Top Songs of 1988


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
167
The La's There She Goes
2
237
Pixies Where Is My Mind?
3
274
Sonic Youth Teen Age Riot
4
368
N.W.A Straight Outta Compton
5
376
N.W.A F*** Tha Police
6
398
Fugazi Waiting Room
7
406
Dinosaur Jr. Freak Scene
8
660
Morrissey Everyday Is Like Sunday
9
664
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Mercy Seat
10
685
Public Enemy Don't Believe the Hype
11
708
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock It Takes Two
12
729
My Bloody Valentine You Made Me Realise
13
751
Mudhoney Touch Me, I'm Sick
14
764
Tracy Chapman Fast Car
15
773
Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance
16
821
Pixies Gigantic
17
1024
A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray
18
1202
The Church Under the Milky Way
19
1225
Metallica One
20
1234
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader
21
1289
The KLF What Time Is Love?
22
1479
Morrissey Suedehead
23
1605
N.W.A Express Yourself
24
1684
S'Express Theme from S-Express
25
1939
The Traveling Wilburys Handle with Care
26
1956
Public Enemy Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
27
2042
Happy Mondays WFL (Wrote for Luck)
28
2092
R.E.M. Orange Crush
29
2145
Prince Alphabet St.
30
2161
Mano Negra Mala vida
31
2252
The Primitives Crash
32
2313
U2 Desire
33
2455
Jane's Addiction Jane Says
34
2482
Living Colour Cult of Personality
35
2488
Inner City Big Fun
36
2611
Slick Rick Children's Story
37
2661
Leonard Cohen Tower of Song
38
2671
Enya Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
39
2730
Tone-Lōc Wild Thing
40
2783
Kate Bush This Woman's Work
41
2866
Stetsasonic Talkin' All That Jazz
42
2906
The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues
43
2962
Leonard Cohen Everybody Knows
44
3135
Prefab Sprout The King of Rock 'n' Roll
45
3185
Pet Shop Boys Left to My Own Devices
46
3229
Lucinda Williams Passionate Kisses
47
3265
U2 Angel of Harlem
48
3271
Leonard Cohen First We Take Manhattan
49
3276
Bobby Brown My Prerogative
50
3351
EPMD You Gots to Chill
51
3361
The Go-Betweens Streets of Your Town
52
3384
Spacemen 3 Revolution
53
3442
U2 All I Want Is You
54
3477
Big Daddy Kane Ain't No Half Steppin'
55
3638
Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry Be Happy
56
3815
Guns N' Roses Patience
57
3927
The House of Love Christine
58
3990
The Jesus and Mary Chain Sidewalking
59
4088
The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
60
4152
Crowded House Better Be Home Soon
61
4164
R.E.M. World Leader Pretend
62
4241
Womack and Womack Teardrops
63
4261
EPMD Strictly Business
64
4477
N.W.A Gangsta Gangsta
65
4525
Michelle Shocked Anchorage
66
4569
Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians What I Am
67
4699
Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution
68
4804
Prefab Sprout Cars & Girls
69
4941
Erasure A Little Respect
70
5034
Patti Smith People Have the Power
71
5093
Paula Abdul Straight Up
72
5167
Bangles Eternal Flame
73
5216
Jungle Brothers I'll House You
74
5219
Gipsy Kings Bamboleo
75
5347
De La Soul Plug Tunin'
76
5385
The Dead Milkmen Punk Rock Girl
77
5402
Crowded House Into Temptation
78
5556
Soda Stereo En la ciudad de la furia
79
5601
Ice-T Colors
80
5707
Run-D.M.C. Run's House (What's It All About?)
81
5738
Eric B. & Rakim Microphone Fiend
82
5745
My Bloody Valentine Feed Me with Your Kiss
83
5768
Danzig Mother
84
5849
Boogie Down Productions My Philosophy
85
5881
Lyle Lovett If I Had a Boat
86
5953
Sonic Youth Silver Rocket
87
6023
Roxanne Shanté Go On Girl
88
6093
The House of Love Destroy the Heart
89
6126
Les Rita Mitsouko Le petit train
90
6143
Steve Earle Copperhead Road
91
6197
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs feat. Celia Cruz Vasos vacíos
92
6288
Roxette The Look
93
6291
Royal House Can You Party
94
6305
Mantronix King of the Beats
95
6314
Marley Marl feat. Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane The Symphony
96
6400
De La Soul Jenifa (Taught Me)
97
6414
The Stone Roses Elephant Stone
98
6466
Milli Vanilli Girl, You Know It's True
99
6559
Nirvana Love Buzz
100
6589
Caifanes Viento
101
6684
Brian Wilson Love and Mercy
102
6708
U2 God, Part II
103
6833
Yello The Race
104
7025
Fairground Attraction Perfect
105
7098
L'Trimm Cars with the Boom
106
7114
Metallica ...And Justice For All
107
7122
Talking Heads Nothing But Flowers
108
7152
U2 & B.B. King When Love Comes to Town
109
7331
New Kids on the Block You Got It (The Right Stuff)
110
7342
Anita Baker Giving You the Best That I Got
111
7351
Cocteau Twins Carolyn's Fingers
112
7370
Iron Maiden Can I Play With Madness
113
7380
Slick Rick Mona Lisa
114
7392
Keith Richards Take It So Hard
115
7393
Poison Every Rose Has Its Thorn
116
7418
Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man
117
7503
Keith Sweat I Want Her
118
7576
Siouxsie and The Banshees Peek-a-Boo
119
7886
Talk Talk I Believe in You
120
7953
Jungle Brothers Straight out the Jungle
121
8060
Cheap Trick The Flame
122
8094
Beat Happening Indian Summer
123
8218
Ministry Stigmata
124
8234
Syd Barrett Opel
125
8354
Talk Talk Desire
126
8419
Cowboy Junkies Sweet Jane
127
8467
E.U. Da'Butt
128
8602
Jane's Addiction Ted, Just Admit It
129
8687
Gamine Voilà les anges
130
8917
Young M.C. Know How
131
8927
Slick Rick Hey Young World
132
9058
The Traveling Wilburys End of the Line
133
9067
Rosanne Cash Runaway Train
134
9108
R.E.M. Stand
135
9166
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Deanna
136
9354
The Go-Betweens Love Goes On!
137
9386
They Might Be Giants Ana Ng
138
9393
Ivano Fossati La costruzione di un amore
139
9422
Los Prisioneros We Are South American Rockers
140
9455
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Parents Just Don't Understand
141
9478
Karyn White Superwoman
142
9509
The Pogues Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
143
9580
De La Soul Potholes in My Lawn
144
9590
The Young Gods L'Amourir
145
9660
D-Mob feat. Gary Haisman We Call It Acieed
146
9679
Mike & The Mechanics The Living Years
147
9797
The Wedding Present Nobody's Twisting Your Arm
148
9952
Prince I Wish U Heaven

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
The 45 King The 900 Number
The Mission Tower of Strength
Happy Mondays Lazyitis (One Armed Boxer)
The Feelies Away
Sade Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings
Gregory Isaacs Rumors
Cowboy Junkies Misguided Angel
Étienne Daho Des Heures hindoues
Patricia Kaas Mademoiselle Chante Le Blues
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
Billy Ocean Get Out of My Dreams, Get into My Car
Kenny y Los Eléctricos No huyas de mi
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
The Fall Victoria
Bernard Lavilliers On The Road Again
Talk Talk The Rainbow
Phase II Reachin'
The Beach Boys Kokomo
Lita Ford with Ozzy Osbourne Close My Eyes Forever
Smith & Mighty Anyone...
The Timelords [The KLF] Doctorin' the Tardis
Boogie Down Productions I'm Still #1
Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You
Yazz The Only Way Is Up
The Jeff Healey Band Angel Eyes
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts I Hate Myself for Loving You
Soulsister The Way to Your Heart
Mecano Mujer Contra Mujer/Une femme avec une femme
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
Loop Collision
Turntable Orchestra You're Gonna Miss Me
Robert Palmer Simply Irresistible
Queensrÿche Revolution Calling
Franco Battiato E ti vengo a cercare
Van Halen When It's Love
Roxette Listen to Your Heart
Spirit of the West Political
Queen Latifah Princess of the Posse
Keith Whitley When You Say Nothing at All
Pixies Cactus
Neil Young and the Bluenotes This Note's for You
Étienne Daho Bleu Comme Toi
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
Pet Shop Boys Domino Dancing
The Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith
Kariya Let Me Love You for Tonight
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
Pixies Bone Machine
Jacques Higelin Tombé du ciel
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
Erasure Ship of Fools
Ultra Vivid Scene Mercy Seat
Metallica Blackened
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
Salt 'n' Pepa Shake Your Thang
Transvision Vamp I Want Your Love
Toto Pamela
Public Enemy Night of the Living Baseheads
Lucinda Williams Changed the Locks