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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of December 28, 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 December 28, 1996

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  • 1
    • I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")

      R. Kelly
    • 1
    • 1
    • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

R.S.Kelly

Producer(s):

R.Kelly

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Sunset/Atlantic/Jive

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 2
    • Un-Break My Heart

      Toni Braxton
    • 3
    • 2
    • 10
      • 3
      • 2
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren

Producer(s):

D.Foster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 3
    • Nobody

      Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage
    • 2
    • 1
    • 13
      • 2
      • 1
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat, F.Scott

Producer(s):

K.Sweat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 4
    • Don't Let Go (Love)

      En Vogue
    • 5
    • 4
    • 8
      • 5
      • 4
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Organized Noize, A.Martin, I.Matias, M.Etheridge

Producer(s):

Organized Noize

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 5
    • Pony

      Ginuwine
    • 4
    • 1
    • 17
      • 4
      • 1
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

550 Music/Epic

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 6 NEW
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    • I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife")

      Whitney Houston
    • -
    • 6
    • 1
      • -
      • 6
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

D.Wolfert, S.Linzer, J.Lange, H.Heath, S.Burke

Producer(s):

M.Warren, D.Foster, W.Houston, R.Minor

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Highest ranking debut

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 7
    • What Kind Of Man Would I Be

      Mint Condition
    • 8
    • 2
    • 17
      • 8
      • 2
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

L.G.Waddell

Producer(s):

Mint Condition

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Perspective/A&M

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 8
    • No Diggity

      BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
    • 6
    • 1
    • 12
      • 6
      • 1
      • 12
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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

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 9
    • No Time

      Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy
    • 9
    • 9
    • 12
      • 9
      • 9
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

K.Jones, S.J.Combs, S.A.Jordan, J.Brown

Producer(s):

Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Undeas/Big Beat/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 10
    • You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You

      New Edition
    • 7
    • 7
    • 8
      • 7
      • 7
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, S.J.Combs, C.E.Thompson, Heavy D, Q.Parker, D.Jones, M.Scandrick

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis, Diddy, C.Thompson

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 11
    • Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")

      Az Yet
    • 10
    • 1
    • 19
      • 10
      • 1
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, K.Andes

Producer(s):

Babyface, M.Warren

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 12
    • Falling

      Montell Jordan
    • 12
    • 8
    • 13
      • 12
      • 8
      • 13
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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

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 13
    • Cold Rock A Party

      MC Lyte
    • 19
    • 13
    • 5
      • 19
      • 13
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

MC Lyte, R.Smith, B.Edwards, N.G.Rodgers, Jr.

Producer(s):

R.Smith, Diddy, D.Angelettie, Stevie J, R.Lawrence

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 14
    • Tell Me (From "Eddie")

      Dru Hill
    • 13
    • 5
    • 19
      • 13
      • 5
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

S.Brown, M.Davis, A.Cantrall

Producer(s):

S.Brown

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 15
    • This Is For The Lover In You

      Babyface Featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley & Jeffrey Daniels
    • 11
    • 2
    • 10
      • 11
      • 2
      • 10
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 16
    • Come See Me

      112
    • 16
    • 16
    • 8
      • 16
      • 16
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

B.Robinson, S.J.Combs, T.Kelley

Producer(s):

Tim & Bob

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Steelo

      702
    • 15
    • 12
    • 16
      • 15
      • 12
      • 16
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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

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 18
    • Street Dreams

      Nas
    • 18
    • 18
    • 9
      • 18
      • 18
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

A.Lennox, D.A.Stewart, N.Jones, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes

Producer(s):

J.C.Olivier, Red Hot Lover Tone

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 19
    • Knocks Me Off My Feet/You Should Know

      Donell Jones
    • 14
    • 14
    • 9
      • 14
      • 14
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

S.H.Morris, D.Jones, Mookie, E.Ferrell

Producer(s):

D.Whittington, Eddie F., Mookie

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

  • 20
    • Missing You (From "Set It Off")

      Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan
    • 17
    • 10
    • 19
      • 17
      • 10
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

B.J.Eastmond, G.Chambers

Producer(s):

B.J.Eastmond

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

  • 21
    • I Can Make It Better

      Luther Vandross
    • 20
    • 20
    • 3
      • 20
      • 20
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Producer(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LV/Epic

  • 22
    • It's Your Body

      Johnny Gill Featuring Roger Troutman
    • 22
    • 22
    • 4
      • 22
      • 22
      • 4
  • 23
    • ATLiens/Wheelz Of Steel

      OutKast
    • 25
    • 23
    • 5
      • 25
      • 23
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

A.Benjamin, A.A.Patton

Producer(s):

OutKast

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

  • 24
    • How Could You (From "Bulletproof")

      K-Ci & JoJo
    • 21
    • 16
    • 7
      • 21
      • 16
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

J.J.Robinson, G.Stewart, J.Elias

Producer(s):

Jon-John

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MCA Soundtracks/MCA

  • 25
    • Sugar Honey Ice Tea

      Goodfellaz
    • 33
    • 25
    • 10
      • 33
      • 25
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

J.Smith, P.Lord, D.Avente,Jr., K.Boreland

Producer(s):

The Family Stand

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Avatar/Polydor/A&M

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • Nothin' But The Cavi Hit (From "Rhyme & Reason")

      Mack 10 & Tha Dogg Pound
    • 32
    • 26
    • 4
      • 32
      • 26
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

D.Rolison, D.D.Arnaud, R.Brown, P.J.Brooks

Producer(s):

Dat Nigga Daz

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Buzz Tone/Priority

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • If Your Girl Only Knew

      Aaliyah
    • 23
    • 1
    • 18
      • 23
      • 1
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

T.Z.Mosley, M.A.Elliott

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blackground/Atlantic

  • 28
    • You're Makin' Me High/Let It Flow

      Toni Braxton
    • 27
    • 1
    • 30
      • 27
      • 1
      • 30
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Songwriter(s):

B.Wilson, Babyface

Producer(s):

Babyface, B.P.Wilson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 29
    • Only You

      112 Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
    • 24
    • 3
    • 31
      • 24
      • 3
      • 31
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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
  • 30
    • Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)

      Maxwell
    • 29
    • 8
    • 20
      • 29
      • 8
      • 20
  • 31
    • Never Leave Me Alone

      Nate Dogg Featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg
    • 26
    • 22
    • 8
      • 26
      • 22
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

N.Jones, C.C.Broadus Jr., R.MacDonald, W.Salter

Producer(s):

Kurupt The Kingpin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Death Row/Interscope

  • 32
    • Your Secret Love

      Luther Vandross
    • 31
    • 5
    • 15
      • 31
      • 5
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, R.Vertelney

Producer(s):

L.Vandross

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LV/Epic

  • 33
    • When Boy Meets Girl/Do You Think About Us

      Total
    • 28
    • 20
    • 10
      • 28
      • 20
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Raphael Saadiq, J.Johnson, T.Lucas, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo, O.Parker, M.Seandrick, K.Spivey

Producer(s):

Raphael Saadiq, The Neptunes, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/RMG

  • 34
    • Floatin' On Your Love

      The Isley Brothers Featuring Angela Winbush
    • 30
    • 14
    • 14
      • 30
      • 14
      • 14
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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

  • 35
    • Bow Down

      Westside Connection
    • 35
    • 19
    • 15
      • 35
      • 19
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

BuD'da

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Lench Mob/Priority