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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of July 9, 1988

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Peak Pos.
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  • 1
    • Paradise

      Sade
    • 2
    • 1
    • 9
      • 2
      • 1
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

H.F.Adu, A.P.Hale, S.C.Matthewman, P.S.Denman

Producer(s):

Sade

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • I'm Real

      James Brown
    • 3
    • 2
    • 9
      • 3
      • 2
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force, J.Brown

Producer(s):

Full Force

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Scotti Bros./Epic

  • 3
    • Roses Are Red

      The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers
    • 8
    • 3
    • 9
      • 8
      • 3
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, LA Reid

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • The Right Stuff

      Vanessa Williams
    • 9
    • 4
    • 8
      • 9
      • 4
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

R.Salas, K.Jones

Producer(s):

R.Salas

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • I'll Prove It To You

      Gregory Abbott
    • 7
    • 5
    • 10
      • 7
      • 5
      • 10
  • 6
    • Joy

      Teddy Pendergrass
    • 1
    • 1
    • 12
      • 1
      • 1
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

R.Calloway, Q-Tip, V.Calloway

Producer(s):

R.Calloway, V.Calloway

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 7
    • If It Isn't Love

      New Edition
    • 15
    • 7
    • 6
      • 15
      • 7
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • Don't Be Cruel

      Bobby Brown
    • 14
    • 8
    • 7
      • 14
      • 8
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • Keep Risin' To The Top

      Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew
    • 4
    • 4
    • 14
      • 4
      • 4
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Fresh

Producer(s):

D.E.Fresh

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reality/Danya/Fantasy

  • 10
    • Sign Your Name

      Terence Trent D'Arby
    • 18
    • 10
    • 7
      • 18
      • 10
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

T.T.D'Arby

Producer(s):

M.Ware, T.T.D'Arby

Gains In Performance

  • 11
    • Shoot 'Em Up Movies

      The Deele
    • 10
    • 10
    • 9
      • 10
      • 10
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

K.Nolan

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/SMG

  • 12
    • I Can't Complain

      Melba Moore (Duet With Freddie Jackson)
    • 12
    • 12
    • 9
      • 12
      • 12
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

G.McFadden, L.Vitali, McKinney

Producer(s):

G.McFadden

Gains In Performance

  • 13
    • Let Me Take You Down

      Stacy Lattisaw
    • 11
    • 11
    • 11
      • 11
      • 11
      • 11
  • 14
    • Off On Your Own (Girl)

      Al B. Sure!
    • 24
    • 14
    • 5
      • 24
      • 14
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Al B.Sure!, K.West

Producer(s):

K.West

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • Alphabet St.

      Prince
    • 5
    • 3
    • 11
      • 5
      • 3
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Prince

Producer(s):

Prince

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Paisley Park/Warner Bros.

  • 16
    • Mamacita

      Troop
    • 21
    • 16
    • 7
      • 21
      • 16
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Producer(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon, E.Levert,Sr.

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Knocked Out

      Paula Abdul
    • 22
    • 17
    • 8
      • 22
      • 17
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Groove Me

      Guy
    • 25
    • 18
    • 8
      • 25
      • 18
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/MCA

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Parents Just Don't Understand

      D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    • 16
    • 10
    • 13
      • 16
      • 10
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

W.Smith, J.Townes, P.Harris

Producer(s):

D.J. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, B.New, P.Harris

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

  • 20
    • Symptoms Of True Love

      Tracie Spencer
    • 29
    • 20
    • 9
      • 29
      • 20
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

I.Klarmann, F.Weber

Producer(s):

R.Kersey

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • One More Try

      George Michael
    • 6
    • 1
    • 12
      • 6
      • 1
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

G.Michael

Producer(s):

G.Michael

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Columbia/Legacy

  • 22
    • Supersonic

      J.J. Fad
    • 23
    • 22
    • 7
      • 23
      • 22
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

J.M.Burns, D.M.Birks, A.Cash, J.A.Lee, F.Shaheed

Producer(s):

Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Arabian Prince

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruthless/Atlantic

  • 23
    • The Colour Of Love

      Billy Ocean
    • 32
    • 23
    • 6
      • 32
      • 23
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond, B.Ocean, J.Skinner

Producer(s):

W.Brathwaite, B.J.Eastmond

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • It Takes Two

      Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock
    • 33
    • 24
    • 8
      • 33
      • 24
      • 8
  • 25
    • Should I Say Yes

      Nu Shooz
    • 17
    • 17
    • 11
      • 17
      • 17
      • 11
  • 26
    • Off The Hook (With Your Love)

      R.J.'S Latest Arrival
    • 31
    • 26
    • 7
      • 31
      • 26
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

R.J.Rice, De.De.Leitta

Producer(s):

R.J.Rice

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • Work It

      Teena Marie
    • 34
    • 27
    • 7
      • 34
      • 27
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

T.Marie, P.J.

Producer(s):

T.Marie, A.McGrier

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • You Gots To Chill

      EPMD
    • 26
    • 22
    • 11
      • 26
      • 22
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Fresh/Sleeping Bag

  • 29
    • Loosey's Rap

      Rick James Featuring Roxanne Shante
    • 37
    • 29
    • 4
      • 37
      • 29
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

R.James

Producer(s):

R.James

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reprise/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • I Surrender To Your Love

      By All Means
    • 35
    • 30
    • 9
      • 35
      • 30
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

S.Sheppard, J.Varner

Producer(s):

S.Sheppard

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Just Got Paid

      Johnny Kemp
    • 28
    • 1
    • 14
      • 28
      • 1
      • 14
  • 32
    • Forever Yours

      Tony Terry
    • 38
    • 32
    • 7
      • 38
      • 32
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

G.Henry, T.Currier

Producer(s):

T.Currier

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • Dirty Diana

      Michael Jackson
    • 13
    • 5
    • 11
      • 13
      • 5
      • 11
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 34
    • Little Walter

      Tony Toni Tone
    • 20
    • 1
    • 13
      • 20
      • 1
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy, Tony! Toni! Tone!

Producer(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

  • 35
    • Your Love Is So Def

      Full Force
    • 42
    • 35
    • 5
      • 42
      • 35
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force, J.B.Moore, R.Ford

Gains In Performance