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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of January 25, 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 25, 1986

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  • 1
    • That's What Friends Are For

      Dionne & Friends
    • 2
    • 1
    • 11
      • 2
      • 1
      • 11
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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
  • 2
    • Say You, Say Me

      Lionel Richie
    • 1
    • 1
    • 11
      • 1
      • 1
      • 11
RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 3
    • Go Home

      Stevie Wonder
    • 3
    • 3
    • 10
      • 3
      • 3
      • 10
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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
    • 11
      • 4
      • 4
      • 11
  • 5
    • Secret Lovers

      Atlantic Starr
    • 5
    • 5
    • 11
      • 5
      • 5
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

D.Lewis, W.Lewis

Producer(s):

D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • The Sweetest Taboo

      Sade
    • 7
    • 6
    • 9
      • 7
      • 6
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

H.F.Adu, Ditcham

Producer(s):

R.Millar

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Portrait/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 7
    • Do Me Baby

      Meli'sa Morgan
    • 10
    • 7
    • 9
      • 10
      • 7
      • 9
  • 8
    • Let Me Be The One

      Five Star
    • 13
    • 8
    • 10
      • 13
      • 8
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

I.Foster

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • What You Been Missin'

      Starpoint
    • 11
    • 9
    • 12
      • 11
      • 9
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

K.Diamond, J.Skinner

Producer(s):

K.Diamond, L.Job

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Your Personal Touch

      Evelyn "Champagne" King
    • 9
    • 9
    • 13
      • 9
      • 9
      • 13
  • 11
    • Don't Say No Tonight

      Eugene Wilde
    • 6
    • 1
    • 16
      • 6
      • 1
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

R.Broomfield, M.Horton

Producer(s):

D.R.Robinson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philly World/Atlantic

  • 12
    • Colder Are My Nights

      The Isley Brothers
    • 12
    • 12
    • 13
      • 12
      • 12
      • 13
  • 13
    • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

      Billy Ocean
    • 19
    • 13
    • 8
      • 19
      • 13
      • 8
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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

  • 14
    • Do You Really Love Your Baby

      The Temptations
    • 14
    • 14
    • 10
      • 14
      • 14
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Producer(s):

M.Miller

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)

      Freddie Jackson
    • 22
    • 15
    • 8
      • 22
      • 15
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

K.Diamond, B.J.Eastmond

Producer(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • If I Ruled The World

      Kurtis Blow
    • 20
    • 16
    • 12
      • 20
      • 16
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

K.Blow

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • I Can't Live Without My Radio

      LL Cool J
    • 24
    • 17
    • 10
      • 24
      • 17
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

J.T.Smith, R.Rubin

Producer(s):

R.Rubin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/Columbia

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Count Me Out

      New Edition
    • 8
    • 2
    • 13
      • 8
      • 2
      • 13
  • 19
    • Guilty

      Yarbrough & Peoples
    • 23
    • 19
    • 9
      • 23
      • 19
      • 9
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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

  • 20
    • Slave To The Rhythm

      Grace Jones
    • 21
    • 20
    • 10
      • 21
      • 20
      • 10
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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

  • 21
    • Alice, I Want You Just For Me

      Full Force
    • 16
    • 16
    • 14
      • 16
      • 16
      • 14
  • 22
    • Living In America

      James Brown
    • 39
    • 22
    • 5
      • 39
      • 22
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

D.Hartman, C.Midnight

Producer(s):

D.Hartman

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Scotti Bros./Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 23
    • Your Smile

      Rene & Angela
    • 33
    • 23
    • 6
      • 33
      • 23
      • 6
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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

  • 24
    • Tender Love

      Force M.D.'s
    • 34
    • 24
    • 6
      • 34
      • 24
      • 6
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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

  • 25
    • Freedom

      The Pointer Sisters
    • 25
    • 25
    • 11
      • 25
      • 25
      • 11
  • 26
    • How Will I Know

      Whitney Houston
    • 32
    • 26
    • 5
      • 32
      • 26
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 27
    • Stand Back

      Stephanie Mills
    • 29
    • 27
    • 7
      • 29
      • 27
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

C.Sturken, E.Rogers

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • Can You Rock It Like This

      Run-D.M.C.
    • 37
    • 28
    • 8
      • 37
      • 28
      • 8
  • 29
    • The Heart Is Not So Smart

      El DeBarge With DeBarge
    • 31
    • 29
    • 9
      • 31
      • 29
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren

Producer(s):

J.Graydon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gordy/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • The Color Of Success

      Morris Day
    • 40
    • 30
    • 6
      • 40
      • 30
      • 6
  • 31
    • I Need You

      Maurice White
    • 35
    • 31
    • 9
      • 35
      • 31
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

W.Smith, P.Collidge, M.Unobsky

Producer(s):

M.White, R.Buchanan

Gains In Performance

  • 32
    • Computer Love

      Zapp
    • 52
    • 32
    • 3
      • 52
      • 32
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

R.Troutman, L.Troutman

Producer(s):

R.Troutman

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • A Love Bizarre

      Sheila E.
    • 17
    • 2
    • 15
      • 17
      • 2
      • 15
  • 34
    • Caravan of Love

      Isley, Jasper, Isley
    • 18
    • 1
    • 19
      • 18
      • 1
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

CBS Associated/Epic

  • 35
    • I Like The Way You Dance

      9.9
    • 30
    • 30
    • 11
      • 30
      • 30
      • 11