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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
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WEEKS AT NO. 1
10
WEEKS ON CHART
On My Own
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
Songwriter(s)
B.Bacharach, C.Bayer Bacharach
Producer(s)
B.Bacharach, C.B.Sager
Imprint/Promotion Label
MCA
Gains in performance

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Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald On My Own Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
On My Own
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
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
2
The S.O.S. Band The Finest Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Finest
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
3
Janet Jackson Nasty Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nasty
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
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
4
Whitney Houston Greatest Love Of All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Greatest Love Of All
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Masser, L.Creed
Producer(s):
M.Masser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
5
Atlantic Starr If Your Heart Isn't In It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If Your Heart Isn't In It
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Stuart
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
6
Meli'sa Morgan Do You Still Love Me? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Still Love Me?
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Wilson, M.Morgan
Producer(s):
L.Wilson, M.Morgan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
7
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
14  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Winbush, R.Moore
Producer(s):
R.Kersey
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
8
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)
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond, B.Ocean
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond, W.Brathwaite
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
9
Alexander O'Neal What's Missing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
What's Missing
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Harris,III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tabu
10
Five Star Love Take Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Take Over
16  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Oattes, R.Van Schack
Producer(s):
B.Oattes, R.Van Schack
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
11
Rene & Angela You Don't Have To Cry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Don't Have To Cry
18  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
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
12
The Controllers Stay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay
15  Last
12  Peak
11  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.J.Eastmond, V.J.Smith
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
13
George Clinton Do Fries Go With That Shake Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do Fries Go With That Shake
13  Last
13  Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Washington, G.Clinton
Producer(s):
G.Clinton, S.Washington
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
14
Junior Oh, Louise Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh, Louise
14  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Junior, Smith
Producer(s):
Junior
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
15
Tease Firestarter Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Firestarter
20  Last
15  Peak
11  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Shockley
Producer(s):
S.Shockley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
16
El DeBarge Who's Johnny ("Short Circuit" Theme) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Who's Johnny ("Short Circuit" Theme)
25  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Wolf, I.Wolf
Producer(s):
P.Wolf
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
17
Midnight Star Headlines Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Headlines
27  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Simmons, V.Calloway, Belinda, R.Calloway, M.Genry, B.Lovelace
Producer(s):
R.Calloway, Midnight Star
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
18
Yarbrough & Peoples I Wouldn't Lie Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wouldn't Lie
31  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Simmons, J.Hamilton, R.Adams
Producer(s):
L.Simmons, J.Hamilton
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Total Experience
19
Johnny Kemp Just Another Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just Another Lover
21  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Kashif, J.Smith
Producer(s):
New Music Group, J.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
20
Nu Shooz I Can't Wait Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Wait
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Smith
Producer(s):
J.Smith, R.Waritz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
21
Sade Never As Good As The First Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never As Good As The First Time
11  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.F.Adu, A.Matthewman
Producer(s):
B.Rogan, Sade
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Portrait
22
Prince And The Revolution Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Kiss
10  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | NPG/Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
23
Vanity Under The Influence Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Under The Influence
12  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Faragher, R.Nevil, T.Haynes
Producer(s):
S.Drinkwater, T.Faragher
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
24
Philip Bailey State Of The Heart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
State Of The Heart
29  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Murphy, P.Pesco
Producer(s):
N.G.Rodgers, Jr.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
25
52nd Street Tell Me (How It Feels) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me (How It Feels)
32  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Henry
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
26
Fat Boys Sex Machine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sex Machine
33  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Brown, B.Byrd, R.Lenhoff, M.Morales, D.Wimbley, D.Robinson
Producer(s):
D.ogrin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sutra
27
Joeski Love Pee Wee's Dance Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pee Wee's Dance
35  Last
27  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
27
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Davis, J.Roper,Jr.
Producer(s):
V.Davis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Vintertainment
28
Force M.D.'s Here I Go Again Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Here I Go Again
36  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Halpin, A.Lundy
Producer(s):
R.Halpin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Tommy Boy
29
The Rose Brothers I Get Off On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Get Off On You
28  Last
28  Peak
11  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.R.Cason
Producer(s):
R.Cason, J.lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Malaco | Muscle Shoals Sound Gospel
30
Patti Austin The Heat Of Heat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Heat Of Heat
19  Last
13  Peak
13  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.S.Lewis, J.S.Harris III
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Qwest
31
Rumors Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rumors
40  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Thompson, M.Marshall, A.Hill
Producer(s):
J.King, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jay
32
Michael Henderson Do It To Me Good (Tonight) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do It To Me Good (Tonight)
22  Last
17  Peak
12  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Henderson
Producer(s):
M.Henderson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
33
Run-D.M.C. My Adidas Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Adidas
54  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
85
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
34
Morris Day The Character Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Character
34  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Day
Producer(s):
M.Day
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
35
New Edition With You All The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
With You All The Way
43  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Wurtz
Producer(s):
G.Tobin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
36
Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
West End Girls
37  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
37
Anita Baker Watch Your Step Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Watch Your Step
23  Last
23  Peak
11  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Baker
Producer(s):
M.J.Powell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
38
The Jets Crush On You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Crush On You
24  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Producer(s):
D.Powell, D.Rivkin, J.Knight, A.Zigman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
39
Freddie Jackson Love Is Just A Touch Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is Just A Touch Away
26  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
F.Jackson, B.J.Eastmond
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
40
Aretha Franklin Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ain't Nobody Ever Loved You
48  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.M.Walden, J.Cohen
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
41
Whodini Funky Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Funky Beat
45  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
61
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.E.Fletcher, Hutchins, Carter Smith
Producer(s):
L.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
42
Rainy Davis Sweetheart Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sweetheart
47  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.L.Davis, P.Warner
Producer(s):
P.Warner, D.Kessler, D.L.Davis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Supertronics
43
Precious Wilson I'll Be Your Friend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'll Be Your Friend
46  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Astrop
Producer(s):
J.Astrop, B.New
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Jive
44
Mtume Breathless Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Breathless
55  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
72
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Mtume
Producer(s):
Mtume
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
45
Rick James Sweet And Sexy Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sweet And Sexy Thing
56  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.James
Producer(s):
R.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
46
Pauli Carman Dial My Number Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dial My Number
51  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Frank, M.Murphy
Producer(s):
D.Frank, M.Murphy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
47
Jeffrey Osborne You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)
68  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
68
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Goldmark, B.Roberts
Producer(s):
R.Perry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
48
Paul Laurence Strung Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Strung Out
50  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence
Producer(s):
P.Laurence
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
49
Mai Tai Female Intuition Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Female Intuition
49  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Van Tijn, J.Fluitsman
Producer(s):
E.van Tijn, J.Fluitsma
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Critique
50
Mazarati 100 MPH Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
100 MPH
58  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
58
LAST WEEK
75
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Brown Mark, David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
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