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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1988, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1988, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Virgin 99256
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #3, US #1, US dance #3, US AC #39
writtenby: Elliot Wolff
album: Forever Your Girl
Paula Abdul Straight Up 1988 Virgin
2 recordlabel: Jive 9678
chartposition: R&B#1, UK #3, US #1, US dance #25, US AC #5
writtenby: Robert John
album: Tear Down These Walls
Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car 1988 Jive
3 recordlabel: EMI-Manhattan 50146
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #2, US #1, US AC #7
writtenby: Bobby McFerrin
album: Spontaneous Inventions
Bobby McFerrin Don't Worry, Be Happy 1988 EMIManhattan
4 recordlabel: Columbia 07773
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #8, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: George Michael
album: Faith
George Michael One More Try 1988 Columbia
5 recordlabel: MCA 53383
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #6, US dance #7
writtenby: Bobby Brown, Gene Griffin & Teddy Riley
album: Don't Be Cruel
Bobby Brown My Prerogative 1988 MCA
6 recordlabel: Columbia 08092
chartposition: R&B #28, UK #1, US #3, US dance #20
writtenby: Maurice Starr
album: Hangin' Tough
New Kids on the Block You Got It 1988 Columbia
7 recordlabel: Arista 9781
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #3, US #2, US dance #3
writtenby: Bill Pettaway Jr., Sean Spencer, Kevin Lyles, Rodney Hollaman & Ky Adeyemo
album: All or Nothing
Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It's True 1988 Arista
8 recordlabel: Columbia 07682
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #11, US #1, US dance #13, US AC #3
writtenby: George Michael
album: Faith
George Michael Father Figure 1988 Columbia
9 recordlabel: Arista 9743
chartposition: R&B #22, UK #1, US #5, US AC #1
writtenby: Albert Hammond & John Bettis
album: One Moment in Time: 1988 Summer Olympics Album
Whitney Houston One Moment in Time 1988 Arista
10 recordlabel: Arista 9674
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #14, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Chuck Jackson & Frank Wildhorn
album: Whitney
Whitney Houston Where Do Broken Hearts Go 1988 Arista
11 recordlabel: Columbia 07941
chartposition: R&B #8, US #1, UK #13, US dance #1
writtenby: George Michael
album: Faith
George Michael Monkey 1988 Columbia
12 recordlabel: Columbia 07911
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #2, US #4, US dance #23, US AC #13
writtenby: Terence Trent D'Arby
album: Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
Terence Trent D'Arby Sign Your Name 1988 Columbia
13 recordlabel: Virgin 99231
chartposition: R&B #30, UK #3, US #3, US dance #1
writtenby: Jamie J. Morgan, Cameron McVey (as Booga Bear), Neneh Cherry & Phillip Ramacon
album: Raw Like Sushi
Neneh Cherry Buffalo Stance 1988 Virgin
14 recordlabel: Epic 07739
chartposition: R&B #5, US #1, UK #4
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Bad
Michael Jackson Dirty Diana 1988 Epic
15 recordlabel: Arista 9832
chartposition: R&B #9, US #1, UK #16, US dance #10
writtenby: Frank Farian & B. Nail
album: All or Nothing
Milli Vanilli Baby Don't Forget My Number 1988 Arista
16 recordlabel: Epic 07668
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #21, US #1, US AC #2
writtenby: Siedah Garrett & Glen Ballard
album: Bad
Michael Jackson Man in the Mirror 1988 Epic
17 recordlabel: MCA 53416
chartposition: R&B #5, US #2, UK #15, US dance #2, US AC #43
writtenby: L.A. Reid, Babyface & Daryl Simmons
album: The Lover in Me
Sheena Easton The Lover in Me 1988 MCA
18 recordlabel: Delicious Vinyl 1002
chartposition: R&B #3, US #2, UK #21, US dance #1
weeksinr&bchart: 19
writtenby: Young MC
album: Loc'ed After Dark
Tone Loc Wild Thing 1988 Delicious...
19 recordlabel: Epic 34-07921
chartposition: R&B #54, UK #9, US #3, US AC #1
writtenby: Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia
album: Let It Loose
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 1-2-3 1988 Epic
20 recordlabel: EMI 50117
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #9, UK #5, US #5, US AC #16
writtenby: Bruce Springsteen
album: Everlasting
Natalie Cole Pink Cadillac 1988 EMI
21 recordlabel: Elektra 69371
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #55, US AC #1
writtenby: Anita Baker, Skip Scarborough & Randy Holland
album: Giving You the Best That I Got
Anita Baker Giving You the Best That I Got 1988 Elektra
22 recordlabel: MCA 53279
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #42, US dance #2
writtenby: Pebbles (as Perri McKissack)
album: Pebbles
Pebbles Mercedes Boy 1988 MCA
23 recordlabel: Arista 9699
chartposition: R&B #21, US #3, UK #41, US AC #2
writtenby: Jimmy George
album: Tell It to My Heart
Taylor Dayne I'll Always Love You 1988 Arista
24 recordlabel: Arista 9720
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #5, UK #10, US #9, US AC #10
writtenby: Toni C.
album: Whitney
Whitney Houston Love Will Save the Day 1988 Arista
25 recordlabel: MCA 53185
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #8, US #5, US dance #24
writtenby: L.A. Reid & Babyface
album: Pebbles
Pebbles Girlfriend 1988 MCA
26 recordlabel: MCA 53463
chartposition: R&B #2, US #3, UK #21
writtenby: Babyface
album: Don't Be Cruel
Bobby Brown Roni 1988 MCA
27 recordlabel: Epic 07759
chartposition: US #1, UK #10, US AC #1
writtenby: Gloria Estefan
album: Let It Loose
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Anything for You 1988 Epic
28 recordlabel: MCA 53327
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #13, US #8
writtenby: Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds), L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
album: Don't Be Cruel
Bobby Brown Don't Be Cruel 1988 MCA
29 recordlabel: A&M 3003
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #23, US #6, US AC #3
writtenby: Brenda Russell, Jeff Hull & Scott Cutler
album: Get Here
Brenda Russell Piano in the Dark 1988 A&M
30 chartposition: UK #1, US Dance #1, US #91
writtenby: Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel
album: Original Soundtrack
S'Express Theme from S'Express 1988
31 recordlabel: Arista 9685
chartposition: R&B #13, US #3, UK #81, US AC #2
writtenby: Daryl Hall
album: Ooh Yeah!
Hall & Oates Everything Your Heart Desires 1988 Arista
32 recordlabel: Paisley Park 27900
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #9, US #8, US dance #22
writtenby: Prince
album: Lovesexy
Prince Alphabet St. 1988 Paisley Park
33 recordlabel: Vintertainment 7-69431
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, UK #26, US dance #38
writtenby: Keith Sweat & Teddy Riley
album: Make It Last Forever
Keith Sweat I Want Her 1988 Vintertainment
34 recordlabel: Epic 08044
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #8, US #7, US dance #10
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Bad
Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal 1988 Epic
35 recordlabel: Columbia 07744
chartposition: R&B #1, US #10, UK #68, US dance #1
writtenby: Johnny Kemp, Teddy Riley, Gene Griffin & Aaron Hall
album: Secrets of Flying
Johnny Kemp Just Got Paid 1988 Columbia
36 recordlabel: MCA 53311
chartposition: R&B #24, US #4, US AC #1
writtenby: Don Powell, Rick Kelly & Linda Mallah
album: Magic
Jets Make It Real 1988 MCA
37 recordlabel: MCA 53264
chartposition: US dance #20, R&B #2, UK #94, US #7
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Samuel Harris III) & Terry Lewis
album: N.E. Heartbreak
New Edition If It Isn't Love 1988 MCA
38 recordlabel: Warner 27773
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7, UK #42, US dance #5, US AC #38
writtenby: Babyface, L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
album: Karyn White
Karyn White The Way You Love Me 1988 Warner
39 recordlabel: MCA 53254
chartposition: R&B #5, US #6, UK #69, US dance #3
writtenby: Bobby Nunn
album: Magic
Jets Rocket 2 U 1988 MCA
40 recordlabel: Tin Pan Apple 887571
chartposition: R&B #40, UK #2, US #16
writtenby: Hank Ballard
album: Coming Back Hard Again
Fat Boys with Chubby Checker The Twist 1988 Tin Pan Apple
41 recordlabel: Warner 28192
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7, UK #44, US AC #19
writtenby: Al B. Sure! & Kyle West
album: In Effect Mode
Al B. Sure! Nite and Day 1988 Warner
42 recordlabel: Solar 70015
chartposition: R&B #4, US #10, US AC #21
writtenby: Babyface (as Kenneth Edmonds), Darnell Bristol (as Darnell
album: Eyes of a Stranger
Deele Two Occasions 1988 Solar
43 recordlabel: Epic 07962
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #15, US #11, US dance #18, US AC #44
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Bad
Michael Jackson Another Part of Me 1988 Epic
44 recordlabel: Jive 1154
chartposition: R&B #19, US dance #2, US #8, UK #63
writtenby: Full Force
album: I Wanna Have Some Fun
Samantha Fox I Wanna Have Some Fun 1988 Jive
45 recordlabel: MCA 53235
chartposition: R&B #3, US #10, US dance #1, UK #81
writtenby: Andre Cymone & Jody Watley
album: Jody Watley
Jody Watley Some Kind of Lover 1988 MCA
46 recordlabel: Mango 123
chartposition: R&B #45, UK #1
writtenby: Albert Hammond & Diane Warren
album: Distant Thunder
Aswad Don't Turn Around 1988 Mango
47 recordlabel: Epic 07904
chartposition: R&B #1, US #16, UK #29, US dance #21, US AC #6
writtenby: Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman & Paul Spencer Denman
album: Stronger Than Pride
Sade Paradise 1988 Epic
48 recordlabel: Tommy Boy 7-27736
chartposition: R&B #64, US #9, US dance #5, US AC #15
writtenby: Paul Robb
album: Information Society
Information Society Walking Away 1988 Tommy Boy
49 recordlabel: MCA 53210
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13, UK #42, US dance #4, US AC #45
writtenby: Reggie Calloway
album: All Our Love
Gladys Knight & the Pips Love Overboard 1988 MCA
50 recordlabel: Virgin 99269
chartposition: UK #5, US #25, US AC #10
writtenby: Cat Stevens
album: Maxi Priest
Maxi Priest Wild World 1988 Virgin
51 recordlabel: Elektra 69327
chartposition: R&B #1, US #14, UK #93, US AC #4
album: Giving You the Best That I Got
Anita Baker Just Because 1988 Elektra
52 recordlabel: MCA 53301
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13, UK #61, US dance #18
writtenby: Babyface, L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
album: Messages from the Boys
Boys Dial My Heart 1988 MCA
53 recordlabel: Next Plateau 50063
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #2, US dance #18
writtenby: Lowell Fulson (as Lowell Fulsom) & Jimmy McCracklin
album: Hot, Cool & Vicious
Salt-N-Pepa Tramp 1988 Next Plateau
54 recordlabel: Arista 1-9636
chartposition: R&B #15, UK #7, US #27
writtenby: Bunny Sigler & Carol Davis
album: Say It Again
Jermaine Stewart Say It Again 1988 Arista
55 recordlabel: Columbia 68575
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #5, US #52, US dance #27
writtenby: The Pasadenas & Pete Wingfield
album: To Whom It May Concern
Pasadenas Tribute 1988 Columbia
56 recordlabel: Jive 9707
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #65, US #17, US AC #2
writtenby: Wayne Anton Braithwaite, Barry Eastmond (as Barry James Eastmond), Billy Ocean & Jolyon Skinner
album: Tear Down These Walls
Billy Ocean The Colour of Love 1988 Jive
57 chartposition: UK #3, US Dance #1
writtenby: D. Mob (as The D)
album: A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That
D. Mob featuring Gary Haismann We Call It Acieed 1988
58 recordlabel: Island 99337
chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Cecil Womack and Linda Womack
album: Conscience
Womack & Womack Teardrops 1988 Island
59 chartposition: UK #5, US Dance #2
writtenby: Mark Moore and Pascal Gabriel
album: Original Soundtrack
S'Express Superfly Guy 1988
60 recordlabel: Jive 1099
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #87, US #12
writtenby: Will Smith, Jeff Townes & Peter Harris
album: He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Parents Just Don't Understand 1988 Jive
61 recordlabel: Virgin 99236
chartposition: UK #4, US Dance #1, US #73
writtenby: Ann Saunderson, Kevin Saunderson, Paris Grey and Roy Holmon
album: Paradise
Inner City Good Life 1988 Virgin
62 chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Frederick Eugene Byrd, Stevie Hill and Nathan Rodgers
album: The Best Belong Together
BVSMP I Need You 1988
63 recordlabel: Tabu 407646
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #26, US #28
writtenby: Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
album: Hearsay
Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle Never Knew Love Like This 1988 Tabu
64 recordlabel: Island 99252
chartposition: R&B #15, UK #7, US #97, US dance #36, US AC #8
writtenby: Mike Leeson, Peter Vale & Miles Waters
album: So Good
Mica Paris My One Temptation 1988 Island
65 recordlabel: Warner 728201
chartposition: R&B #1, US #23, US dance #12
writtenby: Morris Day, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris) & Terry Lewis
album: Daydreaming
Morris Day Fishnet 1988 Warner
66 recordlabel: Next Plateau 50083
chartposition: R&B #45, UK #4
writtenby: Phil Medley & Bert Russell
album: A Salt with a Deadly Pepa
Salt-N-Pepa Twist and Shout 1988 Next Plateau
67 recordlabel: Jive 1124
chartposition: R&B #9, US #15
writtenby: Will Smith, Jeff Townes & Peter Harris
album: He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince A Nightmare on My Street 1988 Jive
68 recordlabel: KMS 015
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #50, UK #8
writtenby: Kevin Saunderson, Paris Grey, James Pennington & Arthur Forrest
album: Paradise
Inner City Big Fun 1988 KMS
69 recordlabel: MCA 23791
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #8
writtenby: Babyface & L.A. Reid (as L.A.)
album: The Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers
Mac Band Roses Are Red 1988 MCA
70 recordlabel: Epic 08047
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #31, US #44, US AC #12
writtenby: Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
album: Any Love
Luther Vandross Any Love 1988 Epic
71 recordlabel: Sleeping Bag 28
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #7, US dance #48
writtenby: Joyce Sims
album: Come into My Life
Joyce Sims Come Into My Life 1988 Sleeping Bag
72 recordlabel: Profile 7186
chartposition: R&B #17, UK #24, US #36
writtenby: Rob Base (as Robert Ginyard)
album: It Takes Two
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock It Takes Two 1988 Profile
73 recordlabel: Wing 8873861
chartposition: R&B #4, US dance #1, US #44, UK #71
writtenby: Kipper Jones & Rex Salas
album: The Right Stuff
Vanessa Williams The Right Stuff 1988 Wing
74 recordlabel: EMI/Manhattan 50115
chartposition: R&B #1, US #35, US dance #23
writtenby: Marcus Miller & Mark Stevens
album: Livin' Large
E.U. Da' Butt 1988 EMI/Manhattan
75 recordlabel: Ruthless 99328
chartposition: R&B #22, US #30, US dance #10
writtenby: MC J.B. (as Juana Burns), Baby D (as Dania Birks), Anna Cash, Juanita Lee & Fatima Shaheed
album: Supersonic
J.J. Fad Supersonic 1988 Ruthless
76 recordlabel: Columbia 07996
chartposition: R&B #1, US #32
writtenby: Curtis Bedeau, Gerard Charles, Hugh Clarke, Brian George, Lucien George & Paul George
album: Me, Myself & I
Cheryl Pepsii Riley Thanks for My Child 1988 Columbia
77 recordlabel: AandM 1255
chartposition: US #9, UK #28, US AC #2, US dance #29
writtenby: Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday and Randy Myers
album: Scrooged: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Annie Lennox & Al Green Put A Little Love In Your Heart 1988 A&M
78 recordlabel: Def Jam 2(UK)
chartposition: R&B #12, UK #37, US #31
writtenby: LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith)
album: Walking with a Panther
LL Cool J Going Back to Cali -- Jack the Ripper 1988 Def Jam (UK)
79 recordlabel: Mercury 870 154-7
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #71, US #35
writtenby: Steve Harvey
album: Nothin' but Trouble
Nia Peeples Trouble 1988 Mercury
80 recordlabel: A&M 1227
chartposition: R&B #1, US #48, US dance #6
writtenby: Robert Brookins, Jeffrey Osborne, Tony Haynes & Clinton
album: One Love: One Dream
Jeffrey Osborne She's on the Left 1988 A&M
81 recordlabel: Columbia 07695
chartposition: R&B #3, US dance #1, US #67, UK #94
writtenby: Wayne Vaughn & Maurice White
album: Touch the World
Earth, Wind & Fire Thinking of You 1988 Columbia
82 recordlabel: Warner 27870
chartposition: R&B #1, US #45, UK #70, US dance #25
writtenby: Al B. Sure! & Kyle West
album: In Effect Mode
Al B. Sure! Off On Your Own 1988 Warner
83 recordlabel: Island 99273
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #77, UK #14
writtenby: David Cole, John Coltrane & Will Downing
album: Will Downing
Will Downing A Love Supreme 1988 Island
84 recordlabel: Next Plateau 5077
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #22, US dance #8
writtenby: Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley & Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley)
album: A Salt with a Deadly Pepa
Salt-N-Pepa Shake Your Thang 1988 Next Plateau
85 recordlabel: Arista 9714
chartposition: R&B #69, UK #13, US dance #12
writtenby: Errol Brown & Simon Climie
album: Say It Again
Jermaine Stewart Get Lucky 1988 Arista
86 recordlabel: Capitol 44171
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #56, US #61
writtenby: Barry Eastmond & Jolyon Skinner
album: Don't Let Love Slip Away
Freddie Jackson Nice 'N Slow 1988 Capitol
87 recordlabel: Capitol 44198
chartposition: R&B #11, US #38, US dance #14
writtenby: Irmgard Klarmann & Felix Weber
album: Tracie Spencer
Tracie Spencer Symptoms of True Love 1988 Capitol
88 recordlabel: Columbia 08073
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #24, UK #28
writtenby: Vaughan Mason
album: Album 88
Raze Break 4 Love 1988 Columbia
89 recordlabel: Mister-Ron 121
chartposition: UK #2, US dance #1
writtenby: Tim Simenon and Emilio Pasquez
album: Into the Dragon
Bomb the Bass Beat Dis 1988 MisterRon
90 recordlabel: Virgin 99299
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #84, US dance #28, US AC #5, US rock #43
writtenby: Tyrone Downie & Ziggy Marley
album: Conscious Party
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Tumblin' Down 1988 Virgin
91 recordlabel: Wing 8873857
chartposition: R&B #1, US #47, US dance #43
writtenby: David Foster, Thomas McElroy & Tony! Toni! Tone!
album: Who?
Tony! Toni! Tone! Little Walter 1988 Wing
92 recordlabel: Motown 1919
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #77, US #77, US AC #16
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Characters
Stevie Wonder You Will Know 1988 Motown
93 recordlabel: Virgin 99329
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #98, US #41, US dance #14
writtenby: Babyface, Daryl Simmons & L.A. Reid
album: Forever Your Girl
Paula Abdul Knocked Out 1988 Virgin
94 recordlabel: Arista 1-9706
chartposition: R&B #57, UK #55, US #35, US AC #20
writtenby: Michael Price (as Harvey Price) & Bobby Sandstrom
album: Indestructible
Four Tops Indestructible 1988 Arista
95 recordlabel: Scotti Brothers 07783
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #31, US dance #29
writtenby: Full Force & James Brown
album: I'm Real
James Brown I'm Real 1988 Scotti...
96 recordlabel: Columbia 07934
chartposition: R&B #18, UK #18, US dance #21
writtenby: Chuck D (as Carlton Ridenhour), Keith Shocklee & Eric Sadler (as Eric
album: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Public Enemy Don't Believe the Hype 1988 Columbia
97 recordlabel: UNI MCA 6031
chartposition: R&B #16, UK #21, US dance #11
writtenby: Rakim (as William Griffin) & Eric B. (as Eric Barrier)
album: Follow the Leader
Eric B. & Rakim Follow the Leader 1988 UNI MCA
98 recordlabel: Motown 1930
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #37, US #80
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Characters
Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson Get It 1988 Motown
99 recordlabel: Epic 07708
chartposition: RandB #1, US #85, UK #74
writtenby: Teena Marie and Allen McGrier
album: Naked to the World
Teena Marie Ooh La La La 1988 Epic
100 recordlabel: Atlanta Artists 870587
chartposition: RandB #4, US #85, UK #74, US dance #45
writtenby: Larry Blackmon
album: Machismo
Cameo You Make Me Work 1988 Atlanta...

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