Counting down the #11 thru 20 hits for 1988!
20 – Taylor Dayne, "I’ll Always Love You": The third single from her debut album, Tell It To My Heart. She received a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal and the song was nominated for Record of the Year. It reached #3 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
19 – Def Leppard, "Pour Some Sugar On Me": From tgheir 1987 album Hysteria, this song reached #2 on the Hot 100 behind Richard Marx’s "Hold On To The Nights." This is considered Def Leppard’s signature song.
18 – The Escape Club, "Wild Wild West": Title track from their 1988 debut album, it reached #1 on the Hot 100 but failed to chart in the UK, which had never happened before.
17 – Whitesnake, "Is This Love": My favorite video with Tawny Kitaen in it. It was released in October 1987 from Whitesnake’s eponymous album. It did very well, reaching #2 on the Hot 100 and #1 in the UK.
16 – Expose, "Seasons Change": From their 1987 debut album Exposure, a song by producer Lewis Martineé. It’s their biggest hit to date, reaching #1 in the US and Canada.
15 – Billy Ocean, "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car": A song based on a line from the Sherman Brothers’ "You’re Sixteen," which has been covered by Johnny Burnette and Ringo Starr (the same Sherman Brothers that wrote all those songs for Disney). It reached #1 in the US, Canada, and Australia and #3 in the UK.
14 – Cheap Trick, "The Flame": From beautiful Rockford, Illinois, this song came from Cheap Trick’s tenth studio album Lap of Luxury. It reached #1 in the US, Canada, and Australia.
13 – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, "Anything For You": This was Gloria Estefan’s breakthrough single with Miami Sound Machine, reaching #1 on the Hot 100 for two weeks in May 1988. It reached #10 in the UK, again a breakthrough for them, and #11 in Australia.
12 – Terence Trent d’Arby, "Wishing Well": From the 1987 album Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent d’Arby, this reached #1 on the Hot 100 and R&B chart, #1 in Canada, #4 in the UK, and #9 in Australia.
11 – George Michael, "One More Try": From George’s debut album Faith, it reached #1 in the US and Canada and #8 in the UK.
And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for November 9, 2021.