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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of January 18, 1986

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 January 18, 1986

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  • 1
    • Say You, Say Me

      Lionel Richie
    • 1
    • 1
    • 10
      • 1
      • 1
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

L.Richie

Producer(s):

L.Richie, J.Carmichael

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 2
    • That's What Friends Are For

      Dionne & Friends
    • 3
    • 2
    • 10
      • 3
      • 2
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

B.F.Bacharach, C.Bayer Bacharach

Producer(s):

B.Bacharach, C.B.Sager

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 3
    • Go Home

      Stevie Wonder
    • 5
    • 3
    • 9
      • 5
      • 3
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

S.H.Morris

Producer(s):

S.Wonder

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tamla/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • Digital Display

      Ready For The World
    • 4
    • 4
    • 10
      • 4
      • 4
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

G.A.Potts

Producer(s):

Ready For The World

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • Secret Lovers

      Atlantic Starr
    • 6
    • 5
    • 10
      • 6
      • 5
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

D.Lewis, W.Lewis

Producer(s):

D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • Don't Say No Tonight

      Eugene Wilde
    • 2
    • 1
    • 15
      • 2
      • 1
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

R.Broomfield, M.Horton

Producer(s):

D.R.Robinson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philly World/Atlantic

  • 7
    • The Sweetest Taboo

      Sade
    • 8
    • 7
    • 8
      • 8
      • 7
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

H.F.Adu, Ditcham

Producer(s):

R.Millar

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Portrait/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • Count Me Out

      New Edition
    • 7
    • 2
    • 12
      • 7
      • 2
      • 12
  • 9
    • Your Personal Touch

      Evelyn "Champagne" King
    • 12
    • 9
    • 12
      • 12
      • 9
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

A.George, F.C.McFarlane

Producer(s):

A.George, F.McFarlane

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Do Me Baby

      Meli'sa Morgan
    • 15
    • 10
    • 8
      • 15
      • 10
      • 8
  • 11
    • What You Been Missin'

      Starpoint
    • 14
    • 11
    • 11
      • 14
      • 11
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

K.Diamond, J.Skinner

Producer(s):

K.Diamond, L.Job

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Colder Are My Nights

      The Isley Brothers
    • 13
    • 12
    • 12
      • 13
      • 12
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

D.Williams, P.Leonard

Producer(s):

Isley Brothers

Gains In Performance

  • 13
    • Let Me Be The One

      Five Star
    • 19
    • 13
    • 9
      • 19
      • 13
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

I.Foster

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Gains In Performance

  • 14
    • Do You Really Love Your Baby

      The Temptations
    • 17
    • 14
    • 9
      • 17
      • 14
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Producer(s):

M.Miller

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • Curiosity

      The Jets
    • 9
    • 8
    • 15
      • 9
      • 8
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

J.Knight, A.Zigman

Producer(s):

D.Powell, D.Rivkin, J.Knight, A.Zigman

  • 16
    • Alice, I Want You Just For Me

      Full Force
    • 16
    • 16
    • 13
      • 16
      • 16
      • 13
  • 17
    • A Love Bizarre

      Sheila E.
    • 11
    • 2
    • 14
      • 11
      • 2
      • 14
  • 18
    • Caravan of Love

      Isley, Jasper, Isley
    • 18
    • 1
    • 18
      • 18
      • 1
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

CBS Associated/Epic

  • 19
    • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

      Billy Ocean
    • 26
    • 19
    • 7
      • 26
      • 19
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond, R.J.Lange, B.Ocean

Producer(s):

W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RMG

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • If I Ruled The World

      Kurtis Blow
    • 20
    • 20
    • 11
      • 20
      • 20
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

K.Blow, D.Reeves, A.J.Scratch

Producer(s):

K.Blow

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/PolyGram

  • 21
    • Slave To The Rhythm

      Grace Jones
    • 23
    • 21
    • 9
      • 23
      • 21
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

B.Wooley, S.Darlow, S.Lipson, T.C.Horn

Producer(s):

T.Horn

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Manhattan Island/Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)

      Freddie Jackson
    • 29
    • 22
    • 7
      • 29
      • 22
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

K.Diamond, B.J.Eastmond

Producer(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Gains In Performance

  • 23
    • Guilty

      Yarbrough & Peoples
    • 25
    • 23
    • 8
      • 25
      • 23
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

J.Hamilton, M.Hayes

Producer(s):

L.Simmons, J.Hamilton, M.Hayes

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Total Experience/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • I Can't Live Without My Radio

      LL Cool J
    • 30
    • 24
    • 9
      • 30
      • 24
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

J.T.Smith, R.Rubin

Producer(s):

R.Rubin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/Columbia

  • 25
    • Freedom

      The Pointer Sisters
    • 27
    • 25
    • 10
      • 27
      • 25
      • 10
  • 26
    • Emergency

      Kool & The Gang
    • 10
    • 7
    • 13
      • 10
      • 7
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

G.Brown, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang

Producer(s):

J.Bonnefond, R.Bell, Kool & The Gang

Imprint/Promotion Label:

De-Lite/PolyGram

  • 27
    • Sun City

      Artists United Against Apartheid
    • 21
    • 21
    • 10
      • 21
      • 21
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

S.Van Zandt

Producer(s):

Little Steven, A.Baker

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI/Capitol

  • 28
    • Who Do You Love

      Bernard Wright
    • 22
    • 6
    • 16
      • 22
      • 6
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

B.Wright, L.White

Producer(s):

L.White, M.Miller

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI/Capitol

  • 29
    • Stand Back

      Stephanie Mills
    • 32
    • 29
    • 6
      • 32
      • 29
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

C.Sturken, E.Rogers

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • I Like The Way You Dance

      9.9
    • 31
    • 30
    • 10
      • 31
      • 30
      • 10
  • 31
    • The Heart Is Not So Smart

      El DeBarge With DeBarge
    • 33
    • 31
    • 8
      • 33
      • 31
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren

Producer(s):

J.Graydon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 32
    • How Will I Know

      Whitney Houston
    • 49
    • 32
    • 4
      • 49
      • 32
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

G.R.Merrill, S.A.Rubicam, N.M.Walden

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 33
    • Your Smile

      Rene & Angela
    • 44
    • 33
    • 5
      • 44
      • 33
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

R.Moore, A.Winbush

Producer(s):

B.Watson, B.Swedien, Rene & Angela

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • Tender Love

      Force M.D.'s
    • 42
    • 34
    • 5
      • 42
      • 34
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis

Producer(s):

T.S.Lewis, Jimmy Jam

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • I Need You

      Maurice White
    • 41
    • 35
    • 8
      • 41
      • 35
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

W.Smith, P.Collidge, M.Unobsky

Producer(s):

M.White, R.Buchanan

Gains In Performance

  • 36
    • Gordy's Groove

      Choice M.C.'s Featuring Fresh Gordon
    • 24
    • 20
    • 12
      • 24
      • 20
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

B.Stallings, J.Darling, S.Dunn, K.Bazemore, G.Pickett

Producer(s):

F.Gordon, J.P.Edmund

  • 37
    • Can You Rock It Like This

      Run-D.M.C.
    • 38
    • 37
    • 7
      • 38
      • 37
      • 7
  • 38
    • What A Woman

      The O'Jays
    • 39
    • 38
    • 9
      • 39
      • 38
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

W.Sigler

Producer(s):

K.Gamble, L.A.Huff

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philadelphia International/EMI

  • 39
    • Living In America

      James Brown
    • 58
    • 39
    • 4