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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1988
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1988 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £76 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
December 13th 1987
Always on My Mind
Pet Shop Boys
Number One for 4 weeks
January 10th 1988
Heaven Is a Place on Earth
Belinda Carlisle
Number One for 2 weeks
January 24th 1988
I Think We're Alone Now
Tiffany
Number One for 3 weeks
February 14th 1988
I Should Be so Lucky
Kylie Minogue
Number One for 5 weeks
March 20th 1988
Don't Turn Around
Aswad
Number One for 2 weeks
April 3rd 1988
Heart
Pet Shop Boys
Number One for 3 weeks
April 24th 1988
Theme from S-Express
S-Express
Number One for 2 weeks
May 8th 1988
Perfect
Fairground Attraction
Number One for 1 week
May 15th 1988
With a Little Help from My Friends / She's Leaving Home
Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg
Number One for 4 weeks
June 12th 1988
Doctorin' the Tardis
The Timelords
Number One for 1 week
June 19th 1988
I Owe You Nothing
Bros
Number One for 2 weeks
July 3rd 1988
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
Glenn Medeiros
Number One for 4 weeks
July 31st 1988
The Only Way Is Up
Yazz and the Plastic Population
Number One for 5 weeks
September 4th 1988
A Groovy Kind of Love
Phil Collins
Number One for 2 weeks
September 18th 1988
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The Hollies
Number One for 2 weeks
October 2nd 1988
Desire
U2
Number One for 1 week
October 9th 1988
One Moment in Time
Whitney Houston
Number One for 2 weeks
October 23rd 1988
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Enya
Number One for 3 weeks
November 13th 1988
First Time
Robin Beck
Number One for 3 weeks
December 4th 1988
Mistletoe and Wine
Cliff Richard
Number One for 4 weeks
See Number One songs for a different year
The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)