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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
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WEEKS AT NO. 1
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Freeway Of Love
Songwriter(s)
N.M.Walden, J.Cohen
Producer(s)
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label
Arista
Gains in performance

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Aretha Franklin Freeway Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Freeway Of Love
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, J.Cohen
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
2
Whitney Houston Saving All My Love For You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Saving All My Love For You
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, G.Goffin
Producer(s):
M.Masser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
3
Kool & The Gang Cherish Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Cherish
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Bell, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s):
J.Bonnefond, R.Bell, Kool & The Gang
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | De-Lite
4
Tina Turner We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Britten, G.Lyle
Producer(s):
T.Britten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
5
Patti LaBelle Stir It Up Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stir It Up
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Willis, D.Sembello
Producer(s):
K.Forsey, H.Faltermeyer
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
6
Cameo Attack Me With Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Attack Me With Your Love
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.E.Blackmon, K.Kendricks
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
7
Debarge Who's Holding Donna Now Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Who's Holding Donna Now
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.W.Foster, J.Graydon, R.Goodrum
Producer(s):
J.Graydon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
8
Steve Arrington Dancin' In The Key Of Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dancin' In The Key Of Life
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Arrington, I.Arrington
Producer(s):
K.Johnson, W.Raglin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
9
Boogie Boys Fly Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Fly Girl
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Stroman, Malloy, Sheriff, Cooper, Currier, Spradley
Producer(s):
T.Currier, D.Spradley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
10
Mary Jane Girls Wild And Crazy Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Wild And Crazy Love
12  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.James, K.Hawkins
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
11
Jesse Johnson's Revue I Want My Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Want My Girl
Jesse Johnson's Revue
13  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
12
Luther Vandross It's Over Now Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Over Now
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
13
Ready For The World Oh Sheila Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh Sheila
19  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Riley, Jr., G.Strozier, G.A.Valentine
Producer(s):
Ready For The World
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
14
Melba Moore When You Love Me Like This Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When You Love Me Like This
14  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Diamond
Producer(s):
K.Diamond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
15
Prince And The Revolution Pop Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pop Life
25  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
16
9.9 All Of Me For All Of You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All Of Me For All Of You
16  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Dimples, B.Wilson, J.Sklair
Producer(s):
Dimples
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
17
Alexander O'Neal If You Were Here Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Were Here Tonight
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Moir
Producer(s):
M.Moir
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
18
Billy Ocean Mystery Lady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mystery Lady
18  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Diamond, B.Ocean, J.Woodley
Producer(s):
K.Diamond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
19
The Pointer Sisters Dare Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dare Me
23  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Lorber, D.Innis
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
20
The Gap Band Disrespect Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Disrespect
28  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Wilson
Producer(s):
L.Simmons
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
21
The System Pleasure Seekers Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pleasure Seekers
21  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Murphy, D.Frank
Producer(s):
M.Murphy, D.Frank
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Mirage
22
ConFunkShun I'm Leaving Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Leaving Baby
26  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Cooper, W.Wallace
Producer(s):
M.Starr
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
23
Rick James Glow Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Glow
10  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
24
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
15  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
25
Gwen Guthrie Padlock Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Padlock
30  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Smith
Producer(s):
S. Dunbar, R.Shakespear
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Garage/4th & B'Way
26
Sting If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
22  Last
17  Peak
12  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Sting
Producer(s):
P.Smith, Sting
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
27
Fat Boys The Fat Boys Are Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Fat Boys Are Back
29  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Blow, M.Morales, D.Wimbley, D.Robinson
Producer(s):
K.Blow
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sutra
28
Carrie Lucas Hello Stranger Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hello Stranger
32  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Lewis
Producer(s):
B.Simmons, J.Cooper
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | MCA/Constellation
29
Starpoint Object Of My Desire Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Object Of My Desire
38  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Adeyemo, E.Phillips, K.Diamond
Producer(s):
K.Diamond, L.Job
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
30
Freddie Jackson You Are My Lady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Are My Lady
49  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
68
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
31
Freddie Jackson Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
20  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence
Producer(s):
P.Lawrence,III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
32
Klymaxx I Miss You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Miss You
39  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Malsby
Producer(s):
Klymaxx, L.Malsby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | MCA/Constellation
33
Andre Cymone Dance Electric Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dance Electric
40  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince, A.Cymone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
34
New Edition My Secret (Didja Git It Yet?) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Secret (Didja Git It Yet?)
43  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Eastman, B.Hart
Producer(s):
V.Brantley, B.Hart, R.Timas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
35
Barkays Your Place Or Mine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Place Or Mine
Barkays
46  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
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
36
Loose Ends Hangin' On A String Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hangin' On A String
27  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Mac Intosh, Eugene, Nichol
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Virgin/MCA
37
Maitai History Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
History
37  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Van Tijn, J.Fluitsman
Producer(s):
E.van Tijn, J.Fluitsma
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Critique
38
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Swing Low Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Swing Low
31  Last
27  Peak
10  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Wiz
Producer(s):
Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
39
Sade Your Love Is King Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Love Is King
35  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.F.Adu, Matthewman
Producer(s):
R.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
40
Rene & Angela Save Your Love (For #1) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Save Your Love (For #1)
24  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Moore, A.Winbush
Producer(s):
B.Watson, B.Swedien, Rene & Angela
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
41
Force M.D.'s Itchin' For A Scratch Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Itchin' For A Scratch
33  Last
13  Peak
13  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Force MD's, R.Halpin, Steinski, D.Wimbish, K.LeBlanc
Producer(s):
T.Silverman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Atlantic/Tommy Boy
42
Juicy Bad Boy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Bad Boy
44  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Barnes, J.Barnes
Producer(s):
Deodato
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Private I
43
Shannon Stronger Together Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stronger Together
51  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Josephs, E.Chisholm
Producer(s):
M.Liggett, C.Barbose
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Mirage
44
Dazz Band Hot Spot Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hot Spot
55  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
61
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Harris, M.McClain, K.Harrison
Producer(s):
B.Harris, L.Hahn
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
45
The Family Screams Of Passion Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Screams Of Passion
63  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
63
LAST WEEK
75
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
St. Paul, Susannah
Producer(s):
David Z., The Family
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
46
Bill Withers Something That Turns You On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Something That Turns You On
47  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Withers, Jr.
Producer(s):
B.Withers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
47
Natalie Cole A Little Bit Of Heaven Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
A Little Bit Of Heaven
53  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Kerr, G.Lyle
Producer(s):
G.Skardina, M.Sharron
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Modern
48
Bobby Womack I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much
59  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
70
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Luboff, H.Payne, J.Eubanks
Producer(s):
B.Womack, J.Gadson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
49
Five Star All Fall Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All Fall Down
54  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
66
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Blue, R.Smith
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
50
Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three The Roof Is On Fire Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Roof Is On Fire
45  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Wigfall, R.Fowler, C.Pettiford
Producer(s):
J.Bloodrock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Danya/Fantasy | Reality
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