Now you can read the full story behind every one of the biggest hits of 1988. Leading chart historian James Masterton takes you through a detailed account of every act and every hit single to reach the UK Top 40 during the course of the year.
Inside you will learn: Who Pete Waterman described as "my favourite idea for a pop group ever"; Which Belgian was the brains behind two of the biggest 'British' house music hits of the year; Just who was New Order's Bernard Sumner imitating on "Fine Time"; Who first performed the biggest selling single of the year on television; Which Dutchman dragged a famous 1960s hit kicking and screaming back into the Top 10 and in the process its singer back from Spanish retirement; Who was the first person to record Kylie's second hit; Which acid house hit ended up using footage filmed for another hit single as its hastily produced video.
All this and much more can be found in this essential guide for any music fan of the 1980s.
Which single made the Top 20 on two separate occasions during the course of the year?Which star became the highest charting female rapper since 1988?Which 80s superstar had her smallest hit single ever in 2012?Artist by artist and song by song, every hit record of the year is listed and analysed in a comprehensive guide to a memorable year in pop music. The reference book every chart fan has been waiting for - the Top 40 Annual 2012 is the most complete guide yet to the charts of the year.
Now you can relive the year in music as the internet's most widely read chart expert James Masterton (dotmusic, Yahoo! and About) brings you a guide to every UK Top 40 hit of 2013. Artist by artist and song by song, every hit record of the year is listed and analysed in a comprehensive guide to a memorable year in pop music. The latest edition in the acclaimed series of reference works - the Top 40 Annual 2013 is the most complete guide yet to the charts of the year.