 40 Chart hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the U.S. in 1988.[ citation needed ]

Song titleArtist(s)Release date(s) US UK Highest chart positionOther Chart Performance(s)
"1-2-3" Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine June 1988393 ( United States) See chart performance entry
"Angel" Aerosmith January 19883693 (United States)2 (U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock) - 14 (Canada)
"Angel of Harlem" U2 December 19881491 (Canada, New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Another Lover" Giant Steps June 198813n/a13 (United States)10 (U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play) - 12 (U.S. Cash Box Top 100 Singles)
"Another Weekend" Five Star May 1988n/a1812 (Ireland)23 (U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles) - 24 (Netherlands [Dutch Single Top 100])
"Any Love" Luther Vandross August 1988443131 (Australia)1 (U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles) - 12 (U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary)
"Anything For You" Gloria Estefan March 19881101 (United States)1 (U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary) - 2 (Netherlands [Dutch Top 40]/[Single Top 100]) - 3 (U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs) - 5 (Belgium) - 11 (Australia) - 19 (Ireland)
"Atmosphere" (re-release) Joy Division August 1988n/a345 (New Zealand)n/a
"Blue Monday 1988" New Order April 19886831 (New Zealand) See chart performance entry
"Breakaway" Big Pig May 198860891 (New Zealand)7 (U.S. Billboard Dance Club SOngs) - 8 (Australia) - 10 (Canada)
"Buffalo Stance" Neneh Cherry November 1988332 (Greece, Switzerland, West Germany) See chart performance entry
"Cuddly Toy" Roachford May 19882544 (US Billboard Hot 100) See chart performance entry
"I Owe You Nothing" Bros June 1988n/a11 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Knocked Out" Paula Abdul May 1988412121 (United Kingdom) See chart performance entry
"Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson February 19881211 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Never Tear Us Apart" INXS August 19887242 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"New Sensation" INXS May 19883251 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"Nothin' but a Good Time" Poison April 19886356 (US Billboard Hot 100)10 (Australia) - 19 (US Mainstream Rock [Billboard])
"Simply Irresistible" Robert Palmer June 19882441 (Australia)1 (U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks) - 2 (U.S. Cash Box) - 2 (Canada) - 6 (New Zealand) - 10 (France) - 57 (West Germany)
"Under the Milky Way" The Church February 1988249022 (Australia) See chart performance entry

Other Chart hit singles

Notable singles


Song titleArtist(s)Release date(s)Other Chart Performance(s)
"A Little Respect" Erasure July 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Ain't No Half-Steppin'" Big Daddy Kane July 198853 (US Billboard Hot Black Singles)
"Ana Ng" They Might Be Giants April 198811 (US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks)
"Bring the Noise" Public Enemy February 198856 (US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks)
"Carolyn's Fingers" Cocteau Twins June 19882 (US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)}
"Cars and Girls" Prefab Sprout February 198841 (Australia) - 44 (UK Singles Chart)
"Children's Story" Slick Rick April 19882 (US Billboard Hot Rap Singles) - 5 (US Billboard Hot Black Singles) - 39 (US Billboard Dance Club Songs)
"Coldsweat" The Sugarcubes January 19882 (UK Indie Charts) - 65 (UK Singles Chart)
"Crash" The Primitives February 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Cult of Personality" Living Colour July 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Deanna" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds October 19884 (UK Indie Charts)
"Devil Inside" INXS February 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Dominion" The Sisters of Mercy February 19887 (Ireland) - 13 (UK Singles Chart) - 30 (US Billboard Dance Club Songs)
"Elephant Stone" The Stone Roses September 198886 (Australia) - 4 (Ireland) - 8 (UK Singles Chart) Note:The reissue of the single charted in 1990.
"Everyday Is Like Sunday" Morrissey May 19883 (Irish Singles Chart) - 9 (UK Singles Chart) - 76 (Dutch Single Top 100)
"Fast Car" Tracy Chapman April 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Feed Me with Your Kiss" b/w "Keep the Glove" My Bloody Valentine September 1988n/a
"Follow the Leader Eric B. & Rakim July 198811 (US Billboard Dance Club Songs) - 16 (US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) - 21 (UK Singles Chart) - 75 (Netherlands)
"Freak Scene" b/w "Believe Me" Dinosaur Jr. October 1988n/a
"Gigantic" Pixies August 198893 (UK Singles Chart)
"I Believe In You" Talk Talk September 198843 (New Zealand) - 65 (Netherlands [Single Top 100]) - 85 (UK Singles Chart)
"If I Should Fall from Grace with God" The Pogues January 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Into Temptation Crowded House December 198820 (Dutch Single Top 100) - 38 (New Zealand) - 59 (Australia) - 64 (Canada)
"Left to My Own Devices" Pet Shop Boys November 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Lucretia My Reflection The Sisters of Mercy June 198820 (UK Singles Charts) - 22 (Ireland) - 30 (US Billboard Dance Club Songs)
"The Mercy Seat" Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds June 19883 (UK Indie Charts)
"Mother" Danzig August 1988 See Chart performance entry
"New Sensation" INXS January 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Never Tear Us Apart" INXS June 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Orange Crush" R.E.M. December 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Orpheus" David Sylvian May 1988n/a
"Reptile" The Church July 198894 (Australia) - 27 (U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart)
"Sidewalking" The Jesus and Mary Chain March 198820 (Irish Singles Chart) - 23 (New Zealand) - 30 (UK Singles Chart) - 95 (Europe)
"Sister Madly" Crowded House August 198826 (New Zealand) - 66 (Australia) - 92 (Canada)
"South of Heaven" Slayer July 1988n/a
"Streets of Your Town" The Go-Betweens July 198830 (New Zealand) - 68 (Australia) - 80 (UK Singles Chart)
"Suedehead" Morrissey February 19882 (Irish Singles Chart) - 5 (UK Singles Chart) - 18 (Finland) - 30 (Dutch Single Top 100) - 45 (Australia)
"The Evil That Men Do" Iron Maiden August 1988n/a
"The King of Rock 'n' Roll" Prefab Sprout March 19886 (Ireland) - 7 (UK Singles Chart)
"Teen Age Riot" b/w "Silver Rocket"/"Kissability" Sonic Youth October 198820 (U.S. Billboard Alternative Airplay)
"There She Goes" The La's November 1988 See Chart performance entry
"Trick of the Light" The Triffids January 198873 (UK Singles Chart) - 77 (Australia)
"Touch Me I'm Sick" Mudhoney August 1988n/a
"Under the Milky Way" The Church February 1988 See chart performance entry
"Was There Anything I Could Do?" The Go-Betweens October 198816 (US Modern Rock Tracks [Billboard])
"You Made Me Realise" My Bloody Valentine August 19882 (UK Indie Chart)

Other Notable singles

Classical music

Opera

Jazz

Musical theater

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Births

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Charts

See also

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