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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of December 26, 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 26, 1987

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  • 1
    • The Way You Make Me Feel

      Michael Jackson
    • 4
    • 1
    • 6
      • 4
      • 1
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

M.J.Jackson

Producer(s):

Q.Jones II

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 2
    • My Forever Love

      Levert
    • 2
    • 2
    • 12
      • 2
      • 2
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Producer(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon, C.Cooper

Gains In Performance

  • 3
    • I Want To Be Your Man

      Roger
    • 1
    • 1
    • 13
      • 1
      • 1
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

L.Troutman

Producer(s):

R.Troutman

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reprise/Warner Bros.

  • 4
    • I Live For Your Love

      Natalie Cole
    • 5
    • 4
    • 13
      • 5
      • 4
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

P.Reswick, S.Werfel, Rich

Producer(s):

D.Lambert

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • If You Can Do It: I Can Too!!

      Meli'sa Morgan
    • 8
    • 5
    • 10
      • 8
      • 5
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

P.Laurence

Producer(s):

P.Laurence

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • So Emotional

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

B.Steinberg, Kelly

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 7
    • Love Overboard

      Gladys Knight And The Pips
    • 9
    • 7
    • 7
      • 9
      • 7
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

R.Calloway

Producer(s):

R.Calloway, V.Calloway

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • Love Changes

      Kashif & Meli'sa Morgan
    • 12
    • 8
    • 8
      • 12
      • 8
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

S.Scarborough

Producer(s):

Kashif

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • Someone To Love Me For Me

      Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam Featuring Full Force
    • 18
    • 9
    • 8
      • 18
      • 9
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force, Lisa Lisa

Producer(s):

Full Force

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Touch and Go

      Force M.D.'s
    • 15
    • 10
    • 9
      • 15
      • 10
      • 9
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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

  • 11
    • Skeletons

      Stevie Wonder
    • 7
    • 1
    • 11
      • 7
      • 1
      • 11
  • 12
    • Baby, Be Mine

      Miki Howard
    • 17
    • 12
    • 9
      • 17
      • 12
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

A.Ingram, J.Rawe

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Gains In Performance

  • 13
    • (I Wanna Get) Close To You

      Vaneese Thomas
    • 19
    • 13
    • 11
      • 19
      • 13
      • 11
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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

  • 14
    • Love Is For Suckers (Like Me And You)

      Full Force
    • 11
    • 11
    • 10
      • 11
      • 11
      • 10
  • 15
    • System of Survival

      Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 3
    • 1
    • 11
      • 3
      • 1
      • 11
  • 16
    • Secret Lady

      Stephanie Mills
    • 21
    • 16
    • 7
      • 21
      • 16
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

S.Mills, H.Grate

Producer(s):

La La

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • I Want Her

      Keith Sweat
    • 22
    • 17
    • 7
      • 22
      • 17
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat, E.T.Riley

Producer(s):

K.Sweat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Vintertainment/Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • She's Fly

      Tony Terry
    • 10
    • 10
    • 14
      • 10
      • 10
      • 14
  • 19
    • Girlfriend

      Pebbles
    • 24
    • 19
    • 8
      • 24
      • 19
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • To Prove My Love

      Michael Cooper
    • 26
    • 20
    • 8
      • 26
      • 20
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

T.McElroy, D.Foster, J.King

Producer(s):

J.King

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • I Couldn't Believe It

      David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick
    • 14
    • 14
    • 11
      • 14
      • 14
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

R.McNeir, M.Crump, R.Benson

Producer(s):

R.McNeir, R.Iantosca, J.Bonnefond

  • 22
    • Nothing Ventured - Nothing Gained

      Charlie Singleton & Modern Man
    • 27
    • 22
    • 10
      • 27
      • 22
      • 10
  • 23
    • So Amazing

      Gerald Albright
    • 30
    • 23
    • 6
      • 30
      • 23
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross

Producer(s):

G.Albright

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • Let's Try Again

      Surface
    • 34
    • 24
    • 5
      • 34
      • 24
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

B.Jackson, D.Townsend, D.Conley

Producer(s):

D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson

  • 25
    • What's Too Much

      Smokey Robinson
    • 20
    • 16
    • 11
      • 20
      • 16
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

P.Bunetta, R.Chudacoff

  • 26
    • Let's Start Love Over

      Miles Jaye
    • 16
    • 5
    • 16
      • 16
      • 5
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

M.Claxton

Producer(s):

H.Eaves III

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/Atlantic

  • 27
    • Two Occasions

      The Deele
    • 29
    • 27
    • 7
      • 29
      • 27
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • In The Mood

      The Whispers
    • 31
    • 28
    • 5
      • 31
      • 28
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

D.Simmons, Babyface

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/SMG

Gains In Performance

  • 29
    • Wanna Make Love (All Night Long)

      Lillo Thomas
    • 35
    • 29
    • 5
      • 35
      • 29
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

P.Laurence

Producer(s):

P.Laurence

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • Let Me Touch You

      The O'Jays
    • 37
    • 30
    • 4
      • 37
      • 30
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert

Producer(s):

E.LeVert, W.Williams, Sr.

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Philadelphia International/EMI

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Come Into My Life

      Joyce Sims
    • 40
    • 31
    • 6
      • 40
      • 31
      • 6
  • 32
    • How Ya Like Me Now

      Kool Moe Dee
    • 33
    • 32
    • 8
      • 33
      • 32
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Riley, M.DeWese

Producer(s):

M.DeWese, L.Mallison, Teddy Riley, B.New, P.Harris

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • This Be The Def Beat

      Dana Dane
    • 43
    • 33
    • 5
      • 43
      • 33
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

D.McCleese, H.E.Azor

Producer(s):

H.Luv Bug

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • Over You

      Ray Parker Jr. With Natalie Cole
    • 41
    • 34
    • 4
      • 41
      • 34
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

R.Parker, Jr., B.F.Bacharach, C.Bayer Bacharach

Producer(s):

B.Bacharach, C.Bayer Sager

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Geffen/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 35