1988’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB medWe can only provide an incomplete list of charting singles for 1988, as the charts after October 15 have not been posted at the RPM online archives. Below are all the Canadian Franco songs that made the year-end CKOI chart. The year’s biggest Franco hit was Mitsou’s “Bye Bye Mon Cowboy” (3rd of the year). All Anglo songs that made RPM’s Top 40 up to mid-October are listed with their peak position. As well, are those songs that made the RPM year-end chart for 1988. Songs which were still moving up the weekly charts as of October 15 are marked with an asterisk indicating that they may have peaked at a higher position afterwards. Below the lists, check out some cool trivia regarding the year’s hits.

YE= Year-End chart position.

WP = Weekly chart peak position.


Bye Bye Mon Cowboy Mitsou 3
Le prive Michel Rivard 10
Pour une histoire d’un soir Marie-Denise Pelletier 14
Au coeur du desert Martine St-Clair 17
Possession Pierre Flynn 24
Journee d’amerique RIchard Seguin 28
Comme un coeur froid Celine Dion 32
Tu peux pas Claude Dubois 40
Chinatown blues Luc de Larochelliere 45


I’m Still Searching Glass Tiger 11 2
In Your Soul Corey Hart 39 2
Pop Goes the World Men Without Hats 42 2†
Crying R. Orbison/k.d. lang 45 2
Diamond Sun Glass Tiger 60 5
When a Man Loves a Woman Luba 64 6
Hands Up Sway 71 7
Big League Tom Cochrane 75 *
My Song Glass Tiger 92 32*
Love Changes Everything Honeymoon Suite 93 10
Hold Me Now One to One 100 *
Voodoo Thing Colin James 16*
Something to Live For Barney Bentall 17
Round and Round Frozen Ghost 19*
Love Becomes Electric Strange Advance 20
Winter Games David Foster 21
Never Thought I Could Love Dan Hill 22
Savin’ Myself Eria Fachin 22
Moonbeam Men Without Hats 23
Never Give Up Blvd 23
Tomcat Prowl Doug and the Slugs 23
Levity Ian Thomas 25*
Belive in Me Paul Janz 26
Far From Over Blvd 26
Dancing Under a Latin Moon Candi 26*
Believe in Me Paul Janz 28
Smile Me Down Andrew Cash 28
Dream On Blvd 31*
Lookin’ Out for Number One Honeymoon Suite 33
Thinkin’ About the Years Haywire 35
Black and Blue Haywire 37
IBU Roman Grey 37
Endless Night Eye Eye 37*
Spot You In a Coalmine Corey Hart 38*
Day After Day Blue Rodeo 39
Carmelia Dan Hill 39
Crying Out Loud for Love The Box 40

* These songs were moving up the charts as of October 15, 1988 and may have charted higher. The 1988 RPM charts after October 15 are unavailable.

† Peaked in 1987 and also finished the year-end 1987 at #80.


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