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List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1988 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1988.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1988
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

Singles from 1987
December 19 "I Live For Your Love" Natalie Cole 2 January 16 9
"Faith" George Michael 5 January 16 6
Singles from 1988
January 9 "Everywhere" Fleetwood Mac 1 January 16 7
January 16 "Could've Been" Tiffany 1 February 6 7
"All I Want Is You" Carly Simon 7 January 16 5
"Can't Stay Away from You" Miami Sound Machine 1 February 13 10
"Hungry Eyes" Eric Carmen 2 February 13 9
January 23 "Seasons Change" Expose 1 February 20 9
January 30 "The Way You Make Me Feel" Michael Jackson 9 February 6 2
February 6 "She's Like the Wind" Patrick Swayze 1 February 27 9
"Twilight World" Swing Out Sister 7 February 20 5
February 13 "Without You" Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle 8 March 5 6
February 20 "Father Figure" George Michael 3 March 12 7
"Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley 1 March 12 9
February 27 "Endless Summer Nights" Richard Marx 2 March 19 9
March 5 "Never Die Young" James Taylor 3 March 26 7
March 12 "Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson 2 April 9 8
March 19 "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" Whitney Houston 1 April 2 10
March 26 "What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong 7 April 2 4
"I Get Weak" Belinda Carlisle 9 March 26 3
"When We Was Fab" George Harrison 10 March 26 1
April 2 "Anything for You" Miami Sound Machine 1 April 23 10
April 9 "One Step Up" Bruce Springsteen 3 April 23 6
"Talking Back to the Night" Steve Winwood 7 April 23 5
April 16 "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" Billy Ocean 5 April 30 5
April 23 "I Don't Want to Live Without You" Foreigner 1 May 14 9
"Piano in the Dark" Brenda Russell featuring Joe Esposito 3 May 7 8
"Set the Night to Music" Starship 9 April 30 2
April 30 "Shattered Dreams" Johnny Hates Jazz 1 May 21 8
May 7 "One More Try" George Michael 1 May 28 9
"Everything Your Heart Desires" Hall & Oates 2 June 18 9
May 14 "Pamela" Toto 9 May 14 2
May 21 "The Valley Road" Bruce Hornsby & the Range 1 June 18 9
"Carmelia" Dan Hill 8 May 21 2
May 28 "Heart of Mine" Boz Scaggs 3 June 25 8
"Make It Real" The Jets 1 June 25 10
June 4 "Circle in the Sand" Belinda Carlisle 5 June 25 5
June 11 "Together Forever" Rick Astley 2 June 25 6
June 18 "Between Like and Love" Billy Vera & the Beaters 9 June 25 2
June 25 "Paradise" Sade 3 July 16 6
"Make Me Lose Control" Eric Carmen 1 July 16 9
July 2 "The Colour of Love" Billy Ocean 2 July 23 8
July 9 "Roll with It" Steve Winwood 1 August 6 9
"Foolish Beat" Debbie Gibson 8 July 23 3
"Hands to Heaven" Breathe 2 August 6 8
July 23 "Hold On to the Nights" Richard Marx 3 August 6 7
"1-2-3" Miami Sound Machine 1 August 27 9
"I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" Elton John 1 August 20 9
July 30 "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" Chicago 5 August 27 7
August 6 "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" The Moody Blues 9 August 6 2
"Love Will Save the Day" Whitney Houston 10 August 6 4
August 20 "Fast Car" Tracy Chapman 7 August 20 2
August 27 "One Good Woman" Peter Cetera 1 September 3 9
"Perfect World" Huey Lewis & the News 2 September 10 7
September 3 "I'll Always Love You" Taylor Dayne 2 September 17 8
"It Would Take a Strong Man" Rick Astley 1 October 1 7
"Missed Opportunity" Hall & Oates 8 September 10 3
September 10 "Here with Me" REO Speedwagon 9 September 10 3
"Look Out Any Window" Bruce Hornsby & the Range 7 September 17 4
September 17 "True Love" Glenn Frey 2 October 1 7
September 24 "Groovy Kind of Love" Phil Collins 1 October 8 9
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" Bobby McFerrin 7 September 24 4
"Don't You Know What the Night Can Do?" Steve Winwood 2 October 15 8
October 1 "Kokomo"[B] The Beach Boys 5 October 8 7
October 8 "One Moment in Time" Whitney Houston 1 October 29 7
October 15 "How Can I Fall?" Breathe 1 November 12 10
October 22 "Forever Young" Rod Stewart 3 November 12 6
"A Word in Spanish" Elton John 4 November 12 6
October 29 "Look Away" Chicago 1 December 3 11
"Giving You the Best That I Got"[A] Anita Baker 1 December 10 11
November 5 "Kissing a Fool" George Michael 1 November 26 7
"Till I Loved You" Barbara Streisand & Don Johnson 3 December 3 6
November 19 "Waiting for a Star to Fall" Boy Meets Girl 1 December 17 11
November 26 "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" Will to Power 2 December 10 8
December 3 "Turn Back the Clock" Johnny Hates Jazz 5 December 24 8
"Two Hearts" Phil Collins 1 December 24 12

1987 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1988 which peaked in 1987
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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

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October 31 "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Bill Medley 1 November 21 12
November 7 "Valerie" Steve Winwood 2 November 28 10
"That's What Love Is All About" Michael Bolton 3 December 5 9
November 28 "Got My Mind Set on You" George Harrison 1 December 19 10
December 5 "Never Thought (That I Could Love)" Dan Hill 2 December 26 9
"So Emotional" Whitney Houston 8 December 12 6
December 12 "I Don't Mind At All" Bourgeois Tagg 5 December 26 5
December 19 "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" Belinda Carlisle 7 December 19 4

1989 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1988 which peaked in 1989
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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

December 3 "Silhouette" Kenny G 2 January 14 9
December 17 "I Remember Holding You" Boys Club 4 January 21 8
December 24 "As Long as You Follow" Fleetwood Mac 1 January 28 8
"Put a Little Love in Your Heart" Annie Lennox & Al Green 2 February 4 8

Notes[edit]

A The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending November 12, 1988.

B The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending November 26, 1988.

See also[edit]

  • List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1988 (U.S.)

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External links[edit]


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