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This week's most popular R&B/Hip-Hop songs, based on radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music. Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles, or songs receiving widespread airplay and/or sales activity for the first time.

HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

The week of
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WEEKS AT NO. 1
12
WEEKS ON CHART
Joanna
Songwriter(s)
C.Smith, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s)
R.Bell, Kool & The Gang, J.Bonnefond
Imprint/Promotion Label
PolyGram | De-Lite

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Kool & The Gang Joanna Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Joanna
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s):
R.Bell, Kool & The Gang, J.Bonnefond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | De-Lite
2
Patti LaBelle If Only You Knew Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Only You Knew
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Biggs, K.Gamble, D.Wansel
Producer(s):
K.Gamble, D.Wansel
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Philadelphia International
3
Shannon Let The Music Play Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let The Music Play
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Barbosa, E.Chisholm
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Mirage
4
Debarge Time Will Reveal Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Time Will Reveal
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Debarge, E.Debarge
Producer(s):
E.Debarge
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
5
ConFunkShun Baby, I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby, I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love)
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

6
The Deele Body Talk Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Body Talk
11  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Gentry, A.Reid, S.Burke, C.Greene
Producer(s):
R.Calloway
Imprint/Promotion Label:
SMG | Solar
7
Twilight 22 Electric Kingdom Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Electric Kingdom
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Bahary, J.Saulter, E.Moore
Producer(s):
G.Bahary
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Vanguard
8
Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson Say Say Say Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Say Say Say
Paul McCartney And Michael Jackson
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.McCartney, Jackson
Producer(s):
G.Martin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
9
Luther Vandross I'll Let You Slide Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Let You Slide
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
L.Vandross
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
10
D Train Something's On Your Mind Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Something's On Your Mind
14  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Eaves
Producer(s):
H.Eaves III, J.Williams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Prelude
11
Lionel Richie Running With The Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Running With The Night
17  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie, C.Weil
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
12
Ray Parker Jr. I Still Can't Get Over Loving You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Still Can't Get Over Loving You
13  Last
12  Peak
11  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Parker, Jr.
Producer(s):
R.Parker,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
13
James Ingram With Michael McDonald Yah Mo B There Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Yah Mo B There
James Ingram With Michael McDonald
24  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Ingram, M.H.McDonald, R.Temperton, Q.Jones III, Q.West
Producer(s):
Q.Jones II
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
14
Cheryl Lynn Encore Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Encore
22  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
C.Lynn, T.S.Lewis, J.Harris
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
15
Atlantic Starr Touch A Four Leaf Clover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Touch A Four Leaf Clover
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Lewis, W.Lewis
Producer(s):
J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
16
The Gap Band Jam The Motha' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jam The Motha'
16  Last
16  Peak
10  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Wilson, Wilson, Taylor
Producer(s):
R.Wilson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Total Experience
17
Dazz Band Joystick Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Joystick
20  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Harris, E.Fearman
Producer(s):
R.Andrews
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
18
Lionel Richie All Night Long (All Night) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All Night Long (All Night)
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael, Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
19
George Clinton Nubian Nut Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nubian Nut
15  Last
15  Peak
10  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Clinton, Spoodley, Strickland, Kuti
Producer(s):
G.Clinton
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Stephanie Mills How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
18  Last
12  Peak
11  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
G.Klein, D.Wolfert, Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Casablanca
21
Jeffrey Osborne Stay With Me Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay With Me Tonight
19  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Jones
Producer(s):
G.Duke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
22
Angela Bofill I'm On Your Side Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm On Your Side
23  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, A.Bofill, J.Cohen
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
23
Earth, Wind & Fire Magnetic Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Magnetic
12  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Page
Producer(s):
M.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
24
Pieces Of A Dream Fo-fi-fo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Fo-fi-fo
33  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Wasington,Jr., C.Gibbs
Producer(s):
G.Washington,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
25
Jennifer Holliday Just Let Me Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Let Me Wait
27  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Lind, B.Meyers
Producer(s):
M.White
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Geffen
26
Rick James And Smokey Robinson Ebony Eyes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ebony Eyes
Rick James And Smokey Robinson
28  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
27
Evelyn "Champagne" King Action Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Action
31  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.F.Sylvers III, D.L.Meyers
Producer(s):
L.F.Sylvers,III, J.Gallo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
28
J. Blackfoot Taxi Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Taxi
32  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Banks, C.Brooks
Producer(s):
H.Banks, C.Brooks
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Soundtown
29
Madonna Holiday Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Holiday
25  Last
25  Peak
13  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Hudson, L.Stevens
Producer(s):
J.Benitez
Imprint/Promotion Label:
London-Sire | Sire
30
Howard Johnson Let's Take Time Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Take Time Out
30  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Murphy, Kellow, Frank
Producer(s):
M.Murphy, D.Frank
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
31
Herbie Hancock Autodrive Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Autodrive
36  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Hancock, B.Laswell, M.Beinhorn
Producer(s):
Material, H.Hancock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
32
The S.O.S. Band Tell Me If You Still Care Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me If You Still Care
26  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
33
Tavares Words And Music Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Words And Music
29  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Nolan
Producer(s):
J.Senter, K.Nolan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
34
Musical Youth She's Trouble Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
She's Trouble
37  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Shifrin, T.Britten, B.Livsey
Producer(s):
P.Collins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
35
Melba Moore Keepin' My Lover Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keepin' My Lover Satisfied
34  Last
14  Peak
13  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
F.Jackson, P.L.Jones III
Producer(s):
P.L.Jones,III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
36
Donna Summer Love Has A Mind Of Its Own Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Has A Mind Of Its Own
38  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Summer, B.Sudano, M.Omartian
Producer(s):
M.Omartian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
37
Midnight Star Wet My Whistle Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Wet My Whistle
21  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Calloway
Producer(s):
R.Calloway
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
38
Philippe Wynne Wait Til Tomorrow/bye Bye Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Wait Til Tomorrow/bye Bye Love
42  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Sigidi, L.Maxi, F.Bryant, B.Bryant
Producer(s):
Sigidi
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fantasy
39
Grandmixer D.St. Crazy Cuts Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crazy Cuts
41  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Showard
Producer(s):
Material, D.s.t.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Island
40
New Edition Popcorn Love/Jealous Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Popcorn Love/Jealous Girl
39  Last
25  Peak
11  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Starr, M.Jonzun
Producer(s):
M.Starr
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Streetwise
41
Run-D.M.C. Hard Times/Jam Master Jay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hard Times/Jam Master Jay
59  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Mitzell, J.W.Simmons, D.M.McDaniels, R.Simmons, L.Smith
Producer(s):
R.Simmons, L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
42
Anita Baker You're The Best Thing Yet Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You're The Best Thing Yet
51  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Moten, G.C.Turner
Producer(s):
P.Moten, O.smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Beverly Glen
43
Philip Bailey Trapped Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Trapped
46  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Bailey, T.Haynes, R.Brookins
Producer(s):
G.Duke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
44
Junior Unison Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Unison
44  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Roberts, A.Goldenmark
Producer(s):
B.Roberts, A.Goldmark
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Casablanca
45
Daryl Hall John Oates Say It Isn't So Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Say It Isn't So
45  Last
45  Peak
11  Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Hall
Producer(s):
D.Hall, J.Oates
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
46
Ron Banks Make It Easy On Yourself Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Make It Easy On Yourself
48  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.David, B.Bacharach
Producer(s):
R.Banks
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | CBS Associated
47
Freeez Pop Goes My Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pop Goes My Love
47  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Maas, Rocca, Stennart, Baker
Producer(s):
A.Baker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Streetwise
48
The Jones Girls 2 Win U Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
2 Win U Back
50  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Wright, F.Thornton
Producer(s):
R.Wright, F.thornton
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
49
Jenny Burton Remember What You Like Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Remember What You Like
53  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Robie
Producer(s):
J.robie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
50
The Pointer Sisters I Need You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Need You
35  Last
13  Peak
15  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.O'Byrne, R.Feldman, J.Black
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Planet
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