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
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Diamonds
Herb Alpert Featuring Janet Jackson
Play
2
Club Nouveau Why You Treat Me So Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why You Treat Me So Bad
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
3
Jody Watley Still A Thrill Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still A Thrill
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
4
Stephanie Mills I Feel Good All Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Feel Good All Over
5
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
5
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)
6
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
6
The Whispers Rock Steady Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock Steady
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
7
The Isley Brothers Smooth Sailin' Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Smooth Sailin' Tonight
11
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
9
Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Why Should I Cry?
7
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
10
Regina Belle Show Me The Way Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Show Me The Way
13
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Deniece Williams Never Say Never Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Never Say Never
8
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART
12
LL Cool J I'm Bad Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Bad
14
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
13
4 By Four Want You For My Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Want You For My Girlfriend
18
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
14
Howard Hewett I Commit To Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Commit To Love
12
LAST WEEK
12
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
15
Diana Ross Dirty Looks Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Dirty Looks
17
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
5
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Gains in performance
17
R.J.'S Latest Arrival Rhythm Method Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
15
LAST WEEK
15
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If I Was Your Girlfriend
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
19
Donna Allen Satisfied Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Satisfied
22
LAST WEEK
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Janet Jackson The Pleasure Principle Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
The Pleasure Principle
24
LAST WEEK
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
La La (If You) Love Me Just A Little Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(If You) Love Me Just A Little
25
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
23
Vesta Don't Blow A Good Thing Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Blow A Good Thing
27
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
Lillo Thomas I'm In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm In Love
31
LAST WEEK
24
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
25
Starpoint D.Y.B.O. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
D.Y.B.O.
26
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
26
Fat Boys Falling In Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Falling In Love
30
LAST WEEK
26
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
27
Gerry Woo Hey There Lonely Girl Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Hey There Lonely Girl
28
LAST WEEK
27
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
28
One Way Whammy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Whammy
33
LAST WEEK
28
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
29
Tawatha Thigh Ride Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Thigh Ride
36
LAST WEEK
29
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
30
Surface Happy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Happy
16
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
31
Timex Social Club Mixed Up World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mixed Up World
40
LAST WEEK
31
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
32
Aretha Franklin Rock-A-Lott Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rock-A-Lott
37
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
33
Loose Ends You Can't Stop The Rain Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
You Can't Stop The Rain
32
LAST WEEK
32
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
34
Georgio Tina Cherry Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tina Cherry
38
LAST WEEK
34
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
35
Phyllis Hyman Ain't You Had Enough Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Ain't You Had Enough Love
39
LAST WEEK
35
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
36
Kenny G Songbird Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Songbird
29
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
37
Luther Vandross I Really Didn't Mean It Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Really Didn't Mean It
44
LAST WEEK
37
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
39
Natalie Cole Jump Start Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jump Start
48
LAST WEEK
39
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
40
Kathy Mathis Late Night Hour Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Late Night Hour
43
LAST WEEK
40
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
41
Sheila E. Koo Koo Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Koo Koo
45
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
42
Freddie Jackson Jam Tonight Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jam Tonight
76
LAST WEEK
42
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Biggest gain in airplay
Gains in performance
43
Cheryl Lynn If You Were Mine Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
If You Were Mine
47
LAST WEEK
43
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
44
Rainy Davis Still Waiting Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Still Waiting
41
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
45
Smokey Robinson One Heartbeat Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
One Heartbeat
55
LAST WEEK
45
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
46
Vaneese Thomas Let's Talk It Over Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Talk It Over
50
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
47
Shirley Murdock Go On Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Go On Without You
34
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
48
Touch Without You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Without You
52
LAST WEEK
48
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
49
Joyce Sims Lifetime Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lifetime Love
51
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
50
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
19
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
51
Smokey Robinson Just To See Her Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just To See Her
35
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART
52
Millie Scott Love Me Right Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Love Me Right
58
LAST WEEK
52
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
53
Atlantic Starr One Lover At A Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
One Lover At A Time
70
LAST WEEK
53
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
54
Ready For The World Long Time Coming Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Long Time Coming
57
LAST WEEK
54
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
55
Miki Howard Come Back To Me Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Come Back To Me Lover
92
LAST WEEK
55
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
56
Val Young Private Conversations Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Private Conversations
62
LAST WEEK
56
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
57
J. Blackfoot Featuring Ann Hines Tear Jerker Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tear Jerker
J. Blackfoot Featuring Ann Hines
61
LAST WEEK
57
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
58
The Pointer Sisters Mercury Rising Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Mercury Rising
75
LAST WEEK
58
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
59
Blake & Hines Road Dog Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
59
LAST WEEK
59
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
60
Chuck Stanley Jammin' To The Bells Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Jammin' To The Bells
85
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
61
Janice Bulluck Do You Really Love Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Do You Really Love Me
73
LAST WEEK
61
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
62
Al Jarreau Moonlighting (Theme) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Moonlighting (Theme)
95
LAST WEEK
62
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
63
Melba Moore I'm Not Gonna Let You Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Not Gonna Let You Go
82
LAST WEEK
63
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
64
George Michael I Want Your Sex Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Want Your Sex
90
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
66
LAST WEEK
65
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
66
Eric B. & Rakim I Know You Got Soul Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Know You Got Soul
68
LAST WEEK
66
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
67
The System Don't Disturb This Groove Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Disturb This Groove
64
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
68
Babyface I Love You Babe Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Love You Babe
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
69
Shalamar Circumstantial Evidence Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Circumstantial Evidence
94
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
70
Peggi Blu (With Bert Robinson) All The Way With You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
All The Way With You
Peggi Blu (With Bert Robinson)
Gains in performance
71
Scherrie Payne Testify Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
67
LAST WEEK
67
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
72
Bruce Willis Under The Boardwalk Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Under The Boardwalk
79
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
73
Mini Curry I Think I'm Over You Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Think I'm Over You
Gains in performance
74
The System Nighttime Lover Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Nighttime Lover
Gains in performance
75
Family Dream Rescue Me Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Rescue Me
80
LAST WEEK
75
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
76
The O'Jays Don't Take Your Love Away Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Take Your Love Away
60
LAST WEEK
60
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
77
Teen Dream With Valentino Let's Get Busy Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let's Get Busy
Teen Dream With Valentino
46
LAST WEEK
41
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART
78
Robbie Nevil Wot's It To Ya Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Wot's It To Ya
83
LAST WEEK
78
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
79
Theresa Last Time Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Last Time
Gains in performance
80
Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
(Something Inside) So Strong
53
LAST WEEK
49
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
81
King Sun-D. Moet Hey Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
69
LAST WEEK
69
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART
82
Sybil Let Yourself Go Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Let Yourself Go
56
LAST WEEK
46
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Gains in performance
84
Patti LaBelle Just The Facts (Theme From Dragnet) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Just The Facts (Theme From Dragnet)
Gains in performance
Gains in performance
86
Johnnie Taylor Don't Make Me Late Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Don't Make Me Late
86
LAST WEEK
86
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
87
Mason Pour It On Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Pour It On
Gains in performance
88
Isley, Jasper, Isley 8th Wonder Of The World Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
8th Wonder Of The World
42
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART
89
Debbie Deb I'm Searchin' Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'm Searchin'
72
LAST WEEK
72
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
90
Klymaxx I'd Still Say Yes Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I'd Still Say Yes
78
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART
91
Al Green Everything's Gonna Be Alright Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
63
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART
92
L.J. Reynolds Tell Me You Will Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Tell Me You Will
87
LAST WEEK
79
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
93
Anita Baker Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year) Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Same Ole Love (365 Days A Year)
71
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
94
Cameo Back And Forth Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Back And Forth
49
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART
95
Jesse James I Can Do Bad By Myself Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
I Can Do Bad By Myself
96
LAST WEEK
95
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
96
Luther Ingram Gotta Serve Somebody Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Gotta Serve Somebody
89
LAST WEEK
89
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART
97
Jesse Johnson Baby Let's Kiss Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Baby Let's Kiss
54
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART
98
War Low Rider Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Low Rider
98
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
99
The Breakfast Club Right On Track Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Right On Track
84
LAST WEEK
64
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART
100
Luther Vandross with Gregory Hines There's Nothing Better Than Love Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
There's Nothing Better Than Love
65
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
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