FLASHBACK: America's Top 10 July 9, 1988

Hello and welcome to the July 9th, 1988 episode of America's Top 10.  This episode only covers the Top 10 on the Pop chart so HERC tossed in a couple of bonus charts. But first, a huge thanks to burtiscurtis09 for transcoding the episode from analog to digital.  Take it away, Casey!

Top Pop Singles
10 "Nite And Day" - Al B. Sure!
09 "The Valley Road" - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
08 "Hold On To The Nights" - Richard Marx
07 "Foolish Beat" - Debbie Gibson
05 "Dirty Diana" - Michael Jackson
04 "New Sensation" - INXS
03 "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard
02 "Mercedes Boy" - Pebbles
01 "The Flame" - Cheap Trick

Coincidentally, the Top 10 for week ending July 9, 1988 is the very last chart published in HERC's handy-dandy Top 10 book. Though the book has been updated several times since then, HERC hasn't upgraded his copy.

Top Albums
09 Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
08 scenes from the southside - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
05 Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
03 Faith - George Michael
02 Hysteria - Def Leppard
01 OU812 - Van Halen

That weekend's American Top 40 show featured four songs debuting in the Top 40 and was one of the few episodes that only included one long distance dedication instead of two. The four debuting songs were:

Over on the Hot 100 chart, there were no less than a dozen songs making their initial appearance this week:

Cashbox Pop Singles
10 "Together Forever" - Rick Astley
09 "The Valley Road" - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
08 "Nite And Day" - Al B. Sure!
07 "Make It Real" - The Jets
06 "New Sensation" - INXS
05 "Foolish Beat" - Debbie Gibson
04 "Mercedes Boy" - Pebbles
03 "Pour Some Sugar On Me" - Def Leppard
02 "Dirty Diana" - Michael Jackson
01 "The Flame" - Cheap Trick

1 comment:

  1. Sweet Kenny Loggins! Any post that mentions the rare gem "Nobody's Fool" is OK in my book. I think I'll go listen to that tune a time or four.