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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of May 23, 1987

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  • 1
    • Always

      Atlantic Starr
    • 1
    • 1
    • 12
      • 1
      • 1
      • 12
  • 2
    • Happy

      Surface
    • 5
    • 2
    • 13
      • 5
      • 2
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

D.Townsend, B.Jackson, D.Conley

Producer(s):

D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson

Gains In Performance

  • 3
    • Back And Forth

      Cameo
    • 3
    • 3
    • 10
      • 3
      • 3
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

K.Kendricks, T.M.Jenkins, N.Feftenant, L.E.Blackmon

Producer(s):

L.Blackmon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atlanta Artists/PolyGram

  • 4
    • Just To See Her

      Smokey Robinson
    • 2
    • 2
    • 13
      • 2
      • 2
      • 13
  • 5
    • Head To Toe

      Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam
    • 9
    • 5
    • 8
      • 9
      • 5
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • I Don't Want To Lose Your Love

      Freddie Jackson
    • 7
    • 6
    • 9
      • 7
      • 6
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

McFadden, Vitali, Whitehead, McKinney

Producer(s):

G.McFadden

Gains In Performance

  • 7
    • It's Been So Long

      Melba Moore
    • 6
    • 6
    • 11
      • 6
      • 6
      • 11
  • 8
    • Go On Without You

      Shirley Murdock
    • 8
    • 8
    • 10
      • 8
      • 8
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

L.Troutman, R.Troutman

Producer(s):

R.Troutman

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 9
    • There's Nothing Better Than Love

      Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines
    • 4
    • 1
    • 12
      • 4
      • 1
      • 12
  • 10
    • Diamonds

      Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
    • 17
    • 10
    • 5
      • 17
      • 10
      • 5
  • 11
    • Rock Steady

      The Whispers
    • 18
    • 11
    • 6
      • 18
      • 11
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, LA Reid, D.Ladd, B.Watson

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/SMG

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Se La

      Lionel Richie
    • 14
    • 12
    • 9
      • 14
      • 12
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

L.Richie, G.Phillinganes

Producer(s):

L.Richie, J.Carmichael

  • 13
    • Imagination

      Miki Howard
    • 15
    • 13
    • 12
      • 15
      • 13
      • 12
  • 14
    • Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year)

      Anita Baker
    • 10
    • 8
    • 12
      • 10
      • 8
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 15
    • Why You Treat Me So Bad

      Club Nouveau
    • 25
    • 15
    • 4
      • 25
      • 15
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster

Producer(s):

J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • Never Say Never

      Deniece Williams
    • 21
    • 16
    • 7
      • 21
      • 16
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

M.Jeffries, M.Boyd, D.Williams

Producer(s):

S.Levine

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Why Should I Cry?

      Nona Hendryx
    • 22
    • 17
    • 7
      • 22
      • 17
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

J.Johnson, N.Hendryx, L.Keith

Producer(s):

J.Johnson, S.Bernard

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Are You Man Enough?

      Five Star
    • 20
    • 18
    • 8
      • 20
      • 18
      • 8
  • 19
    • Watch Out

      Patrice Rushen
    • 11
    • 9
    • 12
      • 11
      • 9
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

P.Rushen, Brown

Producer(s):

C.Mims,Jr., P.Rushen

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 20
    • Don't Disturb This Groove

      The System
    • 12
    • 1
    • 15
      • 12
      • 1
      • 15
  • 21
    • 8th Wonder Of The World

      Isley, Jasper, Isley
    • 24
    • 21
    • 8
      • 24
      • 21
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

E.J.Isley, C.H.Jasper, M.Isley

Producer(s):

E.Isley, C.Jasper, M.Isley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

CBS Associated/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • Everything's Gonna Be Alright

      Al Green
    • 23
    • 22
    • 9
      • 23
      • 22
      • 9
  • 23
    • Still A Thrill

      Jody Watley
    • 31
    • 23
    • 4
      • 31
      • 23
      • 4
  • 24
    • Relationship

      Lakeside
    • 26
    • 24
    • 8
      • 26
      • 24
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

M.Brown

Producer(s):

S.Shockley, M.Brown, Lakeside

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/SMG

  • 25
    • I'd Still Say Yes

      Klymaxx
    • 13
    • 7
    • 14
      • 13
      • 7
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, G.Scelsa, Fenderella

Producer(s):

Fenderella

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Constellation/MCA

  • 26
    • I Commit To Love

      Howard Hewett
    • 29
    • 26
    • 5
      • 29
      • 26
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

L.F.Sylvers III, H.Hewett, G.Dozier

Producer(s):

H.Hewett, G.Barbee

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • Baby Let's Kiss

      Jesse Johnson
    • 30
    • 27
    • 6
      • 30
      • 27
      • 6
  • 28
    • I Feel Good All Over

      Stephanie Mills
    • 43
    • 28
    • 4
      • 43
      • 28
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

G.Hardeman, A.Hardeman

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Gains In Performance

  • 29
    • Zibble, Zibble (Get The Money) (AKA: Get Loose, Get Funky)

      The Gap Band
    • 16
    • 15
    • 10
      • 16
      • 15
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Wilson, M.Rentie,Jr, Taylor

Producer(s):

L.Simmons, R.Taylor, C.Wilson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Total Experience/RCA

  • 30
    • Rhythm Method

      R.J.'S Latest Arrival
    • 34
    • 30
    • 6
      • 34
      • 30
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Wiz, D.Leitta

Producer(s):

Wiz

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Sign 'O' The Times

      Prince
    • 19
    • 1
    • 12
      • 19
      • 1
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

Prince

Producer(s):

Prince

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Paisley Park/Warner Bros.

  • 32
    • Lies

      Jonathan Butler
    • 41
    • 32
    • 5
      • 41
      • 32
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

J.Butler, J.Skinner

Producer(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

      Whitney Houston
    • 50
    • 33
    • 2
      • 50
      • 33
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

G.R.Merrill, S.A.Rubicam

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x6
  • 34
    • Barbara's Bedroom

      Whistle
    • 37
    • 34
    • 7
      • 37
      • 34
      • 7
  • 35
    • Songbird

      Kenny G
    • 39
    • 35
    • 6
      • 39
      • 35
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Kenny G

Producer(s):

P.Glass, Kenny G

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 36
    • Celebrate Our Love

      Ray, Goodman & Brown
    • 38
    • 36
    • 8
      • 38
      • 36
      • 8
  • 37
    • Chicago Song

      David Sanborn
    • 35
    • 35
    • 9
      • 35
      • 35
      • 9
  • 38
    • Want You For My Girlfriend

      4 By Four
    • 44
    • 38
    • 4
      • 44
      • 38
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

C.Jackson, C.Dixon

Producer(s):

C.Jackson, C.Dixon

Gains In Performance

  • 39
    • Show Me The Way

      Regina Belle
    • 49
    • 39
    • 3
      • 49
      • 39
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

W.Potts,Jr., J.Gallo, S.Pomerantz

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli