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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of October 24, 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 24, 1981

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  • 1
    • Never Too Much

      Luther Vandross
    • 3
    • 1
    • 12
      • 3
      • 1
      • 12
  • 2
    • When She Was My Girl

      Four Tops
    • 1
    • 1
    • 11
      • 1
      • 1
      • 11
  • 3
    • She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)

      Carl Carlton
    • 2
    • 2
    • 19
      • 2
      • 2
      • 19
  • 4
    • Endless Love

      Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
    • 4
    • 1
    • 16
      • 4
      • 1
      • 16
  • 5
    • Super Freak (Part I)

      Rick James
    • 5
    • 3
    • 13
      • 5
      • 3
      • 13
  • 6
    • Love All The Hurt Away

      Aretha Franklin And George Benson
    • 7
    • 6
    • 10
      • 7
      • 6
      • 10
  • 7
    • I Heard It Through The Grapevine

      Roger
    • 14
    • 7
    • 10
      • 14
      • 7
      • 10
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Producer(s):

Roger, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Bros./Unknown

  • 8
    • Get It Up

      The Time
    • 12
    • 8
    • 11
      • 12
      • 8
      • 11
  • 9
    • Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)

      Kool & The Gang
    • 15
    • 9
    • 4
      • 15
      • 9
      • 4
  • 10
    • I Can't Live Without Your Love

      Teddy Pendergrass
    • 13
    • 10
    • 9
      • 13
      • 10
      • 9
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Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philadelphia International/Unknown

  • 11
    • Silly

      Deniece Williams
    • 11
    • 11
    • 12
      • 11
      • 11
      • 12
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Producer(s):

T.Bell, D.Williams, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arc/Columbia/Unknown

  • 13
    • We're In This Love Together

      Al Jarreau
    • 6
    • 6
    • 15
      • 6
      • 6
      • 15
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Producer(s):

J.Graydon, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Bros./Unknown

  • 14
    • Snap Shot

      Slave
    • 21
    • 14
    • 7
      • 21
      • 14
      • 7
  • 15
    • Before I Let Go

      Frankie Beverly And Maze
    • 17
    • 15
    • 10
      • 17
      • 15
      • 10
  • 16
    • Love Has Come Around

      Donald Byrd
    • 18
    • 16
    • 11
      • 18
      • 16
      • 11
  • 17
    • Let's Groove

      Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 33
    • 17
    • 3
      • 33
      • 17
      • 3
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Producer(s):

M.White, W.Vaughn, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arc/Columbia/Unknown

  • 18
    • Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)

      West Street Mob
    • 20
    • 18
    • 12
      • 20
      • 18
      • 12
  • 19
    • Just Once

      Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram
    • 23
    • 19
    • 10
      • 23
      • 19
      • 10
  • 20
    • She Don't Let Nobody

      Curtis Mayfield
    • 22
    • 20
    • 7
      • 22
      • 20
      • 7
  • 21
    • Stay Awake

      Ronnie Laws
    • 24
    • 21
    • 10
      • 24
      • 21
      • 10
  • 22
    • This Kind Of Lovin'

      The Whispers
    • 26
    • 22
    • 8
      • 26
      • 22
      • 8
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Producer(s):

L.F.Sylvers,III, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/Unknown

  • 23
    • Oh No

      Commodores
    • 28
    • 23
    • 5
      • 28
      • 23
      • 5
  • 24
    • Do You Love Me

      Patti Austin
    • 27
    • 24
    • 12
      • 27
      • 24
      • 12
  • 25
    • Take My Love

      Melba Moore
    • 30
    • 25
    • 7
      • 30
      • 25
      • 7
  • 26
    • Pull Fancy Dancer Pull

      One Way
    • 31
    • 26
    • 8
      • 31
      • 26
      • 8
  • 28
    • On The Beat

      The B.B. And Q. Band
    • 8
    • 8
    • 15
      • 8
      • 8
      • 15
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Producer(s):

J.F.Petrus, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Capitol/Unknown

  • 29
    • I'll Do Anything For You

      Denroy Morgan
    • 9
    • 9
    • 17
      • 9
      • 9
      • 17
  • 30
    • Sweat (til You Get Wet)

      Brick
    • 10
    • 10
    • 14
      • 10
      • 10
      • 14
  • 31
    • I Like It

      Cameo
    • 25
    • 25
    • 9
      • 25
      • 25
      • 9
  • 32
    • Time To Think

      Rockie Robbins
    • 35
    • 32
    • 8
      • 35
      • 32
      • 8
  • 33
    • She's Got Paper, But I Got The Man

      Barbara Mason
    • 29
    • 29
    • 9
      • 29
      • 29
      • 9
  • 34
    • It Shows In The Eyes

      Ashford & Simpson
    • 38
    • 34
    • 6
      • 38
      • 34
      • 6
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Producer(s):

N.Ashford, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Bros./Unknown

  • 35
    • Just Be My Lady

      Larry Graham
    • 16
    • 4
    • 18
      • 16
      • 4
      • 18
  • 36
    • Wikkawrap

      The Evasions
    • 34
    • 20
    • 14
      • 34
      • 20
      • 14
  • 37
    • Love Don't Love Nobody (pt. 1)

      Jean Carne
    • 41
    • 37
    • 6
      • 41
      • 37
      • 6
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Producer(s):

G.b.simmons, J.b.jefferson, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

TSOP/Unknown

  • 39
    • Night Games

      Stephanie Mills