80s on 8

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP

’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown April 18, 1988 (4/21/14)

April 21, 2014

1988 was the year for big hair and bigger love songs – or was it the other way around? Regardless, the household names of the ’80s knew how to belt out all the feels.

Billy Ocean’s Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car topped the charts on April 18, 1988, while INXS’ Devil Inside followed close behind in second place. Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson lamented and swore to recapture lost love with Where Do Broken Hearts Go and Man In The Mirror, and Trent D’Arby’s Wishing Well followed suit at number five.

Check out who else made the Top 40 countdown in April 1988 below!

40. GEORGE MICHAEL – ONE MORE TRY
39. BELINDA CARLISLE – I GET WEAK
38. DEF LEPPARD – HYSTERIA
37. JERMAINE STEWART – SAY IT AGAIN
36. ORCHESTRAL MANOEVRES IN THE DARK – DREAMING
35. BRYAN FERRY – KISS AND TELL
34. GEORGE MICHAEL – FATHER FIGURE
33. L.L. COOL J – GOING BACK TO CALI
32. BRENDA RUSSELL/JOE ESPOSITO – PIANO IN THE DARK
31. TOTO – PAMELA
30. FOREIGNER – I DON’T WANT TO LIVE WITH OUT YOU
29. WHITE LION – WAIT
28. HENRY LEE SUMMER – I WISH I HAD A GIRL
27. THE DEELE – TWO OCCASIONS
26. JOHNNY HATES JAZZ – SHATTERED DREAMS
25. RICK ASTLEY – NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
24. MORRIS DAY – FISHNET
23. SMANTHA FOX – NAUGHTY GIRLS(NEED LOVE TOO)
22. MICHAEL BOLTON – (SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY
21. PET SHOP BOYS – ALWAYS ON MY MIND
20. SCARLETT & BLACK – YOU DON’T KNOW
19. ICE HOUSE – ELECTRIC BLUE
18. KEITH SWEAT – I WANT HER
17. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ONE STEP UP
16. RICHARD MARX – ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS
15. GLORIA ESTEFAN/ MIAMI SOUND MACHINE – ANYTHING FOR YOU
14. JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP – CHECK IT OUT
13. TAYLOR DAYNE – PROVE YOUR LOVE
12. NATALIE COLE – PINK CADILLAC
11. DEBBIE GIBSON – OUT OF THE BLUE
10. JODY WATLEY – SOME KIND OF LOVER
9. TIFFANY – I SAW HIM STANDING THERE
8. AEROSMITH – ANGEL
7. THE JETS – ROCKET 2 U
6. PEBBLES – GIRLFRIEND
5. TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY – WISHING WELL
4. MICHAEL JACKSON – MAN IN THE MIRROR
3. WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO
2. INXS – DEVIL INSIDE
1. BILLY OCEAN- GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR