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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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Kiss
Songwriter(s)
Prince
Producer(s)
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label
Rhino | NPG/Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Gains in performance

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1
Prince And The Revolution Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Kiss
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
2
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Wait
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Smith
Producer(s):
J.Smith, R.Waritz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
3
Stephanie Mills I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Winbush, R.Moore
Producer(s):
R.Kersey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
4
The Jets Crush On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crush On You
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Producer(s):
D.Powell, D.Rivkin, J.Knight, A.Zigman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
5
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
On My Own
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
5
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:
MCA
6
Falco Rock Me Amadeus Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Me Amadeus
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Bolland, F.Bolland, Falco
Producer(s):
R.Bolland, F.Bolland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
7
Colonel Abrams I'm Not Gonna Let (You Get The Best Of Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Not Gonna Let (You Get The Best Of Me)
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Colonel Abrams, M.Freeman
Producer(s):
R.Burgess, Colonel Abrams
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
8
Ca$hflow Party Freak Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Party Freak
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Greene
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
9
The Gap Band Going In Circles Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Going In Circles
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Peters
Producer(s):
L.Simmons, J.Ellis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
10
The S.O.S. Band The Finest Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Finest
17  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
11
Starpoint Restless Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Restless
13  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Phillips, K.Diamond
Producer(s):
K.Diamond, L.Job
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
12
Freddie Jackson Love Is Just A Touch Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Just A Touch Away
15  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Jackson, B.J.Eastmond
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
13
Stevie Wonder Overjoyed Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Overjoyed
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
S.Wonder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Tamla
14
Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
15
Sade Never As Good As The First Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never As Good As The First Time
24  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.F.Adu, A.Matthewman
Producer(s):
B.Rogan, Sade
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
16
Jermaine Jackson I Think It's Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Think It's Love
14  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Jackson, M.Omartian, S.H.Morris
Producer(s):
M.Omartian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
17
LL Cool J Rock The Bells Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock The Bells
18  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, R.Rubin
Producer(s):
R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
18
Patti Austin The Heat Of Heat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Heat Of Heat
21  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
19
Evelyn "Champagne" King High Horse Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
High Horse
23  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.George, F.C.McFarlane
Producer(s):
A.George, F.McFarlane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
20
Teddy Pendergrass Love 4/2 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love 4/2
11  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Pendergrass, J.Carter, N.Lee
Producer(s):
T.Pendergrass, J.Carter
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Asylum
21
Atlantic Starr If Your Heart Isn't In It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Your Heart Isn't In It
27  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Stuart
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
22
Vanity Under The Influence Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Under The Influence
25  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Faragher, R.Nevil, T.Haynes
Producer(s):
S.Drinkwater, T.Faragher
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
23
Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Greatest Love Of All
30  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, L.Creed
Producer(s):
M.Masser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
24
Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Loves On Fire Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Loves On Fire
Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess
26  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Aleem, T-R.Aleem
Producer(s):
T.Aleem, T-R.Aleem
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
25
Whistle (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'
20  Last
17  Peak
10  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Whistle, Kango Kid, H.Tee
Producer(s):
Kango Kid, H.Tee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Select
26
New Edition A Little Bit Of Love  (Is All It Takes) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
A Little Bit Of Love (Is All It Takes)
16  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Wyatt,Jr., C.Perren
Producer(s):
R.Rudolph, M.Sembello
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
27
Michael Henderson Do It To Me Good (Tonight) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do It To Me Good (Tonight)
31  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Henderson
Producer(s):
M.Henderson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
28
ET (Eddie Townes) Best Friends Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Best Friends
22  Last
18  Peak
11  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Towns
Producer(s):
E.Towns
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
29
Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal Saturday Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Saturday Love
Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal
19  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
30
Junior Oh, Louise Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh, Louise
37  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Junior, Smith
Producer(s):
Junior
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
31
Anita Baker Watch Your Step Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Watch Your Step
41  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Baker
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
32
Shirley Murdock No More Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
No More
29  Last
24  Peak
11  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Troutman, L.Troutman, G.Jackson, S.Murdock
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
33
George Clinton Do Fries Go With That Shake Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Fries Go With That Shake
43  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
45
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Washington, G.Clinton
Producer(s):
G.Clinton, S.Washington
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
34
Alexander O'Neal What's Missing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's Missing
38  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Harris,III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
35
The Controllers Stay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay
44  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond, V.J.Smith
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
36
Meli'sa Morgan Do You Still Love Me? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Still Love Me?
39  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Wilson, M.Morgan
Producer(s):
L.Wilson, M.Morgan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
37
Full Force Unselfish Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Unselfish Lover
34  Last
34  Peak
10  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force, J.B.Moore, R.Ford,Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
38
The Rose Brothers I Get Off On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Get Off On You
40  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.R.Cason
Producer(s):
R.Cason, J.lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco | Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel
39
Five Star Love Take Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Take Over
48  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Oattes, R.Van Schack
Producer(s):
B.Oattes, R.Van Schack
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
40
Tease Firestarter Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Firestarter
50  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Shockley
Producer(s):
S.Shockley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
41
Janet Jackson Nasty Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nasty
59  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
42
Trinere I'll Be All You Ever Need Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be All You Ever Need
32  Last
32  Peak
10  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Butler, Freestyle
Producer(s):
Pretty Tony
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jam Packed
43
Val Young If You Should Ever Be Lonely Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Should Ever Be Lonely
28  Last
21  Peak
12  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Young, F.Jenkins
Producer(s):
L.Ruffin,Jr., F.Jenkins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
44
Wally Badarou Chief Inspector Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chief Inspector
33  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Badarou
Producer(s):
W.Badarou
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | IVA/Island
45
Johnny Kemp Just Another Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Another Lover
54  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
63
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Kashif, J.Smith
Producer(s):
New Music Group, J.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
46
Rene & Angela Your Smile Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Smile
36  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Moore, A.Winbush
Producer(s):
B.Watson, B.Swedien, Rene & Angela
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
47
The Isley Brothers May I? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
May I?
42  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Isley, O.Isley, E.J.Isley
Producer(s):
Isley Brothers
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
48
Morris Day The Character Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Character
62  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
62
LAST WEEK
78
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Day
Producer(s):
M.Day
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
49
Dionne Warwick Whisper In The Dark Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whisper In The Dark
49  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Roberts, E.Bronfman,Jr.
Producer(s):
A.Galuten
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
50
Steve Arrington The Jammin' National Anthem Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Jammin' National Anthem
55  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Arrington, I.Arrington
Producer(s):
K.Johnson, W.Raglin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
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