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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
LAST WEEK
8
WEEKS ON CHART
Let's Wait Awhile
Songwriter(s)
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson, M.Andrews
Producer(s)
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label
A&M
Gains in performance

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1
Janet Jackson Let's Wait Awhile Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Wait Awhile
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson, M.Andrews
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
2
The Jets You Got It All Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Got It All
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Holmes
Producer(s):
D.Powell, D.Rivkin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
3
Jody Watley Looking For A New Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Looking For A New Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Cymone, J.Watley
Producer(s):
A.Cymone, David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
4
Club Nouveau Lean On Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lean On Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
W.Withers, Jr.
Producer(s):
J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
5
Loose Ends Slow Down Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Slow Down
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Mac Intosh, Nichol, Eugene
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
6
Millie Jackson Love Is A Dangerous Game Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Is A Dangerous Game
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Brathwaite, J.Butler, B.Ocean, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
B.New, J.skinner, J.Butler
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
7
Sheila E. Hold Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hold Me
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Sheila E., C.Guzman, E.Mininfield
Producer(s):
Sheila E., David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
8
Freddie Jackson Have You Ever Loved Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Have You Ever Loved Somebody
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
9
Mad'house 6 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
6
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Madhouse
Producer(s):
Madhouse
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
10
James Brown How Do You Stop Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
How Do You Stop
17  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Hartman, C.Midnight
Producer(s):
D.Hartman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Scotti Bros.
11
Kool & The Gang Stone Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stone Love
25  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, J.Taylor, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s):
K.Baayan, I.B.M.C., Kool & The Gang
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Mercury
12
Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Living All Alone
12  Last
12  Peak
13  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Wansel, K.Gamble, C.Biggs
Producer(s):
D.Wansel
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Philadelphia International
13
One Way You Better Quit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Better Quit
24  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Hudson, V.Brantley, I.Perkins, C.Gregory, M.Gregory
Producer(s):
E.Deodato
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
14
Expose Come Go With Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come Go With Me
22  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.A.Martinee
Producer(s):
L.A.Martinee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
15
Timex Social Club Thinkin' About Ya Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thinkin' About Ya
15  Last
15  Peak
12  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Marshall
Producer(s):
J.Logan, M.Marshall
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fantasy | Danya
16
Stacy Lattisaw Jump Into My Life Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jump Into My Life
19  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Kashif, P.Gurvitz
Producer(s):
Kashif, P.Gurvitz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
17
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Hold On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hold On
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Wiz, D.Leitta
Producer(s):
Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
18
Howard Hewett Stay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Stay
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Hewett, Vanelli, Grenga
Producer(s):
H.Hewett, R.Vannelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
19
Herb Alpert Keep Your Eye On Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Keep Your Eye On Me
32  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
40
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis
Producer(s):
Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
20
Rainy Davis Lowdown So And So Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lowdown So And So
30  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Warner, R.Davis, T.Wells
Producer(s):
P.Warner, R.Davis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
21
Bruce Willis Respect Yourself Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Respect Yourself
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Rice, L.Ingram
Producer(s):
R.Kraft
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
22
Donna Allen Serious Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Serious
14  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Pace, D.Allen, Blitz
Producer(s):
L.pace
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | 21
23
Mel & Kim Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
26  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Stock, M.Aitken, P.Waterman
Producer(s):
Stock, Aitken, Waterman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
24
Midnight Star Engine No. 9 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Engine No. 9
11  Last
11  Peak
12  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Gentry, Lovelace
Producer(s):
R.Calloway, Midnight Star
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Solar
25
Starpoint He Wants My Body Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
He Wants My Body
33  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Glass
Producer(s):
L.Job, P.glass
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
26
Millie Scott Ev'ry Little Bit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ev'ry Little Bit
31  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Nazarian, R.Matlock
Producer(s):
B.Nazarian, D.Bradley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | 4th & B'Way
27
Melba Moore Falling Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Falling
13  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
F.Golde, G.McFadden
Producer(s):
G.McFadden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
28
The System Don't Disturb This Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Disturb This Groove
35  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Murphy, D.Frank
Producer(s):
The System
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
29
Shirley Murdock As We Lay Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
As We Lay
27  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Troutman, B.Beck
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
30
Aretha Franklin & George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Aretha Franklin & George Michael
37  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Climie, Morgan
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
31
Bunny Debarge Save The Best For Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Save The Best For Me
34  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Producer(s):
J.Knight, A.Zigman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
32
Levert Fascination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Fascination
36  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Levert, M.Gordon, J.Mtume
Producer(s):
J.Mtume
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
33
Cameo Candy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Candy
21  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.E.Blackmon, T.M.Jenkins
Producer(s):
L.Blackman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
34
Gregory Abbott I Got The Feelin' (It's Over) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
46  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Abbott
Producer(s):
G.Abbott
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
35
Lionel Richie Ballerina Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ballerina Girl
23  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
36
Ray, Goodman & Brown Take It To The Limit Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take It To The Limit
28  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Harris, Rahni Song
Producer(s):
Rahni Song
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
37
Ready For The World Mary Goes Round Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mary Goes Round
48  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Riley, Jr., J.Eaton
Producer(s):
Ready For The World, G.Spaniola
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
38
Commodores Take It From Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Take It From Me
38  Last
38  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
38
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Lambert, S.Reynolds, F.Golde
Producer(s):
D.Lambert, J.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
39
Full Force Old Flames Never Die Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Old Flames Never Die
45  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
51
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force, J.B.Moore, R.Ford
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
40
Prince Sign 'O' The Times Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sign 'O' The Times
63  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
63
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
41
Smokey Robinson Just To See Her Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just To See Her
51  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
51
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.George, L.Pardini
Producer(s):
P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
42
Genobia Jeter And Glenn Jones Together Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Together
Genobia Jeter And Glenn Jones
47  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
52
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Lind, M.Page
Producer(s):
R.B.Wright
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
43
Isaac Hayes Thing For You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thing For You
52  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
52
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
I.Hayes
Producer(s):
I.Hayes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
44
Run-D.M.C. It's Tricky Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Tricky
59  Last
44  Peak
Weeks
59
LAST WEEK
75
TWO WEEKS AGO
44
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.W.Simmons, D.M.McDaniels, J.Mizell, R.Rubin
Producer(s):
R.Simmons, R.Rubin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
45
Focus Zero In July Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Zero In July
42  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Bynum, H.Redmond
Producer(s):
J.Alexander, M.Bynum, D.Alexander
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
46
Vesta Something About You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Something About You
50  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Loren
Producer(s):
B.Loren, B.Valentine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | A&M
47
Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines There's Nothing Better Than Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There's Nothing Better Than Love
56  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, J.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
48
Lillo Thomas Sexy Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sexy Girl
55  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
66
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence, T.Allen
Producer(s):
P.Laurence, T.Allen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
49
Georgio Sexappeal Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sexappeal
49  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
59
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Allentini
Producer(s):
G.Allentini
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
50
Klymaxx I'd Still Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Still Say Yes
61  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
61
LAST WEEK
68
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, G.Scelsa, Fenderella
Producer(s):
Fenderella
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Constellation
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