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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of October 15, 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 October 15, 1988

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  • 1
    • My Prerogative

      Bobby Brown
    • 2
    • 1
    • 8
      • 2
      • 1
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

G.Griffin, B.Brown

Producer(s):

G.Griffin

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 2
    • The Way You Love Me

      Karyn White
    • 5
    • 2
    • 9
      • 5
      • 2
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 3
    • Nothing Can Come Between Us

      Sade
    • 4
    • 3
    • 8
      • 4
      • 3
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Sade

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • You're Not My Kind Of Girl

      New Edition
    • 10
    • 4
    • 7
      • 10
      • 4
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • Dancin' With Myself

      Johnny Kemp
    • 8
    • 5
    • 9
      • 8
      • 5
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

J.Kemp, B.Purse, V.Henry

Producer(s):

J.Kemp, B.Purse, V.Henry

  • 6
    • The Best Of Me

      Kiara
    • 11
    • 6
    • 10
      • 11
      • 6
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

G.Charley

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 7
    • Don't Rock The Boat

      Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini
    • 12
    • 7
    • 7
      • 12
      • 7
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

B.Simmons

Producer(s):

Midnight Star

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • Let's Do It Again

      George Benson
    • 9
    • 8
    • 10
      • 9
      • 8
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

C.Mayfield

Producer(s):

D.E.Lewis, W.I.Lewis

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • Addicted To You

      Levert
    • 1
    • 1
    • 11
      • 1
      • 1
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert, E.Levert, M.Gordon

Producer(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atco/Atlantic

  • 10
    • 2 A.M.

      Teddy Pendergrass
    • 3
    • 3
    • 11
      • 3
      • 3
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

J.Carter, K.Askins, M.Hammett

Producer(s):

T.Pendergrass, M.Jaye

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 11
    • Any Love

      Luther Vandross
    • 16
    • 11
    • 5
      • 16
      • 11
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Producer(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Giving You The Best That I Got

      Anita Baker
    • 22
    • 12
    • 4
      • 22
      • 12
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

A.Baker, S.Scarborough, R.Holland

Producer(s):

M.J.Powell

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 13
    • Don't Worry, Be Happy (From "Cocktail")

      Bobby McFerrin
    • 19
    • 13
    • 7
      • 19
      • 13
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

B.McFerrin

Producer(s):

L.Goldstein

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 14
    • (He's Got) The Look

      Vanessa Williams
    • 18
    • 14
    • 8
      • 18
      • 14
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

A.Bayyan, W.Thomas, Jr.

Producer(s):

A.Bayyan

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • Sleepless Weekend

      Howard Huntsberry
    • 17
    • 15
    • 9
      • 17
      • 15
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

M.Sylvia, T.Baker, C.Washington

Producer(s):

M.Sylvia

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • My Girly

      Ready For The World
    • 21
    • 16
    • 7
      • 21
      • 16
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

M.Riley, Jr., G.A.Valentine

Producer(s):

Ready For The World

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Rescue Me

      Al B. Sure!
    • 23
    • 17
    • 5
      • 23
      • 17
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Al B.Sure!, K.West

Producer(s):

K.West, Al B.Sure!

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • She's On The Left

      Jeffrey Osborne
    • 6
    • 1
    • 12
      • 6
      • 1
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

J.Osborne, R.Brookins

  • 19
    • Born Not To Know

      Tony Toni Tone
    • 7
    • 4
    • 14
      • 7
      • 4
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Producer(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

  • 20
    • Thanks For My Child

      Cheryl Pepsii Riley
    • 29
    • 20
    • 5
      • 29
      • 20
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Dance Little Sister

      Terence Trent D'Arby
    • 24
    • 21
    • 6
      • 24
      • 21
      • 6
  • 22
    • Hold On To What You've Got

      Evelyn "Champagne" King
    • 13
    • 8
    • 11
      • 13
      • 8
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

L.F.Sylvers III, G.Dozier

Producer(s):

L.Sylvers III

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

  • 23
    • (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me

      Paula Abdul
    • 28
    • 23
    • 6
      • 28
      • 23
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

O.Leiber

Producer(s):

O.Leiber

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • I Can't Wait

      Deniece Williams
    • 27
    • 24
    • 6
      • 27
      • 24
      • 6
  • 25
    • Stuck

      The Mac Band Featuring The McCampbell Brothers
    • 25
    • 25
    • 9
      • 25
      • 25
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, LA Reid, B.P.Burrell Sr., C.McCampbell

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

  • 26
    • A Nightmare On My Street

      D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    • 14
    • 9
    • 11
      • 14
      • 9
      • 11
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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

  • 27
    • Party On Plastic

      Bootsy
    • 30
    • 27
    • 7
      • 30
      • 27
      • 7
  • 28
    • My Eyes Don't Cry

      Stevie Wonder
    • 38
    • 28
    • 4
      • 38
      • 28
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

S.H.Morris

Producer(s):

S.Wonder

Gains In Performance

  • 29
    • One Moment In Time

      Whitney Houston
    • 36
    • 29
    • 5
      • 36
      • 29
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

A.L.Hammond, J.Bettis

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 30
    • Tear Down These Walls

      Billy Ocean
    • 35
    • 30
    • 6
      • 35
      • 30
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

R.J.Lange, B.Ocean, E.T.Riley

Producer(s):

R.J.Lange

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Strictly Business

      EPMD
    • 31
    • 31
    • 6
      • 31
      • 31
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

EPMD

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Fresh/Sleeping Bag

  • 32
    • Give Me A Chance

      Chapter 8
    • 20
    • 20
    • 11
      • 20
      • 20
      • 11
  • 33
    • Gonna Get Over You

      Sweet Obsession
    • 39
    • 33
    • 6
      • 39
      • 33
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

K.Green, M.Green

Producer(s):

H.King, Chad

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • My Heart

      Troop
    • 42
    • 34
    • 5
      • 42
      • 34
      • 5
  • 35