Top Songs of 1988


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
167
The La's There She Goes
2
243
Pixies Where Is My Mind?
3
281
Sonic Youth Teen Age Riot
4
365
N.W.A Straight Outta Compton
5
369
N.W.A Fuck tha Police
6
406
Fugazi Waiting Room
7
408
Dinosaur Jr. Freak Scene
8
670
Morrissey Everyday Is Like Sunday
9
673
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Mercy Seat
10
698
Public Enemy Don't Believe the Hype
11
731
My Bloody Valentine You Made Me Realise
12
735
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock It Takes Two
13
765
Mudhoney Touch Me I'm Sick
14
769
Tracy Chapman Fast Car
15
786
Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance
16
832
Pixies Gigantic
17
1034
A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray
18
1234
The Church Under the Milky Way
19
1245
Metallica One
20
1251
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader
21
1293
The KLF What Time Is Love?
22
1498
Morrissey Suedehead
23
1627
N.W.A Express Yourself
24
1705
S'Express Theme from S-Express
25
1966
The Traveling Wilburys Handle with Care
26
2046
Public Enemy Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
27
2063
Happy Mondays WFL (Wrote for Luck)
28
2113
R.E.M. Orange Crush
29
2163
Mano Negra Mala vida
30
2177
Prince Alphabet St.
31
2287
The Primitives Crash
32
2345
U2 Desire
33
2507
Jane's Addiction Jane Says
34
2524
Living Colour Cult of Personality
35
2529
Inner City Big Fun
36
2690
Enya Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
37
2698
Leonard Cohen Tower of Song
38
2744
Slick Rick Children's Story
39
2763
Tone-Lōc Wild Thing
40
2823
Kate Bush This Woman's Work
41
2887
Stetsasonic Talkin' All That Jazz
42
2948
The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues
43
3007
Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows
44
3182
Prefab Sprout The King of Rock 'n' Roll
45
3250
Pet Shop Boys Left to My Own Devices
46
3277
Lucinda Williams Passionate Kisses
47
3311
U2 Angel of Harlem
48
3330
Bobby Brown My Prerogative
49
3335
Leonard Cohen First We Take Manhattan
50
3406
EPMD You Gots to Chill
51
3435
Spacemen 3 Revolution
52
3444
The Go-Betweens Streets of Your Town
53
3478
U2 All I Want Is You
54
3542
Big Daddy Kane Ain't No Half Steppin'
55
3682
Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy
56
3877
Guns N' Roses Patience
57
3998
The House of Love Christine
58
4078
The Jesus and Mary Chain Sidewalking
59
4136
The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
60
4215
Crowded House Better Be Home Soon
61
4235
R.E.M. World Leader Pretend
62
4284
Womack and Womack Teardrops
63
4331
EPMD Strictly Business
64
4502
N.W.A Gangsta Gangsta
65
4608
Michelle Shocked Anchorage
66
4627
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians What I Am
67
4782
Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution
68
4909
Prefab Sprout Cars & Girls
69
5026
Erasure A Little Respect
70
5132
Patti Smith People Have the Power
71
5182
Paula Abdul Straight Up
72
5243
Bangles Eternal Flame
73
5282
Jungle Brothers I'll House You
74
5311
Gipsy Kings Bamboleo
75
5448
De La Soul Plug Tunin'
76
5476
Crowded House Into Temptation
77
5481
Soda Stereo En la ciudad de la furia
78
5485
The Dead Milkmen Punk Rock Girl
79
5699
Ice-T Colors
80
5796
Run-D.M.C. Run's House (What's It All About?)
81
5828
My Bloody Valentine Feed Me with Your Kiss
82
5830
Eric B. & Rakim Microphone Fiend
83
5859
Danzig Mother
84
5951
Boogie Down Productions My Philosophy
85
5956
Lyle Lovett If I Had a Boat
86
6063
Sonic Youth Silver Rocket
87
6134
Roxanne Shanté Go On Girl
88
6194
Les Rita Mitsouko Le petit train
89
6195
The House of Love Destroy the Heart
90
6225
Steve Earle Copperhead Road
91
6347
Roxette The Look
92
6397
Mantronix King of the Beats
93
6419
Royal House Can You Party
94
6438
Marley Marl feat. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane The Symphony
95
6463
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs feat. Celia Cruz Vasos vacíos
96
6492
De La Soul Jenifa (Taught Me)
97
6514
The Stone Roses Elephant Stone
98
6528
Caifanes Viento
99
6565
Milli Vanilli Girl, You Know It's True
100
6643
Nirvana Love Buzz
101
6778
U2 God, Part II
102
6782
Brian Wilson Love and Mercy
103
6937
Yello The Race
104
7134
Fairground Attraction Perfect
105
7159
Metallica ...And Justice For All
106
7204
L'Trimm Cars with the Boom
107
7251
U2 & B.B. King When Love Comes to Town
108
7257
Talking Heads Nothing But Flowers
109
7408
New Kids on the Block You Got It (The Right Stuff)
110
7469
Cocteau Twins Carolyn's Fingers
111
7471
Iron Maiden Can I Play With Madness
112
7475
Anita Baker Giving You the Best That I Got
113
7477
Poison Every Rose Has Its Thorn
114
7490
Keith Richards Take It So Hard
115
7504
Slick Rick Mona Lisa
116
7575
Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man
117
7614
Keith Sweat I Want Her
118
7689
Siouxsie and The Banshees Peek-a-Boo
119
8060
Jungle Brothers Straight out the Jungle
120
8130
Cheap Trick The Flame
121
8144
Talk Talk I Believe in You
122
8200
Beat Happening Indian Summer
123
8310
Syd Barrett Opel
124
8372
Ministry Stigmata
125
8448
Talk Talk Desire
126
8584
E.U. Da'Butt
127
8654
Cowboy Junkies Sweet Jane
128
8718
Jane's Addiction Ted, Just Admit It...
129
8786
Gamine Voilà les anges
130
9047
Young M.C. Know How
131
9062
Slick Rick Hey Young World
132
9174
The Traveling Wilburys End of the Line
133
9235
R.E.M. Stand
134
9237
Rosanne Cash Runaway Train
135
9266
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Deanna
136
9295
Los Prisioneros We Are South American Rockers
137
9432
The Go-Betweens Love Goes On!
138
9546
They Might Be Giants Ana Ng
139
9575
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Parents Just Don't Understand
140
9592
Ivano Fossati La costruzione di un amore
141
9601
The Pogues Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
142
9616
Karyn White Superwoman
143
9718
De La Soul Potholes in My Lawn
144
9740
D-Mob feat. Gary Haisman We Call It Acieed
145
9761
Mike & The Mechanics The Living Years
146
9788
The Young Gods L'Amourir
147
9951
The Wedding Present Nobody's Twisting Your Arm

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Prince I Wish U Heaven
The 45 King The 900 Number
The Mission Tower of Strength
Patricia Kaas Mademoiselle Chante Le Blues
Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings
Happy Mondays Lazyitis (One Armed Boxer)
Gregory Isaacs Rumors
The Feelies Away
Sade Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Étienne Daho Des Heures hindoues
Cowboy Junkies Misguided Angel
Scritti Politti Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition
Biz Markie Vapors
A-ha Stay on These Roads
Talking Heads Mr. Jones
Steve Winwood Roll With It
Kenny y Los Eléctricos No huyas de mi
Billy Ocean Get Out of My Dreams, Get into My Car
My Bloody Valentine Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
Sam Brown Stop
Cowboy Junkies Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
MC Lyte Paper Thin
Patti Smith The Jackson Song
Alain Souchon Quand j'serai K.O.
Rod Stewart Forever Young
Iggy Pop Cold Metal
Bernard Lavilliers On The Road Again
Talk Talk The Rainbow
The Fall Victoria
The Beach Boys Kokomo
Phase II Reachin'
Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne Close My Eyes Forever
Smith & Mighty Anyone...
The Timelords [The KLF] Doctorin' the Tardis
Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You
Boogie Down Productions I'm Still #1
The Jeff Healey Band Angel Eyes
Yazz The Only Way Is Up
Mecano Mujer Contra Mujer/Une femme avec une femme
Soulsister The Way to Your Heart
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Hate Myself for Loving You
Bon Jovi Bad Medicine
Sonic Youth The Sprawl
Keith Jarrett The Song Is You
Al B. Sure! Nite and Day
Slayer South Of Heaven
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers When Harpo Played His Harp
Robert Palmer Simply Irresistible
Loop Collision
Queensrÿche Revolution Calling
Turntable Orchestra You're Gonna Miss Me
Roxette Listen to Your Heart
Van Halen When It's Love
Franco Battiato E ti vengo a cercare
Queen Latifah Princess of the Posse
Spirit of the West Political
Keith Whitley When You Say Nothing at All
Étienne Daho Bleu Comme Toi
Pixies Cactus
Neil Young and the Bluenotes This Note's for You
Tony Toni Toné Little Walter
Mary Margaret O'Hara To Cry About
Martika Toy Soldiers
The Wedding Present Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now
The Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith
Kariya Let Me Love You for Tonight
Pet Shop Boys Domino Dancing
Sade Paradise
The Waterboys And a Bang on the Ear
Wire Kidney Bingos
Public Enemy She Watch Channel Zero?!
The James Taylor Quartet The Theme from Starsky & Hutch
Jacques Higelin Tombé du ciel
Pixies Bone Machine
Thin White Rope Red Sun
All About Eve Martha's Harbour
James Taylor Never Die Young
Jane's Addiction Mountain Song
Les Negresses Vertes Voilà l’été
Metallica Blackened
Ultra Vivid Scene Mercy Seat
Erasure Ship of Fools
The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace with God
Public Enemy Louder Than a Bomb
Front 242 Headhunter
Soul II Soul Fairplay
SWA Arroyo
Transvision Vamp I Want Your Love
Salt 'n' Pepa Shake Your Thang
Toto Pamela
Public Enemy Night of the Living Baseheads
Lucinda Williams Changed the Locks