Hot 100 1988

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1988 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.

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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 9 13 Gladys Knight & The Pips Love Overboard 4:25 MCA 53210
Jan 16 1 George Michael Father Figure 5:37 Columbia 07682
Jan 16 1 Terence Trent D’Arby Wishing Well 3:33 Columbia 07675
Jan 16 2 Belinda Carlisle I Get Weak 4:15 MCA 53242
Jan 16 5 Keith Sweat I Want Her 3:40 Vintertainment 7-69431
Jan 16 6 David Lee Roth Just Like Paradise 4:03 Warner Bros. 7-28119
Jan 16 15 Sting Be Still My Beating Heart 3:59 A&M 2992
Jan 23 2 Richard Marx Endless Summer Nights 4:11 EMI 50113
Jan 23 6 Jets, The Rocket 2 U 3:41 MCA 53254
Jan 23 10 Def Leppard Hysteria 3:02 Mercury 870 004-7
Jan 23 11 Michael Bolton (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay 3:50 Columbia 07680
Jan 23 28 Alexander O’Neal Featuring Cherrelle Never Knew Love Like This 3:22 Tabu 4-07646
Jan 23 54 Carly Simon All I Want Is You 3:55 Arista 1-9653
Jan 23 57 Great White Save Your Love 3:59 Capitol 44104
Jan 23 60 Elisa Fiorillo How Can I Forget You 3:56 Chrysalis 43189
Jan 23 74 Cars, The Coming Up You 4:14 Elektra 69432
Jan 23 84 California Raisins, The I Heard It Through The Grapevine 3:41 Priority 9719
Jan 30 3 Aerosmith Angel 3:58 Geffen 28249
Jan 30 3 Debbie Gibson Out Of The Blue 3:55 Atlantic 7-89129
Jan 30 5 Pebbles Girlfriend 4:19 MCA 53185
Jan 30 10 Jody Watley Some Kind Of Lover 4:32 MCA 53235
Jan 30 20 Scarlett & Black You Don’t Know 3:41 Virgin 7-99405
Jan 30 51 Communards Never Can Say Goodbye 3:58 MCA/London 53224
Jan 30 69 R.E.M. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) 3:27 I.R.S. 53220
Jan 30 86 Wa Wa Nee Stimulation 3:54 Epic 34-07671

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 6 1 Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror 4:55 Epic 07668
Feb 6 14 John Cougar Mellencamp Check It Out 4:20 Mercury 870 126-7
Feb 6 22 Rick Springfield Rock Of Life 3:28 RCA 6853
Feb 6 23 George Harrison When We Was Fab 3:55 Dark Horse 7-28131
Feb 6 63 Prince Hot Thing 3:40 Paisley Park 7-28288-B
Feb 6 64 Kane Gang, The Don’t Look Any Further 4:08 Capitol 44115
Feb 6 77 Stevie Wonder You Will Know 4:27 Motown 1919
Feb 6 87 Gene Loves Jezebel The Motion Of Love 3:49 Geffen 7-28183
Feb 6 89 Peabo Bryson & Regina Bell Without You 5:14 Elektra 69426
Feb 13 1 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car 4:43 Jive 9678
Feb 13 2 INXS Devil Inside 5:11 Atlantic 7-89144
Feb 13 7 Icehouse Electric Blue 4:23 Chrysalis 43201
Feb 13 20 Henry Lee Summer I Wish I Had A Girl 3:55 CBS Associated 4-07720
Feb 13 48 Whitesnake Give Me All Your Love 2:58 Geffen 7-28103
Feb 13 57 Steve Winwood Talking Back To The Night 4:10 Island 7-28122
Feb 13 67 Earth, Wind and Fire Thinking Of You 3:54 Columbia 38-07695
Feb 13 75 Tommy Shaw Ever Since The World Began 4:07 Atlantic 7-89138
Feb 20 6 Brenda Russell Featuring Joe Esposito Piano In The Dark 4:22 A&M 3003
Feb 20 7 Taylor Dayne Prove Your Love 3:25 Arista 1-9676
Feb 20 22 Toto Pamela 4:28 Columbia 38-07715
Feb 20 23 Morris Day Fishnet 3:58 Warner Bros. 7-28201
Feb 20 31 LL Cool J Going Back To Cali 3:45 Def Jam 38-07679
Feb 20 32 Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World 2:17 A&M 3010
Feb 20 41 So Are You Sure 4:06 EMI 50109
Feb 20 49 Heart I Want You So Bad 4:15 Capitol 44116
Feb 20 66 Pepsi and Shirlie All Right Now 3:36 Polydor 887 277-7
Feb 27 1 Whitney Houston Where Do Broken Hearts Go 4:37 Arista 9674
Feb 27 3 Samantha Fox Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) 4:20 Jive 1089
Feb 27 7 Tiffany I Saw Him Standing There 3:58 MCA 53285
Feb 27 8 White Lion Wait 3:59 Atlantic 7-89126
Feb 27 10 Deele, The Two Occasions 4:07 Solar 7-70015
Feb 27 13 Bruce Springsteen One Step Up 4:21 Columbia 38-07726
Feb 27 31 Bryan Ferry Kiss And Tell 4:02 Reprise 7-28117
Feb 27 50 Eria Fachin Savin’ Myself 3:32 Critique 7-99356
Feb 27 66 Stacey Q Don’t Make A Fool Of Yourself 4:06 Atlantic 7-89135
Feb 27 81 Bardeux Magic Carpet Ride 3:30 Enigma 75016
Feb 27 85 David Foster Winter Games 4:03 Atlantic 7-89140

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 5 5 Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac 4:14 EMI-Manhattan 50117
Mar 5 45 Merry Clayton Yes 3:04 RCA 6989
Mar 5 65 Cure, The Hot Hot Hot!!! 3:33 Elektra 7-69424
Mar 5 66 Blue Mercedes I Want To Be Your Property 3:14 MCA 53262
Mar 5 69 Cellarful Of Noise Samantha (What You Gonna Do?) 3:27 CBS Associated 07731
Mar 12 1 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Anything For You 4:02 Epic 34-07759
Mar 12 16 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dreaming 3:54 A&M 3002
Mar 12 20 Suave’ My Girl 3:54 Capitol 44124
Mar 12 21 Times Two Strange But True 3:59 Reprise 7-27998
Mar 12 38 Dan Reed Network Ritual 3:41 Mercury 870 183-7
Mar 12 63 Roxanne Play That Funky Music 3:25 Scotti Bros. 4-07724
Mar 12 85 Teena Marie Ooo La La La 4:15 Epic 34-07708
Mar 12 88 Tami Show She’s Only 20 4:07 Chrysalis 43146
Mar 19 2 Johnny Hates Jazz Shattered Dreams 3:30 Virgin 7-99383
Mar 19 5 Foreigner I Don’t Want To Live Without You 3:50 Atlantic 7-89101
Mar 19 27 Jermaine Stewart Say It Again 3:59 Arista 1-9636
Mar 19 28 Paul Carrack One Good Reason 3:19 Chrysalis 43204
Mar 19 48 Bananarama Love In The First Degree 3:27 London 886255
Mar 19 60 Big Pig Breakaway 3:37 A&M 3014
Mar 19 90 Barry Manilow with Kid Creole & The Coconuts Hey Mambo 2:52 Arista 1-9666
Mar 26 4 Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind 3:59 EMI-Manhattan 50123
Mar 26 40 Cover Girls, The Promise Me 4:22 Fever 1917
Mar 26 77 Alarm, The Presence Of Love 4:01 I.R.S. 53259
Mar 26 84 World Class Wreckin’ Cru, The Turn Off The Lights 4:05 Kru-Cut 006
Mar 26 94 Robert Palmer Sweet Lies 3:05 Island 7-99377

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 2 12 Lita Ford Kiss Me Deadly 3:59 RCA 6866
Apr 2 13 Brenda K. Starr I Still Believe 3:50 MCA 53288
Apr 2 17 Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning 4:14 Columbia 38-07433
Apr 2 36 Pretty Poison Nightime 4:10 Virgin 7-99350
Apr 2 69 Kingdom Come Get It On 4:19 Polydor 887436
Apr 2 80 James Taylor Never Die Young 3:56 Columbia 38-07616
Apr 2 83 Donald Fagen Century’s End 4:13 Warner Bros. 7-27972
Apr 2 90 Fleetwood Mac Family Man 4:01 Warner Bros. 28114
Apr 2 94 3 Man Island Jack The Lad 4:07 Chrysalis 43231
Apr 9 1 Cheap Trick The Flame 4:30 Epic 07745
Apr 9 7 Al B. Sure! Nite And Day 4:00 Warner 28192
Apr 9 14 Cher We All Sleep Alone 3:53 Geffen 27986
Apr 9 24 Church, The Under The Milky Way 4:57 Arista 9673
Apr 9 31 Glass Tiger I’m Still Searching 3:56 EMI 50116
Apr 9 57 Sweet Sensation Take It While It’s Hot 3:59 Atco 7-99352
Apr 9 67 Noel Like A Child 3:31 4th & Broadway 7458
Apr 16 1 George Michael One More Try 5:50 Columbia 07773
Apr 16 1 Rick Astley Together Forever (Remix) 3:20 RCA  8319
Apr 16 2 Breathe Hands To Heaven 4:17 A&M 2991
Apr 16 3 Daryl Hall & John Oates Everything Your Heart Desires 4:26 Arista 1-9684
Apr 16 4 Jets, The Make It Real 4:16 MCA 53311
Apr 16 7 Belinda Carlisle Circle In The Sand 3:40 MCA 53308
Apr 16 25 Robert Plant Tall Cool One 4:37 Es Paranza 7-99348
Apr 16 35 E.U. Da’ Butt 3:54 EMI 50115
Apr 16 36 Bardeux When We Kiss 3:55 Enigma 75018
Apr 16 41 Nu Shooz Should I Say Yes 4:18 Atlantic 7-89108
Apr 16 64 David Lee Roth Stand Up 4:15 Warner Bros. 7-28108
Apr 16 74 Underworld Underneath The Radar 3:59 Sire 27968
Apr 16 84 Sting Englishman In New York 4:25 A&M 1200
Apr 23 1 Debbie Gibson Foolish Beat 4:20 Atlantic 7-89109
Apr 23 2 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me 4:23 Mercury 870 298-7
Apr 23 6 Poison Nothin’ But A Good Time 3:48 Enigma 44145
Apr 23 30 J.J. Fad Supersonic 3:50 Ruthless 7-99328
Apr 23 78 Jesse Johnson Love Struck 4:30 A&M 3020
Apr 23 80 Stevie B Dreamin’ Of Love 4:06 LMR 74001
Apr 23 93 Agnetha Faltskog & Peter Cetera I Wasn’t The One (Who Said Goodbye) 4:06 Atlantic 7-89145
Apr 30 5 Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Valley Road 4:42 RCA 7645
Apr 30 8 Prince Alphabet St. 2:25 Paisley Park 7-27900
Apr 30 35 Boz Scaggs Heart Of Mine 4:10 Columbia 38-07780
Apr 30 60 Jody Watley Most Of All 4:10 MCA 53258
Apr 30 62 Kool Moe Dee Wild, Wild West 4:10 Jive 1086
Apr 30 68 New Order Blue Monday 1988 4:10 Qwest 7-27979
Apr 30 91 Honeymoon Suite Love Changes Everything 3:43 Warner Bros. 7-27935
Apr 30 95 Adventures, The Broken Land 6:01 Elektra 69414

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 7 1 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 4:37 Epic 07739
May 7 2 Pebbles Mercedes Boy 3:54 MCA 53279
May 7 9 Jane Wiedlin Rush Hour 4:03 EMI 50118
May 7 12 Rod Stewart Lost In You 4:20 Warner Bros. 7-27927
May 7 28 Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky 3:24 Geffen 7-27922
May 7 49 Elisa Fiorillo Forgive Me For Dreaming 3:50 Chrysalis 43237
May 7 61 Depeche Mode Route 66 – Behind The Wheel 4:15 Sire 7-27991
May 7 68 10,000 Maniacs Like The Weather 3:57 Elektra 7-69418
May 7 80 Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson Get It 4:22 Motown 1930
May 14 3 INXS New Sensation 3:38 Atlantic 7-89080
May 14 10 Johnny Kemp Just Got Paid 3:25 Columbia 07744
May 14 16 Sade Paradise 3:35 Epic 34-07904
May 14 23 Climie Fisher Love Changes (Everything) 3:54 Capitol 44137
May 14 35 Nia Peeples Trouble 4:15 Mercury 870 154-7
May 14 39 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers Tomorrow People 3:31 Virgin 7-99347
May 14 61 John Cougar Mellencamp Rooty Toot Toot 3:24 Mercury 870 327-7
May 14 79 Keith Sweat Something Just Ain’t Right 3:40 Vintertainment 7-69411
May 21 1 Richard Marx Hold On To The Nights 4:34 EMI-Manhattan 50106
May 21 3 Eric Carmen Make Me Lose Control 4:45 Arista 9686
May 21 12 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Parents Just Don’t Understand 5:12 Jive 1099
May 21 34 Van Halen Black And Blue 4:59 Warner 27891
May 21 80 Julio Iglesias & Stevie Wonder My Love 4:58 Columbia 07781
May 21 92 Smithereens, The Only A Memory 3:39 Enigma 44150
May 21 99 “Weird Al” Yankovic Fat 3:55 Rock ‘n’ Roll 07769
May 28 4 Terence Trent D’Arby Sign Your Name 4:35 Columbia 38-07911
May 28 17 Billy Ocean The Colour Of Love 4:24 Jive 1-9707
May 28 47 Tony! Toni! Toné! Little Walter 4:27 Wing 887 385-7
May 28 57 Henry Lee Summer Darlin’ Danielle Don’t 4:03 CBS Associated 4-07909
May 28 58 Wet Wet Wet Wishing I Was Lucky 3:52 Uni 50000
May 28 64 Eurythmics You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart 3:50 RCA 8619
May 28 79 Michael Bolton Wait On Love 4:16 Columbia 07794

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 4 3 Chicago I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love 3:54 Reprise/Full Moon 27855
Jun 4 3 Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 1-2-3 3:32 Epic 34-07921
Jun 4 6 Tracy Chapman Fast Car 4:26 Elektra 69412
Jun 4 11 Contours, The Do You Love Me 2:49 Motown Yesteryear 448
Jun 4 17 Aerosmith Rag Doll 4:21 Geffen 27915
Jun 4 30 Moody Blues, The I Know You’re Out There Somewhere 4:15 Polydor 887 600-7
Jun 4 75 Scorpions Rhythm Of Love 3:47 Mercury 870 323-7
Jun 11 1 Steve Winwood Roll With It 4:30 Virgin 7-99326
Jun 11 3 Taylor Dayne I’ll Always Love You 4:18 Arista 1-9700
Jun 11 31 Denise Lopez Sayin’ Sorry (Don’t Make It Right) 4:30 Vendetta 7200
Jun 11 38 Corey Hart In Your Soul 3:51 EMI 50134
Jun 11 50 Tiffany Feelings Of Forever 3:52 MCA 53325
Jun 11 70 Ice-T Colors 4:00 Sire/Warner 27902
Jun 18 2 Elton John I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That 4:34 MCA 53345
Jun 18 16 Fat Boys & Chubby Checker The Twist (Yo Twist) 4:00 Tin Pan Apple 887 571-7
Jun 18 41 Paula Abdul Knocked Out 3:48 Virgin 99329 A
Jun 18 49 Will To Power Say It’s Gonna Rain 3:52 Epic 34-07908
Jun 18 53 Scritti Politti Featuring Roger Boom! There She Was 4:15 Warner Bros. 7-27976
Jun 18 77 Teddy Pendergrass Joy 4:30 Elektra 7-69401
Jun 18 90 Paul Carrack When You Walk In The Room 3:22 Chrysalis 43252
Jun 18 91 S-Express Theme From S-Express 3:53 Capitol 44181
Jun 25 1 Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine 5:55 Geffen 27963
Jun 25 8 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts I Hate Myself For Loving You 4:07 Blackheart 4-07919
Jun 25 10 New Kids On The Block Please Don’t Go Girl 4:08 Columbia 38-07700
Jun 25 20 REO Speedwagon Here With Me 4:53 Epic 34-07901
Jun 25 80 Tony Terry Forever Yours 3:43 Epic 34-07900
Jun 25 83 Bros When Will I Be Famous 3:59 Epic 07905

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 2 2 Robert Palmer Simply Irresistible 4:14 EMI-Manhattan 50133
Jul 2 5 Van Halen When It’s Love 5:36 Warner 27827
Jul 2 7 New Edition If It Isn’t Love 3:49 MCA 53264
Jul 2 9 Whitney Houston Love Will Save The Day 4:19 Arista 1-9720
Jul 2 19 Pat Benatar All Fired Up 4:08 Chrysalis 43268
Jul 2 58 White Lion Tell Me 4:28 Atlantic 7-89051
Jul 9 1 George Michael Monkey 4:45 Columbia 07941
Jul 9 8 Kenny Loggins Nobody’s Fool 4:17 Columbia 38-07971
Jul 9 29 Daryl Hall & John Oates Missed Opportunity 4:04 Arista 1-9727
Jul 9 31 Johnny Hates Jazz I Don’t Want To Be A Hero 3:27 Virgin 7-99304
Jul 9 42 Crowded House Better Be Home Soon 3:07 Capitol 44164
Jul 9 43 Stevie B Spring Love (Come Back To Me) 3:48 LMR 74002
Jul 9 54 Cyndi Lauper Hole In My Heart (All The Way To China) 3:57 Epic 34-07940
Jul 9 79 Times Two Cecilia 3:46 Reprise 7-27871
Jul 9 88 Icehouse My Obsession 3:59 Chrysalis 43240
Jul 9 91 System, The Coming To America 3:48 Atco 7-99320
Jul 9 91 Jimmy Barnes Too Much Ain’t Enough Love 3:35 Geffen 27920
Jul 16 3 Huey Lewis & The News Perfect World 4:04 Chrysalis 43265
Jul 16 3 Information Society What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy) 3:35 Tommy Boy 27826
Jul 16 10 Rick Astley It Would Take A Strong Strong Man 3:39 RCA 8663
Jul 16 50 Dino Summergirls 3:45 4th & Broadway 7468
Jul 16 56 Foreigner Heart Turns To Stone 4:07 Atlantic 7-89046
Jul 16 97 Siedah Garrett K.I.S.S.I.N.G. 4:05 Qwest 7-27928
Jul 23 4 Peter Cetera One Good Woman 4:06 Full Moon 27824
Jul 23 8 Bobby Brown Don’t Be Cruel 4:07 MCA 53327
Jul 23 11 Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me 3:47 Epic 34-07962
Jul 23 26 Basia Time And Tide 4:00 Epic 07730
Jul 23 35 Bruce Hornsby & The Range Look Out Any Window 4:45 RCA 8678
Jul 23 44 Vanessa Williams The Right Stuff 4:15 Wing 887 386-7
Jul 23 55 Cover Girls, The Inside Outside 4:00 Fever 1916
Jul 23 59 Keith Sweat & Jacci McGhee Make It Last Forever 4:12 Vintertainment 7-69386
Jul 23 61 Freddie Jackson Nice ‘N Slow 4:15 Capitol 44171
Jul 23 71 Stryper Always There For You 4:11 Enigma 75019
Jul 30 1 Bobby McFerrin Don’t Worry Be Happy (Edit) 3:45 EMI-Manhattan 50146
Jul 30 4 Cheap Trick Don’t Be Cruel 3:08 Epic 07965
Jul 30 12 Erasure Chains Of Love 3:38 Sire 7-27844
Jul 30 12 Poison Fallen Angel 3:57 Enigma 44191
Jul 30 15 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince A Nightmare On My Street 4:53 Jive 1124
Jul 30 75 Run DMC Mary, Mary 3:12 Profile 5211
Jul 30 79 Cher Skin Deep 3:54 Geffen 27894
Jul 30 88 Belinda Carlisle I Feel Free 4:20 MCA 53377
Jul 30 98 Kings Of The Sun Black Leather 3:57 RCA 8646

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 6 12 Rod Stewart Forever Young 4:03 Warner Bros. 7-27796
Aug 6 22 Debbie Gibson Staying Together 4:15 Atlantic 7-89034
Aug 6 24 Brenda K. Starr What You See Is What You Get 3:23 MCA 53367
Aug 6 45 Al B. Sure! Off On Your Own (Girl) 4:05 Warner 27870
Aug 6 53 Midnight Oil The Dead Heart 5:10 Columbia 38-07964
Aug 6 96 Amy Grant Lead Me On 4:12 A&M 1218
Aug 13 1 Def Leppard Love Bites 5:46 Mercury 870402
Aug 13 1 UB40 Red Red Wine ’88 5:21 A&M 1244
Aug 13 7 INXS Never Tear Us Apart 3:02 Atlantic 7-89038
Aug 13 31 Europe Superstitious 4:31 Epic 34-07979
Aug 13 54 Blue Zone U.K. Jackie 3:27 Arista 9725
Aug 13 68 Glenn Medeiros Long And Lasting Love (Once In A Lifetime) 3:23 Amherst 324
Aug 13 72 Toni Childs Don’t Walk Away 3:56 A&M 1237
Aug 13 88 Jets, The Sendin’ All My Love 3:49 MCA 53380
Aug 20 1 Escape Club, The Wild, Wild West 3:59 Atlantic 89048
Aug 20 6 Steve Winwood Don’t You Know What The Night Can Do? 4:25 Virgin 7-99290
Aug 20 13 Giant Steps Another Lover 4:10 A&M 1226
Aug 20 13 Glenn Frey True Love 4:10 MCA 53363
Aug 20 35 Four Tops Indestructible 4:30 Arista 1-9706
Aug 20 36 Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock It Takes Two 4:58 Profile 5186
Aug 20 48 Jeffrey Osborne She’s On The Left 4:26 A&M 1227
Aug 20 62 Olivia Newton-John The Rumour 3:55 MCA 53294
Aug 27 3 Kylie Minogue The Loco-Motion 3:15 Geffen 7-27752
Aug 27 65 Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Powerful Stuff 4:07 Elektra 7-69384
Aug 27 84 Robert Plant Ship Of Fools 4:59 Es Paranza 7-99333
Aug 27 95 Natalie Cole When I Fall In Love 4:12 EMI-Manhattan 50138

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 3 1 Phil Collins Groovy Kind Of Love 3:28 Atlantic 89017
Sep 3 1 Beach Boys, The Kokomo 3:34 Elektra 69385
Sep 3 11 When In Rome The Promise 3:44 Virgin 7-99323
Sep 3 12 Cinderella Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) 4:58 Mercury 870644
Sep 3 57 Jane Wiedlin Inside A Dream 3:36 EMI 50145
Sep 3 59 Holly Knight Heart Don’t Fail Me Now 4:15 Columbia 07932
Sep 3 80 10,000 Maniacs What’s The Matter Here? 4:51 Elektra 7-69388
Sep 3 90 Book Of Love Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls 4:24 Sire 27858
Sep 10 1 Will To Power Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley 4:07 Epic 34-08034
Sep 10 3 Breathe How Can I Fall? 4:08 A&M 1224
Sep 10 5 Boy Meets Girl Waiting For A Star To Fall 4:34 RCA 8691
Sep 10 5 Whitney Houston One Moment In Time 4:42 Arista 1-9743
Sep 10 30 Terence Trent D’Arby Dance Little Sister (Part One) 3:45 Columbia 38-08023
Sep 10 50 Depeche Mode Strangelove 3:44 Sire 7-27777
Sep 10 91 Paul Carrack Button Off My Shirt 3:41 Chrysalis 43288
Sep 17 19 Elton John A Word In Spanish 4:38 MCA 53408
Sep 17 26 Vixen Edge Of A Broken Heart 3:46 EMI 50141
Sep 17 41 Kim Wilde You Came 4:11 MCA 53370
Sep 17 58 Sweet Sensation Never Let You Go 3:37 Atco 7-99284
Sep 17 61 J.J. Fad Way Out 2:50 Ruthless 7-99285
Sep 17 85 Henry Lee Summer Hands On The Radio 3:20 CBS Associated 4-07986
Sep 24 1 Chicago Look Away 3:59 Reprise/Full Moon 27766
Sep 24 1 Bon Jovi Bad Medicine 3:52 Mercury 870657
Sep 24 3 Anita Baker Giving You The Best That I Got 3:54 Elektra 69371
Sep 24 48 Sa-Fire Boy, I’ve Been Told 4:00 Cutting 870 514-7
Sep 24 54 L’Trimm Cars With The Boom 3:30 Atlantic 89005
Sep 24 66 Deniece Williams I Can’t Wait 4:15 Columbia 38-08014
Sep 24 74 Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers I’m Not Your Man 4:14 Columbia 07980
Sep 24 74 Robert Cray Band Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark 3:47 Mercury 870 596-7

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 1 3 U2 Desire 2:59 Island 7-99250
Oct 1 9 Eddie Money Walk On Water 4:11 Columbia 38-08060
Oct 1 13 Van Halen Finish What Ya Started 4:20 Warner 27746
Oct 1 16 Was Not Was Spy In The House Of Love 4:00 Chrysalis 43266
Oct 1 31 Daryl Hall & John Oates Downtown Life 4:27 Arista 1-9753
Oct 1 38 Tracie Spencer Symptoms Of True Love 4:17 Capitol 44198
Oct 1 75 Tracy Chapman Talkin’ Bout A Revolution 2:38 Elektra 39383
Oct 1 75 Night Ranger I Did It For Love 4:20 MCA 53364
Oct 1 87 Transvision Vamp Tell That Girl To Shut Up 3:05 Uni 50001
Oct 1 100 Britny Fox Long Way To Love 3:49 Columbia 38-07926
Oct 8 5 George Michael Kissing A Fool 4:34 Columbia 38-08050
Oct 8 18 Pet Shop Boys Domino Dancing 4:17 EMI-Manhattan 50161
Oct 8 25 Huey Lewis And The News Small World 4:39 Chrysalis 43306
Oct 8 26 Ivan Neville Not Just Another Girl 3:54 Polydor 887 814-7
Oct 8 44 Luther Vandross Any Love 4:20 Epic 08047
Oct 8 61 Survivor Didn’t Know It Was Love 4:11 Scotti Bros. 4-08067
Oct 8 87 Eric Carmen Reason To Try 3:38 Arista 9746
Oct 15 5 Bangles In Your Room 3:27 Columbia 38-08090
Oct 15 7 Karyn White The Way You Love Me 3:45 Warner Bros. 7-27773
Oct 15 4 Duran Duran I Don’t Want Your Love 3:47 Capitol 44237
Oct 15 32 Judson Spence Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 4:36 Atlantic 7-88999
Oct 15 53 Siouxsie & The Banshees Peek-A-Boo 3:11 Geffen 7-27760
Oct 15 73 Romeo’s Daughter Don’t Break My Heart 4:14 Jive 1140
Oct 15 74 Jon Astley Put This Love To The Test 3:50 Atlantic 89027
Oct 15 80 John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band Jealous Guy 4:10 Capitol/EMI 44230
Oct 15 89 Fat Boys Louie, Louie 3:50 Tin Pan Apple 871 010-7
Oct 15 91 Gardner Cole Live It Up 3:45 Warner 27793
Oct 22 1 Bobby Brown My Prerogative 4:30 MCA 53383
Oct 22 8 Boys Club I Remember Holding You 4:09 MCA 53430
Oct 22 7 Guns N’ Roses Welcome To The Jungle 4:31 Geffen 7-27759
Oct 22 19 Robert Palmer Early In The Morning 3:58 EMI-Manhattan 50157
Oct 22 25 Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson Till I Loved You (The Love Theme From Goya) 4:49 Columbia 38-08062
Oct 22 45 Georgia Satellites, The Hippy Hippy Shake 1:45 Elektra 7-69366
Oct 22 68 Candi Dancing Under A Latin Moon 3:58 I.R.S. 53436
Oct 22 86 Good Question Got A New Love 3:51 Paisley Park 7-27861
Oct 29 13 Kenny G Silhouette 4:30 Arista 9751
Oct 29 19 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Little Liar 3:49 Blackheart 4-08095
Oct 29 25 Maxi Priest Wild World 3:35 Virgin 7-99269
Oct 29 1 Poison Every Rose Has Its Thorn 4:20 Enigma 44203
Oct 29 32 Cheryl ‘Pepsii’ Riley Thanks For My Child 4:30 Columbia 38-07996
Oct 29 45 Traveling Wilburys Handle With Care 3:20 Wilbury 7-27732
Oct 29 57 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble 4:39 Jive 1147
Oct 29 59 Peter Cetera Best Of Times 4:13 Full Moon 27712
Oct 29 65 Alphaville Forever Young 3:43 Atlantic 89013
Oct 29 67 .38 Special Rock & Roll Strategy 4:32 A&M 1246

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 5 2 Taylor Dayne Don’t Rush Me 3:47 Arista 1-9722
Nov 5 2 Sheena Easton The Lover In Me 4:10 MCA 53416
Nov 5 3 White Lion When The Children Cry 4:17 Atlantic 7-89015
Nov 5 6 Tiffany All This Time 4:18 MCA 53371
Nov 5 9 Annie Lennox & Al Green Put A Little Love In Your Heart 3:48 A&M 1255
Nov 5 33 Cheap Trick Ghost Town 4:02 Epic 08089
Nov 5 48 Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You 3:16 Elektra 69356
Nov 5 60 Randy Newman It’s Money That Matters 4:04 Reprise 7-27709
Nov 5 63 Mike + The Mechanics Nobody’s Perfect 4:29 Atlantic 7-88990
Nov 5 85 Cameo You Make Me Work 4:40 Atlanta Artists 870587
Nov 5 88 Stryper I Believe In You 3:16 Enigma 75028
Nov 12 7 Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal 4:10 Epic 34-08044
Nov 12 8 Samantha Fox I Wanna Have Some Fun 4:08 Jive 1154
Nov 12 34 Robbie Nevil Back On Holiday 3:58 EMI 50152
Nov 12 82 Kenny Loggins I’m Gonna Miss You 3:50 Columbia 38-08091
Nov 12 88 Paula Abdul (It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me 4:03 Virgin 99282 A
Nov 12 94 Denise Lopez If You Feel It 3:52 Vendetta 7213
Nov 12 95 New Edition You’re Not My Kind Of Girl 4:00 MCA 53405
Nov 19 1 Phil Collins Two Hearts 3:23 Atlantic 7-88980
Nov 19 3 Def Leppard Armageddon It 5:21 Mercury 870 692-7
Nov 19 3 New Kids On The Block You Got It (The Right Stuff) (Remix) 3:32 Columbia 38-08092
Nov 19 56 Eighth Wonder Cross My Heart 3:26 WT 31-08036
Nov 19 80 Al B. Sure! Killing Me Softly 3:50 Warner 27772
Nov 26 1 Sheriff When I’m With You 3:54 Capitol 44302
Nov 26 3 Bon Jovi Born To Be My Baby 4:38 Mercury 872156-7
Nov 26 7 Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians What I Am 4:54 Geffen 7-27696
Nov 26 9 Information Society Walking Away 3:58 Tommy Boy 7-27736
Nov 26 11 Steve Winwood Holding On 4:15 Virgin 7-99261
Nov 26 89 Bananarama Love, Truth And Honesty 3:25 London 886362
Nov 26 96 Yazz & the Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up 4:02 Elektra 69365

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1988

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 3 1 Paula Abdul Straight Up 4:11 Virgin 7-99256
Dec 3 2 Tone Loc Wild Thing 4:21 Delicious Vinyl 102
Dec 3 31 Art Of Noise, The Featuring Tom Jones Kiss 3:30 China 871038
Dec 3 43 Fleetwood Mac As Long As You Follow 4:05 Warner Bros. 27644
Dec 10 4 Rod Stewart My Heart Can’t Tell You No 5:10 Warner Bros. 7-27729
Dec 10 13 Boys, The Dial My Heart 4:25 Motown 53301
Dec 10 14 Erasure A Little Respect 3:33 Sire 7-27738
Dec 10 28 Escape Club, The Shake For The Sheik 3:40 Atlantic 7-88983
Dec 10 37 Kylie Minogue It’s No Secret 3:55 Geffen 7-27651
Dec 10 53 Basia New Day For You 4:27 Epic 08112
Dec 10 66 Michelle Shocked Anchorage 3:21 Mercury 870 611-7
Dec 10 92 J.J. Fad Is It Love 3:04 Ruthless 7-99257
Dec 17 6 Rick Astley She Wants To Dance With Me 3:14 RCA 8838-7
Dec 17 14 U2 Angel Of Harlem 3:42 Island 7-99254
Dec 17 48 Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers If We Never Meet Again 3:57 Columbia 08505
Dec 17 66 Timelords, The Doctorin’ The Tardis 3:30 TVT 4025
Dec 17 70 Sir Mix-A-Lot Posse On Broadway 4:41 Nastymix 75555
Dec 17 73 Starship Wild Again 4:09 Elektra 7-69349
Dec 17 80 Fairground Attraction Perfect 3:38 RCA 8789
Dec 24 6 Ann Wilson and Robin Zander Surrender To Me 4:06 Capitol 44288
Dec 24 15 Kon Kan I Beg Your Pardon 3:59 Atlantic 88969
Dec 24 18 Martika More Than You Know 4:04 Columbia 38-08103
Dec 24 22 Duran Duran All She Wants Is 4:36 Capitol 44287
Dec 24 59 Camouflage The Great Commandment 3:10 Atlantic 89031