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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of December 24, 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 December 24, 1988

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  • 1
    • Tumblin' Down

      Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers
    • 3
    • 1
    • 12
      • 3
      • 1
      • 12
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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

  • 2
    • Smooth Criminal

      Michael Jackson
    • 5
    • 2
    • 7
      • 5
      • 2
      • 7
RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 3
    • Oasis

      Roberta Flack
    • 4
    • 3
    • 10
      • 4
      • 3
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

M.Miller, M.Stevens

Producer(s):

M.Miller

Gains In Performance

  • 4
    • Sweet, Sweet Love

      Vesta
    • 6
    • 4
    • 13
      • 6
      • 4
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

A.Z.Giles, Vesta, B.Osborne

Producer(s):

A.Z.Giles

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • Everything I Miss At Home

      Cherrelle
    • 1
    • 1
    • 12
      • 1
      • 1
      • 12
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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

  • 6
    • Him Or Me

      Today
    • 7
    • 6
    • 11
      • 7
      • 6
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

G.Griffin, W.Adams, L.Singletary, L.Drakeford, L.McClain

Producer(s):

Teddy Riley, G.Griffin

Gains In Performance

  • 7
    • Pull Over

      Levert
    • 9
    • 7
    • 7
      • 9
      • 7
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Producer(s):

G.Levert, M.Gordon

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • Dial My Heart

      The Boys
    • 2
    • 1
    • 14
      • 2
      • 1
      • 14
  • 9
    • The Lover In Me

      Sheena Easton
    • 10
    • 9
    • 9
      • 10
      • 9
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, LA Reid, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Superwoman

      Karyn White
    • 17
    • 10
    • 6
      • 17
      • 10
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

LA Reid, Babyface, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 11
    • I Just Wanna Stop

      Angela Bofill
    • 12
    • 11
    • 10
      • 12
      • 11
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

R.Vannelli

Producer(s):

N.Connors

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Roni

      Bobby Brown
    • 20
    • 12
    • 5
      • 20
      • 12
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface

Producer(s):

LA Reid, Babyface

Gains In Performance

  • 13
    • Don't Stop Your Love

      Keith Sweat
    • 15
    • 13
    • 8
      • 15
      • 13
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat

Producer(s):

K.Sweat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Vintertainment/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 14
    • Can U Read My Lips

      Z'Looke
    • 22
    • 14
    • 8
      • 22
      • 14
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

A.Zamora, M.Carpenter, E.Strickland

Producer(s):

Z'Looke

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Orpheus/EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • All Or Nothing

      Rene Moore
    • 16
    • 15
    • 9
      • 16
      • 15
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

R.Moore

Producer(s):

R.Moore

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Polydor/PolyGram

  • 16
    • It's My Party

      Chaka Khan
    • 25
    • 16
    • 7
      • 25
      • 16
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Zekkariyas, The Gypsy Wave Banner

Producer(s):

R.Titelman

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Get Up Everybody (Get Up)

      Salt-N-Pepa
    • 14
    • 14
    • 9
      • 14
      • 14
      • 9
  • 18
    • Take Me Where You Want To

      Gerald Alston
    • 28
    • 18
    • 8
      • 28
      • 18
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

S.Sheppard, J.Varner, A.Stokes

Producer(s):

S.Sheppard, J.Varner

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Heaven On Earth

      Donna Allen
    • 24
    • 19
    • 9
      • 24
      • 19
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

P.Lord

Producer(s):

P.Lord, V.J.Smith

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Oceana/Atlantic

  • 20
    • Baby Doll

      Tony Toni Tone
    • 30
    • 20
    • 7
      • 30
      • 20
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

D.Foster, T.McElroy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wing/PolyGram

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • So Good

      Al Jarreau
    • 36
    • 21
    • 6
      • 36
      • 21
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

P.Vale, M.Waters, S.Shifrin

Producer(s):

G.Duke

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reprise/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • I Missed

      Surface
    • 8
    • 3
    • 14
      • 8
      • 3
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

D.Conley, B.Jackson, E.Collins

Producer(s):

D.Conley, D.Townsend, B.Jackson

  • 23
    • This Time

      Kiara (Duet With Shanice Wilson)
    • 39
    • 23
    • 6
      • 39
      • 23
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Singleton

Producer(s):

N.Martinelli

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • Giving You The Best That I Got

      Anita Baker
    • 19
    • 1
    • 14
      • 19
      • 1
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

A.Baker, S.Scarborough, R.Holland

Producer(s):

M.J.Powell

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 25
    • Where Is The Love

      Robert Brookins (Duet With Stephanie Mills)
    • 38
    • 25
    • 7
      • 38
      • 25
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

R.MacDonald, W.Salter

Producer(s):

R.Brookins, S.Mills

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • Turn On (The Beat Box)

      Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 37
    • 26
    • 6
      • 37
      • 26
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

R.Lawrence, M.White, M.Page

Producer(s):

M.White, R.Lawrence

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • Can You Stand The Rain

      New Edition
    • 42
    • 27
    • 4
      • 42
      • 27
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • Can't Go Back On A Promise

      Jeffrey Osborne
    • 32
    • 28
    • 9
      • 32
      • 28
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

R.Vannelli, J.Osborne, E.Grenga

Producer(s):

J.Osborne, R.Vannelli

  • 29
    • Hey Lover

      Freddie Jackson
    • 11
    • 1
    • 13
      • 11
      • 1
      • 13
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 30
    • Thanks For My Child

      Cheryl Pepsii Riley
    • 21
    • 1
    • 15
      • 21
      • 1
      • 15
  • 31
    • Say You Will

      Starpoint
    • 18
    • 18
    • 10
      • 18
      • 18
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

J.Bendich, Claytoven

Producer(s):

L.Job

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

  • 32
    • She Won't Talk To Me

      Luther Vandross
    • 43
    • 32
    • 4
      • 43
      • 32
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, H.Eaves III

Producer(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • You Make Me Work

      Cameo
    • 13
    • 4
    • 12
      • 13
      • 4
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

L.E.Blackmon

Producer(s):

L.Blackmon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atlanta Artists/PolyGram

  • 34
    • I Want To Be Your Lover

      Aleese Simmons
    • 41
    • 34
    • 6
      • 41
      • 34
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

A.A.Simmons

Producer(s):

D.D.Bowden

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Orpheus/EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • Talkin' All That Jazz

      Stetsasonic
    • 34
    • 34
    • 9
      • 34
      • 34