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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
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WEEKS AT NO. 1
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Head To Toe
Songwriter(s)
Full Force
Producer(s)
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia

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Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam Head To Toe Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Head To Toe
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
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
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
McFadden, Vitali, Whitehead, McKinney
Producer(s):
G.McFadden
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
3
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson Diamonds Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Diamonds
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

4
The Whispers Rock Steady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Steady
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
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
Surface Happy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Happy
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Townsend, B.Jackson, D.Conley
Producer(s):
D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
6
Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why You Treat Me So Bad
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
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.
7
Deniece Williams Never Say Never Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Say Never
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Jeffries, M.Boyd, D.Williams
Producer(s):
S.Levine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
8
Atlantic Starr Always Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Always
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
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
Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Should I Cry?
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson, N.Hendryx, L.Keith
Producer(s):
J.Johnson, S.Bernard
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
10
Shirley Murdock Go On Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go On Without You
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Troutman, R.Troutman
Producer(s):
R.Troutman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
11
Jody Watley Still A Thrill Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still A Thrill
16  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Cymone, J.Watley
Producer(s):
A.Cymone, David Z.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
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
12  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
4
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
13
Stephanie Mills I Feel Good All Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel Good All Over
21  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Hardeman, A.Hardeman
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
14
Smokey Robinson Just To See Her Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just To See Her
11  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.George, L.Pardini
Producer(s):
P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
15
Jonathan Butler Lies Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lies
22  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Butler, J.Skinner
Producer(s):
B.J.Eastmond
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
16
Cameo Back And Forth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Back And Forth
10  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
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
17
Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Commit To Love
23  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
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
18
Isley, Jasper, Isley 8th Wonder Of The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
8th Wonder Of The World
19  Last
18  Peak
10  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
10
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
19
Melba Moore It's Been So Long Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
It's Been So Long
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.King
Producer(s):
H.King, Chad
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Rhythm Method Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rhythm Method
26  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Wiz, D.Leitta
Producer(s):
Wiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
21
Lionel Richie Se La Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Se La
14  Last
12  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Richie, G.Phillinganes
Producer(s):
L.Richie, J.Carmichael
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
22
The Isley Brothers Smooth Sailin' Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Sailin' Tonight
32  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
47
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
4
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.
23
Jesse Johnson Baby Let's Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Let's Kiss
25  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Johnson
Producer(s):
J.Johnson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
24
Five Star Are You Man Enough? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Are You Man Enough?
15  Last
15  Peak
10  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Gurvitz, N.Trevisick
Producer(s):
R.Burgess
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
25
Kenny G Songbird Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Songbird
30  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
26
Regina Belle Show Me The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me The Way
35  Last
26  Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
39
TWO WEEKS AGO
26
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Potts,Jr., J.Gallo, S.Pomerantz
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
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
Peak
14  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Vandross, J.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Vandross, M.Miller
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
28
4 By Four Want You For My Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Want You For My Girlfriend
33  Last
28  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Jackson, C.Dixon
Producer(s):
C.Jackson, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
29
Diana Ross Dirty Looks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dirty Looks
37  Last
29  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
53
TWO WEEKS AGO
29
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Scher, Golden
Producer(s):
T.Dowd
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
30
Miki Howard Imagination Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Imagination
20  Last
13  Peak
14  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Burke, J.Van Husen
Producer(s):
L.Humes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
31
Al Green Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
27  Last
22  Peak
11  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Kelly, J.Randolph
Producer(s):
E.Kelly, J.Randolph
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
32
LL Cool J I'm Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Bad
49  Last
32  Peak
Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
75
TWO WEEKS AGO
32
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

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
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
33  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
44
TWO WEEKS AGO
33
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
La La, Full Force
Producer(s):
Full Force
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
34
Gerry Woo Hey There Lonely Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey There Lonely Girl
40  Last
34  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Shuman, L.Carr
Producer(s):
V.Faster, B.Nazarian
Imprint/Promotion Label:
PolyGram | Polydor
35
Starpoint D.Y.B.O. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
D.Y.B.O.
39  Last
35  Peak
Weeks
39
LAST WEEK
55
TWO WEEKS AGO
35
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Phillips
Producer(s):
L.Job, P.glass
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
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
Peak
14  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
37
Lakeside Relationship Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Relationship
28  Last
24  Peak
10  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Brown
Producer(s):
S.Shockley, M.Brown, Lakeside
Imprint/Promotion Label:
SMG | Solar
38
Ray, Goodman & Brown Celebrate Our Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Celebrate Our Love
34  Last
34  Peak
10  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
34
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Song
Producer(s):
R.Song
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI
39
Donna Allen Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Satisfied
46  Last
39  Peak
Weeks
46
LAST WEEK
64
TWO WEEKS AGO
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Pace, D.Allen, W.English
Producer(s):
L.pace
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | 21
40
Vesta Don't Blow A Good Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Blow A Good Thing
42  Last
40  Peak
Weeks
42
LAST WEEK
56
TWO WEEKS AGO
40
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Loren
Producer(s):
B.Loren, B.Valentine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
41
Loose Ends You Can't Stop The Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Can't Stop The Rain
41  Last
41  Peak
Weeks
41
LAST WEEK
46
TWO WEEKS AGO
41
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Mac Intosh, Nichol, Eugene
Producer(s):
N.Martinelli
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
42
The System Don't Disturb This Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Disturb This Groove
29  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Murphy, D.Frank
Producer(s):
The System
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
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
43  Peak
Weeks
43
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
43
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Powell, D.Hargrove
Producer(s):
C.Powell, D.Hargrove
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
44
Whistle Barbara's Bedroom Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Barbara's Bedroom
31  Last
31  Peak
Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
31
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Kid
Producer(s):
K.Kid, H.Tee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Select
45
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Pleasure Principle
61  Last
45  Peak
Weeks
61
LAST WEEK
80
TWO WEEKS AGO
45
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Moir
Producer(s):
M.Moir
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
46
Sybil Let Yourself Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let Yourself Go
47  Last
46  Peak
Weeks
47
LAST WEEK
54
TWO WEEKS AGO
46
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Bratton, S.Lynch, D.Drewry, R.Wilmore
Producer(s):
J.Bratton, D.Drewry
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Next Plateau
47
One Way Whammy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whammy
65  Last
47  Peak
Weeks
65
LAST WEEK
79
TWO WEEKS AGO
47
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Hudson, C.Dudley, C.Gregory
Producer(s):
E.Deodato
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
48
Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Was Your Girlfriend
73  Last
48  Peak
Weeks
73
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
48
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Prince
Producer(s):
Prince
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
49
Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Something Inside) So Strong
50  Last
49  Peak
Weeks
50
LAST WEEK
57
TWO WEEKS AGO
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Siffre
Producer(s):
G.Johns
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | China
50
Lillo Thomas I'm In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm In Love
67  Last
50  Peak
Weeks
67
LAST WEEK
86
TWO WEEKS AGO
50
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Laurence, T.Allen
Producer(s):
P.Laurence, T.Allen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
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