Glam metal arrives on the pop charts after Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet album hits #1! But the Gen-X genres that defined the ’90s—alt rock and hip-hop—are pushing at the ramparts, and MTV’s 120 Minutes, Yo! MTV Raps and Headbanger’s Ball are bringing it all to America’s TV screens like never before.

#1 Song of the Year   

  • George Michael – Faith

Artists of the Year   

  1. Madonna
  2. Expose
  3. U2

Artist with Most Charting Songs   

  • 3-WAY TIE: Madonna/Europe/Kool & The Gang (4)

Average #1 Artist Age   

  • 29.4 years

#1 Songs   

  1. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down (January, 1 wk)
  2. Billy Vera – At This Moment (January, 2 wks)
  3. Madonna – Open Your Heart (February, 1 wk)
  4. Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer (February, 4 wks)
  5. Huey Lewis & News – Jacob’s Ladder (March, 1 wk)
  6. Club Nouveau – Lean on Me (March, 2 wks)
  7. Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (April, 2 wks)
  8. Aretha Franklin – I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (April, 2 wks)
  9. Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died in Your Arms (May, 2 wks)
  10. U2 – With or Without You (May, 3 wks)
  11. Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (June, 1 wk)
  12. Atlantic Starr – Always (June, 1 wk)
  13. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Head to Toe (June, 1 wk)
  14. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) (June, 2 wks)
  15. Heart – Alone (July, 3 wks)
  16. Bob Seger – Shakedown (August, 1 wk)
  17. U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (August, 2 wks)
  18. Madonna – Who’s That Girl (August, 1 wk)
  19. Los Lobos – La Bamba (August, 3 wks)
  20. Michael Jackson – I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (September, 1 wk)
  21. Whitney Houston – Didn’t We Almost Have It All (September, 2 wks)
  22. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again (October, 1 wk)
  23. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Lost in Emotion (October, 1 wk)
  24. Michael Jackson – Bad (October, 2 wks)
  25. Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now (November, 2 wks)
  26. Billy Idol – Mony Mony “Live” (November, 1 wk)
  27. Bill Medley – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (November, 1 wk)
  28. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (December, 1 wk)
  29. George Michael – Faith (December, 4 wks)
  30. Whitney Houston – So Emotional (January ’88, 1 wk)
Verified by MonsterInsights