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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
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
12
WEEKS ON CHART
Don't Say No Tonight
Songwriter(s)
R.Broomfield, M.Horton
Producer(s)
D.R.Robinson
Imprint/Promotion Label
Atlantic | Philly World
Gains in performance

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Eugene Wilde Don't Say No Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Say No Tonight
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Broomfield, M.Horton
Producer(s):
D.R.Robinson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Philly World
2
Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Say You, Say Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
3
New Edition Count Me Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Count Me Out
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Brantley, R.Timas
Producer(s):
V.Brantley, R.Timas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
4
Dionne & Friends That's What Friends Are For Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
That's What Friends Are For
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
B.Bacharach, C.Bayer Bacharach
Producer(s):
B.Bacharach, C.B.Sager
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
5
Ready For The World Digital Display Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Digital Display
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.A.Potts
Producer(s):
Ready For The World
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
6
Stevie Wonder Go Home Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go Home
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Tamla
7
Atlantic Starr Secret Lovers Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Secret Lovers
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Lewis, W.Lewis
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
8
The Jets Curiosity Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Curiosity
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Producer(s):
D.Powell, D.Rivkin, J.Knight, A.Zigman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
9
Kool & The Gang Emergency Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Emergency
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Brown, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s):
J.Bonnefond, R.Bell, Kool & The Gang
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | De-Lite
10
Sheila E. A Love Bizarre Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
A Love Bizarre
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Sheila E., Prince
Producer(s):
Sheila E., Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
11
Isley, Jasper, Isley Caravan of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Caravan of Love
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | CBS Associated
12
Sade The Sweetest Taboo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Sweetest Taboo
18  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.F.Adu, Ditcham
Producer(s):
R.Millar
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
13
Evelyn "Champagne" King Your Personal Touch Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Personal Touch
14  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.George, F.C.McFarlane
Producer(s):
A.George, F.McFarlane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
14
The Isley Brothers Colder Are My Nights Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Colder Are My Nights
15  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Williams, P.Leonard
Producer(s):
Isley Brothers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
15
Bernard Wright Who Do You Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Who Do You Love
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Wright, L.White
Producer(s):
L.White, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | EMI
16
Starpoint What You Been Missin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What You Been Missin'
19  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Diamond, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
K.Diamond, L.Job
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
17
Full Force Alice, I Want You Just For Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Alice, I Want You Just For Me
22  Last
17  Peak
10  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force, J.B.Moore, R.Ford
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
18
The Temptations Do You Really Love Your Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Really Love Your Baby
26  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Producer(s):
M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
19
Meli'sa Morgan Do Me Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Me Baby
30  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
P.Laurence
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Choice M.C.'s Featuring Fresh Gordon Gordy's Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gordy's Groove
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Stallings, J.Darling, S.Dunn, K.Bazemore, G.Pickett
Producer(s):
F.Gordon, J.P.Edmund
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
21
Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sun City
25  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Van Zandt
Producer(s):
Little Steven, A.Baker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | EMI
22
Five Star Let Me Be The One Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let Me Be The One
28  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
I.Foster
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
23
Kurtis Blow If I Ruled The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Ruled The World
29  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Blow, D.Reeves, A.J.Scratch
Producer(s):
K.Blow
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
24
Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Who's Zoomin' Who
13  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, P.Glass, A.Franklin
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
25
Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slave To The Rhythm
31  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Wooley, S.Darlow, S.Lipson, T.Horn
Producer(s):
T.Horn
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Manhattan Island
26
Val Young Seduction Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Seduction
17  Last
17  Peak
11  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
27
Whitney Houston Thinking About You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thinking About You
16  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Kashif, LaLa
Producer(s):
Kashif
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
28
Yarbrough & Peoples Guilty Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Guilty
40  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Hamilton, M.Hayes
Producer(s):
L.Simmons, J.Hamilton, M.Hayes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
29
The Pointer Sisters Freedom Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Freedom
35  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.McHugh
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
30
Patti Austin Honey For The Bees Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Honey For The Bees
24  Last
24  Peak
11  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Jolley, T.Swain, A.Moyet
Producer(s):
T.LiPuma
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
31
9.9 I Like The Way You Dance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Like The Way You Dance
36  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Dimples, B.Wilson
Producer(s):
Dimples
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
32
Freddie Jackson He'll Never Love You (Like I Do) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)
43  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Diamond, B.J.Eastmond
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
33
Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going
46  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
65
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond, R.J.Lange, B.Ocean
Producer(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Jive
34
Stephanie Mills Stand Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stand Back
47  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Sturken, E.Rogers
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
35
Ta Mara & The Seen Everybody Dance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everybody Dance
23  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson, TaMara
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
36
Eddie Murphy Party All The Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Party All The Time
32  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
37
LL Cool J I Can't Live Without My Radio Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Live Without My Radio
52  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, R.Rubin
Producer(s):
R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
38
Run-D.M.C. Can You Rock It Like This Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can You Rock It Like This
51  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
61
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Smith, R.Rubin, L.Smith
Producer(s):
R.Simmons, L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
39
The O'Jays What A Woman Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What A Woman
44  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Sigler
Producer(s):
K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Philadelphia International
40
Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force Can You Feel The Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can You Feel The Beat
Lisa Lisa And Clult Jam With Full Force
41  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
41
Maurice White I Need You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Need You
50  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Smith, P.Collidge, M.Unobsky
Producer(s):
M.White, R.Buchanan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
42
El DeBarge With DeBarge The Heart Is Not So Smart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Heart Is Not So Smart
El DeBarge With DeBarge
55  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.E.Warren
Producer(s):
J.Graydon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
43
The System This Is For You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
This Is For You
27  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Murphy, D.Frank
Producer(s):
D.Frank, M.Murphy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Mirage
44
Kashif Condition Of The Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Condition Of The Heart
34  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Kashif
Producer(s):
Kashif
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
45
The Winans Let My People Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let My People Go
45  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Winans, B.Hankerson, C.Winan
Producer(s):
M.Winans
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
46
Force M.D.'s Tender Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tender Love
60  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
60
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
T.S.Lewis, Jimmy Jam
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Tommy Boy
47
Tramaine Fall Down (Spirit Of Love) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Fall Down (Spirit Of Love)
21  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Wright, V.Benford
Producer(s):
R.Wright
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
48
Klymaxx Lock And Key Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lock And Key
53  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
58
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Cooper, V.Spino
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
49
Ta Mara & The Seen Affection Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Affection
59  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
84
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson, G.Hubbard,Jr.
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
50
Rene & Angela Your Smile Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Smile
69  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
69
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
2
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
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