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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of September 5, 1981

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

The week’s most popular songs, ranked by audio and video streaming activity on leading digital music services, radio airplay audience impressions based on monitored airplay and sales data, all compiled by Luminate. Audience totals are derived, in part, using certain Nielsen Audio listener estimates.

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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of September 5, 1981

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  • 1
    • Endless Love

      Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
    • 1
    • 1
    • 9
      • 1
      • 1
      • 9
  • 2
    • She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)

      Carl Carlton
    • 2
    • 2
    • 12
      • 2
      • 2
      • 12
  • 3
    • Square Biz

      Teena Marie
    • 3
    • 3
    • 12
      • 3
      • 3
      • 12
  • 4
    • Just Be My Lady

      Larry Graham
    • 4
    • 4
    • 11
      • 4
      • 4
      • 11
  • 5
    • Lady (You Bring Me Up)

      Commodores
    • 5
    • 5
    • 11
      • 5
      • 5
      • 11
  • 6
    • Super Freak (Part I)

      Rick James
    • 7
    • 6
    • 6
      • 7
      • 6
      • 6
  • 7
    • Slow Hand

      The Pointer Sisters
    • 9
    • 7
    • 13
      • 9
      • 7
      • 13
  • 9
    • Can't We Fall In Love Again

      Phyllis Hyman And Mike Henderson
    • 10
    • 9
    • 9
      • 10
      • 9
      • 9
  • 10
    • Love On A Two Way Street

      Stacy Lattisaw
    • 6
    • 2
    • 14
      • 6
      • 2
      • 14
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Producer(s):

N.M.Walden, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Cotillion/Unknown

  • 11
    • Shake It Up Tonight

      Cheryl Lynn
    • 11
    • 5
    • 15
      • 11
      • 5
      • 15
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Producer(s):

R.Parker,Jr., Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Columbia/Unknown

  • 12
    • We're In This Love Together

      Al Jarreau
    • 18
    • 12
    • 8
      • 18
      • 12
      • 8
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Producer(s):

J.Graydon, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Bros./Unknown

  • 13
    • When She Was My Girl

      Four Tops
    • 21
    • 13
    • 4
      • 21
      • 13
      • 4
  • 14
    • I Love You More

      Rene & Angela
    • 16
    • 14
    • 11
      • 16
      • 14
      • 11
  • 15
    • I'll Do Anything For You

      Denroy Morgan
    • 20
    • 15
    • 10
      • 20
      • 15
      • 10
  • 16
    • On The Beat

      The B.B. And Q. Band
    • 25
    • 16
    • 8
      • 25
      • 16
      • 8
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Producer(s):

J.F.Petrus, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Capitol/Unknown

  • 17
    • This Is For The Lover In You

      Shalamar
    • 17
    • 17
    • 11
      • 17
      • 17
      • 11
  • 18
    • Sweat (til You Get Wet)

      Brick
    • 24
    • 18
    • 7
      • 24
      • 18
      • 7
  • 19
    • Just One Moment Away

      The Manhattans
    • 19
    • 19
    • 10
      • 19
      • 19
      • 10
  • 22
    • The Real Thing

      The Brothers Johnson
    • 14
    • 11
    • 12
      • 14
      • 11
      • 12
  • 23
    • Silly

      Deniece Williams
    • 27
    • 23
    • 5
      • 27
      • 23
      • 5
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Producer(s):

T.Bell, D.Williams, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arc/Columbia/Unknown

  • 24
    • Love All The Hurt Away

      Aretha Franklin And George Benson
    • 36
    • 24
    • 3
      • 36
      • 24
      • 3
  • 25
    • Freaky Dancin'

      Cameo
    • 15
    • 3
    • 17
      • 15
      • 3
      • 17
  • 26
    • That Old Song

      Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
    • 29
    • 26
    • 8
      • 29
      • 26
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

R.Parker, Jr.

Producer(s):

R.Parker,Jr.

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista/Unknown

  • 27
    • Here I Am

      Dynasty
    • 30
    • 27
    • 10
      • 30
      • 27
      • 10
  • 28
    • Double Dutch Bus

      Frankie Smith
    • 12
    • 1
    • 28
      • 12
      • 1
      • 28
  • 29
    • Night

      Billy Ocean
    • 13
    • 7
    • 17
      • 13
      • 7
      • 17
  • 30
    • Very Special

      Debra Laws
    • 28
    • 11
    • 16
      • 28
      • 11
      • 16
  • 31
    • Stay The Night

      LaToya Jackson
    • 34
    • 31
    • 8
      • 34
      • 31
      • 8
  • 32
    • He's Just A Runaway

      Sister Sledge
    • 33
    • 32
    • 7
      • 33
      • 32
      • 7
  • 33
    • Send For Me

      Atlantic Starr
    • 32
    • 16
    • 13
      • 32
      • 16
      • 13
  • 34
    • Never Too Much

      Luther Vandross
    • 47
    • 34
    • 5
      • 47
      • 34
      • 5
  • 35
    • You Were Right Girl

      Natalie Cole
    • 39
    • 35
    • 7
      • 39
      • 35
      • 7
  • 36
    • I've Been Watching You

      Midnight Star
    • 37
    • 36
    • 10
      • 37
      • 36
      • 10
  • 37
    • Magic Man

      Herb Alpert
    • 38
    • 37
    • 6
      • 38
      • 37
      • 6
  • 38
    • It's You

      Afterbach
    • 41
    • 38
    • 7
      • 41
      • 38
      • 7
  • 39
    • Shine Your Light

      The Graingers
    • 42
    • 39