Issue 256 - 21st September - 4th October 1988


21st September - 4th October 1988

Volume Ten - Number 19


Cover Photo - "F"-Reg Snipton

In This issue You Will Find:


Front Cover - Rick Astley

3rd Page Poster - Breathe

Page 15 Poster - Rick Astley

Page 18 Poster - The Pasadenas

Page 23 Poster - Jason Donovan

Centre Spread 1 - Bananarama

Centre Spread 2 - Brother Beyond

Centre Spread 3 - Glen Medeiros

Centre Spread 4 - Pet Shop Boys

Page 74 Poster - Phil Collins

Page 91 Poster - Bros

Back Cover - Advert For Next Issue






Breathe, Rick Astley, Sinitta, Voice Of The Beehive, Bon Jovi, Phil Collins





Pet Shop Boys, Bros, New Kids On The Block, Dirty Dancing, Sinitta, Philip Schofield,

The Hollies, Bill Medley, Sabrina, A-Ha,

Duran Duran, Iron Maiden,

Wendy James (Transvision Vamp), Billy MacKenzie (The Associates)


Lyrics By:


Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing,

Jason Donovan - Nothing Can Devide Us,

The Pasadenas - Riding On A Train,

Hazell Dean - Turn It Into Love,

Sinitta - I Don't Belive In Miracels,

Bananarama - Truth Love and Honesty,

The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother,

Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine,

Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time,

Belinda Carlisle - World Without You,

U2 - Desire, 

Transvision Vamp - Revolution Baby,

Bros - I Quit,

Salt 'N' Pepa - Shake Your Thang,

Inner City - Big Fun,

Coldcut - Stop This Crazy Thing,

Michael Jackson - Another Part Of Me,

Phil Collins - Groovy Kind Of Love,

Bill Withers - Lovely Day





Personal File:

Jason Donovan




Reviews Section:



Single Reviews:  by Bros


Erasure - A Little Respect, Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine, Black - The Big One,

T'Pau - Secret Garden, Whitney Houston - One Moment In Time,

Jermaine Stewart - Don't Talk Dirty To Me,

Faiground Attraction - A Smile In A Whisper, Bruce Springsteen - Spare Parts,

The Wonderstuff - It's Yer Money I'm After Baby, Breathe - Jonah,

Ziggy Marley and the Meledy Makers - Tumblin' Down



Album Reviews:

That Petrol Emotion - That Petrol Emotion, Level 42 - Staring At The Sun,

Bon Jovi - New Jersey, The Proclaimers - Sunshine On Leith,

Breathe - All That Jazz, Europe - Out Of This World, V

enessa Paradis - Venessa Paradis, Mica Paris - So Good



Concert Review: 

Amnesty Day - Wembley





Film Review: 


Jimmy Reardon,

Good Morning Vietnam,

Stars and Bars,

The Running Man,

No Man's Land, Buster



Fact Box - Number 20

Kylie Minogue





Black - The Big One Single, Level 42 - Standing In The Sun Album,

Everything But The Girl - Love Is Here Where I Live Single,

Duran Duran - I Don't Want Your Love Single, Jane Wiedlin - Fur Album,

U2 - Desire Single, Jermaine Stewart - Don't Talk Dirty To Me Single,

Ziggy Marley and the Meledy Makers - Tumblin' Down Single,

Errol Brown - Maya Single, Eighth Wonder - Baby Baby Single,

Erasure - A Little Respect Single, T'Pau - Secret Garden Single,

Will Downing - Free Single, Breathe - All That Jazz Album,

Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing Single, Venessa Paradis - M & J Album,

Aztec Camera - Deep and Wide and Tall Single, Louise Goffin - Surrender  Single, Marc Almond - Tears Run Rings Single, Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me Single



Jason Donovan, Tiffany, Brother Beyond, Michael Jackson, Madonna,

Level 42, Tony Hadley, Johnny Hates Jazz






In this issue you can Vote in the Annual Smash Hits Reader Poll.





This Issue Came with a Free Set Of Stickers












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