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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of December 12, 1987

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

The week’s most popular songs, ranked by audio and video streaming activity on leading digital music services, radio airplay audience impressions based on monitored airplay and sales data, all compiled by Luminate. Audience totals are derived, in part, using certain Nielsen Audio listener estimates.

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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of December 12, 1987

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  • 1
    • System of Survival

      Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 2
    • 1
    • 9
      • 2
      • 1
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Skylark

Producer(s):

M.White, P.glass

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • Skeletons

      Stevie Wonder
    • 1
    • 1
    • 9
      • 1
      • 1
      • 9
  • 3
    • I Want To Be Your Man

      Roger
    • 3
    • 3
    • 11
      • 3
      • 3
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

L.Troutman

Producer(s):

R.Troutman

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reprise/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • Criticize

      Alexander O'Neal
    • 4
    • 4
    • 12
      • 4
      • 4
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

G.Johnson, A.O'Neal

Producer(s):

J.Johnson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tabu/Epic

  • 5
    • My Forever Love

      Levert
    • 6
    • 5
    • 10
      • 6
      • 5
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Producer(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon, C.Cooper

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • Let's Start Love Over

      Miles Jaye
    • 5
    • 5
    • 14
      • 5
      • 5
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

M.Claxton

Producer(s):

H.Eaves III

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/Atlantic

  • 7
    • I Live For Your Love

      Natalie Cole
    • 8
    • 7
    • 11
      • 8
      • 7
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

P.Reswick, S.Werfel, Rich

Producer(s):

D.Lambert

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • So Emotional

      Whitney Houston
    • 10
    • 8
    • 6
      • 10
      • 8
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

B.Steinberg, Kelly

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • The Way You Make Me Feel

      Michael Jackson
    • 20
    • 9
    • 4
      • 20
      • 9
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

M.J.Jackson

Producer(s):

Q.Jones II

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 10
    • She's Fly

      Tony Terry
    • 14
    • 10
    • 12
      • 14
      • 10
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

G.Dick, G.Henry, T.Terry, D.Sanchez

Producer(s):

T.Currier

Gains In Performance

  • 11
    • If You Can Do It: I Can Too!!

      Meli'sa Morgan
    • 17
    • 11
    • 8
      • 17
      • 11
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

P.Laurence

Producer(s):

P.Laurence

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Love Is For Suckers (Like Me And You)

      Full Force
    • 15
    • 12
    • 8
      • 15
      • 12
      • 8
  • 13
    • Love Overboard

      Gladys Knight And The Pips
    • 23
    • 13
    • 5
      • 23
      • 13
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

R.Calloway

Producer(s):

R.Calloway, V.Calloway

Gains In Performance

  • 14
    • Catch Me (I'm Falling)

      Pretty Poison
    • 13
    • 13
    • 12
      • 13
      • 13
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

J.Starling, W.Cooler

Producer(s):

K.Williams,Jr., K.Shore

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec.

  • 15
    • I Couldn't Believe It

      David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick
    • 16
    • 15
    • 9
      • 16
      • 15
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

R.McNeir, M.Crump, R.Benson

Producer(s):

R.McNeir, R.Iantosca, J.Bonnefond

  • 16
    • What's Too Much

      Smokey Robinson
    • 18
    • 16
    • 9
      • 18
      • 16
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

I.Stone, L.Kirtz, P.Talbert, W.Robinson

Producer(s):

P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff

  • 17
    • Touch and Go

      Force M.D.'s
    • 22
    • 17
    • 7
      • 22
      • 17
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

V.Bailey, P.Bell, A.Lundy

Producer(s):

V.Bailey, P.Bell

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Love Changes

      Kashif & Meli'sa Morgan
    • 24
    • 18
    • 6
      • 24
      • 18
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

S.Scarborough

Producer(s):

Kashif

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • I Do You

      The Jets
    • 19
    • 19
    • 8
      • 19
      • 19
      • 8
  • 20
    • Reservations For Two

      Dionne & Kashif
    • 21
    • 20
    • 9
      • 21
      • 20
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

S.Clark, Prim, East

Producer(s):

Kashif

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 21
    • (I Wanna Get) Close To You

      Vaneese Thomas
    • 27
    • 21
    • 9
      • 27
      • 21
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

V.Thomas, L.White

Producer(s):

E.Poccia, V.Thomas, W.Warnecke

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Geffen/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • Someone To Love Me For Me

      Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam Featuring Full Force
    • 31
    • 22
    • 6
      • 31
      • 22
      • 6
  • 23
    • Baby, Be Mine

      Miki Howard
    • 29
    • 23
    • 7
      • 29
      • 23
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

A.Ingram, J.Rawe

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now

      The Temptations
    • 7
    • 3
    • 14
      • 7
      • 3
      • 14
  • 25
    • Angel

      Angela Winbush
    • 9
    • 1
    • 15
      • 9
      • 1
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/PolyGram

  • 26
    • Games

      Shalamar
    • 12
    • 11
    • 12
      • 12
      • 11
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

C.Muldrow, S.Johnson, B.Robinson, J.Wilson

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/SMG

  • 27
    • (Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance

      Shanice Wilson
    • 11
    • 6
    • 14
      • 11
      • 6
      • 14
  • 28
    • Secret Lady

      Stephanie Mills
    • 37
    • 28
    • 5
      • 37
      • 28
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

S.Mills, H.Grate

Producer(s):

La La

Gains In Performance

  • 29
    • I Want Her

      Keith Sweat
    • 38
    • 29
    • 5
      • 38
      • 29
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat, E.T.Riley

Producer(s):

K.Sweat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Vintertainment/Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • Girlfriend

      Pebbles
    • 39
    • 30
    • 6
      • 39
      • 30
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Nothing Ventured - Nothing Gained

      Charlie Singleton & Modern Man
    • 36
    • 31
    • 8
      • 36
      • 31
      • 8
  • 32
    • Rich Man

      St. Paul
    • 35
    • 32
    • 8
      • 35
      • 32
      • 8
  • 33
    • Lover's Lane

      Georgio
    • 28
    • 26
    • 11
      • 28
      • 26
      • 11
  • 34
    • Show A Little Love

      Mission
    • 33
    • 33
    • 11
      • 33
      • 33
      • 11
  • 35
    • Hard Day

      George Michael
    • 25
    • 21
    • 9
      • 25
      • 21
      • 9
  • 36
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