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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of February 16, 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 February 16, 1985

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  • 1
    • Mr. Telephone Man

      New Edition
    • 1
    • 1
    • 10
      • 1
      • 1
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

R.Parker, Jr.

Producer(s):

R.Parker,Jr.

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • Beep A Freak

      The Gap Band
    • 2
    • 2
    • 12
      • 2
      • 2
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

Taylor, D.Simmons, Wilson

Producer(s):

L.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Total Experience/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 3
    • Missing You

      Diana Ross
    • 5
    • 3
    • 11
      • 5
      • 3
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

L.Richie

Producer(s):

L.Richie, J.Carmichael

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • Misled

      Kool & The Gang
    • 3
    • 3
    • 13
      • 3
      • 3
      • 13
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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

  • 5
    • The Men All Pause

      Klymaxx
    • 7
    • 5
    • 15
      • 7
      • 5
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

B.Cooper, Fenderella

Producer(s):

S.Shockley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MCA/Constellation/MCA

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • Easy Lover

      Philip Bailey With Phil Collins
    • 9
    • 6
    • 10
      • 9
      • 6
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 7
    • The Borderlines

      Jeffrey Osborne
    • 12
    • 7
    • 9
      • 12
      • 7
      • 9
  • 8
    • Gotta Get You Home Tonight

      Eugene Wilde
    • 4
    • 1
    • 19
      • 4
      • 1
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

M.Horton, R.Bloomfield

Producer(s):

M.Forte, D.Robinson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philly World/Atlantic

  • 9
    • Sugar Walls

      Sheena Easton
    • 20
    • 9
    • 7
      • 20
      • 9
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Alexander Nevermind

Producer(s):

G.Mathieson, Alexander Nevermind

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Rain Forest

      Paul Hardcastle
    • 6
    • 5
    • 13
      • 6
      • 5
      • 13
  • 11
    • I Would Die 4 U

      Prince And The Revolution
    • 11
    • 11
    • 9
      • 11
      • 11
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Prince

Producer(s):

Prince

Imprint/Promotion Label:

NPG/Warner Bros./Rhino

  • 12
    • Roxanne, Roxanne

      UTFO
    • 18
    • 12
    • 7
      • 18
      • 12
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

UTFO, Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Gains In Performance

  • 13
    • Tonight

      Ready For The World
    • 19
    • 13
    • 10
      • 19
      • 13
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

M.Riley, Jr., G.Strozier

Producer(s):

B.Terry, Ready For The World

Gains In Performance

  • 14
    • Hang On To Your Love

      Sade
    • 14
    • 14
    • 13
      • 14
      • 14
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

H.F.Adu, Matthewman

Producer(s):

R.Millar

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Portrait/Epic

  • 15
    • 20/20

      George Benson
    • 16
    • 15
    • 9
      • 16
      • 15
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

R.Goodrum, S.A.Kipner

Producer(s):

R.Titelman

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • Love Light In Flight

      Stevie Wonder
    • 8
    • 4
    • 12
      • 8
      • 4
      • 12
  • 17
    • Love In Moderation

      Gwen Guthrie
    • 17
    • 17
    • 11
      • 17
      • 17
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

K.Barnes, J.Barnes

Producer(s):

Deodato

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/Atlantic

  • 18
    • Neutron Dance

      The Pointer Sisters
    • 23
    • 18
    • 11
      • 23
      • 18
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

A.Willis, D.Sembello

Producer(s):

R.Perry

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Planet/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Nightshift

      Commodores
    • 30
    • 19
    • 5
      • 30
      • 19
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

W.Orange, D.Lambert, F.Golde

Producer(s):

D.Lambert

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • Outta The World

      Ashford & Simpson
    • 25
    • 20
    • 5
      • 25
      • 20
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

N.Ashford, V.Simpson

Producer(s):

N.Ashford, V.Simpson

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Request Line

      Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three
    • 21
    • 21
    • 11
      • 21
      • 21
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Pettiford, Wigfall, Fowler, Bloodrock

Producer(s):

J.Bloodrock, K.Willoughby, C.Jay

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reality/Fantasy

  • 22
    • Private Dancer

      Tina Turner
    • 29
    • 22
    • 5
      • 29
      • 22
      • 5
  • 23
    • This Is My Night

      Chaka Khan
    • 28
    • 23
    • 5
      • 28
      • 23
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

M.Murphy, D.Frank

Producer(s):

A.Mardin

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • Treat Her Like A Lady

      The Temptations
    • 13
    • 2
    • 17
      • 13
      • 2
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

O.Williams, O.Woodson

Producer(s):

R.R.Johnson, A.McKay

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

  • 25
    • Change Your Wicked Ways

      Pennye Ford
    • 27
    • 25
    • 17
      • 27
      • 25
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

O.Scott, Ford

Producer(s):

O.Scott

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Total Experience/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • Like A Virgin

      Madonna
    • 10
    • 9
    • 12
      • 10
      • 9
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

B.Steinberg, T.Kelly

Producer(s):

N.G.Rodgers, Jr.

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Sire/Warner Bros.

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 27
    • Lover Boy

      Billy Ocean
    • 22
    • 20
    • 14
      • 22
      • 20
      • 14
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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

  • 28
    • Careless Whisper

      Wham! Featuring George Michael
    • 33
    • 28
    • 5
      • 33
      • 28
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

G.Michael, A.J.Ridgeley

Producer(s):

G.Michael

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Columbia/Legacy

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 29
    • Yo Little Brother

      Nolan Thomas
    • 32
    • 29
    • 13
      • 32
      • 29
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

C.Joseph, A.Godwin

Producer(s):

M.Liggett, C.Barbosa

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mirage/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • I'll Still Be Lookin' Up To You

      Wilton Felder With Bobby Womack
    • 44
    • 30
    • 4
      • 44
      • 30
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

B.Womack, P.Kisch

Producer(s):

W.Felder, J.Sample, L.N.Chancler, B.Womack, J.Gadson

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Operator

      Midnight Star
    • 15
    • 1
    • 15
      • 15
      • 1
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

B.Watson, R.Calloway, B.Lipscomb

Producer(s):

R.Calloway

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/EEG

  • 32
    • Solid

      Ashford & Simpson
    • 26
    • 1
    • 21
      • 26
      • 1
      • 21
  • 33
    • Do What You Do

      Jermaine Jackson
    • 24
    • 14
    • 15
      • 24
      • 14
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

R.Dino, L.DiTomaso

Producer(s):

J.Jackson, D.Rudolph

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 34
    • The Bird

      The Time
    • 36
    • 34
    • 5
      • 36
      • 34
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

M.Day

Producer(s):

M.Day, Starr Company

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • Loveride

      Nuance Featuring Vikki Love
    • 34
    • 34
    • 12