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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
5
LAST WEEK
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Head To Toe
Songwriter(s)
Full Force
Producer(s)
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia
Gains in performance

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1
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam Head To Toe Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Head To Toe
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
2
Surface Happy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Happy
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Townsend, B.Jackson, D.Conley
Producer(s):
D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
3
Freddie Jackson I Don't Want To Lose Your Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Don't Want To Lose Your Love
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
McFadden, Vitali, Whitehead, McKinney
Producer(s):
G.McFadden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
4
The Whispers Rock Steady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Steady
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, LA Reid, D.Ladd, B.Watson
Producer(s):
LA Reid, Babyface
Imprint/Promotion Label:
SMG | Solar
5
Shirley Murdock Go On Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go On Without You
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Troutman, R.Troutman
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
6
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson Diamonds Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

7
Melba Moore It's Been So Long Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Been So Long
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.King
Producer(s):
H.King, Chad
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
8
Atlantic Starr Always Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Always
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Lewis, D.Lewis, W.Lewis
Producer(s):
D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
9
Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why You Treat Me So Bad
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster
Producer(s):
J.King, T.McElroy, D.Foster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
10
Cameo Back And Forth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Back And Forth
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Kendricks, T.M.Jenkins, N.Feftenant, L.E.Blackmon
Producer(s):
L.Blackmon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Atlanta Artists
11
Smokey Robinson Just To See Her Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just To See Her
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.George, L.Pardini
Producer(s):
P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
12
Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Should I Cry?
17  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson, N.Hendryx, L.Keith
Producer(s):
J.Johnson, S.Bernard
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
13
Deniece Williams Never Say Never Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Say Never
16  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Jeffries, M.Boyd, D.Williams
Producer(s):
S.Levine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
14
Lionel Richie Se La Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Se La
12  Last
12  Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie, G.Phillinganes
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
15
Five Star Are You Man Enough? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Are You Man Enough?
18  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Gurvitz, N.Trevisick
Producer(s):
R.Burgess
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
16
Jody Watley Still A Thrill Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still A Thrill
23  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Cymone, J.Watley
Producer(s):
A.Cymone, David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
17
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
33  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
G.Merrill, S.Rubicam
Producer(s):
N.M.Walden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
18
Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines There's Nothing Better Than Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There's Nothing Better Than Love
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, J.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
19
Isley, Jasper, Isley 8th Wonder Of The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
8th Wonder Of The World
21  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.J.Isley, C.H.Jasper, M.Isley
Producer(s):
E.Isley, C.Jasper, M.Isley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | CBS Associated
20
Miki Howard Imagination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Imagination
13  Last
13  Peak
13  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Burke, J.Van Husen
Producer(s):
L.Humes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
21
Stephanie Mills I Feel Good All Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel Good All Over
28  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Hardeman, A.Hardeman
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
22
Jonathan Butler Lies Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lies
32  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
41
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Butler, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
23
Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Commit To Love
26  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.F.Sylvers III, H.Hewett, G.Dozier
Producer(s):
H.Hewett, G.Barbee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
24
Anita Baker Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year)
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
25
Jesse Johnson Baby Let's Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Let's Kiss
27  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
26
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Rhythm Method Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rhythm Method
30  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Wiz, D.Leitta
Producer(s):
Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
27
Al Green Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
22  Last
22  Peak
10  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Kelly, J.Randolph
Producer(s):
E.Kelly, J.Randolph
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
28
Lakeside Relationship Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Relationship
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Brown
Producer(s):
S.Shockley, M.Brown, Lakeside
Imprint/Promotion Label:
SMG | Solar
29
The System Don't Disturb This Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Disturb This Groove
20  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Murphy, D.Frank
Producer(s):
The System
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
30
Kenny G Songbird Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Songbird
35  Last
30  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
30
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
31
Whistle Barbara's Bedroom Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Barbara's Bedroom
34  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Kid
Producer(s):
K.Kid, H.Tee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Select
32
The Isley Brothers Smooth Sailin' Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Sailin' Tonight
47  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
80
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Winbush
Producer(s):
R.Isley, A.Winbush
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
33
4 By Four Want You For My Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Want You For My Girlfriend
38  Last
33  Peak
Weeks
38
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Jackson, C.Dixon
Producer(s):
C.Jackson, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
34
Ray, Goodman & Brown Celebrate Our Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Celebrate Our Love
36  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Song
Producer(s):
R.Song
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
35
Regina Belle Show Me The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me The Way
39  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Potts,Jr., J.Gallo, S.Pomerantz
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
36
La La (If You) Love Me Just A Little Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(If You) Love Me Just A Little
44  Last
36  Peak
Weeks
44
LAST WEEK
61
TWO WEEKS AGO
36
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
La La, Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
37
Diana Ross Dirty Looks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dirty Looks
53  Last
37  Peak
Weeks
53
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
37
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Scher, Golden
Producer(s):
T.Dowd
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
38
David Sanborn Chicago Song Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chicago Song
37  Last
35  Peak
10  Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Miller
Producer(s):
M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
39
Starpoint D.Y.B.O. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
D.Y.B.O.
55  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
55
LAST WEEK
76
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Phillips
Producer(s):
L.Job, P.glass
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
40
Gerry Woo Hey There Lonely Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey There Lonely Girl
43  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Shuman, L.Carr
Producer(s):
V.Faster, B.Nazarian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
41
Loose Ends You Can't Stop The Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Can't Stop The Rain
46  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
60
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Mac Intosh, Nichol, Eugene
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
42
Vesta Don't Blow A Good Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Blow A Good Thing
56  Last
42  Peak
Weeks
56
LAST WEEK
74
TWO WEEKS AGO
42
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Loren
Producer(s):
B.Loren, B.Valentine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
43
Teen Dream With Valentino Let's Get Busy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Get Busy
Teen Dream With Valentino
49  Last
43  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Powell, D.Hargrove
Producer(s):
C.Powell, D.Hargrove
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
44
Klymaxx I'd Still Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Still Say Yes
25  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Babyface, G.Scelsa, Fenderella
Producer(s):
Fenderella
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Constellation
45
Patrice Rushen Watch Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Watch Out
19  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Rushen, Brown
Producer(s):
C.Mims,Jr., P.Rushen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
46
Donna Allen Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Satisfied
64  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
64
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Pace, D.Allen, W.English
Producer(s):
L.pace
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | 21
47
Sybil Let Yourself Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let Yourself Go
54  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
54
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Bratton, S.Lynch, D.Drewry, R.Wilmore
Producer(s):
J.Bratton, D.Drewry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Next Plateau
48
The Temptations Someone Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Someone
45  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
45
LAST WEEK
48
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.LaBounty, D.Anderson
Producer(s):
P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Gordy
49
LL Cool J I'm Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Bad
75  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
75
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, B.Erving, D.L.Pierce, D.E.Simon
Producer(s):
D.Pierce, D.Simon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
50
Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Something Inside) So Strong
57  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
57
LAST WEEK
62
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Siffre
Producer(s):
G.Johns
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | China
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