Depeche Mode

Top 80 Songs of 1988

This was the year Depeche Mode ruled the world. They packed the Rose Bowl and made a movie about it. Siouxsie and the Banshees had evolved into hit-making machine. The good guys were winning, and winning big. Morrissey had flown the Smiths coop and already flying high as a solo sensation. 10,000 Maniacs and Edie Brickell brought easy, breezy hippie feels back to the show, but there were scary industrial bands like Front 24 lurking in the shadows. The end was nigh.

Top 80 Songs of 1988

1.      Route 66 -- Depeche Mode

2.      Peek A Boo -- Siouxsie & The Banshees

3.      Desire -- U2

4.      I Wanna Be Sedated (Re-release) -- Ramones

5.      Every Day Is Like Sunday -- Morrissey

6.      Beds Are Burning -- Midnight Oil

7.      Chains Of Love -- Erasure

8.      Under The Milky Way -- Church

9.      Touched By The Hand Of God -- New Order

10.    Crash -- Primitives

11.    Prison Bound -- Social Distortion

12.    Always On My Mind -- Pet Shop Boys

13.    Stand -- REM

14.    The Great Commandment -- Camouflage

15.    What I Am -- Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

16.    Kick -- INXS

17.    This Corrosion -- Sisters Of Mercy

18.    Tears Run Rings -- Marc Almond

19.    The Killing Jar -- Siouxsie & The Banshees

20.    A Little Respect -- Erasure

21.    Stop This Car -- Woodentops

22.    Dreaming -- OMD

23.    The Dead Heart -- Midnight Oil

24.    Sweet Jane -- Cowboy Junkies

25.    Harley David -- Bollock Brothers

26.    Suedehead -- Morrissey

27.    Bedbugs And Ballyhoo -- Echo & The Bunnymen

28.    Orange Crush -- REM

29.    What’s The Matter Here -- 10,000 Maniacs

30.    What’s On Your Mind -- Information Society

31.    Devil Inside -- INXS

32.    Angel Of Harlem -- U2

33.    Motor Crash -- Sugarcubes

34.    Headhunter -- Front 242

35.    The Promise -- When In Rome

36.    Wild World -- Maxi Priest

37.    Jane Says -- Jane’s Addiction

38.    I Want Your (Hands On Me) -- Sinead O’Connor

39.    (Nothing But) Flowers -- Talking Heads

40.    Fall Down Like Rain -- Mighty Lemon Drops

41.    Hairdresser On Fire -- Morrissey

42.    Suspicion -- Gene Loves Jezebel

43.    Def Con One -- Pop Will Eat Itself

44.    I’m An Adult Now -- Pursuit Of Happiness

45.    Strangelove -- Depeche Mode

46.    Reptile -- Church

47.    Pop Song 89 -- REM

48.    In Your Room -- Bangles

49.    Tomorrow People -- Ziggy Marley

50.    Where Is My Mind -- Pixies

51.    Fast Car -- Tracy Chapman

52.    Rescue Me -- The Alarm

53.    Delicious Demon -- Sugarcubes

54.    Better Be Home Soon -- Crowded House

55.    Carolyn’s Fingers -- Cocteau Twins

56.    Mountain Song -- Jane’s Addiction

57.    Spanish Eyes -- U2

58.    There Is No Love Between Us Anymore -- Pop Will Eat Itself

59.    All Night Long -- Peter Murphy

60.    Wild Wild West -- Escape Club

61.    Tubular Bells -- Book Of Love

62.    All Day -- Ministry

63.    Christine -- House Of Love

64.    Electric Blue -- Icehouse

65.    Just Play Music -- Big Audio Dynamite

66.    Doctorin’ The Tardis -- Timelords

67.    Had A Dad -- Jane’s Addiction

68.    Dreamworld -- Midnight Oil

69.    Mirror People -- Love & Rockets

70.    Postcards From Paradise -- Flesh For Luluy

71.    Baby Doll -- Devo

72.    Dad I’m In Jail -- Was (Not Was)

73.    Heart -- Pet Shop Boys

74.    Behind The Wall Of Sleep -- Smithereens

75.    Monkey Gone To Heaven -- Pixies

76.    All I Wanted -- In Tua Nua

77.    Star -- Erasure

78.    Reach -- Martini Ranch

79.    Roam -- B-52’s

80.    I Say Nothing -- Voice Of The Beehive

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