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
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Play
2
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
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
11
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3
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson Diamonds Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
6
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
The Whispers Rock Steady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Steady
4
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
8
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Gains in performance
5
Surface Happy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Happy
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
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6
Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why You Treat Me So Bad
9
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
6
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Gains in performance
7
Deniece Williams Never Say Never Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Say Never
13
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
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9
Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Should I Cry?
12
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
9
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Gains in performance
10
Shirley Murdock Go On Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go On Without You
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
11
Jody Watley Still A Thrill Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still A Thrill
16
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
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)
17
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
Stephanie Mills I Feel Good All Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel Good All Over
21
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Smokey Robinson Just To See Her Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just To See Her
11
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
15
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22
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
7
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Gains in performance
16
Cameo Back And Forth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Back And Forth
10
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Commit To Love
23
LAST WEEK
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Isley, Jasper, Isley 8th Wonder Of The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
8th Wonder Of The World
19
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
10
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19
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
13
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20
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Rhythm Method Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
26
LAST WEEK
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
11
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22
The Isley Brothers Smooth Sailin' Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Sailin' Tonight
32
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
4
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Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance
23
Jesse Johnson Baby Let's Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Let's Kiss
25
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
24
Five Star Are You Man Enough? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Are You Man Enough?
15
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
10
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25
Kenny G Songbird Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Songbird
30
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
8
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26
Regina Belle Show Me The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me The Way
35
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines There's Nothing Better Than Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There's Nothing Better Than Love
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
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28
4 By Four Want You For My Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Want You For My Girlfriend
33
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Diana Ross Dirty Looks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dirty Looks
37
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Miki Howard Imagination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Imagination
20
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Al Green Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
27
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
11
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32
LL Cool J I'm Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Bad
49
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
33
La La (If You) Love Me Just A Little Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(If You) Love Me Just A Little
36
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
34
Gerry Woo Hey There Lonely Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey There Lonely Girl
40
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Starpoint D.Y.B.O. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
D.Y.B.O.
39
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
Anita Baker Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year)
24
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Lakeside Relationship Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Relationship
28
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
10
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38
Ray, Goodman & Brown Celebrate Our Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Celebrate Our Love
34
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Donna Allen Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Satisfied
46
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Vesta Don't Blow A Good Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Blow A Good Thing
42
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
41
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
42
The System Don't Disturb This Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Disturb This Groove
29
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
43
Teen Dream With Valentino Let's Get Busy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Get Busy
Teen Dream With Valentino
43
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
44
Whistle Barbara's Bedroom Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Barbara's Bedroom
31
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Pleasure Principle
61
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
Sybil Let Yourself Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let Yourself Go
47
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
47
One Way Whammy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whammy
65
LAST WEEK
47
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Was Your Girlfriend
73
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
49
Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Something Inside) So Strong
50
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
50
Lillo Thomas I'm In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm In Love
67
LAST WEEK
50
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
51
Rainy Davis Still Waiting Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still Waiting
52
LAST WEEK
51
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
52
Phyllis Hyman Ain't You Had Enough Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ain't You Had Enough Love
53
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
74
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
Kathy Mathis Late Night Hour Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Late Night Hour
57
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
Tawatha Thigh Ride Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thigh Ride
70
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Aretha Franklin Rock-A-Lott Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock-A-Lott
66
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
Fat Boys Falling In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Falling In Love
72
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
58
Doug E. Fresh Play This Only At Night Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Play This Only At Night
56
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
59
David Sanborn Chicago Song Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Chicago Song
38
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Millie Jackson An Imitation Of Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
An Imitation Of Love
58
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
59
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
62
Klymaxx I'd Still Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Still Say Yes
44
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART
63
Georgio Tina Cherry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tina Cherry
77
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
The Breakfast Club Right On Track Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Right On Track
64
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
65
The O'Jays Don't Take Your Love Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Take Your Love Away
68
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Timex Social Club Mixed Up World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mixed Up World
71
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
67
Patrice Rushen Watch Out Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
45
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
68
The Egyptian Lover Freakaholic Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
54
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
69
Babyface Lovers Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lovers
51
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
70
Monet My Heart Gets All The Breaks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Heart Gets All The Breaks
60
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
71
Touch Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Without You
76
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
48
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
73
Flos We're Back Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
We're Back
69
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
74
Sheila E. Koo Koo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Koo Koo
87
LAST WEEK
74
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
75
Salt-N-Pepa My Mike Sounds Nice Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
My Mike Sounds Nice
75
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
76
Scherrie Payne Testify Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
81
LAST WEEK
76
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
77
King Sun-D. Moet Hey Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
89
LAST WEEK
77
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
78
Debbie Deb I'm Searchin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Searchin'
85
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
L.J. Reynolds Tell Me You Will Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me You Will
80
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
80
Curtis Hairston (You're My) Shining Star Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(You're My) Shining Star
78
LAST WEEK
71
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
81
Joyce Sims Lifetime Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lifetime Love
91
LAST WEEK
81
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
82
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)
63
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
83
Blake & Hines Road Dog Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
90
LAST WEEK
83
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
84
Eric B. & Rakim I Know You Got Soul Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Know You Got Soul
92
LAST WEEK
84
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
88
LAST WEEK
85
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
86
Millie Scott Love Me Right Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Me Right
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
87
Claudja Barry Can't You Feel My Heart Beat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Can't You Feel My Heart Beat
55
LAST WEEK
33
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
88
Ready For The World Long Time Coming Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Long Time Coming
Gains in performance
89
J. Blackfoot Featuring Ann Hines Tear Jerker Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tear Jerker
J. Blackfoot Featuring Ann Hines
95
LAST WEEK
89
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
90
Redd Mr. D.J. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mr. D.J.
96
LAST WEEK
90
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
91
Carrie McDowell Uh Uh, No No Casual Sex Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Uh Uh, No No Casual Sex
84
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
92
Val Young Private Conversations Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Private Conversations
Gains in performance
93
Luther Ingram Gotta Serve Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gotta Serve Somebody
Gains in performance
94
First Circle Working Up A Sweat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Working Up A Sweat
83
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Janice Bulluck Do You Really Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Really Love Me
Gains in performance
96
Johnnie Taylor Don't Make Me Late Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Make Me Late
Gains in performance
97
Prince Sign 'O' The Times Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Sign 'O' The Times
62
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
98
The Rose Brothers I Get A Rush Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Get A Rush
86
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
99
Angelica Chaplin Anyone Else Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Anyone Else
94
LAST WEEK
94
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
100
J. Blackfoot Bad Weather Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Bad Weather
98
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
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