Top 40 Songs This Week – August 27, 1988: Songs 30-21

Welcome back to this week’s countdown. If you missed the first 10 songs, you can still check them out. Now, let’s Return to the week ending August 27, 1988, and continue the countdown.

30. “Love Bites” by Def Leppard

This ballad by Def Leppard is probably my least favorite song by them. But, it was the band’s only song that became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, so what do I know?

29. “Missed Opportunity” by Daryl Hall & John Oates

This song is OK. I much prefer their hits from the early ’80s.

28. “Please Don’t Go Girl” by New Kids On The Block

Today’s songs aren’t exactly starting out strong. This was The New Kids’ breakout hit. The lead vocals og this ballad was sung by Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, and spoken by Danny Wood.

27. “Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp

This was a fun dance song. However, I think that at the time that this came out, I got paid on Thursdays, so I couldn’t relate to this song.

26. “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Joan Jett just plain rocks.

25. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

Ugh. Just when things were starting to get good, one of my most hated songs of the ’80s gets thrown in the mix!

24. “Here With Me” by REO Speedwagon

OK, now I’m happy. I always liked REO Speedwagon. I think it’s funny and presumptuous when new songs get introduced on a greatest hits album, as is the case with “Here With Me.” Well, this song proved that it was worthy to be on REO’s greatest hit album, The Hits.

23. “Rag Doll” by Aerosmith

This would have been a good song if it wasn’t played to death.

22. “One Good Woman” by Peter Cetera

I’m loving this countdown again! This is one of my favorite Peter Cetera songs.

21. “Hold On to the Nights” by Richard Marx

Good. Today’s songs end on a good note. This is one of those songs that got played a lot, but I still liked it anyway. I still like it a lot. This was the fourth and final single released from Richard Marx’s self-titled debut album.

Wow, that was a schizophrenic list of songs for me today! I loved some songs and hated (or am totally sick of) others. What do you think of this countdown so far? This countdown will get better. So come back and see for yourself as we continue tomorrow.

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5 thoughts on “Top 40 Songs This Week – August 27, 1988: Songs 30-21”

  1. The countdown got slightly better today, so I’m trusting you that it will continue to do so.

    I forgot about “One Good Woman”! Great song! Also liked Hall & Oates, Richard Marx…and yes…even Bobby McFerrin. But I heard his song quite a bit on my trip to Myrtle Beach that summer, so it kind of became the theme song of the trip.

    1. Oh good! I was hoping somebody would like this more than me. But for me, the songs that were good were REALLY good. Tomorrow’s will be better. The top 10 isn’t bad either. That one might be on Friday.

  2. I was wondering if I remembered that Hall & Oates one! And yes I do agree though their mid to late 70’s into Early 80’s very much better!

    1. Yes, I love there music from their early days. They just had hit after hit. It just really brings me back to a good place when I hear their late ’70s early ’80s music.

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