HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

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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.
The week of
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I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love
Gains in performance
Play
2
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Wait
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
12
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PEAK POSITION
10
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4
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
On My Own
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
5
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
5
The Jets Crush On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crush On You
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
10
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6
The S.O.S. Band The Finest Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
10
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
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)
7
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
10
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8
Ca$hflow Party Freak Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Party Freak
8
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8
PEAK POSITION
11
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9
Freddie Jackson Love Is Just A Touch Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Just A Touch Away
12
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
10
Falco Rock Me Amadeus Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Me Amadeus
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6
PEAK POSITION
10
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11
Starpoint Restless Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Restless
11
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11
PEAK POSITION
9
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12
Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Greatest Love Of All
23
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
13
Patti Austin The Heat Of Heat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Heat Of Heat
18
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
14
Sade Never As Good As The First Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never As Good As The First Time
15
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
15
Atlantic Starr If Your Heart Isn't In It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Your Heart Isn't In It
21
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
16
Vanity Under The Influence Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Under The Influence
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LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
17
The Gap Band Going In Circles Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Going In Circles
9
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
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18
LL Cool J Rock The Bells Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock The Bells
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17
PEAK POSITION
9
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LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
8
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20
Michael Henderson Do It To Me Good (Tonight) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do It To Me Good (Tonight)
27
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
21
Janet Jackson What Have You Done For Me Lately Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What Have You Done For Me Lately
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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22
Alexander O'Neal What's Missing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's Missing
34
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
6
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23
Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess Loves On Fire Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Loves On Fire
Aleem Featuring Leroy Burgess
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23
PEAK POSITION
9
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24
Junior Oh, Louise Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh, Louise
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LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
25
Whistle (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'
25
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17
PEAK POSITION
11
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26
Stevie Wonder Overjoyed Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Overjoyed
13
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
11
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27
George Clinton Do Fries Go With That Shake Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Fries Go With That Shake
33
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27
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
28
Anita Baker Watch Your Step Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Watch Your Step
31
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Meli'sa Morgan Do You Still Love Me? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Still Love Me?
36
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
35
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
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LAST WEEK
31
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3
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Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance
32
Five Star Love Take Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Take Over
39
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
20
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
12
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34
Jermaine Jackson I Think It's Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Think It's Love
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14
PEAK POSITION
12
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Tease Firestarter Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Firestarter
40
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35
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
36
The Rose Brothers I Get Off On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Get Off On You
38
LAST WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
37
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)
26
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
38
ET (Eddie Townes) Best Friends Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Best Friends
28
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal Saturday Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Saturday Love
Cherrelle With Alexander O'Neal
29
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
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40
Johnny Kemp Just Another Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Another Lover
45
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Rene & Angela You Don't Have To Cry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Don't Have To Cry
52
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
Billy Ocean There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
51
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
3
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Gains in performance
43
Trinere I'll Be All You Ever Need Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be All You Ever Need
42
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
11
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44
Steve Arrington The Jammin' National Anthem Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Jammin' National Anthem
50
LAST WEEK
44
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
45
Morris Day The Character Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Character
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45
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
46
Full Force Unselfish Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Unselfish Lover
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34
PEAK POSITION
11
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24
PEAK POSITION
12
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48
Philip Bailey State Of The Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
State Of The Heart
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48
PEAK POSITION
3
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Gains in performance
49
Wally Badarou Chief Inspector Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chief Inspector
44
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
10
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50
Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
West End Girls
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50
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Force M.D.'s Here I Go Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Here I Go Again
62
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
El DeBarge Who's Johnny ("Short Circuit" Theme) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Who's Johnny ("Short Circuit" Theme)
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
53
Yarbrough & Peoples I Wouldn't Lie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wouldn't Lie
Gains in performance
54
Val Young If You Should Ever Be Lonely Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Should Ever Be Lonely
43
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
13
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47
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
8
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56
TKA One Way Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
One Way Love
60
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
Sly Fox Let's Go All The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Go All The Way
58
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
58
Rene & Angela Your Smile Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Smile
46
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
59
Dionne Warwick Whisper In The Dark Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whisper In The Dark
49
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
7
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63
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
61
Fat Boys Sex Machine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sex Machine
70
LAST WEEK
61
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Mai Tai Female Intuition Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Female Intuition
72
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
Joeski Love Pee Wee's Dance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pee Wee's Dance
Gains in performance
64
Force M.D.'s Tender Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tender Love
55
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
65
Juicy Sugar Free Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sugar Free
53
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Rumors Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rumors
83
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
52nd Street Tell Me (How It Feels) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me (How It Feels)
Gains in performance
68
Rainy Davis Sweetheart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sweetheart
71
LAST WEEK
68
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Paul Laurence Strung Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Strung Out
79
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
70
Troy Johnson It's You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
81
LAST WEEK
70
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
71
Precious Wilson I'll Be Your Friend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be Your Friend
77
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
West Coast Crew Jail Bait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
64
LAST WEEK
61
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Midnight Star Headlines Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Headlines
Gains in performance
74
Joyce Sims (You Are My) All And All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(You Are My) All And All
76
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
75
Gavin Christopher One Step Closer To You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
One Step Closer To You
88
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
76
Julian Flenoy Turn Me Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Turn Me Out
75
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Smokey Robinson Sleepless Nights Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sleepless Nights
Gains in performance
78
Original Concept Can You Feel It? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can You Feel It?
78
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
82
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
80
Meli'sa Morgan Do Me Baby Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Me Baby
57
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
81
The Masterdon Committee Get Off My Tip! Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
85
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Whodini Funky Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Funky Beat
Gains in performance
83
Donnell Pitman Your Love Is Dynamite Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Your Love Is Dynamite
90
LAST WEEK
83
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
Mildred Scott Prisoner Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Prisoner Of Love
Gains in performance
85
Atlantic Starr Secret Lovers Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Secret Lovers
68
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
86
Zapp Computer Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Computer Love
56
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Brenda & The Big Dudes Weekend Special Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Weekend Special
73
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Willie Collins Let's Get Started Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Get Started
Gains in performance
89
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
65
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Newcleus Na Na Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Na Na Beat
80
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Mazarati Player's Ball Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Player's Ball
86
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
92
The B.B. And Q. Band On The Shelf Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
92
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Jermaine Stewart We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off
93
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Nicole Don't You Want My Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't You Want My Love
74
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Aretha Franklin Another Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Another Night
67
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Whitney Houston How Will I Know Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
How Will I Know
66
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
19
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59
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
14
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98
Maurice White Lady Is Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lady Is Love
89
LAST WEEK
89
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Ready For The World Slide Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
69
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Alfie Just Gets Better With Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Gets Better With Time
96
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
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