List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1988

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These are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1988. The Billboard Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the best-performing singles of the United States. Published by Billboard magazine, the data are based collectively on each single's weekly physical sales, and airplay. Pop/R&B megastar Whitney Houston's two singles released from her second studio album Whitney, "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go", both peaked at number one, which gave her a total of seven consecutive number one hits, breaking the record of six previously shared by The Beatles and The Bee Gees. The longest running number-one single of 1988 was "Roll With It" by Steve Winwood, which obtained four weeks at the top of the chart. When "Dirty Diana" reached number-one on the chart, it became Michael Jackson's fifth single from the album Bad to reach number-one. Jackson became the first artist to have five singles from one album reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the only male to do so. Although it spent only one week at number one in 1988, George Michael's "Faith" was the best selling single of the year in the United States. 1988 is tied with 1989 for the second most #1 hits with 32 songs going to number one.

Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1988 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 2 "Faith" George Michael 1
January 9 "So Emotional" Whitney Houston 23
January 16 "Got My Mind Set on You" George Harrison 45
January 23 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson 67
January 30 "Need You Tonight" INXS 89
February 6 "Could've Been" Tiffany 10
February 13 11
February 20 "Seasons Change" Exposé 12
February 27 "Father Figure" George Michael 13
March 5 14
March 12 "Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley 15
March 19 16
March 26 "Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson 17
April 2 18
April 9 "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" Billy Ocean 19
April 16 20
April 23 "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" Whitney Houston 21
April 30 22
May 7 "Wishing Well" Terence Trent D'Arby 23
May 14 "Anything for You" Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine 24
May 21 25
May 28 "One More Try" George Michael 26
June 4 27
June 11 28
June 18 "Together Forever" Rick Astley 29
June 25 "Foolish Beat" Debbie Gibson 30
July 2 "Dirty Diana" Michael Jackson 31
July 9 "The Flame" Cheap Trick 32
July 16 33
July 23 "Hold On to the Nights" Richard Marx 34
July 30 "Roll With It" Steve Winwood 35
August 6 36
August 13 37
August 20 38
August 27 "Monkey" George Michael 39
September 3 40
September 10 "Sweet Child o' Mine" Guns N' Roses 41
September 17 42
September 24 "Don't Worry, Be Happy" Bobby McFerrin 43
October 1 44
October 8 "Love Bites" Def Leppard 45
October 15 "Red Red Wine" UB40 46
October 22 "A Groovy Kind of Love" Phil Collins 47
October 29 48
November 5 "Kokomo" The Beach Boys 49
November 12 "Wild, Wild West" The Escape Club 50
November 19 "Bad Medicine" Bon Jovi 51
November 26 52
December 3 "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" Will to Power 53
December 10 "Look Away" Chicago 54
December 17 55
December 24 "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" Poison 56
December 31 57

See also

References

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