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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of October 19, 1996

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 19, 1996

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  • 1
    • No Diggity

      BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
    • 7
    • 1
    • 2
      • 7
      • 1
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Riley, C.Hannibal, L.Walters, W.Stewart, A.R.Young, I.L.Hayes, D.Porter, R.Vick

Producer(s):

Teddy Riley, W.Stewart

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 2
    • Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")

      Az Yet
    • 1
    • 1
    • 9
      • 1
      • 1
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, K.Andes

Producer(s):

Babyface, M.Warren

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 3
    • What Kind Of Man Would I Be

      Mint Condition
    • 3
    • 3
    • 7
      • 3
      • 3
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

L.G.Waddell

Producer(s):

Mint Condition

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Perspective/A&M

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 4
    • Nobody

      Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage
    • 9
    • 4
    • 3
      • 9
      • 4
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat, F.Scott

Producer(s):

K.Sweat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 5
    • If Your Girl Only Knew

      Aaliyah
    • 2
    • 1
    • 8
      • 2
      • 1
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

T.Z.Mosley, M.A.Elliott

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blackground/Atlantic

  • 6
    • Tell Me (From "Eddie")

      Dru Hill
    • 6
    • 6
    • 9
      • 6
      • 6
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

S.Brown, M.Davis, A.Cantrall

Producer(s):

S.Brown

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 7
    • Pony

      Ginuwine
    • 11
    • 7
    • 7
      • 11
      • 7
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

E.Lumpkin, T.Z.Mosley, S.E.Garrett

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

550 Music/Epic

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 8
    • Only You

      112 Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
    • 4
    • 3
    • 21
      • 4
      • 3
      • 21
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Combs, S.A.Jordan, M.Scandrick, Q.Parker, M.Keith, D.Jones, DJ Rogers, H.W.Casey

Producer(s):

Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 9
    • Twisted

      Keith Sweat
    • 5
    • 1
    • 18
      • 5
      • 1
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat, E.McCaine, Kut Klose

Producer(s):

K.Sweat, E.McCaine

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 10
    • Use Your Heart

      SWV
    • 10
    • 6
    • 10
      • 10
      • 6
      • 10
  • 11
    • Your Secret Love

      Luther Vandross
    • 8
    • 5
    • 5
      • 8
      • 5
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, R.Vertelney

Producer(s):

L.Vandross

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LV/Epic

  • 12
    • Missing You (From "Set It Off")

      Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan
    • 15
    • 12
    • 9
      • 15
      • 12
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

B.J.Eastmond, G.Chambers

Producer(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

  • 13
    • Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)

      Maxwell
    • 13
    • 8
    • 10
      • 13
      • 8
      • 10
  • 14
    • You're Makin' Me High/Let It Flow

      Toni Braxton
    • 14
    • 1
    • 20
      • 14
      • 1
      • 20
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Songwriter(s):

B.Wilson, Babyface

Producer(s):

Babyface, B.P.Wilson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 15
    • How Do U Want It/California Love

      2Pac Featuring K-Ci And JoJo
    • 12
    • 1
    • 19
      • 12
      • 1
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

T.A.Shakur, A.R.Young, R.Troutman, L.Troutman, N.Durham, W.Cunningham, J.D.Jackson, M.Hooks

Producer(s):

Dr. Dre, Johnny "J"

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Death Row/Interscope

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 16
    • Po Pimp

      Do Or Die (Featuring Twista)
    • 19
    • 15
    • 24
      • 19
      • 15
      • 24
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Songwriter(s):

AK 47, Belo Zero, N.A.R.D.

Producer(s):

The Legendary Traxster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe/Virgin Rec./Capitol

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 17
    • Floatin' On Your Love

      The Isley Brothers Featuring Angela Winbush
    • 22
    • 17
    • 4
      • 22
      • 17
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

R.Isley, A.Winbush, R.Griffin

Producer(s):

A.Winbush, R.Isley, Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

T-Neck/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Steelo

      702
    • 24
    • 18
    • 6
      • 24
      • 18
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

C.J.Elliott, M.A.Elliott, G.Pearson, Sting

Producer(s):

C.Elliott, G.Pearson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Biv 10/Motown

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 19
    • Bow Down

      Westside Connection
    • 21
    • 19
    • 5
      • 21
      • 19
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

O.Jackson, D.Rolison, W.C., BuD'da

Producer(s):

BuD'da

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Lench Mob/Priority

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • Hit Me Off

      New Edition
    • 18
    • 1
    • 8
      • 18
      • 1
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Silky, D.Bingham, J.Dyson, R.DeVoe, M.Bivins

Producer(s):

Silky

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 21
    • Sittin' On Top Of The World

      Da Brat
    • 23
    • 21
    • 2
      • 23
      • 21
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

J.Dupri Mauldin, S.Harris, R.James

Producer(s):

J.Dupri

Imprint/Promotion Label:

So So Def/Columbia

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 22
    • I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)

      R. Kelly
    • 16
    • 1
    • 15
      • 16
      • 1
      • 15
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 23
    • Let's Get The Mood Right

      Johnny Gill
    • 20
    • 17
    • 6
      • 20
      • 17
      • 6
  • 24
    • Falling

      Montell Jordan
    • 27
    • 24
    • 3
      • 27
      • 24
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

M.D.S.Jordan, J.E.Jones, A.Tyler, T.Allen

Producer(s):

J.E.Jones

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 25
    • Loungin

      LL Cool J
    • 17
    • 4
    • 16
      • 17
      • 4
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

J.T.Smith, B.Wright, L.White

Producer(s):

R.Smith

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 26
    • The Things That You Do

      Gina Thompson
    • 25
    • 12
    • 16
      • 25
      • 12
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

R.Jerkins

Producer(s):

R.Jerkins, Diddy, C.Thompson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/IDJMG

  • 27
    • Why I Love You So Much/Ain't Nobody

      Monica
    • 26
    • 3
    • 20
      • 26
      • 3
      • 20
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Songwriter(s):

D.Simmons, D.L.Austin, A.Criss

Producer(s):

D.Simmons, D.Austin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rowdy/RMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 28
    • Music Makes Me High

      Lost Boyz
    • 29
    • 28
    • 3
      • 29
      • 28
      • 3
  • 29
    • My Boo

      Ghost Town DJ's
    • 28
    • 18
    • 16
      • 28
      • 18
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

R.Terry, C.Mahone, Jr.

Producer(s):

R.Terry

Imprint/Promotion Label:

So So Def/Columbia

  • 30
    • Elevators (Me & You)

      OutKast
    • 30
    • 5
    • 13
      • 30
      • 5
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

A.Benjamin, A.A.Patton

Producer(s):

OutKast

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 31
    • Kissin' You

      Total
    • 31
    • 6
    • 25
      • 31
      • 6
      • 25
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Songwriter(s):

J.D.Jackson, Raphael Saadiq, J.Johnson, B.James

Producer(s):

Raphael Saadiq

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 32
    • Touch Me Tease Me (From "The Nutty Professor")

      Case Featuring Foxxy Brown
    • 33
    • 4
    • 24
      • 33
      • 4
      • 24
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Songwriter(s):

C.Woodard, M.J.Blige, M.Hooten, K.Smoove Kornegay, F.Brown, D.Young, J.B. Weaver, Jr.

Producer(s):

K.Kornegay

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Spoiled Rotten/Def Jam/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 33
    • Get On Up

      Jodeci
    • 34
    • 4
    • 23
      • 34
      • 4
      • 23
  • 34
    • Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine

      D'Angelo
    • 32
    • 25
    • 15
      • 32
      • 25
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

D'Angelo

Producer(s):

D'Angelo, B.Power

Imprint/Promotion Label:

EMI

  • 35 NEW
  • NEW
    • Who Is He And What Is He To You

      MeShell Ndegeocello
    • -
    • 35
    • 1
      • -
      • 35
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

W.Withers, Jr., S.McKenny

Producer(s):

D.Gamson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Maverick/Reprise/Warner Bros.

Highest ranking debut

Gains In Performance

  • 36
    • Just The Way (Playas Play)

      Alfonzo Hunter
    • 39
    • 36
    • 5
      • 39
      • 36
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

E.Sermon, A.Hunter, T.Burton, C.Gipp, W.Knighton, Organized Noize, R.Barnett

Producer(s):

E.Sermon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Squad/EMI

Gains In Performance

  • 37
    • Why Does It Hurt So Bad (From "Waiting To Exhale")

      Whitney Houston
    • 36
    • 22
    • 12
      • 36
      • 22
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface

Producer(s):

Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 38
    • Can't Knock The Hustle

      JAY-Z
    • 37
    • 36
    • 7
      • 37
      • 36
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

S.C.Carter, M.Miller, J.Foster

Producer(s):

Knobody

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Freeze/Roc-A-Fella/Priority

  • 39
    • If I Ruled The World

      Nas
    • 38
    • 17
    • 19
      • 38
      • 17
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

N.Jones, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes, I.Parker, K.Walker

Producer(s):

J.C.Olivier, Red Hot Lover Tone

RIAA Certification: Platinum