AMR/ARIA #1 Singles of 1988
=13. U2 - Desire
George Michael - Faith
15. Bobby McFerrin - Don’t Worry, Be Happy
16. Cheap Trick - The Flame
Faith was #1 for a week in January, following the #2 peak of the lead single I Want Your Sex, and previous #1’s as a solo artist in Careless Whisper and I Knew You Were Waiting For Me (with Aretha Franklin) The album (also titled Faith), George Michael’s Debut solo album, reached #3. He had a few more Top 5 appearances after, returning to #1 with 2 songs as featured in the list for 1996.
Desire was #1 for 2 weeks (AMR) in Oct-Nov, and three on the ARIA chart (where it held Phil Collins at #2). It became U2’s first Australian #1 Single, following the top 5 and 10 peaks of Pride and With or Without You previously.
The Parent album Rattle and Hum, also reached #1, and acc to wiki started a consecutive run of number one studio albums by the band until 2014’s Songs of Innocence peaked at #7. It was their second #1 Studio album after 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire. U2’s next number one single was ‘The Fly’ which will feature in 1991’s list.
Round 3 will rest the immune card with 12 songs left.1988 Wiki ListsRick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time of My Life
Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Kylie Minogue - Got To Be Certain
John Farnham - Age of Reason
Fairground Attraction - Perfect
Robert Palmer - Simply Irresistible
Phil Collins - A Groovy Kind of Love
The Beach Boys - KokomoROUND 3