1988 Radio Oldies

Kick back and enjoy popular radio hits of 1988.

Did You Know?

* Rob and Fab, Milli Vanilli's frontmen didn't really sing, although they were considered good looking guys who could lip sync rather well. They were also smooth stage dancers.

* Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart tearfully claimed, 'I have sinned against you' in a scripted program designed to elicit sympathy from his followers after it is revealed that the TV minister had been hooking up with hookers..

* Pan American Airlines Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by a bomb believed to have been placed on the aircraft in Frankfurt, West Germany, by Libyan terrorists. All 259 people on board were killed in addition to 11 on the ground.

* The Shroud of Turin had radiocarbon tests indicated that it was from the 13th or 14th century.

* CDs outsell vinyl records for the first time.

* Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson is stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for banned steroids.

* Ninety-eight percent of households in the United States have at least one television set.

* Ted Turner starts Turner Network Television (TNT) and buys MGM's film library.

* NASA scientist James Hansen warns congress of the dangers of the global warming and the greenhouse effect.

* George Bush Sr. wins the presidency by a comfortable margin over Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.

* The Soviet Union experienced more freedom when Mikhail Gorbachov introduced 'glasnost' - allowing political expression and dissent.

Radio Hits of 1988

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Billboard Hits of 1988

* Need You Tonight - INXS
* Faith - George Michael
* Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
* Roll With It - Steve Winwood
* Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
* Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
* Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
* Wishing Well - Terence Trent d'Arby
* Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
* Wild, Wild West - Escape Club
* I'll Always Love You - Taylor Dane
* Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
* A Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
* Devil Inside - INXS
* The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
* Red Red Wine - UB40
* Father Figure - George Michael
* Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
* Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi

Way Back

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Oldies 12 Packs

Famous People Born in 1988:


Emma Stone
Jesse J
Vanessa Hudgens
Russell Wilson
Big Sean
Kevin Durant
Brenda Song
Rupert Grint