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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1988: 1-100





1 Need You Tonight

from the LP
Kick
ARC chart run: 36 - 29 - 23 - 16 - 14 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 7 - 15 - 24 - 34 - off
INXS INXS - "Need You Tonight" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 16
2 Seasons Change Expose Expose - "Seasons Change" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 16
3 Roll With It Steve Winwood Steve Winwood - "Roll With It" (Single)
iTunes
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1(4) 13
4 Wishing Well Terence Trent D'arby Terence Trent D'arby - "Wishing Well" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 15
5 Look Away

from the LP
Chicago 19
ARC chart run: 35 - 28 - 22 - 17 - 11 - 9 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 5 - 9 - 19 - 26 - off
Chicago Chicago - "Look Away" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
6 Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N' Roses Guns 'N Roses - "Sweet Child O' Mine" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 14
7 Giving You The Best That I Got

from the LP
Giving You The Best That I Got
ARC chart run: 40 - 34 - 26 - 18 - 14 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 1 - 4 - 6 - 9 - 17 - 38 - off
Anita Baker Anita Baker - "Giving You The Best That I Got" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 15
8 Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison George Harrison - "Got My Mind Set On You" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
9 Waiting For A Star To Fall

from the LP
Reel Life
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 29 - 23 - 18 - 15 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 4 - 8 - 16 - 33 - off
Boy Meets Girl Boy Meets Girl - "Waiting For A Star To Fall" (Single)
iTunes
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3 15
10 Could've Been Tiffany Tiffany - "Could've Been" (Single) 1(1) 13
11 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astely Rick Astley - "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
12 So Emotional

from the LP
Whitney
ARC chart run: 38 - 30 - 20 - 16 - 8 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 12 - 29 - off
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - "So Emotional" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
13 Wild Wild West

from the LP
Wild Wild West
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 26 - 19 - 10 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 9 - 18 - 25 - 36 - off
Escape Club Escape Club - "Wild Wild West" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
14 I'll Always Love You Taylor Dayne   2 14
15 Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - "Man In The Mirror" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 13
16 One More Try George Michael George Michael - "One More Try" (Single)
iTunes
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1(3) 13
17 Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard Def Leppard - "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (Single)
iTunes
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2 15
18 Simply Irresistable Robert Palmer   2 14
19 How Can I Fall?

from the LP
All That Jazz
ARC chart run: 38 - 34 - 28 - 22 - 16 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 15 - 21 - 30 - off
Breathe Breathe - "How Can I Fall?" (Single)
iTunes
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2 14
20 Angel

from the LP
Permanent Vacation
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 26 - 21 - 18 - 16 - 12 - 8 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 6 - 19 - 32 - off
Aerosmith Aerosmith - "Angel" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 14
21 The Flame Cheap Trick Cheap Trick - "The Flame" (Single)
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1(2) 13
22 Hazy Shade Of Winter The Bangles   2 14
23 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean Billy Ocean - "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" (Single)
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1(1) 13
24 Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird (medley)

from the LP
Will To Power
ARC chart run: 30 - 24 - 18 - 12 - 8 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 3 - 9 - 16 - 22 - 34 - off
Will To Power Will To Power - "Baby I Love Your Way / Freebird" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
25 Every Rose Has Its Thorn

from the LP
Open Up And Say.... Ahh!
ARC chart run: 33 - 24 - 17 - 11 - 7 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 9 - 19 - 29 - off
Poison Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (Single)
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1(2) 12
26 Anything For You Gloria Estefan &
Miami Sound Machine
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - "Anything For You" (Single) 1(1) 13
27 Father Figure George Michael George Michael - "Father Figure" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 12
28 Where Do Broken Hearts Go

from the LP
Whitney
ARC chart run: 37 - 25 - 20 - 16 - 10 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 15 - 27 - 39 - off
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
29 Love Bites Def Leppard Def Leppard - "Love Bites" (Single) 1(1) 13
30 The Way You Make Me Feel Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - "The Way You Make Me Feel" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 12
31 Make Me Loose Control Eric Carmen   2 14
32 What Have I Done To Deserve This? Pet Shop Boys
& Dusty Springfield
Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - "What Have I Done To Deserve This?" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
33 Desire

from the LP
Rattle & Hum
ARC chart run: 28 - 20 - 15 - 12 - 8 - 6 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 12 - 23 - 37 - off
U2 U2 - "Desire" (Single)
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1(1) 12
34 Hands To Heaven Breathe   2 13
35 Kokomo

from the LP
Still Cruisin'
ARC chart run: 37 - 30 - 22 - 16 - 7 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 8 - 13 - 21 - 31 - off
The Beach Boys The Beach Boys - "Kokomo" (Single)
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1(1) 12
36 Hold On To The Nights Richard Marx Richard Marx - "Hold On To The Nights" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
37 I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That Elton John   2 13
38 Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) Samantha Fox   2 13
39 Hungry Eyes Eric Carmen   4 14
40 Groovy Kind Of Love

from the
Buster soundtrack
ARC chart run: 38 - 31 - 21 - 12 - 8 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 10 - 21 - 33 - off
Phil Collins Phil Collins - "Groovy Kind Of Love" (Single)
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1(2) 12
41 Endless Summer Nights Richard Marx   2 13
42 Red, Red Wine UB40 UB40 - "Red, Red Wine" (Single)
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1(1) 12
43 Devil Inside INXS INXS - "Devil Inside" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 12
44 Together Forever Rick Astley Rick Astley - "Together Forever" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 12
45 Foolish Beat Debbie Gibson Debbie Gibson - "Foolish Beat" (Single)
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1(1) 12
46 Bad Medicine

from the LP
New Jersey
ARC chart run: 34 - 24 - 19 - 14 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 1 - 3 - 8 - 18 - 28 - off
Bon Jovi Bon Jovi - "Bad Medicine" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 12
47 I Get Weak Belinda Carlisle Belinda Carlisle - "I Get Weak" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
48 Shattered Dreams Johnny Hates Jazz Johnny Hates Jazz - "Shattered Dreams" (Single)
iTunes
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1(1) 13
49 Monkey George Michael George Michael - "Monkey" (Single)
iTunes
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1(2) 11
50 Out Of The Blue Debbie Gibson   2 13
51 Don't Worry, Be Happy Bobby McFerrin Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry Be Happy" (Single)
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1(2) 12
52 Tell It To My Heart Taylor Dayne   6 13
53 I Want To Be Your Man Roger   3 13
54 What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) Information Society   2 13
55 Make It Real The Jets   2 12
56 She's Like The Wind Patrick Swayze
featuring Wendy Fraser
  2 12
57 Dirty Diana Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (Single)
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1(1) 11
58 Sign Your Name Terence Trent D'arby   3 12
59 Say You Will Foreigner   4 13
60 Fast Car Tracy Chapman   4 13
61 I Hate Myself For Loving You Joan Jett
& The Blackhearts
  5 14
62 The Loco-Motion

from the LP
Kylie
ARC chart run: 37 - 32 - 28 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 7 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 11 - 22 - off
Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue - "The Locomotion" (Single)
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3 12
63 I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love Chicago   3 12
64 New Sensation INXS INXS - "New Sensation" (Single) 2 12
65 I Found Someone Cher   8 15
66 1-2-3 Gloria Estefan &
Miami Sound Machine
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - "1-2-3" (Single) 2 12
67 One Good Woman Peter Cetera   3 13
68 Candle In The Wind Elton John   5 13
69 I Want Her Keith Sweat   3 12
70 Girlfriend Pebbles   4 12
71 Perfect World Huey Lewis & The News   3 12
72 I Don't Want Your Love

from the LP
Big Thing
ARC chart run: 39 - 27 - 19 - 15 - 13 - 8 - 5 - 2 - 6 - 14 - 21 - 33 - off
Duran Duran Duran Duran - "I Don't Want Your Love" (Single)
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2 12
73 The Valley Road Bruce Hornsby
& The Range
  4 12
74 Pink Cadillac Natalie Cole   2 11
75 Electric Blue Icehouse   7 13
76 Rocket 2 U The Jets   3 12
77 Don't Be Cruel Cheap Trick   3 12
78 Don't Shed A Tear Paul Carrack   6 13
79 Walk On Water

from the LP
Nothing To Lose
ARC chart run: 38 - 32 - 25 - 19 - 17 - 12 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 11 - 15 - 25 - 38 - off
Eddie Money Eddie Money - "Walk On Water" (Single)
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7 13
80 Night And Day Al B. Sure!   6 12
81 Mercedes Boy Pebbles   2 11
82 Don't Be Cruel Bobby Brown Bobby Brown - "Don't Be Cruel" (Single) 6 13
83 Cherry Bomb John Cougar Mellencamp   4 12
84 Everything Your Heart Desires Daryl Hall & John Oates   2 11
85 Piano In The Dark Brenda Russell featuring
Joe Esposito
  5 12
86 If It Isn't Love New Edition   5 12
87 Don't You Know What The Night Can Do? Steve Winwood   4 12
88 When It's Love Van Halen   4 12
89 Can't Stay Away From You Gloria Estefan &
Miami Sound Machine
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - "Can't Stay Away From You" (Single) 5 13
90 I Don't Want To Live Without You Foreigner   4 11
91 Never Tear Us Apart INXS INXS - "Never Tear Us Apart" (Single) 5 12
92 Welcome To The Jungle

from the LP
Appetite For Destruction
ARC chart run: 34 - 25 - 19 - 14 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 12 - 22 - 32 - off
Guns N' Roses Guns 'N Roses - "Welcome To The Jungle" (Single)
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6 11
93 Always On My Mind Pet Shop Boys   3 10
94 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

from the LP
Sign O' The Times
ARC chart run: 34 - 29 - 24 - 20 - 17 - 15 - 13 - 11 - 8 - 7 - 22 - 40 - off
Prince Prince - "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" (Single)
iTunes
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7 12
95 Tunnel Of Love

from the LP
Tunnel Of Love
ARC chart run: 31 - 26 - 23 - 20 - 17 - 15 - 9 - 8 - 20 - 29 - 40 - off
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen - "Tunnel Of Love" (Single)
iTunes
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8 11
96 The Promise When In Rome When In Rome - "The Promise" (Single)
iTunes
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10 12
97 Prove Your Love Taylor Dayne   5 11
98 Circle In The Sand Belinda Carlisle   3 10
99 One Moment In Time

from the
1988 Summer Olympics Album: One
Moment In Time compilation
ARC chart run: 39 - 33 - 29 - 21 - 18 - 12 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 14 - 25 - off
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston - "One Moment In Time" (Single)
iTunes
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5 11
100 Some Kind Of Lover Jody Watley   7 10
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