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I also put the ARIA Top 50 Singles of the year in this one too. ALL HP positions are from AMR

National Top 100 Singles 1988

NoTitles - Artists (HP)Aria Pos
01Simply Irresistible – Robert Palmer (1x5)2
02(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (1x6)1
03The Flame – Cheap Trick (1x3)3
04Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car – Billy Ocean (1x5)4
05Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley (1x2 in 1988)8
06Perfect – Fairground Attraction (1x4)6
07I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue (1x6)5
08What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (1x2)7
09Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House (2)10
10Heaven is a Place on Earth – Belinda Carlisle (2)11
11Age of Reason – John Farnham (1x3)9
12Whenever You Need Somebody – Rick Astley (3)12
13Don’t Be Cruel – Cheap Trick (5)13
14Love in the First Degree – Bananarama (5)24
15All Fired Up – Pat Benatar (3)16
16Faith – George Michael (1)19
17Stutter Rap – Morris Minor and the Majors (2)21
18Push it – Salt-N-Pepa (6)29
19Doctorin’ the Tardis – The Timelords (2)15
20When Will I Be Famous – Bros (5)26
21The Only Way is Up – Yazz & The Plastic Population (3)31
22Run to Paradise – The Choirboys (3)25
23A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins (1x1)20 (No.2 peak)
24Sign Your Name – Terence Trent D’Arby (3)27
25Got to Be Certain – Kylie Minogue (1x4)18
26Wanna Be Up – The Chantoozies (8)22
27Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison (1x1)17
28Underneath the Radar – Underworld (9)23
29I Want You Back – Bananarama (3)34
30(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay – Michael Bolton (3)30
31I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany (13)32
32Desire – U2 (1x2)28
33I Found Someone – Cher (8)33
34Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerin (1x6) 14
35Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – Glenn Medeiros (10)36
36Could’ve Been – Tiffany (8)38
37That’s When I Think of You – 1927 (5)40
38Pink Cadillac – Natalie Cole (4)42
39Always on My Mind – Pet Shop Boys (10)35
40Tell it to My Heart – Taylor Dayne (10)43
41Breakaway – Big Pig (8)37
42Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen (4)39
43Fast Car – Tracy Chapman (5)44
44Hazy Shade of Winter – The Bangles (7)47
45Wild Wild West – The Escape Club (7)
46Pump Up the Volume – M.A.R.R.S. (6)45
47Motor’s Too Fast – James Reyne (4)48
48Drop the Boy – Bros (9)
49Make Me Lose Control – Eric Carmen (14)46
50Theme from S-Express – S-Express (9)
51Love is a Bridge – Little River Band (6)
52Nothing Can Divide Us – Jason Donovan (3)
53Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi (5)
54Two Strong Hearts – John Farnham (3)
55Boys Will Be Boys – The Choirboys (14)
56Anything for You – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (12)
57Boys (Summertime Love) – Sabrina (15)41
58Blue Monday 1988 – New Order (6)50
59Rev it Up – Jerry Harrison: Casual Gods (3)
60I Owe You Nothing – Bros (6)
61Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses (10)
62I Want Your Love – Transvision Vamp (7)
63Say You Will – Foreigner (6)
64New Sensation – INXS (8)
65Father Figure – George Michael (5)
66Oh Yeah – Yello (8)
67The Perfect Day – Fischer Z (14)
68Nothin’ But a Good Time – Poison (15)49
69Wild World – Maxi Priest (9)
70As the Days Go By – Daryl Braithwaite (9)
71Stop Your Fussin’ – Toni Childs (16)
72Walk the Dinosaur – Was (Not Was) (9)
73Wonderful Life – Black (7)
74Hold Me Now – Johnny Logan (4)
75Mony Mony – Billy Idol (8)
76When I Fall in Love / My Arms Keep Missing You – Rick Astley (5)
77Endless Summer Nights – Richard Marx (16)
78Some People – Cliff Richard (7)
79When a Man Loves a Woman – Jimmy Barnes (4)
80She’s Like the Wind – Patrick Swayze (6)
81Should’ve Known Better – Richard Marx (9)
82Groove – Eurogliders (13)
83Never Tear Us Apart – INXS (11)
84Don’t Tell Me the Time – Martha Davis (8)
85Never Can Say Goodbye – The Communards (13)
86The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson (5)
87Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again – The Angels (11)
88For You – John Denver (22)
89Hole in My Heart – Cyndi Lauper (8)
90Devil Inside – INXS (6)
91Bring Me Some Water – Melissa Etheridge (7)
92Celebration – Dragon (11)
93If I Could – 1927 (2)
94Driving Wheels – Jimmy Barnes (12)
95Kokomo – The Beach Boys (1x1 in 1988)
96Cherry Bomb – John Cougar Mellencamp (20)
97I Don’t Wanna Go on With You Like That – Elton John (16)
98Heatseeker – AC/DC (5)
99Too Much Ain’t Enough Love – Jimmy Barnes (1 in 1987)
100Fat – “Weird Al” Yankovic (11)

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National Top 100 Albums 1988

01 – Kick – INXS (1x1) ARIA No.1
02 – Dirty Dancing – Soundtrack (1x8) ARIA No.2
03 – Whenever You Need Somebody – Rick Astley (1x1) ARIA No.4
04 – Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman (3) ARIA No.7
05 – The Lonesome Jubilee – John Cougar Mellencamp (2) ARIA No.5
06 – Freight Train Hearts – Jimmy Barnes (1x5) ARIA No.3
07 – Man of Colours – Icehouse (1 in 1987) ARIA No.6
08 – Introducing the Hardline According to – Terence Trent D’Arby (1x5) ARIA No.8
09 – Push – Bros (4) ARIA No.9
10 – Age of Reason – John Farnham (1x9) ARIA No.13
11 – Temple of Low Men – Crowded House (1x2) ARIA No.14
12 – Faith – George Michael (3) ARIA No.11
13 – Good Morning Vietnam – Soundtrack (1x4) ARIA No.15
14 – Kylie – Kylie Minogue (2) ARIA No.17
15 – Tour of Duty – TV Soundtrack (3) ARIA No.12
16 – Wow – Bananarama (2) ARIA No.22
17 – Whispering Jack – John Farnham (1 in 1986 & 87) ARIA No.10
18 – A Momentary Lapse of Reason – Pink Floyd (2) ARIA No.18
19 – Wired World of Sports – Twelfth Man (1x3) ARIA No.25
20 – Heavy Nova – Robert Palmer (7) ARIA No.23
21 – Bonk – Big Pig (5) ARIA No.19
22 – Big Bad Noise – The Choirboys (5) ARIA No.21
23 – Open Up and Say Ahh! – Poison (11) ARIA No.16
24 – Tiffany – Tiffany (4) ARIA No.28
25 – Tales of the City – The Rockmelons (6) ARIA No.31
26 – Cloud Nine – George Harrison (10) ARIA No.24
27 – Diesel and Dust – Midnight Oil (1 in 1987) ARIA No.27
28 – Noiseworks – Noiseworks (6) ARIA No.26
29 – Lap of Luxury – Cheap Trick (18) ARIA No.20
30 – ’88 Kix On – Various (1x2) ARIA No.30
31 – Richard Marx – Richard Marx (7) ARIA No.34
32 – Liveline – The Angels (3) ARIA No.32
33 – Hit Pix ’88 – Various (1x2) ARIA No.29
34 – Rattle and Hum – U2 (1x5)
35 – Union – Toni Childs (7) ARIA No.39
36 – Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses (7) ARIA No.38
37 – ’88 The Winners – Various (1x2) ARIA No.40
38 – Blow Up Your Video – AC/DC (2) ARIA No.42
39 – Tour of Duty II – TV Soundtrack (4) ARIA No.37
40 – Tango in the Night – Fleetwood Mac (5) ARIA No.36
41 – New Jersey – Bon Jovi (1x1)
42 – Monsoon – Little River Band (9) ARIA No.33
43 – Pump it Up ’88 – Various (4) ARIA No.44
44 – You’ve Always Got the Blues – Kate Ceberano & Wendy Matthews (8) ARIA No.35
45 – Chantoozies – The Chantoozies (9) ARIA No.41
46 – Nothing Like the Sun – Sting (5) ARIA No.45
47 – Love 1980-1986 – Joe Jackson (13)
48 – Bad – Michael Jackson (2) ARIA No.43
49 – Always Guaranteed – Cliff Richard (6)
50 – 1988 What’s Hot – Various (5) ARIA No.50
51 – The Joshua Tree – U2 (3)
52 – Now and Zen – Robert Plant (11)
53 – OU812 – Van Halen (10) ARIA No.46
54 – Unchain My Heart – Joe Cocker (21) ARIA No.48
55 – Money for Nothing: The Best of – Dire Straits (3)
56 – Vital Idol – Billy Idol (12) ARIA No.49
57 – Cocktail – Soundtrack (3)
58 – Naked – Talking Heads (8)
59 – More Dirty Dancing – Soundtrack (9)
60 – Reg Strikes Back – Elton John (12)
61 – Boomerang Café – John Williamson (10) ARIA No.47
62 – Stronger Than Pride – Sade (11)
63 – James Reyne – James Rayne (4)
64 – Melissa Etheridge – Melissa Etheridge (10)
65 – Temperamental – Divinyls (11)
66 – Casual Gods – Jerry Harrison: Casual Gods (18)
67 – Hit Pix ’88 Volume 2 – Various (5)
68 – The Cream of – Eric Clapton (13)
69 – Born to Be Bad – George Thorogood & The Destroyers (21)
70 – Wide Awake in Dreamland – Pat Benatar (10)
71 – Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Robert Cray Band (16)
72 – Summer ’88 – Various (3)
73 – Starfish – The Church (11)
74 – Celebrate ’88 – Various (6)
75 – Tear Down These Walls – Billy Ocean (13)
76 – Roll With it – Steve Winwood (14)
77 – Savage – Eurythmics (15)
78 – Under the Sun – Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls (19)
79 – Razor Songs – Cold Chisel (11)
80 – Remember Me – Cliff Richard (6)
81 – Higher Ground – John Denver (9)
82 – Whitney – Whitney Houston (1 in 1987)
83 – La Bamba – Soundtrack (2)
84 – Lovesexy – Prince (6)
85 – Wonderful Life – Black (22)
86 – Bete Noire – Bryan Ferry (20)
87 – Skyscraper – David Lee Roth (15)
88 – Barnestorming – Jimmy Barnes (1x3)
89 – White Soul Music – Various (12)
90 – Scenes from the Southside – Bruce Hornsby & The Range (15)
91 – The Comedy Company Album – Comedy Company (10)
92 – Smash Hits ’87 – Various (5)
93 – Best Shots – Pat Benatar (19)
94 – Heaven on Earth – Belinda Carlisle (13)
95 – Cher – Cher (26)
96 – The Shouting Stage – Joan Armatrading (15)
97 – Video Hits 1 – Various (7)
98 – First of a Million Kisses – Fairground Attraction (11)
99 – Get Rhythm – Ry Cooder (29)
100- …ish – 1927 (6)
g'day, just finshed reading all these 80's best of lists, absolutely fantastic bulion. you never cease to amaze me with the amount of australian chart info your able to produce. keep up the wonderful work
List of No.1 singles of 1988 (AMR & ARIA from June 1988 listed on the side)

DateWksNo.HomeTitles / ArtistsARIA No.1's
4-Jan-886  Never Gonna Give You Up - RICK ASTLEY 
11-Jan-887  Never Gonna Give You Up - RICK ASTLEY 
18-Jan-881632EngFaith - GEORGE MICHAEL 
25-Jan-881633EngGot My Mind Set on You - GEORGE HARRISON 
1-Feb-881634US(I've Had) The Time of My Life - BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES 
8-Feb-882  (I've Had) The Time of My Life - BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES 
15-Feb-883  (I've Had) The Time of My Life - BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES 
22-Feb-884  (I've Had) The Time of My Life - BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES 
29-Feb-885  (I've Had) The Time of My Life - BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES 
7-Mar-886  (I've Had) The Time of My Life - BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES 
14-Mar-881635OzI Should Be So Lucky - KYLIE MINOGUE 
21-Mar-882  I Should Be So Lucky - KYLIE MINOGUE 
28-Mar-883  I Should Be So Lucky - KYLIE MINOGUE 
4-Apr-884  I Should Be So Lucky - KYLIE MINOGUE 
11-Apr-885  I Should Be So Lucky - KYLIE MINOGUE 
18-Apr-886  I Should Be So Lucky - KYLIE MINOGUE 
25-Apr-881636EngGet Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car - BILLY OCEAN 
2-May-882  Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car - BILLY OCEAN 
9-May-883  Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car - BILLY OCEAN 
16-May-884  Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car - BILLY OCEAN 
23-May-885  Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car - BILLY OCEAN 
30-May-881637USThe Flame - CHEAP TRICK 
6-Jun-882  The Flame - CHEAP TRICK 
13-Jun-883  The Flame - CHEAP TRICKARIA No.1's
20-Jun-881638USWhat a Wonderful World - LOUIS ARMSTRONGThe Flame - CHEAP TRICK
27-Jun-882  What a Wonderful World - LOUIS ARMSTRONGWhat a Wonderful World - LOUIS ARMSTRONG
4-Jul-881639OzGot to Be Certain - KYLIE MINOGUEGot to Be Certain - KYLIE MINOGUE
11-Jul-882  Got to Be Certain - KYLIE MINOGUEGot to Be Certain - KYLIE MINOGUE
18-Jul-883  Got to Be Certain - KYLIE MINOGUEGot to Be Certain - KYLIE MINOGUE
25-Jul-884  Got to Be Certain - KYLIE MINOGUEAge of Reason - JOHN FARNHAM
1-Aug-881640OzAge of Reason - JOHN FARNHAMAge of Reason - JOHN FARNHAM
8-Aug-882  Age of Reason - JOHN FARNHAMAge of Reason - JOHN FARNHAM
15-Aug-883  Age of Reason - JOHN FARNHAMAge of Reason - JOHN FARNHAM
12-Sep-884  Perfect - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTIONSimply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMER
19-Sep-881642USSimply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMERSimply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMER
26-Sep-882  Simply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMERSimply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMER
3-Oct-883  Simply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMERSimply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMER
10-Oct-884  Simply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMERSimply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMER
17-Oct-885  Simply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMERDesire - U2
24-Oct-881643IrelandDesire - U2Desire - U2
31-Oct-882  Desire - U2Desire - U2
7-Nov-881644EngA Groovy Kind of Love - PHIL COLLINSDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN
14-Nov-881645USDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRINDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN
21-Nov-882  Don't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRINDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN
28-Nov-883  Don't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRINDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN
5-Dec-884  Don't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRINDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN
12-Dec-885  Don't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRINDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN
19-Dec-886  Don't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRINDon't Worry, Be Happy - BOBBY McFERRIN
26-Dec-881646USKokomo - The BEACH BOYSKokomo - The BEACH BOYS

EntryDate = Date the song entered the Top 100
HP = Highest Position
WI = Weeks in Top 100
TT = Weeks in Top 10
EP = Entry Position

EntryDateHPWITTEPTitles Artists Record Labels
11-Jan-882211163Heaven is a Place on EarthBELINDA CARLISLEVirgin
11-Jan-884515081EverywhereFLEETWOOD MACWarner
11-Jan-886110096All Shook UpRY COODERWarner
11-Jan-88971097Reasons / One Step Away ®JOHN FARNHAMWheatley
11-Jan-8876100100I Don't Want to Be a HeroJOHNNY HATES JAZZVirgin
18-Jan-88926164Should've Known BetterRICHARD MARXManhattan
18-Jan-88794089In the Middle of the LandHOODOO GURUSBig Time
18-Jan-884417093Forget About the Working WeekV.SPY V.SPYWEA
18-Jan-88873094Motortown ®KANE GANGLondon
18-Jan-88952095Dude (Looks Like a Lady)AEROSMITHGeffen
18-Jan-887711098Amazing WorldVENETIANSParole
18-Jan-88991099Nothing Changes in My HouseED KUEPPERTruetone
18-Jan-8810010100MiracleWILLY DeVILLE & MARK KNOPFLERPolydor
25-Jan-881216050Driving WheelsJIMMY BARNESMushroom
25-Jan-88529972Love in the First DegreeBANANARAMALiberation
25-Jan-88726081American DreamSIMON F.Reprise
25-Jan-88618086Have a Little Faith in MeJOHN HIATTA&M
25-Jan-88830288I Found SomeoneCHERGeffen
25-Jan-88891089E.S.P.BEE GEESWarner
25-Jan-88902090Level With MeNU-GENESGiant
25-Jan-88952097Showdown at the Big SkyROBBIE ROBERTSONGeffen
25-Jan-88981098DonnaLOS LOBOSLondon
1-Feb-883201148Whenever You Need SomebodyRICK ASTLEYRCA
1-Feb-881511073Touched By the Hand of GodNEW ORDERFactory
1-Feb-88921092Candle in the Wind (Live)ELTON JOHN with The MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRARocket
1-Feb-881425093Boys Will Be BoysCHOIRBOYSMushroom
1-Feb-88941094Don't Make Me Wait for LoveKENNY G.Arista
1-Feb-888950100The MotiveTHEN JERICHOLiberation
8-Feb-882813050Man of ColoursICEHOUSERegular
8-Feb-88516566Father FigureGEORGE MICHAELEpic
8-Feb-88499079Tide is Turning (After Live Aid)ROGER WATERSCBS
8-Feb-881116083Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again (Live)ANGELSMushroom
8-Feb-88852085Reason to LiveKISSMercury
8-Feb-881029286Always on My MindPET SHOP BOYSParlophone
8-Feb-884812087Bury Me Deep in LoveTRIFFIDSWhite Hot
8-Feb-88943094Be Still My Beating HeartSTINGA&M
8-Feb-88952095Elvis is EverywhereMOJO NIXON & SKID ROPERLiberation
8-Feb-88547099MatildaNOEL WATSONBig Time
8-Feb-8852100100King of MoombaDO.RE.MI.Virgin
15-Feb-881191310I Should Be So LuckyKYLIE MINOGUEMushroom
15-Feb-88817182Don't Tell Me the TimeMARTHA DAVISCapitol
15-Feb-886111086More LoveFEARGAL SHARKEYVirgin
15-Feb-884312091Highway CorroboreeAUSTEN TAYSHUSEMI
15-Feb-88912092Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One BeforeSMITHSRough Trade
15-Feb-88825093When the Word Came DownSEPARATE TABLESWheatley/RCA
15-Feb-88419694Hungry EyesERIC CARMENRCA Victor
15-Feb-885810095Hot in the City (Remix)BILLY IDOLChrysalis
15-Feb-884890100On the Turning AwayPINK FLOYDCBS
22-Feb-88614425Devil InsideINXSWEA
22-Feb-88720542Hazy Shade of WinterBANGLESLiberation
22-Feb-881415065Just Like ParadiseDAVID LEE ROTHWarner
22-Feb-88221973Stutter RapMORRIS MINOR & THE MAJORS10 Records
22-Feb-88323881Sign Your NameTERENCE TRENT D'ARBYCBS
22-Feb-882226092For YouJOHN DENVERRCA Victor
22-Feb-88758094This TownEVERY BROTHERSPolydor
22-Feb-88725097Everlasting LoveSANDRATen/Virgin
22-Feb-88981098WantedSTYLE COUNCILPolydor
22-Feb-88883099A Woman Loves a ManJOE COCKERLiberation
29-Feb-883512058When We Was FabGEORGE HARRISONDark Horse
29-Feb-883910067Man in the MirrorMICHAEL JACKSONEpic
29-Feb-883316075Back to the WallDIVINYLSChrysalis
29-Feb-886610084Pop Goes the WorldMEN WITHOUT HATSMercury
29-Feb-88723289Wonderful LifeBLACKA&M
29-Feb-882218096Under the Milky WayCHURCHMushroom
29-Feb-88599097Heaven on a StickJAMES REYNECapitol
29-Feb-88855099Forty Miles to Saturday NightPAUL KELLY & THE COLOURED GIRLSMushroom
29-Feb-888293100BreakawayBIG PIGWhite Label
7-Mar-882216067Check it OutJOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMPMercury
7-Mar-883811095Kiss and TellBRYAN FERRYVirgin
7-Mar-88528896When Will I Be Famous?BROSCBS
7-Mar-887313097When the Fingers PointCHRISTIANS, TheIsland
14-Mar-881241252Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My CarBILLY OCEANJive
14-Mar-883412073I Get WeakBELINDA CARLISLEVirgin
14-Mar-883212082Heaven KnowsROBERT PLANTEs Paranza
14-Mar-887010092Love You Like I ShouldDAVE DOBBYNCBS
14-Mar-88728097Love Me to DeathBOOM CRASH OPERAWEA
14-Mar-884315095I Don't Mind at AllBOURGEOIS TAGGIsland
14-Mar-88981098Danced in the FireSHARON O'NEILLPolydor
21-Mar-88615351She's Like the WindPATRICK SWAYZERCA Victor
21-Mar-88322474Rev it UpJERRY HARRISON: CASUAL GODSMercury
21-Mar-88824380Could've BeenTIFFANYMCA
21-Mar-885323093China in Your HandT'PAUSiren
21-Mar-88737094I Say NothingVOICE OF THE BEEHIVELondon
21-Mar-88855097Lonely Won't Leave Me AloneGLENN MEDEIROSMercury
21-Mar-88962098Clockwork ClownTECHNICIANS, TheJade
21-Mar-88818099Grain of SandSAINTSMushroom
28-Mar-882812055That's the Way it isMEL & KIMLiberation
28-Mar-883319079Sweet Little MysteryWET WET WETMercury
28-Mar-884115090What's it Gonna BeROCKMELONSTruetone
28-Mar-88794095Rocket 2 UJETS, TheMCA
28-Mar-881001096She Stinks of SexJOHNNY TEEN & THE BROKEN HEARTSGreen Fez
28-Mar-88607097Burning FeelingNOISEWORKSCBS
28-Mar-88952099Only LoveBoDEANSSlash
28-Mar-8841120100Cars and GirlsPREFAB SPROUTKitchenware
4-Apr-882910055I'm Still on Your SideJIMMY BARNESMushroom
4-Apr-881024175Tell it to My HeartTAYLOR DAYNEArista
4-Apr-882610084Stuck on EarthALFRCA Victor
4-Apr-888711089Heart of GoldJOHNNY HATES JAZZVirgin
4-Apr-88903090HysteriaDEF LEPPARDBludgeon Riffole
4-Apr-882718092Shake Your LoveDEBBIE GIBSONAtlantic
4-Apr-881531093Boys (Summertime Love)SABRINALondon
4-Apr-881624097Endless Summer NightsRICHARD MARXManhattan
11-Apr-88626085Get RhythmRY COODERWarner
11-Apr-883815091One Good ReasonPAUL CARRACKChrysalis
11-Apr-88676094One Step UpBRUCE SPRINGSTEENCBS
18-Apr-88516554When I Fall in Love / My Arms Keep Missing YouRICK ASTLEYRCA Victor
18-Apr-88623477Love is a BridgeLITTLE RIVER BANDMCA
18-Apr-88933382Underneath the RadarUNDERWORLDSire
18-Apr-881271386The FlameCHEAP TRICKEpic
18-Apr-884814094Where Do Broken Hearts GoWHITNEY HOUSTONArista
18-Apr-883913095MandinkaSINEAD O'CONNOREnsign
18-Apr-88893096ProtectionMONTELLAS, TheArista
18-Apr-8810010100There Ain't Nothin' Like ShaggingTAMS, TheVirgin
25-Apr-88320947(Sittin' on) The Dock of the BayMICHAEL BOLTONCBS
25-Apr-88588073Can I Play With MadnessIRON MAIDENEMI
25-Apr-88684084That's the Way I Wanna RockAC/DCAlbert
25-Apr-883911085Get it OnKINGDOM COMEPolydor
25-Apr-88657090Tell it to the MoonMARTHA DAVISCapitol
25-Apr-88913091A Woman Loves a Man ®JOE COCKERLiberation
25-Apr-88757098Who Found WhoJELLYBEAN feat ELISA FIORILLOChrysalis
25-Apr-88992099In DreamsPETE BARDENSCapitol
25-Apr-8810010100I Wanna Be a FlintstoneSCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHSWEA

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Entry Date......HPWITTEP Titles Artists Record Labels
2-May-881813069You're Not AloneAUSTRALIAN OLYMPIANSCBS
2-May-881241184What a Wonderful WorldLOUIS ARMSTRONGA&M
2-May-88659085All Right NowPEPSI & SHIRLIEPolydor
2-May-88777092Trick of the LightTRIFFIDSWhite Hot
2-May-88769094We All Sleep AloneCHERGeffen
2-May-88799096Spy in the House of LoveWAS (NOT WAS)Mercury
2-May-884014097Rok Da HouseBEATMASTERS feat COOKIE CREWPossum
2-May-88982098Can't Stay Away from YouGLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND MACHINEEpic
2-May-887950100Never Die YoungJAMES TAYLORCBS
9-May-88321982I Want You BackBANANARAMALiberation
9-May-88832083Family ManFLEETWOOD MACWarner
9-May-885316085Don't Turn AroundASWADMango/Island
9-May-882117087I Don't Want to Live Without YouFOREIGNERAtlantic
9-May-881820093HeartPET SHOP BOYSParlophone
9-May-88908094That's What Love is All AboutMICHAEL BOLTONCBS
9-May-881429095The Perfect DayFISCHER ZRCA Victor
9-May-88913096Haunt YouDO.RE.MI.Virgin
9-May-88922097Rock of LifeRICK SPRINGFIELDRCA Victor
9-May-8824180100Bitter TearsVENETIANSParole
16-May-88420639Pink CadillacNATALIE COLEManhattan
16-May-88567071Love is Stronger Than PrideSADEEpic
16-May-883611080If You Let Me Stay ®TERENCE TRENT D'ARBYCBS
16-May-88786088I Need a ManEURYTHMICSRCA
16-May-882912093Nothing Too SeriousICEHOUSERegular
16-May-88893097Ideal WorldCHRISTIANS, TheIsland
16-May-88982098Never Thought (That I Could Love)DAN HILLCBS
23-May-881711047Alphabet St.PRINCEPaisley Park
23-May-88348053One More TryGEORGE MICHAELEpic
23-May-882712068Dirty DianaMICHAEL JACKSONEpic
23-May-88828485Wanna Be UpCHANTOOZIESMushroom
23-May-88804088Magpies Expect to WinPORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUBMagpie
23-May-88735092Don't Make a Fool of Yourself STACEY Q.Atlantic
23-May-88557093Stay on These RoadsA-HAWarner
23-May-88757094Everything Your Heart DesiresDARYL HALL & JOHN OATESArista
23-May-887840100Paid in FullERIC B. & RAKIMIsland
30-May-88922333Drop the BoyBROSCBS
30-May-88827342New SensationINXSWEA
30-May-883710079Tall Cool OneROBERT PLANTEs Paranza
30-May-88981098Route 66DEPECHE MODEMute
30-May-88943099Time Runs WildDANNY WILDEGeffen
6-Jun-88617531Blue Monday 1988NEW ORDERFactory
6-Jun-88914142I Saw Him Standing ThereTIFFANYMCA
6-Jun-88519662Fast CarTRACY CHAPMANElektra
6-Jun-882612073Tomorrow PeopleZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERSVirgin
6-Jun-883413076Struggle TownCHOIRBOYSMushroom
6-Jun-883617079My Baby Just Cares for MeNINA SIMONEPolydor
6-Jun-883810082The Valley RoadBRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGERCA Victor
6-Jun-886010085Heart of MineBOZ SCAGGSCBS
6-Jun-88718089Out of the BlueDEBBIE GIBSONAtlantic
6-Jun-884613093Broken LandADVENTURES, TheElektra
6-Jun-88981098Cry WolfLAURA BRANIGANAtlantic
6-Jun-8862100100Cross My Broken HeartSINITTAPossum
13-Jun-881811059Together ForeverRICK ASTLEYRCA Victor
13-Jun-882216079Lost in YouROD STEWARTWarner
13-Jun-881526081Nothin' But a Good TimePOISONEnigma/Liberation
13-Jun-88549088Rooty Toot TootJOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMPMercury
13-Jun-88796095Gimme Hope Jo'AnnaEDDY GRANTEMI
13-Jun-88637096AirheadTHOMAS DOLBYManhattan
13-Jun-88667097Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)SAMANTHA FOXLiberation
13-Jun-888340100Somewhere Down the Crazy RiverROBBIE ROBERTSONGeffen
20-Jun-882221333Better Be Home SoonCROWDED HOUSECapitol
20-Jun-882719076Hey Little BoyDIVINYLSChrysalis
20-Jun-88420580Motor's Too FastJAMES REYNECapitol
20-Jun-88929284Theme from S-ExpressS-EXPRESSPossum
20-Jun-88843085This is LoveGEORGE HARRISONDark Horse
20-Jun-882713086Prove Your LoveTAYLOR DAYNEArista
20-Jun-884420091IntimacyMACHINATIONSWhite Label
20-Jun-883016099I Wish I Had a GirlHENRY LEE SUMMERCBS
27-Jun-88725072It Must Be LoveEUROGLIDERSCBS
27-Jun-885241077Don't Be CruelCHEAP TRICKEpic
27-Jun-883815087Don't GoHOTHOUSE FLOWERSLondon
27-Jun-882812093Roll With itSTEVE WINWOODVirgin
27-Jun-881613096Man With a GunJERRY HARRISON: CASUAL GODSMercury
27-Jun-88914098Beat DisBOMB THE BASSPossum
4-Jul-8811991Got to Be CertainKYLIE MINOGUEMushroom
4-Jul-881221271PerfectFAIRGROUND ATTRACTIONRCA Victor
4-Jul-881425081Make Me Lose ControlERIC CARMENArista
4-Jul-88863086Hold on to LoveJON ANDERSONCBS
4-Jul-88903093The Way I LiveTONY JOHNSConfidential
4-Jul-88961096Hey Mr. HeartacheKIM WILDEMCA
4-Jul-88814097Always Got the BluesKATE CEBERANO & WENDY MATTHEWSABC
4-Jul-883715098Big HotelBIG PIGWhite Label
4-Jul-8816170100I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like ThatELTON JOHNRocket
11-Jul-883411053Hey What Now!COCKROACHESRegular
11-Jul-88755075Circle in the SandBELINDA CARLISLEVirgin
11-Jul-887412088I'll Bet She's Got a BoyfriendSHANICE WILSONA&M
11-Jul-88894089She's Having a BabyDAVE WAKELINGIRS
11-Jul-884117097Dark AgeHIPPOS, TheWEA
11-Jul-883422098Somewhere in My HeartAZTEC CAMERAWEA
11-Jul-881115099FatWEIRD AL YANKOVICScotti Brothers
18-Jul-88120117Age of ReasonJOHN FARNHAMWheatley
18-Jul-881411465Simply IrresistableROBERT PALMEREMI
18-Jul-882613073When it's LoveVAN HALENWarner
18-Jul-88826177Oh YeahYELLOMercury
18-Jul-88709085LoyalDAVE DOBBYNCBS
18-Jul-88884088Ten Men WorkingNEIL YOUNG & THE BLUENOTESReprise
18-Jul-883211099Waitin' for the HeartacheJIMMY BARNESMushroom
18-Jul-8837100100Back on the BreadlineHUNTERS & COLLECTORSWhite Label
25-Jul-88631880Push itSALT-N-PEPALondon
25-Jul-88497081Foolish BeatDEBBIE GIBSONAtlantic
25-Jul-88533684That's When I Think of You1927WEA
25-Jul-88884092My Generation ®WHO, ThePolydor
25-Jul-88807096Don't Let's StartTHEY MIGHT BE GIANTSRough Trade
25-Jul-88756099Waning MoonPETER HIMMELMANIsland
25-Jul-8812270100Anything for YouGLORIA ESTEFAN & MIAMI SOUND MACHINEEpic
1-Aug-88620519I Owe You NothingBROSCBS
1-Aug-88924260Wild WorldMAXI PRIESTTen/Virgin
1-Aug-882734067Strokin'CLARENCE CARTERColossal
1-Aug-88693069Boys and GirlsMANDY SMITHLiberation
1-Aug-88695076Shipyard TownGERRY RAFFERTYPolydor
1-Aug-885013091Doctorin' the HouseCOLDCUT feat YAZZCBS
1-Aug-88923092Kiss Me DeadlyLITA FORDDreamland/RCA
1-Aug-88932093Don't Ask Out LoudMARTHA DAVISCapitol
1-Aug-88942094Treat Her RightGEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERSManhattan
8-Aug-88219961Doctorin' the TardisTIMELORDSPossum
8-Aug-88815263Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)CYNDI LAUPEREpic
8-Aug-88325968All Fired UpPAT BENATARChrysalis
8-Aug-88773080Love Will Save the DayWHITNEY HOUSTONArista
8-Aug-88835083Runs HouseRUN-D.M.C.London
8-Aug-885019084I Don't Wanna Live Without Your LoveCHICAGOFull Moon/Reprise
8-Aug-88589095WhisperSCHNELL FENSTEREMI
8-Aug-88874099People Have the PowerPATTI SMITHArista
8-Aug-8872110100Hold on to the NightsRICHARD MARXManhattan
15-Aug-881112045MonkeyGEORGE MICHAELEpic
15-Aug-883813062I Know You're Out There SomewhereMOODY BLUESPolydor
15-Aug-882315067The TwistFAT BOYS with CHUBBY CHECKERTin Pan Apple/Polydor
15-Aug-884415072Breakfast in BedUB40 with CHRISSIE HYNDEVirgin
15-Aug-88915380Duke of EarlDUKES OF EARLWOODSafo
15-Aug-88628086Son of a Famous ManLITTLE RIVER BANDMCA
15-Aug-883910087G'Day G'DaySLIM DUSTYColumbia
15-Aug-881624089Stop Your Fussin'TONI CHILDSA&M
15-Aug-88765090Glam SlamPRINCEPaisley Park
15-Aug-882424091Love Changes (Everything)CLIMIE/FISHEREMI
15-Aug-88914093Without LoveTONIO K.What/A&M
15-Aug-88862095Paint it, BlackCHRIS FARLOWECBS
22-Aug-88209050I Can't Help itBANANARAMALiberation
22-Aug-881117052Never Tear us ApartINXSWEA
22-Aug-881914077Perfect WorldHUEY LEWIS & THE NEWSChrysalis
22-Aug-88497089Another Part of MeMICHAEL JACKSONEpic
22-Aug-88846097Mind Over MatterE.G. DAILYA&M
29-Aug-881029168Sweet Child O' MineGUNS 'N' ROSESGeffen
29-Aug-88578076Talkin' About a RevolutionTRACY CHAPMANElektra
29-Aug-88279080This is the ChorusMORRIS MINOR & THE MAJORSTen Records
29-Aug-885811081Red Blue JeansJOHN KILZERGeffen
29-Aug-883411093The RumourOLIVIA NEWTON-JOHNInterfusion
29-Aug-88863094EverlastingNATALIE COLEManhattan
29-Aug-885910097The RaceYELLOMercury
Entry Date.....HPWITTEP Titles Artists Record Labels
5-Sep-88922264As the Days Go ByDARYL BRAITHWAITECBS
5-Sep-884710078SerpentineKINGS OF THE SUNMushroom
5-Sep-882519088Fallen AngelPOISONEnigma/Liberation
5-Sep-887322091Rag DollAEROSMITHGeffen
5-Sep-885412095True LoveGLENN FREYMCA
5-Sep-88837098Just Got PaidJOHNNY KEMPCBS
12-Sep-882811066When You Come / Better Be Home SoonCROWDED HOUSECapitol
12-Sep-88646085Paint it, Black ®ROLLING STONESDecca
12-Sep-88873087He Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherBILL MEDLEYScotti Brothers
12-Sep-88857097Find My LoveFAIRGROUND ATTRACTIONRCA Victor
12-Sep-884510099Build it UpGO 101Mercury
12-Sep-8831210100You CameKIM WILDEMCA
19-Sep-883310053Superfly GuyS-EXPRESSPossum
19-Sep-88727679Wild Wild WestESCAPE CLUBWEA
19-Sep-88524080We Love FootballGRAND FINAL TEAMEMI
19-Sep-884412087Hold on to MeBLACK SORROWSCBS
19-Sep-88794089Love and MercyBRIAN WILSONSire
19-Sep-88489093Don't Be Afraid of the DarkROBERT CRAY BANDHightone/Mercury
19-Sep-88558095I'm SorryHOTHOUSE FLOWERSLondon
19-Sep-88853098I Still Love YouJUDY CHEEKSPolydor
26-Sep-88320643Two Strong HeartsJOHN FARNHAMWheatley
26-Sep-883311665The Only Way is UpYAZZ & THE PLASTIC POPULATIONBig Life/CBS
26-Sep-883422068Similar FeaturesMELISSA ETHERIDGEIsland
26-Sep-88527076Soul SearchingLITTLE RIVER BANDMCA
26-Sep-88756088Let GoCHEAP TRICKEpic
26-Sep-88805090SensationFAN CLUBCBS
26-Sep-88706093Streets of Your TownGO-BETWEENSMushroom
26-Sep-88835094Mary MaryRUN-D.M.C.London
26-Sep-88897098Need to Find a WayJOY BOYSWest Oz
3-Oct-882910050Sexy GirlSABRINALondon
3-Oct-88730963I Want Your LoveTRANSVISION VAMPMCA
3-Oct-883010071Tougher Than the RestBRUCE SPRINGSTEENCBS
3-Oct-884917074One Moment in TimeWHITNEY HOUSTONArista
3-Oct-881031186She Makes My DayROBERT PALMEREMI
3-Oct-884719091I Will (Take You Forever)CHRISTOPHER CROSSReprise
3-Oct-88942094Forever YoungROD STEWARTWarner
3-Oct-88952099Hands to HeavenBREATHESiren
3-Oct-889040100Im Nin 'AluOFRA HAZAWEA
10-Oct-88520710Bad MedicineBON JOVIVertigo
10-Oct-881251333A Groovy Kind of LovePHIL COLLINSWEA
10-Oct-881917049Kiss 'N' TellCHANTOOZIESMushroom
10-Oct-88598097Day-OHARRY BELAFONTEGeffen
10-Oct-88982098Hand in HandKOREANAPolydor
17-Oct-881241451Don't Worry Be HappyBOBBY McFERRINManhattan
17-Oct-884314055You and MeCOCKROACHESRegular
17-Oct-882510068Turn Around and Count 2 TenDEAD OR ALIVEEpic
17-Oct-882214072Because I Love You (Re-Recorded)MASTERS APPRENTICESVirgin
17-Oct-88568076Batman ThemeNEAL HEFTIRCA Victor
17-Oct-882529086Love BitesDEF LEPPARDBludgeon Riffole
17-Oct-885110088Don't Call Me BabyVOICE OF THE BEEHIVELondon
17-Oct-88783089Check This OutL.A. MIXPolydor
17-Oct-88687093I'll Always Love YouTAYLOR DAYNEArista
17-Oct-888070100Stop!SAM BROWNA&M
24-Oct-881419026She Wants to Dance with MeRICK ASTLEYRCA Victor
24-Oct-881315037I QuitBROSCBS
24-Oct-88536057I've Been to Expo TooBAZ & BLUEIndependent
24-Oct-88725482Bring Me Some WaterMELISSA ETHERIDGEIsland
24-Oct-88698085Do it to MeMACHINATIONSWhite Label
24-Oct-88923092Cherokee ChiefJERRY HARRISON: CASUAL GODSMercury
31-Oct-8831987Nothing Can Divide UsJASON DONOVANMushroom
31-Oct-881015134So Excellent / I Go I GoKYLIE MOLECBS
31-Oct-882211077I Don't Want Your LoveDURAN DURANEMI
31-Oct-881521083Don't Walk Away / Stop Your Fussin'TONI CHILDSA&M
31-Oct-88813086Love Hate RelationshipSCHNELL FENSTEREMI
31-Oct-88922092Gary in the Tardis (12")TIMELORDS with GARY GLITTERPossum
31-Oct-88952097Town of PlentyELTON JOHNRocket
7-Nov-884191029When a Man Loves a Woman (Live)JIMMY BARNESMushroom
7-Nov-881129051Don't Need LoveJOHNNY DIESEL & THE INJECTORSChrysalis
7-Nov-882301361If I Could1927WEA
7-Nov-881321584TeardropsWOMACK & WOMACK4th & Broadway
7-Nov-881261685KokomoBEACH BOYSElektra
7-Nov-88737086Early HoursCATFISHWEA
7-Nov-884817094Always With Me, Always With YouJOE SATRIANICBS
7-Nov-885413096Shake Your ThangSALT-N-PEPALondon
14-Nov-88358071Parents Just Don't UnderstandDJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCEJive
14-Nov-886210079Don't Walk AwayPAT BENATARChrysalis
14-Nov-884912087Cuddly ToyROACHFORDCBS
14-Nov-883213091Fooled AgainPSEUDO ECHOEMI
14-Nov-88809096CrossroadsSCARY BILLWelcome Stranger
14-Nov-88981098Primitive CoolMICK JAGGERCBS
14-Nov-88688099On the Beach Summer '88CHRIS REAWEA
14-Nov-887240100Always the WayJAMES REYNECapitol
21-Nov-881215038I Still Love You (Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi)KYLIE MINOGUEMushroom
21-Nov-882413055Love, Truth & HonestyBANANARAMALondon
21-Nov-882217064Revolution BabyTRANSVISION VAMPMCA
21-Nov-88577080Spare PartsBRUCE SPRINGSTEENCBS
21-Nov-88814084Must BelieveVENETIANSParole
21-Nov-884212085In Your RoomBANGLESLiberation
21-Nov-881311491I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)PROCLAIMERSChrysalis
21-Nov-88609096Victim of PleasureMANDY SMITHPWL/Liberation
21-Nov-88854097Unconditional Love (Planet Earth)GENTLEMEN WITHOUT WEAPONSA&M
21-Nov-8810010100Please PleaseANDY LEEKAtlantic
28-Nov-883231054Handle With CareTRAVELING WILBURYSWilbury
28-Nov-883615066Domino DancingPET SHOP BOYSParlophone
28-Nov-884511076Generation GapHOODOO GURUSRCA Victor
28-Nov-884110081Beyond the CallJOHN FARNHAMWheatley/RCA
28-Nov-88697082King of EmotionBIG COUNTRYMercury
28-Nov-884012088Let's Stick Together '88BRYAN FERRYEG
28-Nov-882313092Can't Control MyselfWA WA NEECBS
28-Nov-88804098The Chosen OnesBLACK SORROWSCBS
28-Nov-883515099Finger on the TriggerANGELSMushroom
28-Nov-887150100Slow TurningJOHN HIATTA&M
5-Dec-88622858Rock and Roll MusicMENTAL AS ANYTHINGCBS
5-Dec-88618079A Cuppla DaysCON THE FRUITERERCBS
5-Dec-88838083Happy Ever AfterJULIA FORDHAMCirca
5-Dec-885314087Hippy Hippy ShakeGEORGIA SATELLITESElektra
5-Dec-883712090Welcome to the JungleGUNS 'N' ROSESGeffen
5-Dec-88912091Make Me Laugh (12")ANTHRAXMegaforce/Island
5-Dec-88828092Show Some EmotionUNDERWORLDSire
5-Dec-8847190100Missing YouCHRIS DE BURGHA&M
12-Dec-881219046Every Rose Has it's ThornPOISONLiberation
12-Dec-88817362Put a Little Love in Your HeartANNIE LENNOX & AL GREENA&M
12-Dec-88678077Into TemptationCROWDED HOUSECapitol
12-Dec-883113078Smooth CriminalMICHAEL JACKSONEpic
12-Dec-882421085Copperhead RoadSTEVE EARLEMCA
12-Dec-88895089A Life is a LifeSTEPHEN CUMMINGSTruetone
12-Dec-882016096Stand Up for Your Love RightsYAZZBig Life/CBS
19-Dec-88239052Imagine / Happy Xmas (War is Over) / Jealous GuyJOHN LENNONParlophone
19-Dec-881416058Angel of HarlemU2Island
19-Dec-88425061Santa Claus is Back in TownWHISPERING JOXRCA
19-Dec-88298072Mistletoe and WineCLIFF RICHARDEMI
19-Dec-883712076As Long as You FollowFLEETWOOD MACWarner
19-Dec-88864086Grandma Got Run Over by a ReindeerDALES GANGATA
19-Dec-886710092Ghost TownCHEAP TRICKEpic
19-Dec-88934096Cross My HeartEIGHTH WONDERCBS
19-Dec-885011099Black LeatherKINGS OF THE SUNMushroom
26-Dec-88221106Especially for YouJASON DONOVAN & KYLIE MINOGUEMushroom
26-Dec-88119037Cat Among the Pigeons / Silent NightBROSCBS
26-Dec-88616061Good Lovin'BOBBY McFERRINManhattan
26-Dec-88919163Two HeartsPHIL COLLINSWEA
26-Dec-883413075Born to Be My BabyBON JOVIVertigo
26-Dec-881616079Orange CrushR.E.M.Warner
26-Dec-883217083Nobody's PerfectMIKE & THE MECHANICSWEA
One small question is this chart info a combination of the ARIA charts (which if I remember started about July 1988) and AMR report or just the AMR report?.
It looks like Kent/AMR Chart.

You will notice ALL FIRED UP (Pat Benatar) has a HP of 3.... On ARIA it was 2
MJ's Smooth Criminal - HP 31 - ARIA was #29....etc

AMR/Kent Music Report not ARIA
I think the above posts are all AMR.
For these couple of posts, it is AMR to late June 1988, then ARIA for the rest of the year (as shown in the archives on this website).

Highest Debuts in 1988 (Top 50 stats only, not Top 100)

Jul-881NEWGOT TO BE CERTAINKylie Minogue
Jul-883NEWAGE OF REASONJohn Farnham
Feb-8810NEWI SHOULD BE SO LUCKYKylie Minogue
Jul-8815NEWFATWeird Al Yankovic

Best Climbs within Top 50 in 1988

Jan-889472/\ 38HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTHBelinda Carlisle
Jan-8813474/\ 34(I'VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFEBill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Jul-883362/\ 33BETTER BE HOME SOONCrowded House
Feb-8822502/\ 28DRIVING WHEELSJimmy Barnes
May-8819472/\ 28(SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAYMichael Bolton
May-8821492/\ 28I WANT YOU BACKBananarama
Oct-8812402/\ 28TWO STRONG HEARTSJohn Farnham
Dec-8823502/\ 27TEARDROPSWomack & Womack
Feb-8822482/\ 26WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODYRick Astley

Biggest Falls Within Top 50 in 1988

Aug-88472615\/ 21LOVE IS A BRIDGELittle River Band
Sep-8831127\/ 19FATWeird Al Yankovic
Nov-88402216\/ 18OH YEAHYello
Jun-88351815\/ 17STUTTER RAP (NO SLEEP TIL BEDTIME)Morris Minor & The Majors
Jul-88412419\/ 17GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CARBilly Ocean
Aug-88473011\/ 17I SAW HIM STANDING THERETiffany
Oct-88422510\/ 17I OWE YOU NOTHINGBros
Oct-8844278\/ 17PERFECT WORLDHuey Lewis & The News
Dec-88503319\/ 17ALL FIRED UPPat Benatar
Jun-88473117\/ 16BOYS WILL BE BOYSChoirboys
Jun-88503412\/ 16SHE'S LIKE THE WINDPatrick Swayze
Jun-88402420\/ 16LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREEBananarama
Jul-88402416\/ 16FOR YOUJohn Denver
Aug-88362019\/ 16WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS?Bros
Aug-8840247\/ 16TOGETHER FOREVERRick Astley
Sep-8845298\/ 16MAN WITH A GUNJerry Harrison & Casual Gods
Nov-88442820\/ 16DON'T BE CRUELCheap Trick
1988 No.1's added, EOY tidied up and legend put into every thread.
bulion: did ARIA do full Top 100 EOY charts for 1988 & 1989?
1988 yes, 1989 I don't have, but check the 89 thread for Tony's email address to get 1989.
Certifications for 1988:

GoldSingleASTLEY, RICKNever Gonna Give You UpBMG
GoldSingleASTLEY, RICKWhenever You Need SomebodyBMG
PlatinumSingleASTLEY, RICKWhenever You Need SomebodyBMG
GoldSingleMEDLEY & WARNES(I've Had) The Time Of My LifeBMG
GoldSingleYAZZThe Only Way Is UpCBS
GoldSingleCHOIRBOYSRun To ParadiseFES
GoldSingleICEHOUSEElectric BlueFES

GoldAlbumDENVER, JOHNHigher GroundBMG
GoldAlbumFOSTER & ALLENReflectionsBMG
GoldAlbumG, KENNYDuotonesBMG
GoldAlbumHALL & OATESHall & Oates CollectionBMG
GoldAlbumSOUNDTRACKDirty DancingBMG
PlatinumAlbumSOUNDTRACKDirty DancingBMG
GoldAlbumVARIOUSMore Dirty DancingBMG
PlatinumAlbumCHEAP TRICKLap Of LuxuryCBS
PlatinumAlbumCOMEDY CO.The Comedy Co. AlbumCBS
PlatinumAlbumD'ARBY, TERENCE TRENTIntroducing The Hardline According To…CBS
PlatinumAlbumPINK FLOYDDelicate Sound Of ThunderCBS
GoldAlbumSADEStronger Than PrideCBS
GoldAlbumSATRIANI, JOESufing With The AlienCBS
PlatinumAlbumTV SOUNDTRACKTour Of DutyCBS
PlatinumAlbumVARIOUSTour Of Duty IICBS
GoldAlbumVARIOUSThe Big OnesCBS
GoldAlbumVARIOUSVideo HitsCBS
PlatinumAlbumVARIOUSPump It Up '88CBS
PlatinumAlbumVARIOUSSmash Hits 88CBS
PlatinumAlbumWILSON, KEVIN BLOODYBorn Again Piss TankCBS
PlatinumAlbumAC/DCBlow Up Your VideoEMI
GoldAlbumMARX, RICHARDRichard MarxEMI
PlatinumAlbumREYNE, JAMESJames ReyneEMI
PlatinumAlbumRICHARD, CLIFFAlways GuaranteedEMI
GoldAlbumVARIOUSAustralia All Over Volume 2EMI
PlatinumAlbumBARNES, JIMMYFreight Train HeartFES
PlatinumAlbumCEBERANO, KATE & MATTHEWS, WENDYYou've Always Got The BluesPOL
GoldAlbumCOMBE, PETERSpaghetti BolognaisePOL
PlatinumAlbumLOS LOBOSLa BambaPOL
PlatinumAlbumMELLENCAMP, JOHN COUGARLonesome JubileePOL
GoldAlbumTV SOUNDTRACKThe Singing DetectivePOL
I still have many original ARIA paper charts (and others) from 1984 - 2000. I've studied the Top 40 charts for Australia for over 20 years now. Still to this date, no song has been able to beat Fernando by ABBA, with the most weeks at No.1.
Very interesting to see Electric Blue sell in excess of 50k as ARIA didn't note this on it's re-entry on 5/9/11, truly deserved. Also, thanks bulion, it's interesting to see many non-#1 songs be accredited and a lot of #1s not!
You kind of get the impression 'Never Gonna Give You Up' probably pulled more sales than Gold
Thanks for posting the ARIA acreditations from this period!

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