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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
11
WEEKS ON CHART
Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
Songwriter(s)
P.Laurence
Producer(s)
P.Lawrence,III
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol
Gains in performance

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Freddie Jackson Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence
Producer(s):
P.Lawrence,III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
2
Marvin Gaye Sanctified Lady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sanctified Lady
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Gaye, G.Banks
Producer(s):
M.Gaye, G.Banks, H.Fuqua
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
3
Whitney Houston You Give Good Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Give Good Love
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
LaLa
Producer(s):
Kashif
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
4
ConFunkShun Electric Lady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Electric Lady
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Smith, K.Cedar, D.Renzer
Producer(s):
L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
5
Billy Ocean Suddenly Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Suddenly
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
6
Ready For The World Deep Inside Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Deep Inside Your Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Strozier, G.A.Potts, M.Riley, Jr.
Producer(s):
Ready For The World
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
7
Jesse Johnson's Revue Can You Help Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can You Help Me
Jesse Johnson's Revue
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
J.M.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
8
Atlantic Starr Freak-A-Ristic Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Freak-A-Ristic
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.E.Lewis
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
9
Prince And The Revolution Raspberry Beret Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Raspberry Beret
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
10
Loose Ends Hangin' On A String Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hangin' On A String
15  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Mac Intosh, Eugene, Nichol
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Virgin/MCA
11
Klymaxx Meeting In The Ladies Room Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Meeting In The Ladies Room
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Calloway, B.Watson, V.Calloway
Producer(s):
B.Watson, V.Calloway
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | MCA/Constellation
12
Wham! Everything She Wants Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything She Wants
12  Last
12  Peak
11  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Michael
Producer(s):
G.Michael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
13
Shannon Do You Wanna Get Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Wanna Get Away
13  Last
13  Peak
11  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Barbosa, A.Godwin
Producer(s):
M.Liggett, C.Barbosa
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Mirage
14
Mary Jane Girls In My House Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
In My House
11  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
15
Chaka Khan Through The Fire Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Through The Fire
16  Last
15  Peak
10  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
16
Natalie Cole Dangerous Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dangerous
19  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Sharron, G.Skardina, S.Mitchell
Producer(s):
M.Sharron, G.Skardina
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Modern
17
Rene & Angela Save Your Love (For #1) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Save Your Love (For #1)
28  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Moore, A.Winbush
Producer(s):
B.Watson, B.Swedien, Rene & Angela
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
18
Skipworth & Turner Thinking About Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thinking About Your Love
26  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Skipworth, Turner
Producer(s):
P.Adams, R.Skipworth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | 4th & B'Way
19
Klique A Woman, A Lover, A Friend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
21  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Wyche
Producer(s):
T.McClary
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
20
The Deele Material Thangz Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Material Thangz
23  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Greene
Producer(s):
LA Reid
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
21
Phil Collins Sussudio Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sussudio
27  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.D.C.Collins
Producer(s):
P.Collins, H.Padgham
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
22
Run-D.M.C. You Talk Too Much Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Talk Too Much
25  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Smith, J.W.Simmons, R.Simmons, D.M.McDaniels, J.Mizell, D.Hayden
Producer(s):
R.Simmons, L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
23
Kool & The Gang Fresh Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Fresh
10  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Taylor, S.Linzer, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s):
J.Bonnefond, R.Bell, Kool & The Gang
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | De-Lite
24
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Too Many Games Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Too Many Games
32  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Beverly
Producer(s):
F.Beverly
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
25
Harold Faltermeyer Axel F Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Axel F
14  Last
13  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Faltermeyer
Producer(s):
H.Faltermeyer
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
26
Bill Withers Oh Yeah! Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh Yeah!
22  Last
22  Peak
11  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.W.Foster, W.Withers, Jr., L.Carlton, D.Diante
Producer(s):
L.Carlton, B.Withers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
27
The Pointer Sisters Baby Come And Get It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Come And Get It
24  Last
24  Peak
10  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Mann, J.Ingram, C.Weil
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Planet
28
Sade Smooth Operator Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Operator
17  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
29
Ashford & Simpson Babies Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Babies
30  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Ashford, V.Simpson
Producer(s):
N.Ashford, V.Simpson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
30
Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force I Wonder If I Take You Home Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wonder If I Take You Home
Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force
44  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
31
Kenny G & Kashif Love On The Rise Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love On The Rise
Kenny G & Kashif
34  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Coley, W.Brathwaite
Producer(s):
Kashif, W.Brathwaite
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
32
Paul Hardcastle King Tut Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
King Tut
33  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Hardcastle
Producer(s):
P.Hardcastle
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
33
Commodores Animal Instinct Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Animal Instinct
45  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Page
Producer(s):
D.Lambert
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
34
Diana Ross Telephone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Telephone
48  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Edwards, D.Miller
Producer(s):
B.Edwards
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
35
Steve Arrington Feel So Real Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Feel So Real
29  Last
17  Peak
13  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Arrington, I.Arrington
Producer(s):
K.Johnson, W.Raglin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
36
Gladys Knight And The Pips Keep Givin' Me Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keep Givin' Me Love
31  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Walker, P.Phillips Oland, W.Raglin
Producer(s):
L.F.Sylvers,III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
37
Rick James Can't Stop Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't Stop
18  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
38
Glenn Jones Bring Back Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Bring Back Your Love
37  Last
18  Peak
15  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Potts,Jr., R.Smith, D.Marshall
Producer(s):
W.Potts,Jr., R.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
39
Debarge Rhythm Of the Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rhythm Of the Night
35  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.E.Warren
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
40
USA For Africa We Are The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We Are The World
36  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Jackson, L.Richie
Producer(s):
Q.Jones II, M.Omartian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
41
New Edition Lost In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lost In Love
38  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Kramer
Producer(s):
R.Rudolph, M.Sembello
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
42
George Benson I Just Wanna Hang Around You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Just Wanna Hang Around You
40  Last
24  Peak
13  Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Sembello, D.Sembello, J.Sembello, C.Sembello
Producer(s):
R.Titelman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
43
The Gap Band I Found My Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Found My Baby
39  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Calhoun
Producer(s):
L.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
44
Alexander O'Neal Innocent Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Innocent
42  Last
11  Peak
17  Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
45
Midnight Star Bodysnatcher Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Bodysnatcher
61  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
61
LAST WEEK
80
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Calloway, R.Calloway, B.Simmons, B.Watson, M.Gentry
Producer(s):
R.Calloway
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
46
George Clinton Double Oh-Oh Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Double Oh-Oh
58  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
66
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Shider, G.Clinton, St.Song
Producer(s):
G.Clinton, G.Shider
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
47
Nile Rodgers Let's Go Out Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Go Out Tonight
55  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
72
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr.
Producer(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr., T.R.Jymi
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
48
Cameo Attack Me With Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Attack Me With Your Love
75  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
75
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.E.Blackmon, K.Kendricks
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
49
Johnny Gill Can't Wait Til Tommorow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't Wait Til Tommorow
49  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Neale, D.Matkosky, B.Alfonzo
Producer(s):
L.Creed, D.Matkosky, B.Neale
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Cotillion
50
Tina Turner Show Some Respect Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Some Respect
50  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Britten, S.Shifrin
Producer(s):
T.Britten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
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