UK number one songs in 1988

What songs were number one in 1988? This is the full list of the UK number one songs from the year 1988. There were a total of 20 UK #1 tracks in the year 1988 starting with Always on My Mind by Pet Shop Boys which went to #1 on 19th December, 1987 and remained at the top spot for 4 weeks.

The UK song that was number one for the longest single run in 1988 was The Only Way Is Up by Yazz and the Plastic Population which went to number one on 6th August, 1988 and stayed at the top slot for 5 weeks.

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