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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of September 3, 1988

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 September 3, 1988

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  • 1
    • Nice 'N' Slow

      Freddie Jackson
    • 1
    • 1
    • 9
      • 1
      • 1
      • 9
  • 2
    • Make It Last Forever

      Keith Sweat (Duet With Jacci McGhee)
    • 3
    • 2
    • 10
      • 3
      • 2
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed, K.Sweat, E.T.Riley

Producer(s):

K.Sweat, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Vintertainment/EEG

  • 3
    • Watching You

      Loose Ends
    • 2
    • 2
    • 11
      • 2
      • 2
      • 11
  • 4
    • Another Part Of Me

      Michael Jackson
    • 8
    • 4
    • 8
      • 8
      • 4
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

M.J.Jackson

Producer(s):

Q.Jones II

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • Love Will Save The Day

      Whitney Houston
    • 7
    • 5
    • 10
      • 7
      • 5
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Toni C.

Producer(s):

J.Benitez

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 6
    • Husband

      Shirley Murdock
    • 5
    • 5
    • 12
      • 5
      • 5
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

B.Beck, L.Troutman

Producer(s):

R.Troutman

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 7
    • Shake Your Thang

      Salt-N-Pepa Featuring E.U.
    • 9
    • 7
    • 9
      • 9
      • 7
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

O.Isley, R.Isley

Producer(s):

H.Luv Bug

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • That Girl Wants To Dance With Me

      Gregory Hines
    • 6
    • 6
    • 13
      • 6
      • 6
      • 13
  • 9
    • Monkey

      George Michael
    • 10
    • 9
    • 9
      • 10
      • 9
      • 9
  • 10
    • Take Your Time

      Pebbles
    • 13
    • 10
    • 8
      • 13
      • 10
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

D.Sembello, D.Spencer

Producer(s):

C.Wilson, D.Sembello

Gains In Performance

  • 11
    • Static

      James Brown
    • 15
    • 11
    • 7
      • 15
      • 11
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Scotti Bros./Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • In Your Eyes

      James 'D-Train' Williams
    • 11
    • 11
    • 10
      • 11
      • 11
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

H.Eaves IV, J.Williams, H.Eaves III

Producer(s):

H.Eaves III, J.Williams

  • 13
    • Loosey's Rap

      Rick James Featuring Roxanne Shante
    • 4
    • 1
    • 12
      • 4
      • 1
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

R.James

Producer(s):

R.James

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reprise/Warner Bros.

  • 14
    • She's On The Left

      Jeffrey Osborne
    • 22
    • 14
    • 6
      • 22
      • 14
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

R.Brookins, J.Osborne, T.Haynes, C.Blanson

Producer(s):

J.Osborne, R.Brookins

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • Let's Go

      Kool Moe Dee
    • 21
    • 15
    • 7
      • 21
      • 15
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

M.DeWese

Producer(s):

L.Mallison, M.DeWese

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • Follow The Leader

      Eric B. & Rakim
    • 16
    • 16
    • 8
      • 16
      • 16
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

E.Barrier, W.Griffin

Producer(s):

Eric B. & Rakim

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uni/MCA

  • 17
    • Born Not To Know

      Tony Toni Tone
    • 25
    • 17
    • 8
      • 25
      • 17
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Producer(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Once, Twice, Three Times

      Howard Hewett
    • 20
    • 18
    • 11
      • 20
      • 18
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

H.Hewett, K.Aubrey

Producer(s):

H.Hewett

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 19
    • Every Shade Of Love

      Jesse Johnson
    • 19
    • 19
    • 11
      • 19
      • 19
      • 11
  • 20
    • Addicted To You

      Levert
    • 28
    • 20
    • 5
      • 28
      • 20
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert, E.Levert, M.Gordon

Producer(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atco/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • I'll Always Love You

      Taylor Dayne
    • 23
    • 21
    • 12
      • 23
      • 21
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

J.George

Producer(s):

R.Wake

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 22
    • Don't Believe The Hype

      Public Enemy
    • 27
    • 22
    • 8
      • 27
      • 22
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Ridenhour, H.Shocklee, Sadler, Drayton

Producer(s):

H.Shocklee, C.Ryder

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/Columbia

  • 23
    • Mamacita

      Troop
    • 12
    • 2
    • 15
      • 12
      • 2
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Producer(s):

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

  • 24
    • Go For Yours

      Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force
    • 29
    • 24
    • 6
      • 29
      • 24
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Gains In Performance

  • 25
    • That's The Ticket

      Ca$hflow
    • 26
    • 25
    • 9
      • 26
      • 25
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

G.Parsons, J.Duffie

Producer(s):

L.Blackmon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atlanta Artists/PolyGram

  • 26
    • 2 A.M.

      Teddy Pendergrass
    • 34
    • 26
    • 5
      • 34
      • 26
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

J.Carter, K.Askins, M.Hammett

Producer(s):

T.Pendergrass, M.Jaye

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • Tease Me

      Gary Taylor
    • 36
    • 27
    • 6
      • 36
      • 27
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

G.Taylor

Producer(s):

G.Taylor

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • Off On Your Own (Girl)

      Al B. Sure!
    • 14
    • 1
    • 13
      • 14
      • 1
      • 13
  • 29
    • You and I

      Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 30
    • 29
    • 7
      • 30
      • 29
      • 7
  • 30
    • Single Girls

      Dazz Band
    • 38
    • 30
    • 6
      • 38
      • 30
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

B.Harris, Ish

Producer(s):

B.Harris, Ish

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Hold On To What You've Got

      Evelyn "Champagne" King
    • 37
    • 31
    • 5
      • 37
      • 31
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

L.F.Sylvers III, G.Dozier

Producer(s):

L.Sylvers III

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 32
    • Hello Beloved

      Angela Winbush
    • 35
    • 32
    • 7
      • 35
      • 32
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

A.Winbush

Producer(s):

A.Winbush

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/PolyGram

  • 33
    • A Nightmare On My Street

      D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    • 40
    • 33
    • 5
      • 40
      • 33
      • 5
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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

  • 34
    • When I Fall In Love

      Natalie Cole
    • 31
    • 31
    • 11
      • 31
      • 31
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

V.Young, E.Heyman

Producer(s):

M.Miller

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

  • 35
    • Groove Me

      Guy
    • 24
    • 4
    • 16
      • 24
      • 4
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/MCA

  • 36
    • K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

      Siedah Garrett
    • 17
    • 16
    • 11
      • 17
      • 16
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

D.Merino, G.Babylon

Producer(s):

R.temperton, D.Rudolph

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Qwest/Reprise/Warner Bros.