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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
11
WEEKS ON CHART
When Doves Cry
Songwriter(s)
Prince
Producer(s)
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.

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Prince When Doves Cry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When Doves Cry
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
1
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11
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Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.
2
Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ghostbusters
Last
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3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
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8
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Songwriter(s):
R.Parker, Jr.
Producer(s):
R.Parker,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Columbia Pictures/Arista
3
Tina Turner What's Love Got To Do With It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's Love Got To Do With It
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
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12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Britten, G.Lyle
Producer(s):
T.Britten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
4
The Jacksons State of Shock Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
State of Shock
Last
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Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
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8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson, R.Hansen, M.Jagger
Producer(s):
M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
5
Ollie And Jerry Breakin'...there's No Stopping Us Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breakin'...there's No Stopping Us
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
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11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
O.E.Brown, J.Knight
Producer(s):
O.E.Brown
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
6
Kashif Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Don't Break Your Baby's Heart
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
7
Rick James 17 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
17
14  Last
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Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
8
Mtume You, Me And He Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You, Me And He
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Mtume
Producer(s):
J.Mtume
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
9
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Glamorous Life
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Sheila E.
Producer(s):
Sheila E., Starr Company
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
10
Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
11
The Time Ice Cream Castles Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ice Cream Castles
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Fields
Producer(s):
M.Day, Starr Company
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
12
Lionel Richie Stuck On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stuck On You
15  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
13
Lakeside Outrageous Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Outrageous
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
14
One Way Mr. Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. Groove
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

15
The Brothers Johnson You Keep Me Coming Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Keep Me Coming Back
16  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Potts,Jr., R.Smith, D.Marshall, L.F.Sylvers III
Producer(s):
L.F.Sylvers,III, K.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
16
The S.O.S. Band Just The Way You Like It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just The Way You Like It
24  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
17
Teddy Pendergrass And Whitney Houston Hold Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hold Me
Teddy Pendergrass And Whitney Houston
12  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, L.Creed
Producer(s):
M.Masser
18
Joyce Kennedy & Jeffrey Osborne The Last Time I Made Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Last Time I Made Love
Joyce Kennedy & Jeffrey Osborne
30  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
19
Lillo Thomas Your Love's Got A Hold On Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Love's Got A Hold On Me
22  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Lawrence III
Producer(s):
T.Allen, P.L.Jones,III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Somebody Else's Guy
17  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Browne
Producer(s):
F.McFarlane, A.George, J.Browne
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Prelude | Vinyl Dreams
21
Peabo Bryson If Ever You're In My Arms Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Ever You're In My Arms Again
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, T.Snow, C.Weil
Producer(s):
M.Masser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
22
Patrice Rushen Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)
20  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
23
Barkays Dirty Dancer Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dirty Dancer
Barkays
29  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Bar-Kays, A.A.Jones
Producer(s):
A.A.Jones
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
24
Jermaine Jackson Dynamite Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dynamite
31  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Goldmark, B.Roberts
Producer(s):
J.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
25
Grandmaster Melle Mel Beat Street Breakdown - Part I Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Beat Street Breakdown - Part I
Grandmaster Melle Mel
19  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
26
The Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jump (For My Love)
21  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
27
The Art Of Noise Close (To The Edit) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Close (To The Edit)
23  Last
23  Peak
11  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
28
Stanley Clarke Heaven sent You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Heaven sent You
25  Last
21  Peak
10  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
29
Evelyn "Champagne" King Teenager Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Teenager
28  Last
28  Peak
10  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
30
Run-D.M.C. 30 Days Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
30 Days
41  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.B.Moore, D.Simmons, L.Smith
Producer(s):
R.Simmons, L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
31
The Valentine Brothers Lonely Nights Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lonely Nights
36  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Valentine, P.Peyton
Producer(s):
Valentine Brothers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
32
Richard "Dimples" Fields Your Wife Is Cheatin' On Us Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Wife Is Cheatin' On Us
32  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
33
Yarbrough & Peoples Be A Winner Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Be A Winner
35  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Yarbrough, A.Peoples, T.Peoples
Producer(s):
L.Simmons, C.Yarbrough, O.Scott
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Total Experience
34
Carol Lynn Townes 99 1/2 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
99 1/2
53  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Polydor
35
Randy Hall I've Been Watching You (Jamie's Girl) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I've Been Watching You (Jamie's Girl)
38  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Hall, R.Irving III
Producer(s):
R.Parker,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
36
Deniece Williams Next Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Next Love
42  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Williams, G.Duke
Producer(s):
G.Duke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
37
Cherelle I Didn't Mean To Turn You On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
27  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
38
Nuance Featuring Vikki Love Take A Chance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take A Chance
Nuance Featuring Vikki Love
44  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Miller, N.McDuffy
Producer(s):
R.D.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | 4th & B'Way
39
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers We Need Some Money (Bout Money) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We Need Some Money (Bout Money)
46  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Brown, J.B.Buchanan, M.Fleming, M.Johnson, D.Twilley
Producer(s):
R.Edwards, Soul Searchers
40
Alicia Myers You Get The Best From Me (Say, Say, Say) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Get The Best From Me (Say, Say, Say)
45  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

41
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Shackles Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Shackles
26  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

42
Dennis Edwards (You're My) Aphrodisiac Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(You're My) Aphrodisiac
33  Last
15  Peak
13  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

43
Debbie Deb When I Hear Music Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When I Hear Music
43  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
44
Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross All Of You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All Of You
Julio Iglesias & Diana Ross
50  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Renis, C.Weil, J.Iglesias
Producer(s):
R.Perry, R.Arcusa
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
45
Menudo If You're Not Here (By My Side) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You're Not Here (By My Side)
52  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Villa, A.Monroy, E.Diaz, M.Pagan
Producer(s):
E.Diaz, M.L.M., Pagan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
46
O'Bryan Lovelite Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lovelite
34  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
47
Tyzik Jammin' In Manhattan Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jammin' In Manhattan
47  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
48
Shannon My Heart's Divided Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Heart's Divided
49  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
49
O'Bryan Breakin' Together Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breakin' Together
55  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
65
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Burnett II, D.Cornelius
Producer(s):
Friendship Producers, O'Bryan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
50
Roger w/ The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Midnight Hour - Part I Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Midnight Hour - Part I
62  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
62
LAST WEEK
73
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

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