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
5
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9
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Head To Toe
Gains in performance
Play
2
Surface Happy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Happy
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
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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
6
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
10
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Gains in performance
4
The Whispers Rock Steady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Steady
11
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
5
Shirley Murdock Go On Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go On Without You
8
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson Diamonds Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
10
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
7
Melba Moore It's Been So Long Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Been So Long
7
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
12
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1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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9
Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why You Treat Me So Bad
15
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
10
Cameo Back And Forth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Back And Forth
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
11
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11
Smokey Robinson Just To See Her Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just To See Her
4
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2
PEAK POSITION
14
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12
Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Should I Cry?
17
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
13
Deniece Williams Never Say Never Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Say Never
16
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
12
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
10
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15
Five Star Are You Man Enough? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Are You Man Enough?
18
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
9
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16
Jody Watley Still A Thrill Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still A Thrill
23
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
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 WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
3
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Gains in performance
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
9
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1
PEAK POSITION
13
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19
Isley, Jasper, Isley 8th Wonder Of The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
8th Wonder Of The World
21
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
9
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20
Miki Howard Imagination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Imagination
13
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13
PEAK POSITION
13
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21
Stephanie Mills I Feel Good All Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel Good All Over
28
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21
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
32
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
6
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23
Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Commit To Love
26
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23
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
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
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8
PEAK POSITION
13
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25
Jesse Johnson Baby Let's Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Let's Kiss
27
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25
PEAK POSITION
7
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26
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Rhythm Method Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
30
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26
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
27
Al Green Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
22
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22
PEAK POSITION
10
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28
Lakeside Relationship Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Relationship
24
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
9
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29
The System Don't Disturb This Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Disturb This Groove
20
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
16
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30
Kenny G Songbird Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Songbird
35
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30
PEAK POSITION
7
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31
Whistle Barbara's Bedroom Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Barbara's Bedroom
34
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31
PEAK POSITION
8
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32
The Isley Brothers Smooth Sailin' Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Sailin' Tonight
47
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
3
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Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance
33
4 By Four Want You For My Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Want You For My Girlfriend
38
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Ray, Goodman & Brown Celebrate Our Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Celebrate Our Love
36
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
35
Regina Belle Show Me The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me The Way
39
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
4
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Gains in performance
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 WEEK
36
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
37
Diana Ross Dirty Looks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dirty Looks
53
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
2
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Gains in performance
38
David Sanborn Chicago Song Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chicago Song
37
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Starpoint D.Y.B.O. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
D.Y.B.O.
55
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Gerry Woo Hey There Lonely Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey There Lonely Girl
43
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
41
Loose Ends You Can't Stop The Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Can't Stop The Rain
46
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
Vesta Don't Blow A Good Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Blow A Good Thing
56
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
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 WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Klymaxx I'd Still Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Still Say Yes
25
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
15
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45
Patrice Rushen Watch Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
19
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
46
Donna Allen Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Satisfied
64
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
47
Sybil Let Yourself Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let Yourself Go
54
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
45
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
49
LL Cool J I'm Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Bad
75
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Something Inside) So Strong
57
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Babyface Lovers Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lovers
42
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
9
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52
Rainy Davis Still Waiting Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still Waiting
65
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Phyllis Hyman Ain't You Had Enough Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ain't You Had Enough Love
62
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
The Egyptian Lover Freakaholic Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
52
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
11
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55
Claudja Barry Can't You Feel My Heart Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't You Feel My Heart Beat
40
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
56
Doug E. Fresh Play This Only At Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Play This Only At Night
59
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
57
Kathy Mathis Late Night Hour Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Late Night Hour
67
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
58
Millie Jackson An Imitation Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
An Imitation Of Love
58
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
60
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Monet My Heart Gets All The Breaks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Heart Gets All The Breaks
48
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
61
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Pleasure Principle
80
LAST WEEK
61
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Prince Sign 'O' The Times Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sign 'O' The Times
31
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
63
The Gap Band Zibble, Zibble (Get The Money) (AKA: Get Loose, Get Funky) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Zibble, Zibble (Get The Money) (AKA: Get Loose, Get Funky)
29
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
64
The Breakfast Club Right On Track Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Right On Track
72
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
65
One Way Whammy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whammy
79
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
Aretha Franklin Rock-A-Lott Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock-A-Lott
76
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
Lillo Thomas I'm In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm In Love
86
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
68
The O'Jays Don't Take Your Love Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Take Your Love Away
70
LAST WEEK
68
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
69
Flos We're Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We're Back
63
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Tawatha Thigh Ride Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thigh Ride
89
LAST WEEK
70
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
71
Timex Social Club Mixed Up World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mixed Up World
85
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
72
Fat Boys Falling In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Falling In Love
90
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Was Your Girlfriend
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Gains in performance
75
Salt-N-Pepa My Mike Sounds Nice Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Mike Sounds Nice
41
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Touch Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Without You
84
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
Georgio Tina Cherry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tina Cherry
Gains in performance
78
Curtis Hairston (You're My) Shining Star Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(You're My) Shining Star
71
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
79
Jody Watley Looking For A New Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Looking For A New Love
66
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
80
L.J. Reynolds Tell Me You Will Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me You Will
81
LAST WEEK
80
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Scherrie Payne Testify Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
87
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
Gregory Abbott I Got The Feelin' (It's Over) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
50
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
83
First Circle Working Up A Sweat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Working Up A Sweat
73
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
84
Carrie McDowell Uh Uh, No No Casual Sex Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Uh Uh, No No Casual Sex
77
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
85
Debbie Deb I'm Searchin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Searchin'
Gains in performance
86
The Rose Brothers I Get A Rush Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Get A Rush
74
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Sheila E. Koo Koo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Koo Koo
Gains in performance
Gains in performance
89
King Sun-D. Moet Hey Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
92
LAST WEEK
89
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Blake & Hines Road Dog Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gains in performance
91
Joyce Sims Lifetime Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lifetime Love
Gains in performance
92
Eric B. & Rakim I Know You Got Soul Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Know You Got Soul
Gains in performance
93
James 'D-Train' Williams Oh How I Love You (Girl) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Oh How I Love You (Girl)
68
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Angelica Chaplin Anyone Else Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Anyone Else
94
LAST WEEK
94
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
95
J. Blackfoot Featuring Ann Hines Tear Jerker Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tear Jerker
J. Blackfoot Featuring Ann Hines
Gains in performance
96
Redd Mr. D.J. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. D.J.
Gains in performance
97
Norwood I Can't Let You Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can't Let You Go
61
LAST WEEK
30
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
98
J. Blackfoot Bad Weather Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Bad Weather
91
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Sugarbabes We Rock The Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We Rock The Beat
88
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Chuck Stanley Day By Day Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Day By Day
83
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
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