Best of 1988- Top 50 Singles

In the 20th Century, the year 1988 was the year with the most Roman numeral digits, but more important, in science and technology, it was the year of the first Internet-based chat protocol between  the USA and Europe. 
On the music level, in the UK the charts were dominated by the Stock-Aitken-Waterman hits who received the Brit Award for their production skills most notably for the success of Kylie Minogue and Rick Astley. In the USA the charts were dominated by George Michael, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. 
On the different floors House music was slowly emerging, while Alternative and indie rock were even more diversified into various other musical expressions including the emerging Shoegaze sound. Of course there was a whole lot of different music moving people' hearts...


01. The Church - Under The Milky Way
02. Morrisey - Everyday is Like Sunday
03. Enya - Sail Away
04. Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing
05. Morrissey - Suedehead
06. The La's - There She Goes
07. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat
08. Tracey Chapman - Fast Car
09. The House of Love - Christine
10. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot 
11. The KLF - What Time is Love? (1988)
12. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
13. INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
14. S'Express - Theme from S'Express 
15. Inner City - Good Life
16. Bryan Ferry - Kiss and Tell
17. Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
18. Eighth Wonder - I'm Not Scared
19. George Michael - One More Try
20. Tanita Tikaram - Twist in my Sobriety
21. Erasure - A Little Respect
22. Pixies - Gigantic
23. Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
24. Beach Boys - Kokomo
25. Sam Brown - Stop
26. The Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection
27. Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan
28. Roxette - Listen to Your Heart
29. Vaya Con Dios - Johnny
30. Yazz - The Only Way is Up
31. Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices
32. Kim Wilde - You Came 
33. Mano Negra - Mala Vida
34. Sting - Fragile 
35. Ofra Haza - Im Nin'Alu 
36. U2 - Desire 
37. Prefab Sprout - Cars and Girls 
38. Prince - Alphabet Street 
39. R.E.M - Orange Crash 
40. Marc Almond- Tears Run Rings
41. Cocteau Twins - Carolyn's Fingers 
42. Siouxsie and the Banshees- The Killing Jar 
43. David Sylvian - Orpheus
44. INXS - Devil Inside
45. The Go-Betweens -  Streets of Your Town
46. The Primitives - Crash 
47. Transvision Vamp - I Want Your Love
48. The Stone Roses - Elephant Stone
49. Everything But The Girl - I Don't Want To Talk About It
50. Communards - For A Friend