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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of January 26, 1985

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 January 26, 1985

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  • 1
    • Gotta Get You Home Tonight

      Eugene Wilde
    • 2
    • 1
    • 16
      • 2
      • 1
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

M.Horton, R.Bloomfield

Producer(s):

M.Forte, D.Robinson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philly World/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • Mr. Telephone Man

      New Edition
    • 6
    • 2
    • 7
      • 6
      • 2
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

R.Parker, Jr.

Producer(s):

R.Parker,Jr.

Gains In Performance

  • 3
    • Treat Her Like A Lady

      The Temptations
    • 3
    • 2
    • 14
      • 3
      • 2
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

O.Williams, O.Woodson

Producer(s):

R.R.Johnson, A.McKay

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • Love Light In Flight

      Stevie Wonder
    • 4
    • 4
    • 9
      • 4
      • 4
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

S.H.Morris

Producer(s):

S.Wonder

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • Misled

      Kool & The Gang
    • 5
    • 5
    • 10
      • 5
      • 5
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

R.Bell, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang

Producer(s):

J.Bonnefond, R.Bell, Kool & The Gang

Imprint/Promotion Label:

De-Lite/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • Rain Forest

      Paul Hardcastle
    • 7
    • 6
    • 10
      • 7
      • 6
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

P.Hardcastle

Producer(s):

P.Hardcastle

Gains In Performance

  • 7
    • Operator

      Midnight Star
    • 1
    • 1
    • 12
      • 1
      • 1
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

B.Watson, R.Calloway, B.Lipscomb

Producer(s):

R.Calloway

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/EEG

  • 8
    • Beep A Freak

      The Gap Band
    • 10
    • 8
    • 9
      • 10
      • 8
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Taylor, D.Simmons, Wilson

Producer(s):

L.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Total Experience/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • Like A Virgin

      Madonna
    • 9
    • 9
    • 9
      • 9
      • 9
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

B.Steinberg, T.Kelly

Producer(s):

N.G.Rodgers, Jr.

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Sire/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 10
    • Missing You

      Diana Ross
    • 15
    • 10
    • 8
      • 15
      • 10
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

L.Richie

Producer(s):

L.Richie, J.Carmichael

Gains In Performance

  • 11
    • The Men All Pause

      Klymaxx
    • 16
    • 11
    • 12
      • 16
      • 11
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

B.Cooper, Fenderella

Producer(s):

S.Shockley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MCA/Constellation/MCA

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Solid

      Ashford & Simpson
    • 8
    • 1
    • 18
      • 8
      • 1
      • 18
  • 13
    • I Would Die 4 U

      Prince And The Revolution
    • 17
    • 13
    • 6
      • 17
      • 13
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Prince

Producer(s):

Prince

Imprint/Promotion Label:

NPG/Warner Bros./Rhino

Gains In Performance

  • 14
    • Jamie

      Ray Parker Jr.
    • 12
    • 12
    • 10
      • 12
      • 12
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

R.Parker, Jr.

Producer(s):

R.Parker,Jr.

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 15
    • Easy Lover

      Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
    • 24
    • 15
    • 7
      • 24
      • 15
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 16
    • You Used To Hold Me So Tight

      Thelma Houston
    • 13
    • 13
    • 12
      • 13
      • 13
      • 12
  • 17
    • Show Me

      Glenn Jones
    • 11
    • 3
    • 19
      • 11
      • 3
      • 19
  • 18
    • Lover Girl

      Teena Marie
    • 18
    • 9
    • 14
      • 18
      • 9
      • 14
  • 19
    • Do What You Do

      Jermaine Jackson
    • 14
    • 14
    • 12
      • 14
      • 14
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

R.Dino, L.DiTomaso

Producer(s):

J.Jackson, D.Rudolph

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 20
    • Lover Boy

      Billy Ocean
    • 21
    • 20
    • 11
      • 21
      • 20
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

K.Diamond, B.Ocean, R.J.Lange

Producer(s):

K.Diamond, R.J.Lange

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/Arista

  • 21
    • Love In Moderation

      Gwen Guthrie
    • 27
    • 21
    • 8
      • 27
      • 21
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

K.Barnes, J.Barnes

Producer(s):

Deodato

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • 20/20

      George Benson
    • 29
    • 22
    • 6
      • 29
      • 22
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

R.Goodrum, S.A.Kipner

Producer(s):

R.Titelman

Gains In Performance

  • 23
    • Mechanical Emotion

      Vanity
    • 23
    • 23
    • 9
      • 23
      • 23
      • 9
  • 24
    • Hang On To Your Love

      Sade
    • 28
    • 24
    • 10
      • 28
      • 24
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

H.F.Adu, Matthewman

Producer(s):

R.Millar

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Portrait/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 25
    • Request Line

      Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three
    • 25
    • 25
    • 8
      • 25
      • 25
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Pettiford, Wigfall, Fowler, Bloodrock

Producer(s):

J.Bloodrock, K.Willoughby, C.Jay

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reality/Fantasy

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • The Word Is Out

      Jermaine Stewart
    • 20
    • 17
    • 17
      • 20
      • 17
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

J.Stewart, J.Lindsay, G.Craig

Producer(s):

P.Collins

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 27
    • The Borderlines

      Jeffrey Osborne
    • 32
    • 27
    • 6
      • 32
      • 27
      • 6
  • 28
    • Contagious

      The Whispers
    • 19
    • 10
    • 13
      • 19
      • 10
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

B.Watson, R.Calloway, M.Gentry, B.Lovelace

Producer(s):

R.Calloway

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/EEG

  • 29
    • Tonight

      Ready For The World
    • 40
    • 29
    • 7
      • 40
      • 29
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

M.Riley, Jr., G.Strozier

Producer(s):

B.Terry, Ready For The World

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • Neutron Dance

      The Pointer Sisters
    • 39
    • 30
    • 8
      • 39
      • 30
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

A.Willis, D.Sembello

Producer(s):

R.Perry

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Planet/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Tears

      Force M.D.'s
    • 22
    • 5
    • 19
      • 22
      • 5
      • 19
  • 32
    • Jailhouse Rap

      Fat Boys
    • 26
    • 17
    • 16
      • 26
      • 17
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

K.Blow, L.Smith, D.Reeves, M.Morales, D.Robinson, S.Abbatiello

Producer(s):

K.Blow

  • 33
    • Friends/Five Minutes Of Funk

      Whodini
    • 31
    • 4
    • 21
      • 31
      • 4
      • 21
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Songwriter(s):

J.Hutchins, L.Smith

Producer(s):

L.Smith

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/Arista

  • 34
    • Roxanne, Roxanne

      UTFO
    • 54
    • 34
    • 4
      • 54
      • 34
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

UTFO, Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • City Girl

      Ronnie Laws
    • 42
    • 35
    • 9
      • 42
      • 35
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

R.Laws

Producer(s):

R.Laws