Best-selling albums in Europe in 1988

The list of best-selling albums in Europe in 1988 based on sales in 16 countries: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Greece. It was first published in Music & Media magazine (NO 1 — January 1, 1989). The most successful album of the 1988 was Bad by Michael Jackson.

Top 100 albums in Europe – 1988

Note: to the compilation of the 1988 Year -End Chart , albums sales from December 1987 till December 1988 have been used.

Rank Artist Album
1 Michael Jackson Bad
2 Soundtrack Dirty Dancing
3 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman
4 Terence Trent D’Arby Introducing The Hardline According To
5 Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody
6 Sting …Nothing Like The Sun
7 George Michael Faith
8 Sade Stronger Than Pride
9 Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night
10 Prince Lovesexy
11 Herbert Groenemeyer Oe
12 INXS Kick
13 Soundtrack More Dirty Dancing
14 Jean-Jacques Goldman Entre Gris Clair Et Gris Fonce
15 Bros Push
16 A-Ha Stay On These Roads
17 Kylie Minogue Kylie – The Album
18 Johnny Clegg & Savuka Third World Child
19 Johnny Hates Jazz Turn Back The Clock
20 Wet Wet Wet Popped In Souled Out
21 U2 Rattle & Hum
22 Pet Shop Boys Actually
23 T’Pau Bridge Of Spies
24 Whitney Houston Whitney
25 Belinda Carlisle Heaven On Earth
26 Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love
27 Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung Liebe. Tod Und Teufel
28 Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
29 France Gall Babacar Apache
30 Eros Ramazzotti Musica E
31 Black Wonderful Life a&m
32 Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
33 Soundtrack Le Grand Bleu
34 Scorpions Savage Amusement
35 Midnight Oil Diesel And Dust
36 Toto The Seventh One
37 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark The Best Of O.M.D.
38 Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man
39 Madonna You Can Dance
40 Dire Straits Money For Nothing
41 Joe Cocker Unchain My Heart
42 Billy Idol Idol Songs – 11 Of The Best
43 Kim Wilde Close
44 The Communards Red
45 Tina Turner Tina Live In Europe
46 Johnny Clegg & Savuka Shadow Man
47 Renaud Putain De Camion
48 Eros Ramazzotti In Certi Momenti
49 Serge Gainsbourg You’re Under Arrest
50 The Christians The Christians
51 Europe Out Of This World
52 Bon Jovi New Jersey
53 Claude Nougaro Nougayork
54 Erasure The Innocents
55 Fairground Attraction The First Of A Million Kisses
56 AC/DC Blow Up Your Video
57 Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings
58 Rod Stewart Out Of Order
59 Peter Maffay Lange Schatten
60 Rainbirds Rainbirds
61 Johnny Hallyday Johnny A Bercy
62 Edith Piaf Piaf – 25eme Anniversaire
63 Climie Fisher Everything
64 Chris DeBurgh Flying Colours
65 Pet Shop Boys Introspective
66 Talking Heads Naked
67 Michael Jackson Thriller
68 BAP Da Capo
69 Steve Winwood Roll With It
70 U2 The Joshua Tree
71 Mylene Farmer Ainsi Soit
72 Paul McCartney All The Best!
73 Alexander O’Neal Hearsay
74 Моrу Kante Akwaba Beach
75 Level 42 Staring At the Sun
76 Depeche Mode Music For The Masses
77 Taylor Dayne Tell It To My Heart
78 Womack & Womack Conscience
79 George Harrison Cloud Nine
80 Etienne Daho Pour Nos Vies Martiennes
81 Foreigner Inside Information
82 Metallica …And Justice For Аll
83 Jean Michel Jarre Revolutions
84 Kassav Vini Pou
85 Gianna Nannini Maschi E Altri
86 Bee Gees E. S. P.
87 Joyce Sims Come Into My Life
88 Billy Ocean Tear Down These Walls
89 Soundtrack Buster
90 Huey Lewis & The News Small World
91 Jacques Brel 15 Ans D’Amour
92 Michel Jonasz La Fabuleuse Histoire De Mister Swing
93 Bruce Hornsby & The Range Scenes From The Southside
94 Aerzte Das 1st Nicht Die Ganze Wahrheit
95 Muenchener Freiheit Fantasie
96 Eagles The Legend Of ../The Best Of…
97 Hothouse Flowers People
98 Prefab Sprout From Langley Park To Memphis
99 Helloween Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 2
100 Ofra Haza Shaday

See also. Best-selling albums in Europe by year: