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Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS
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
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
10
WEEKS ON CHART
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Songwriter(s)
S.H.Morris
Producer(s)
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label
Motown
Gains in performance

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Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
2
Chaka Khan I Feel For You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel For You
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
A.Mardin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
3
Diana Ross Swept Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Swept Away
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Hall, S.Allen
Producer(s):
D.Hall, A.Baker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
4
New Edition Cool It Now Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Cool It Now
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Brantley, Timas
Producer(s):
V.Brantley, R.Timas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
5
Rebbie Jackson Centipede Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Centipede
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson
Producer(s):
M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
6
The Time Jungle Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jungle Love
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
M.Day, Starr Company
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
7
Prince And The Revolution Let's Go Crazy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Go Crazy
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.
8
Stephanie Mills The Medicine Song Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Medicine Song
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.H.Wolinski
Producer(s):
Hawk
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Casablanca
9
Janet Jackson Don't Stand Another Chance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Stand Another Chance
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson, J.Barnes
Producer(s):
M.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
10
Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Purple Rain
27  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
58
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Warner Bros.
11
Tina Turner Better Be Good To Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Better Be Good To Me
18  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Knight, Chinn, Chapman
Producer(s):
R.Hine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
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)
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
13
Ralph MacDonald With Bill Withers In The Name Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In The Name Of Love
Ralph MacDonald With Bill Withers
13  Last
13  Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.MacDonald, W.Salter, W.Withers, Jr.
Producer(s):
R.MacDonald, W.Eaton
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
14
Alicia Myers You Get The Best From Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Get The Best From Me
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.McCord, A.Hudson
Producer(s):
K.McCord
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
15
Ashford & Simpson Solid Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Solid
26  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.Ashford, V.Simpson
Producer(s):
N.Ashford, V.Simpson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
16
Teddy Pendergrass You're My Choice Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You're My Choice Tonight
17  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
L.Vandross
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Asylum
17
Champaign Off And On Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Off And On Love
23  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Champaign
Producer(s):
Champaign
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
18
Vanity Pretty Mess Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pretty Mess
21  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Vanity, B.Wolfer
Producer(s):
B.Wolfer, Vanity
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
19
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
11  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
20
Jermaine Jackson Dynamite Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dynamite
16  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Goldmark, B.Roberts
Producer(s):
J.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
21
The Jacksons Torture Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Torture
14  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Jackson, K.Wakefield
Producer(s):
J.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
22
Leon Haywood Tenderoni Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tenderoni
24  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Haywood
Producer(s):
L.Haywood
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Modern
23
Prime Time I Owe It To Myself Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Owe It To Myself
28  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Hamilton, M.Haynes, T.Rabb
Producer(s):
J.Hamilton, M.Hayes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
24
Whodini Friends/Five Minutes Of Funk Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Friends/Five Minutes Of Funk
32  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Hutchins, L.Smith
Producer(s):
L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
25
Kashif Are You The Woman Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Are You The Woman
34  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Kashif
Producer(s):
Kashif
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
26
Glenn Jones Show Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me
33  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
LaLa, G.Jones
Producer(s):
L.Cope, S.Horton, W.Brathwaite
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
27
The Staple Singers Slippery People Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slippery People
31  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Byrne, T.Weymouth, C.Frantz, J.Harrison
Producer(s):
M.Piccirillo, G.Goetzman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Private I
28
Jeffrey Osborne Don't Stop Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Stop
40  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Sembello, D.Batteau
Producer(s):
G.Duke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
29
Lionel Richie Penny Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Penny Lover
44  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
72
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie, B.Harvey-Richie
Producer(s):
J.Carmichael, L.Richie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
30
The Controllers Crushed Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crushed
35  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Watson
Producer(s):
N.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
31
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
19  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Britten, G.Lyle
Producer(s):
T.Britten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
32
Mtume You, Me And He Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You, Me And He
15  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Mtume
Producer(s):
J.Mtume
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
33
Dazz Band Let It All Blow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let It All Blow
49  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Harrison, B.Harris
Producer(s):
R.Andrews, B.Harris
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
34
The S.O.S. Band Just The Way You Like It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just The Way You Like It
20  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
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
35
Apollonia 6 Sex Shooter Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sex Shooter
Apollonia 6
46  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Apollonia 6
Producer(s):
Apollonia 6, Starr Company
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
36
Deniece Williams Black Butterfly Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Black Butterfly
50  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
73
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Mann, C.Weil
Producer(s):
G.Duke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
37
Lakeside Make My Day Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Make My Day
37  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Lakeside
Producer(s):
Lakeside
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
38
Barkays Sex O Matic Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sex O Matic
Barkays
47  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Bar-Kays, A.A.Jones
Producer(s):
A.A.Jones
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
39
Evelyn "Champagne" King Just For The Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just For The Night
48  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Carter, P.Leonard, B.Gaitsch
Producer(s):
Hawk
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
40
Force M.D.'s Tears Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tears
42  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Force MD's, R.Halpin
Producer(s):
T.Silverman, R.Halpin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
41
Smokey Robinson I Can't Find Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Find
41  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Robinson
Producer(s):
W.Robinson, R.S.Burke
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Tamla
42
Madonna Lucky Star Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lucky Star
43  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Ciccone
Producer(s):
R.Lucas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
43
Isley, Jasper, Isley Look The Other Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Look The Other Way
53  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
74
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.J.Isley
Producer(s):
C.Jasper, E.Isley, M.Isley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | CBS Associated
44
Donna Summer There Goes My Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There Goes My Baby
22  Last
20  Peak
11  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Nelson, L.Patterson, G.Treadwell
Producer(s):
M.Omartian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Geffen
45
Kurtis Blow 8 Million Stories Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
8 Million Stories
45  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Waring, K.Blow, D.Harris, S.Breck
Producer(s):
J.B.Moore, R.Ford,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
46
Patrice Rushen Get Off (You Fascinate Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Get Off (You Fascinate Me)
29  Last
26  Peak
11  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Rushen, G.Albright, F.Washington
Producer(s):
C.Mims,Jr., P.Rushen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
47
Peabo Bryson Slow Dancin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slow Dancin'
38  Last
35  Peak
10  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.P.Bryson
Producer(s):
P.Bryson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
48
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Harmony Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Harmony
52  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Wiz
Producer(s):
Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Quality | Golden Boy/Quality
49
Junior Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Somebody
54  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
65
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Junior, Nightingale
Producer(s):
A.Mardin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | London-Sire
50
Sheila E. The Glamorous Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Glamorous Life
39  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Sheila E.
Producer(s):
Sheila E., Starr Company
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
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