CASH BOX POP SINGLES – 1988
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The 1988 Charts!
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1988 #1 Top Debut
January 2 Faith - George Michael
(Frozen chart; no issue published this week)
(No debuts)
January 9 Faith - George Michael
(No new chart this week; published chart was a reprint from the Dec. 26 issue)
(No debuts)
January 16 Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison 50. Father Figure - George Michael
January 23 The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson 61. Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx
January 30 Need You Tonight - INXS 61. Out Of The Blue - Debbie Gibson
February 6 Could’ve Been - Tiffany 45. Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
February 13 Could’ve Been - Tiffany 44. Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
February 20 What Have I Done To Deserve This? - Pet Shop Boys (& Dusty Springfield) 73. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
February 27 Father Figure - George Michael 49. Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston
March 5 Father Figure - George Michael 76. Pink Cadillac - Natalie Cole
March 12 Father Figure - George Michael 84. Dreaming - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
March 19 Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley 70. Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
March 26 Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson 76. Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
April 2 Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson 81. Nightime - Pretty Poison
April 9 Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson 77. I’m Still Searching - Glass Tiger
April 16 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean 39. One More Try - George Michael
April 23 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean 61. Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
April 30 Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston 59. The Valley Road - Bruce Hornsby & Range
May 7 Wishing Well - Terence Trent D’Arby 57. Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson
May 14 Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 71. New Sensation - INXS
May 21 Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 80. Hold On To The Nights - Richard Marx
May 28 One More Try - George Michael 74. Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D’Arby
June 4 One More Try - George Michael 75. I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love - Chicago
June 11 One More Try - George Michael 58. Roll With It - Steve Winwood
June 18 Together Forever - Rick Astley 56. I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That - Elton John
June 25 Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson 81. I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett & Blackhearts
July 2 Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson 51. Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
July 9 The Flame - Cheap Trick 45. Monkey - George Michael
July 16 The Flame - Cheap Trick 54. Perfect World - Huey Lewis & News
July 23 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard 67. Another Part Of Me - Michael Jackson
July 30 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard 79. Don’t Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
August 6 Roll With It - Steve Winwood 75. A Nightmare On My Street - D.J. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
August 13 Roll With It - Steve Winwood 66. Love Bites - Def Leppard
August 20 Roll With It - Steve Winwood 66. True Love - Glenn Frey
August 27 Monkey - George Michael 83. The Loco-Motion - Kylie Minogue
September 3 Monkey - George Michael 56. Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
September 10 Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses 56. One Moment In Time - Whitney Houston
September 17 Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses 88. Edge Of A Broken Heart - Vixen
September 24 Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses 46. Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi
October 1 Don’t Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin 53. Desire - U2
October 8 Love Bites - Def Leppard 48. Kissing A Fool - George Michael
October 15 Red Red Wine - UB40 46. I Don’t Want Your Love - Duran Duran
October 22 Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins 48. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N’ Roses
October 29 Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins 60. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
November 5 Kokomo - Beach Boys 54. My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
November 12 Kokomo - Beach Boys 70. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
November 19 Wild, Wild West - Escape Club 45. Two Hearts - Phil Collins
November 26 Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi 54. Holding On - Steve Winwood
December 3 Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby) - Will To Power 79. Straight Up - Paula Abdul
December 10 Look Away - Chicago 80. Roni - Bobby Brown
December 17 Look Away - Chicago 70. Angel Of Harlem - U2
December 24 Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison 80. Surrender To Me - Ann Wilson & Robin Zander
December 31 Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison 81. Girl You Know It’s True - Milli Vanilli

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