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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of August 24, 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 August 24, 1985

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  • 1
    • Freeway Of Love

      Aretha Franklin
    • 1
    • 1
    • 10
      • 1
      • 1
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

N.M.Walden, J.Cohen

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • Saving All My Love For You

      Whitney Houston
    • 4
    • 2
    • 9
      • 4
      • 2
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

M.Masser, G.Goffin

Producer(s):

M.Masser

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 3
    • Cherish

      Kool & The Gang
    • 6
    • 3
    • 7
      • 6
      • 3
      • 7
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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

  • 4
    • We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

      Tina Turner
    • 8
    • 4
    • 7
      • 8
      • 4
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

T.Britten, G.Lyle

Producer(s):

T.Britten

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • Stir It Up

      Patti LaBelle
    • 5
    • 5
    • 9
      • 5
      • 5
      • 9
  • 6
    • Attack Me With Your Love

      Cameo
    • 3
    • 3
    • 12
      • 3
      • 3
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

L.E.Blackmon, K.Kendricks

Producer(s):

L.Blackmon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atlanta Artists/PolyGram

  • 7
    • Who's Holding Donna Now

      Debarge
    • 2
    • 2
    • 12
      • 2
      • 2
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

D.W.Foster, J.Graydon, R.Goodrum

Producer(s):

J.Graydon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

  • 8
    • Dancin' In The Key Of Life

      Steve Arrington
    • 9
    • 8
    • 10
      • 9
      • 8
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

S.Arrington, I.Arrington

Producer(s):

K.Johnson, W.Raglin

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • Fly Girl

      Boogie Boys
    • 11
    • 9
    • 7
      • 11
      • 9
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Stroman, Malloy, Sheriff, Cooper, Currier, Spradley

Producer(s):

T.Currier, D.Spradley

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Wild And Crazy Love

      Mary Jane Girls
    • 12
    • 10
    • 9
      • 12
      • 10
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

R.James, K.Hawkins

Producer(s):

R.James

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 11
    • I Want My Girl

      Jesse Johnson's Revue
    • 13
    • 11
    • 8
      • 13
      • 11
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

J.Johnson

Producer(s):

J.Johnson

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • It's Over Now

      Luther Vandross
    • 7
    • 4
    • 11
      • 7
      • 4
      • 11
  • 13
    • Oh Sheila

      Ready For The World
    • 19
    • 13
    • 6
      • 19
      • 13
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

M.Riley, Jr., G.Strozier, G.A.Valentine

Producer(s):

Ready For The World

Gains In Performance

  • 14
    • When You Love Me Like This

      Melba Moore
    • 14
    • 14
    • 11
      • 14
      • 14
      • 11
  • 15
    • Pop Life

      Prince And The Revolution
    • 25
    • 15
    • 4
      • 25
      • 15
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

Prince

Producer(s):

Prince

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Paisley Park/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • All Of Me For All Of You

      9.9
    • 16
    • 16
    • 9
      • 16
      • 16
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Dimples, B.Wilson, J.Sklair

Producer(s):

Dimples

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • If You Were Here Tonight

      Alexander O'Neal
    • 17
    • 17
    • 9
      • 17
      • 17
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

M.Moir

Producer(s):

M.Moir

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tabu/Epic

  • 18
    • Mystery Lady

      Billy Ocean
    • 18
    • 18
    • 6
      • 18
      • 18
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

K.Diamond, B.Ocean, J.Woodley

Producer(s):

K.Diamond

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Dare Me

      The Pointer Sisters
    • 23
    • 19
    • 6
      • 23
      • 19
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

S.Lorber, D.Innis

Producer(s):

R.Perry

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • Disrespect

      The Gap Band
    • 28
    • 20
    • 8
      • 28
      • 20
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Wilson

Producer(s):

L.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Total Experience/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Pleasure Seekers

      The System
    • 21
    • 21
    • 9
      • 21
      • 21
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

M.Murphy, D.Frank

Producer(s):

M.Murphy, D.Frank

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mirage/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • I'm Leaving Baby

      ConFunkShun
    • 26
    • 22
    • 7
      • 26
      • 22
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

M.V.Cooper, W.Wallace

Producer(s):

M.Starr

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 23
    • Glow

      Rick James
    • 10
    • 5
    • 11
      • 10
      • 5
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

R.James

Producer(s):

R.James

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

  • 24
    • I Wonder If I Take You Home

      Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force
    • 15
    • 6
    • 15
      • 15
      • 6
      • 15
  • 25
    • Padlock

      Gwen Guthrie
    • 30
    • 25
    • 9
      • 30
      • 25
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

T.Smith

Producer(s):

S. Dunbar, R.Shakespear

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Garage/4th & B'Way/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • If You Love Somebody Set Them Free

      Sting
    • 22
    • 17
    • 12
      • 22
      • 17
      • 12
  • 27
    • The Fat Boys Are Back

      Fat Boys
    • 29
    • 27
    • 7
      • 29
      • 27
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

K.Blow, M.Morales, D.Wimbley, D.Robinson

Producer(s):

K.Blow

  • 28
    • Hello Stranger

      Carrie Lucas
    • 32
    • 28
    • 7
      • 32
      • 28
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

B.Lewis

Producer(s):

B.Simmons, J.Cooper

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MCA/Constellation/MCA

Gains In Performance

  • 29
    • Object Of My Desire

      Starpoint
    • 38
    • 29
    • 5
      • 38
      • 29
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

K.Adeyemo, E.Phillips, K.Diamond

Producer(s):

K.Diamond, L.Job

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • You Are My Lady

      Freddie Jackson
    • 49
    • 30
    • 3
      • 49
      • 30
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Producer(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)

      Freddie Jackson
    • 20
    • 1
    • 21
      • 20
      • 1
      • 21
  • 32
    • I Miss You

      Klymaxx
    • 39
    • 32
    • 6
      • 39
      • 32
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

L.Malsby

Producer(s):

Klymaxx, L.Malsby

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MCA/Constellation/MCA

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • Dance Electric

      Andre Cymone
    • 40
    • 33
    • 4
      • 40
      • 33
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

Prince

Producer(s):

Prince, A.Cymone

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • My Secret (Didja Git It Yet?)

      New Edition
    • 43
    • 34
    • 6
      • 43
      • 34
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

D.Eastman, B.Hart

Producer(s):

V.Brantley, B.Hart, R.Timas

Gains In Performance

  • 35