My favorite songs, 1988


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My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1988 (out of 66 listed here):

  1. Inner City – Big fun *
  2. Living Colour – Glamour boys ****
  3. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ease back **

Other favorites:

  • Adeva – Respect *
  • The Art Of Noise ft. Tom Jones – Kiss *
  • Bam Bam – Give it to me *
  • The Bangles – Eternal flame ****
  • Bobby Brown – My Prerogative **
  • Dead Can Dance – The host of seraphim ***
  • Ellis, Beggs & Howard – Big bubbles, no troubles ****
  • Fairground Attraction – Perfect ****
  • Fine Young Cannibals – Good thing ****
  • Hithouse – Jack to the sound of the underground *
  • Inner City – Good life *
  • Joe Jackson – Is she really going out with him? (live) ****
  • Kraze – The party *
  • Krush – House arrest *
  • Mano Negra – Mala vida **
  • Mano Negra – Pas Assez De Toi **
  • Mano Negra – Patchanka **
  • Marc Almond – Tears run rings ****
  • Matt Bianco – Don’t blame it on that girl **
  • Mecano – Hijo de la luna (note: 2 years later a Dutch hit) ****
  • The Pasadenas – Riding on a train **
  • The Pasadenas – Tribute (right on) **
  • The Pogues – Fiesta **
  • R.e.m. – Orange crush ****
  • R.e.m. – Pop song ’89 ****
  • Rob Base & EZ Rock – It takes two *
  • Salt ‘N Pepa – Push it *
  • Sam Brown – Stop! ****
  • Stetsasonic – Talkin’ all that jazz **
  • Tanita Tikaram – Twist in my sobriety ****
  • Timelords/KLF – Doctorin’ the tardis *
  • Tracy Chapman – Fast car ****
  • U2 – Desire ****
  • UB40 ft. Africa Bambaata – Reckless **
  • Will Downing – A love supreme **/****
  • Womack & Womack – Life’s just a ballgame ****
  • Womack & Womack – Teardrops ****
  • Yazz – The only way is up *

Doubt cases:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo ray *
  • Fine Young Cannibals – She drives me crazy ****
  • Royal House – Can you party *
  • Slick Rick – Children’s story **

Bubbling under:

  • Aerosmith – Rag doll ****
  • Amnesia – Ibiza *
  • Armando – 100 % of disin’ you (Mike Dunn’s Houze Mix) *
  • Bomb The Bass – Say a little prayer **/****
  • Coldcut – Stop this crazy thing **
  • Enya – Orinoco flow ****
  • The Fall – New big prinz ****
  • Fat Boys – The twist ****/#
  • James Brown ft. Full Force – I’m real **
  • Johnny Hates Jazz – Heart of gold ****
  • Kon Kan – I beg your pardon ****
  • Maurice – This is acid (K&T Mix) *
  • Narada – Divine emotions ****
  • The Neon Judgement – Tv treated *
  • Paco – Amor de mis amores **/#
  • Reese & Santonio – Force field *
  • R.e.m. – Stand ****
  • 2 In A Room – Somebody in the house say yeah *
  • UB40 – Where did I go wrong **
  • Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ego trippin’ **
  • Wee Papa Girl Rappers – Wee rule */#



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