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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of October 3, 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 October 3, 1981

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  • 1
    • Endless Love

      Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
    • 1
    • 1
    • 13
      • 1
      • 1
      • 13
  • 2
    • She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)

      Carl Carlton
    • 2
    • 2
    • 16
      • 2
      • 2
      • 16
  • 3
    • Super Freak (Part I)

      Rick James
    • 3
    • 3
    • 10
      • 3
      • 3
      • 10
  • 4
    • When She Was My Girl

      Four Tops
    • 4
    • 4
    • 8
      • 4
      • 4
      • 8
  • 5
    • Never Too Much

      Luther Vandross
    • 7
    • 5
    • 9
      • 7
      • 5
      • 9
  • 6
    • We're In This Love Together

      Al Jarreau
    • 6
    • 6
    • 12
      • 6
      • 6
      • 12
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Producer(s):

J.Graydon, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Bros./Unknown

  • 7
    • Love All The Hurt Away

      Aretha Franklin And George Benson
    • 8
    • 7
    • 7
      • 8
      • 7
      • 7
  • 8
    • On The Beat

      The B.B. And Q. Band
    • 9
    • 8
    • 12
      • 9
      • 8
      • 12
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Producer(s):

J.F.Petrus, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Capitol/Unknown

  • 9
    • I'll Do Anything For You

      Denroy Morgan
    • 10
    • 9
    • 14
      • 10
      • 9
      • 14
  • 10
    • Sweat (til You Get Wet)

      Brick
    • 11
    • 10
    • 11
      • 11
      • 10
      • 11
  • 11
    • Just Be My Lady

      Larry Graham
    • 5
    • 4
    • 15
      • 5
      • 4
      • 15
  • 12
    • Silly

      Deniece Williams
    • 14
    • 12
    • 9
      • 14
      • 12
      • 9
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Producer(s):

T.Bell, D.Williams, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arc/Columbia/Unknown

  • 13
    • Get It Up

      The Time
    • 18
    • 13
    • 8
      • 18
      • 13
      • 8
  • 14
    • I Can't Live Without Your Love

      Teddy Pendergrass
    • 17
    • 14
    • 6
      • 17
      • 14
      • 6
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Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philadelphia International/Unknown

  • 15
    • I Heard It Through The Grapevine

      Roger
    • 20
    • 15
    • 7
      • 20
      • 15
      • 7
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Producer(s):

Roger, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Bros./Unknown

  • 17
    • Slow Hand

      The Pointer Sisters
    • 12
    • 7
    • 17
      • 12
      • 7
      • 17
  • 18
    • Square Biz

      Teena Marie
    • 16
    • 3
    • 16
      • 16
      • 3
      • 16
  • 19
    • Lady (You Bring Me Up)

      Commodores
    • 13
    • 5
    • 15
      • 13
      • 5
      • 15
  • 20
    • Wikkawrap

      The Evasions
    • 23
    • 20
    • 11
      • 23
      • 20
      • 11
  • 21
    • Before I Let Go

      Frankie Beverly And Maze
    • 26
    • 21
    • 7
      • 26
      • 21
      • 7
  • 22
    • Can't We Fall In Love Again

      Phyllis Hyman And Mike Henderson
    • 19
    • 9
    • 13
      • 19
      • 9
      • 13
  • 23
    • Love Has Come Around

      Donald Byrd
    • 30
    • 23
    • 8
      • 30
      • 23
      • 8
  • 24
    • General Hospi-tale

      The Afternoon Delights
    • 24
    • 24
    • 8
      • 24
      • 24
      • 8
  • 25
    • Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)

      West Street Mob
    • 28
    • 25
    • 9
      • 28
      • 25
      • 9
  • 27 NEW
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    • Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)

      Kool & The Gang
    • -
    • 27
    • 1
      • -
      • 27
      • 1
  • 28
    • I Like It

      Cameo
    • 31
    • 28
    • 6
      • 31
      • 28
      • 6
  • 29
    • Shine Your Light

      The Graingers
    • 29
    • 29
    • 13
      • 29
      • 29
      • 13
  • 30
    • Do You Love Me

      Patti Austin
    • 33
    • 30
    • 9
      • 33
      • 30
      • 9
  • 31
    • She Don't Let Nobody

      Curtis Mayfield
    • 44
    • 31
    • 4
      • 44
      • 31
      • 4
  • 32
    • She's Got Paper, But I Got The Man

      Barbara Mason
    • 41
    • 32
    • 6
      • 41
      • 32
      • 6
  • 33
    • Just Once

      Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram
    • 36
    • 33
    • 7
      • 36
      • 33
      • 7
  • 34
    • Night Games

      Stephanie Mills
    • 34
    • 34
    • 7
      • 34
      • 34
      • 7
  • 35
    • Stay Awake

      Ronnie Laws
    • 37
    • 35
    • 7
      • 37
      • 35
      • 7
  • 36
    • Aiming At Your Heart

      The Temptations
    • 38
    • 36
    • 8
      • 38
      • 36
      • 8
  • 37
    • This Kind Of Lovin'

      The Whispers
    • 45
    • 37
    • 5
      • 45
      • 37
      • 5
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Producer(s):

L.F.Sylvers,III, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/Unknown

  • 38
    • If That'll Make You Happy

      Gladys Knight And The Pips
    • 42
    • 38
    • 9
      • 42
      • 38
      • 9
  • 39
    • Here I Am

      Dynasty
    • 27
    • 26
    • 14
      • 27
      • 26
      • 14
  • 40
    • A Little Bit Of Jazz

      The Nick Straker Band
    • 35
    • 35
    • 10
      • 35
      • 35
      • 10
  • 41
    • I Love You More

      Rene & Angela
    • 22
    • 14
    • 15
      • 22
      • 14
      • 15
  • 42
    • Snap Shot

      Slave
    • 55
    • 42
    • 4
      • 55
      • 42
      • 4
  • 43
    • Time To Think

      Rockie Robbins
    • 53
    • 43
    • 5
      • 53
      • 43
      • 5
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