Top Songs of 1988



RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 171 The La's
There She Goes
2 253 Sonic Youth
Teen Age Riot
3 334 Pixies
Where Is My Mind?
4 335 Fugazi
Waiting Room
5 343 N.W.A
F*** Tha Police
6 376 Dinosaur Jr.
Freak Scene
7 408 Morrissey
Everyday Is Like Sunday
8 483 N.W.A
Straight Outta Compton
9 534 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Mercy Seat
10 556 My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise
11 569 Pixies
Gigantic
12 659 Public Enemy
Don't Believe the Hype
13 714 Tracy Chapman
Fast Car
14 821 Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
It Takes Two
15 824 Neneh Cherry
Buffalo Stance
16 865 A Guy Called Gerald
Voodoo Ray
17 933 Mudhoney
Touch Me, I'm Sick
18 1047 Morrissey
Suedehead
19 1120 The KLF
What Time Is Love?
20 1172 The Church
Under the Milky Way
21 1250 Eric B. & Rakim
Follow the Leader
22 1399 S'Express
Theme from S-Express
23 1415 Happy Mondays
WFL (Wrote for Luck)
24 1437 Metallica
One
25 1628 N.W.A
Express Yourself
26 1652 Jane's Addiction
Jane Says
27 1695 The Primitives
Crash
28 1699 Inner City
Big Fun
29 1728 Public Enemy
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
30 1827 Prince
Alphabet St.
31 1848 Bomb the Bass
Beat Dis
32 1986 Tone-Lōc
Wild Thing
33 2041 Leonard Cohen
Tower of Song
34 2085 Stetsasonic
Talkin' All That Jazz
35 2194 U2
Desire
36 2285 The Waterboys
Fisherman's Blues
37 2491 R.E.M.
Orange Crush
38 2540 The Jesus and Mary Chain
Sidewalking
39 2570 Bobby Brown
My Prerogative
40 2667 Lucinda Williams
Passionate Kisses
41 2687 Living Colour
Cult of Personality
42 2834 Pet Shop Boys
Left to My Own Devices
43 2904 The House of Love
Christine
44 2921 Leonard Cohen
Everybody Knows
45 2940 Michelle Shocked
Anchorage
46 2960 Leonard Cohen
First We Take Manhattan
47 3225 Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon
48 3300 EPMD
You Gots to Chill
49 3331 Prefab Sprout
The King of Rock 'n' Roll
50 3509 JVC Force
Strong Island
51 3643 Spacemen 3
Revolution
52 3649 Paula Abdul
Straight Up
53 3705 R.E.M.
World Leader Pretend
54 3879 Big Daddy Kane
Ain't No Half Steppin'
55 3955 The House of Love
Destroy the Heart
56 4004 Jungle Brothers
I'll House You
57 4006 Ministry
Stigmata
58 4054 Royal House
Can You Party
59 4070 The Traveling Wilburys
Handle with Care
60 4071 The Go-Betweens
Streets of Your Town
61 4093 Enya
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
62 4098 The Proclaimers
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
63 4119 Kate Bush
This Woman's Work
64 4125 The Dead Milkmen
Punk Rock Girl
65 4147 Slick Rick
Children's Story
66 4204 Gipsy Kings
Bamboleo
67 4279 Womack and Womack
Teardrops
68 4288 Brian Wilson
Love and Mercy
69 4435 Bangles
Eternal Flame
70 4438 Prefab Sprout
Cars & Girls
71 4472 N.W.A
Gangsta Gangsta
72 4610 They Might Be Giants
Ana Ng
73 4632 U2
All I Want Is You
74 4839 Erasure
A Little Respect
75 4843 Mano Negra
Mala vida
76 4893 Yello
The Race
77 4896 Run-D.M.C.
Run's House (What's It All About?)
78 4979 The Feelies
Away
79 5091 Mantronix
King of the Beats
80 5125 EPMD
Strictly Business
81 5189 Roxanne Shanté
Go On Girl
82 5197 R.E.M.
Stand
83 5230 Danzig
Mother
84 5233 Bobby McFerrin
Don't Worry Be Happy
85 5306 fIREHOSE
Sometimes (Almost Always)
86 5369 Cowboy Junkies
Sweet Jane
87 5402 The Stone Roses
Elephant Stone
88 5553 Talk Talk
I Believe in You
89 5574 Patti Smith
People Have the Power
90 5685 U2
Angel of Harlem
91 5721 L'Trimm
Cars with the Boom
92 5766 De La Soul
Jenifa (Taught Me)
93 5806 My Bloody Valentine
Feed Me with Your Kiss


Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Happy Mondays
Lazyitis (One Armed Boxer)
Keith Sweat
I Want Her
Eric B. & Rakim
Microphone Fiend
Young M.C.
Know How
Leonard Cohen
I'm Your Man
Crowded House
Into Temptation
Boogie Down Productions
My Philosophy
Keith Richards
Take It So Hard
E.U.
Da'Butt
The Young Gods
L'Amourir
De La Soul
Plug Tunin'
Siouxsie and The Banshees
Peek-a-Boo
Jane's Addiction
Ted, Just Admit It
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Deanna
Talk Talk
The Rainbow
Slick Rick
Mona Lisa
Marley Marl feat. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane
The Symphony
Fairground Attraction
Perfect
New Kids on the Block
You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Syd Barrett
Opel
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
What I Am
Billy Ocean
Get Out of My Dreams, Get into My Car
The Wedding Present
Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Parents Just Don't Understand
Beat Happening
Indian Summer
Ice-T
Colors
Steve Earle
Copperhead Road
Boogie Down Productions
I'm Still #1
Tanita Tikaram
Good Tradition
Turntable Orchestra
You're Gonna Miss Me
Iggy Pop
Cold Metal
Guns N' Roses
Patience
Pixies
Bone Machine
Phase II
Reachin'
Karyn White
Superwoman
Anita Baker
Giving You the Best That I Got
The Fall
Victoria
Loop
Collision
Bette Midler
Wind Beneath My Wings
Patti Smith
The Jackson Song
Rosanne Cash
Runaway Train
Pet Shop Boys
Domino Dancing
The Wedding Present
Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now
Roxette
The Look
The Traveling Wilburys
End of the Line
U2 & B.B. King
When Love Comes to Town
All About Eve
Martha's Harbour
Tony Toni Toné
Little Walter
Mike & The Mechanics
The Living Years
The Timelords [The KLF]
Doctorin' the Tardis
Tracy Chapman
Baby Can I Hold You
Soul II Soul
Fairplay
SWA
Arroyo
Salt 'n' Pepa
Shake Your Thang

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