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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of November 5, 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 November 5, 1988

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  • 1
    • Any Love

      Luther Vandross
    • 2
    • 1
    • 8
      • 2
      • 1
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Producer(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • Giving You The Best That I Got

      Anita Baker
    • 5
    • 2
    • 7
      • 5
      • 2
      • 7
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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

  • 3
    • Don't Rock The Boat

      Midnight Star Feat. Ecstacy Of Whodini
    • 4
    • 3
    • 10
      • 4
      • 3
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

B.Simmons

Producer(s):

Midnight Star

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Solar/Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • You're Not My Kind Of Girl

      New Edition
    • 3
    • 3
    • 10
      • 3
      • 3
      • 10
  • 5
    • Thanks For My Child

      Cheryl Pepsii Riley
    • 7
    • 5
    • 8
      • 7
      • 5
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

Full Force

Gains In Performance

  • 6
    • The Way You Love Me

      Karyn White
    • 1
    • 1
    • 12
      • 1
      • 1
      • 12
RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 7
    • Rescue Me

      Al B. Sure!
    • 8
    • 7
    • 8
      • 8
      • 7
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Al B.Sure!, K.West

Producer(s):

K.West, Al B.Sure!

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • My Girly

      Ready For The World
    • 9
    • 8
    • 10
      • 9
      • 8
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Ready For The World

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • Dance Little Sister

      Terence Trent D'Arby
    • 13
    • 9
    • 9
      • 13
      • 9
      • 9
  • 10
    • I Can't Wait

      Deniece Williams
    • 16
    • 10
    • 9
      • 16
      • 10
      • 9
  • 11
    • (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me

      Paula Abdul
    • 15
    • 11
    • 9
      • 15
      • 11
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

O.Leiber

Producer(s):

O.Leiber

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • My Eyes Don't Cry

      Stevie Wonder
    • 17
    • 12
    • 7
      • 17
      • 12
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

S.H.Morris

Producer(s):

S.Wonder

Gains In Performance

  • 13
    • My Prerogative

      Bobby Brown
    • 6
    • 1
    • 11
      • 6
      • 1
      • 11
RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 14
    • My Heart

      Troop
    • 19
    • 14
    • 8
      • 19
      • 14
      • 8
  • 15
    • (He's Got) The Look

      Vanessa Williams
    • 10
    • 10
    • 11
      • 10
      • 10
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

A.Bayyan, W.Thomas, Jr.

Producer(s):

A.Bayyan

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

  • 16
    • Gonna Get Over You

      Sweet Obsession
    • 21
    • 16
    • 9
      • 21
      • 16
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

K.Green, M.Green

Producer(s):

H.King, Chad

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Hey Lover

      Freddie Jackson
    • 23
    • 17
    • 6
      • 23
      • 17
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

S.Moore, K.Washington

Producer(s):

P.Laurence, D.Shephard

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 18
    • Don't Worry, Be Happy (From "Cocktail")

      Bobby McFerrin
    • 12
    • 11
    • 10
      • 12
      • 11
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

B.McFerrin

Producer(s):

L.Goldstein

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 19
    • I Missed

      Surface
    • 24
    • 19
    • 7
      • 24
      • 19
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

D.Conley, B.Jackson, E.Collins

Producer(s):

D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • You Make Me Work

      Cameo
    • 26
    • 20
    • 5
      • 26
      • 20
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

L.E.Blackmon

Producer(s):

L.Blackmon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atlanta Artists/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Call The Law

      The Reddings
    • 27
    • 21
    • 8
      • 27
      • 21
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Reddings, Autofrat

Producer(s):

Reddings

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Polydor/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • Dial My Heart

      The Boys
    • 29
    • 22
    • 7
      • 29
      • 22
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 23
    • One Moment In Time

      Whitney Houston
    • 22
    • 22
    • 8
      • 22
      • 22
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

A.L.Hammond, J.Bettis

Producer(s):

N.M.Walden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 24
    • The Best Of Me

      Kiara
    • 14
    • 6
    • 13
      • 14
      • 6
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

G.Charley

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 25
    • Everything I Miss At Home

      Cherrelle
    • 30
    • 25
    • 5
      • 30
      • 25
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tabu/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • 'round And 'round (Merry Go 'round Of Love)

      Guy
    • 28
    • 26
    • 8
      • 28
      • 26
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Riley, G.Griffin, A.R.Hall, T.Gatling

Producer(s):

Teddy Riley, G.Griffin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/MCA

  • 27
    • There's One Born Every Minute

      Jonathan Butler
    • 31
    • 27
    • 6
      • 31
      • 27
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

J.Butler, J.Skinner

Producer(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

  • 28
    • Tumblin' Down

      Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers
    • 33
    • 28
    • 5
      • 33
      • 28
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Z.Marley, T.Downie

Producer(s):

C.Frantz, T.weymouth

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 29
    • Sleepless Weekend

      Howard Huntsberry
    • 11
    • 11
    • 12
      • 11
      • 11
      • 12
  • 30
    • Let's Do It Again

      George Benson
    • 18
    • 8
    • 13
      • 18
      • 8
      • 13
  • 31
    • Strictly Business

      EPMD
    • 25
    • 25
    • 9
      • 25
      • 25
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

EPMD

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Fresh/Sleeping Bag

  • 32
    • Mr. Bachelor

      Loose Ends
    • 40
    • 32
    • 5
      • 40
      • 32
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

C.McIntosh, S.Nichol, Eugene

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli, S.Nichol, C.McIntosh

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • Hide And Seek

      Tracie Spencer
    • 32
    • 32
    • 10
      • 32
      • 32
      • 10
  • 34
    • I'm Your Pusher

      Ice-T
    • 41
    • 34
    • 4
      • 41
      • 34
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

Ice-T, Afrika Islam, C.Mayfield

Producer(s):

Ice-T, Afrika Islam

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Sire/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • Sweet, Sweet Love

      Vesta
    • 36
    • 35
    • 6
      • 36
      • 35
      • 6
  • 36
    • I'm The One Who Loves You

      By All Means
    • 42
    • 36
    • 5
      • 42
      • 36
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

S.Sheppard, T.Carter, J.Varner

Producer(s):

S.Sheppard

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 37
    • Oasis

      Roberta Flack
    • 44
    • 37
    • 3
      • 44
      • 37
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

M.Miller, M.Stevens

Producer(s):

M.Miller

Gains In Performance