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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of September 17, 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 17, 1988

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  • 1
    • Another Part Of Me

      Michael Jackson
    • 3
    • 1
    • 10
      • 3
      • 1
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

M.J.Jackson

Producer(s):

Q.Jones II

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • She's On The Left

      Jeffrey Osborne
    • 7
    • 2
    • 8
      • 7
      • 2
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

J.Osborne, R.Brookins

Gains In Performance

  • 3
    • Take Your Time

      Pebbles
    • 5
    • 3
    • 10
      • 5
      • 3
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

D.Sembello, D.Spencer

Producer(s):

C.Wilson, D.Sembello

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • Shake Your Thang

      Salt-N-Pepa Featuring E.U.
    • 4
    • 4
    • 11
      • 4
      • 4
      • 11
  • 5
    • Static

      James Brown
    • 6
    • 5
    • 9
      • 6
      • 5
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Scotti Bros./Epic

  • 6
    • Make It Last Forever

      Keith Sweat (Duet With Jacci McGhee)
    • 2
    • 2
    • 12
      • 2
      • 2
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

K.Sweat, Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Vintertainment/EEG

  • 7
    • Addicted To You

      Levert
    • 12
    • 7
    • 7
      • 12
      • 7
      • 7
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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

  • 8
    • Nice 'N' Slow

      Freddie Jackson
    • 1
    • 1
    • 11
      • 1
      • 1
      • 11
  • 9
    • Born Not To Know

      Tony Toni Tone
    • 13
    • 9
    • 10
      • 13
      • 9
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Producer(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Monkey

      George Michael
    • 8
    • 8
    • 11
      • 8
      • 8
      • 11
  • 11
    • Let's Go

      Kool Moe Dee
    • 14
    • 11
    • 9
      • 14
      • 11
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

M.DeWese

Producer(s):

L.Mallison, M.DeWese

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

  • 12
    • 2 A.M.

      Teddy Pendergrass
    • 17
    • 12
    • 7
      • 17
      • 12
      • 7
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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

  • 13
    • Husband

      Shirley Murdock
    • 9
    • 5
    • 14
      • 9
      • 5
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

B.Beck, L.Troutman

Producer(s):

R.Troutman

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 14
    • A Nightmare On My Street

      D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    • 21
    • 14
    • 7
      • 21
      • 14
      • 7
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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

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • Hold On To What You've Got

      Evelyn "Champagne" King
    • 23
    • 15
    • 7
      • 23
      • 15
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

L.F.Sylvers III, G.Dozier

Producer(s):

L.Sylvers III

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • Tease Me

      Gary Taylor
    • 22
    • 16
    • 8
      • 22
      • 16
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

G.Taylor

Producer(s):

G.Taylor

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Love Will Save The Day

      Whitney Houston
    • 10
    • 5
    • 12
      • 10
      • 5
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

Toni C.

Producer(s):

J.Benitez

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 18
    • Don't Believe The Hype

      Public Enemy
    • 18
    • 18
    • 10
      • 18
      • 18
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Ridenhour, H.Shocklee, Sadler, Drayton

Producer(s):

H.Shocklee, C.Ryder

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/Columbia

  • 19
    • Once, Twice, Three Times

      Howard Hewett
    • 15
    • 15
    • 13
      • 15
      • 15
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

H.Hewett, K.Aubrey

Producer(s):

H.Hewett

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 20
    • I'm In Love

      Melba Moore (Duet With Kashif)
    • 29
    • 20
    • 7
      • 29
      • 20
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Kashif, N.Trevisick

Producer(s):

Kashif

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Single Girls

      Dazz Band
    • 28
    • 21
    • 8
      • 28
      • 21
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

B.Harris, Ish

Producer(s):

B.Harris, Ish

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • My Prerogative

      Bobby Brown
    • 36
    • 22
    • 4
      • 36
      • 22
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

G.Griffin, B.Brown

Producer(s):

G.Griffin

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 23
    • Dancin' With Myself

      Johnny Kemp
    • 33
    • 23
    • 5
      • 33
      • 23
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

J.Kemp, B.Purse, V.Henry

Producer(s):

J.Kemp, B.Purse, V.Henry

  • 24
    • Let's Do It Again

      George Benson
    • 31
    • 24
    • 6
      • 31
      • 24
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

C.Mayfield

Producer(s):

D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis

Gains In Performance

  • 25
    • Go For Yours

      Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam With Full Force
    • 19
    • 19
    • 8
      • 19
      • 19
      • 8
  • 26
    • Nothing Can Come Between Us

      Sade
    • 32
    • 26
    • 4
      • 32
      • 26
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Sade

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • Watching You

      Loose Ends
    • 11
    • 2
    • 13
      • 11
      • 2
      • 13
  • 28
    • Hello Beloved

      Angela Winbush
    • 26
    • 26
    • 9
      • 26
      • 26
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

A.Winbush

Producer(s):

A.Winbush

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/PolyGram

  • 29
    • The Best Of Me

      Kiara
    • 35
    • 29
    • 6
      • 35
      • 29
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

G.Charley

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • I'll Always Love You

      Taylor Dayne
    • 27
    • 21
    • 14
      • 27
      • 21
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

J.George

Producer(s):

R.Wake

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 31
    • The Way You Love Me

      Karyn White
    • 34
    • 31
    • 5
      • 34
      • 31
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 32
    • Follow The Leader

      Eric B. & Rakim
    • 16
    • 16
    • 10
      • 16
      • 16
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

E.Barrier, W.Griffin

Producer(s):

Eric B. & Rakim

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uni/MCA

  • 33
    • Give Me A Chance

      Chapter 8
    • 37
    • 33
    • 7
      • 37
      • 33
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Mayo, M.Powell, Fails

Producer(s):

M.J.Powell

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • Sleepless Weekend

      Howard Huntsberry
    • 41
    • 34
    • 5
      • 41
      • 34
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

M.Sylvia, T.Baker, C.Washington

Producer(s):

M.Sylvia

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • (He's Got) The Look

      Vanessa Williams
    • 42
    • 35
    • 4
      • 42
      • 35
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

A.Bayyan, W.Thomas, Jr.

Producer(s):

A.Bayyan

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

Gains In Performance