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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of February 22, 1997

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 February 22, 1997

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  • 1
    • In My Bed

      Dru Hill
    • 2
    • 1
    • 8
      • 2
      • 1
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

R.Brown, R.B.Stacy, D.Simmons

Producer(s):

D.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 2
    • On & On

      Erykah Badu
    • 1
    • 1
    • 5
      • 1
      • 1
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

E.A.Wright, J.Jamal

Producer(s):

B.Power, J.Jamal

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Kedar/Universal

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 3
    • Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

      Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
    • 3
    • 2
    • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Combs, S.A.Jordan, C.Broady, N.Myrick, M.Betha, G.Prestopino, M.Wilder, W.Robinson

Producer(s):

C.Broady, N.Myrick, Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 4
    • I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")

      R. Kelly
    • 4
    • 1
    • 11
      • 4
      • 1
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

R.S.Kelly

Producer(s):

R.Kelly

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Sunset/Atlantic/Jive

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 5
    • Get It Together

      702
    • 14
    • 5
    • 2
      • 14
      • 5
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

D.Jones

Producer(s):

D.Jones

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Biv 10/Motown

Gains In Performance

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

      Whitney Houston
    • 5
    • 4
    • 9
      • 5
      • 4
      • 9
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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

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 7
    • Every Time I Close My Eyes

      Babyface
    • 7
    • 7
    • 4
      • 7
      • 7
      • 4
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 8
    • Don't Let Go (Love)

      En Vogue
    • 6
    • 1
    • 16
      • 6
      • 1
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Organized Noize

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 9
    • Cold Rock A Party

      MC Lyte
    • 8
    • 5
    • 13
      • 8
      • 5
      • 13
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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

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

      New Edition
    • 10
    • 7
    • 16
      • 10
      • 7
      • 16
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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
    • Un-Break My Heart

      Toni Braxton
    • 9
    • 2
    • 18
      • 9
      • 2
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren

Producer(s):

D.Foster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 12
    • Nobody

      Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage
    • 11
    • 1
    • 21
      • 11
      • 1
      • 21
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat, F.Scott

Producer(s):

K.Sweat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 13
    • What Kind Of Man Would I Be

      Mint Condition
    • 13
    • 2
    • 25
      • 13
      • 2
      • 25
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Songwriter(s):

L.G.Waddell

Producer(s):

Mint Condition

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Perspective/A&M

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 14
    • Tears

      The Isley Brothers
    • 12
    • 12
    • 8
      • 12
      • 12
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface

Producer(s):

A.Winbush, R.Isley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

T-Neck/IDJMG

  • 15
    • No Time

      Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy
    • 15
    • 9
    • 20
      • 15
      • 9
      • 20
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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

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 16
    • Watch Me Do My Thing (From "All That")

      Immature Featuring Smooth And Ed From Good Burger
    • 16
    • 16
    • 4
      • 16
      • 16
      • 4
  • 17
    • What's On Tonight

      Montell Jordan
    • 24
    • 17
    • 4
      • 24
      • 17
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

M.D.S.Jordan, DeVante, J.E.Jones

Producer(s):

DeVante

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 18
    • Whateva Man

      Redman
    • 25
    • 18
    • 5
      • 25
      • 18
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

E.Sermon, R.Noble

Producer(s):

E.Sermon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Things'll Never Change/Rapper's Ball

      E-40 Featuring Bo-Rock
    • 20
    • 19
    • 4
      • 20
      • 19
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Stevens, M.Mosley, F.Ojetunde, B.Hornsby, A.Banks, T.A.Shaw, R.C.Hailey

Producer(s):

M.Mosley, F.Ojetunde, Ant Banks

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Sick Wid It/Jive

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • Da' Dip

      Freak Nasty
    • 22
    • 20
    • 17
      • 22
      • 20
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

T.E.Henry

Producer(s):

Freak Nasty

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Hard Hood/Power/Triad

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 21
    • I Can Make It Better

      Luther Vandross
    • 17
    • 15
    • 11
      • 17
      • 15
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Producer(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LV/Epic

  • 22
    • Pony

      Ginuwine
    • 18
    • 1
    • 25
      • 18
      • 1
      • 25
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

550 Music/Epic

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 23
    • Sumthin' Sumthin' (From "Love Jones")

      Maxwell
    • 23
    • 23
    • 2
      • 23
      • 23
      • 2
RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 24
    • Luchini aka (This Is It)

      Camp Lo
    • 26
    • 24
    • 12
      • 26
      • 24
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

S.Wallace, S.Wilds, D.A.Willis

Producer(s):

Ski

Gains In Performance

  • 25 NEW
  • NEW
    • I'm Not Feeling You

      Yvette Michele
    • -
    • 25
    • 1
      • -
      • 25
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

M.Bryant, J.Sylvester, F.Harvey

Producer(s):

Funkmaster Flex

Highest ranking debut

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • Let Me Clear My Throat

      DJ Kool
    • 28
    • 26
    • 24
      • 28
      • 26
      • 24
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Songwriter(s):

DJ Kool

Producer(s):

DJ Kool, S.Janis, F.Derby

Imprint/Promotion Label:

CLR/American/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 27
    • The Theme (It's Party Time)

      Tracey Lee
    • 48
    • 27
    • 2
      • 48
      • 27
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

T.Lee, D.M.Angelettie, R.L.Chambers, C.Harmon, C.Nappoleon, J.Lloyd

Producer(s):

D.Angelettie, R.Lawrence

Imprint/Promotion Label:

ByStorm/Universal

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • It's Your Body

      Johnny Gill Featuring Roger Troutman
    • 19
    • 19
    • 12
      • 19
      • 19
      • 12
  • 29
    • Knocks Me Off My Feet/You Should Know

      Donell Jones
    • 29
    • 14
    • 17
      • 29
      • 14
      • 17
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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

  • 30
    • What They Do

      The Roots
    • 21
    • 21
    • 12
      • 21
      • 21
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

T.Trotter, A.Thompson, Hubbard, Grey, Brown, Raphael Saadiq

Producer(s):

Brother Question

Imprint/Promotion Label:

DGC/Geffen

  • 31 NEW
  • NEW
    • Hard To Say I'm Sorry

      Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera
    • -
    • 31
    • 1
      • -
      • 31
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

P.Cetera, D.W.Foster

Producer(s):

Babyface, D.Foster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 32
    • No Diggity

      BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
    • 27
    • 1
    • 20
      • 27
      • 1
      • 20
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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
  • 33
    • Get Up

      Lost Boyz
    • 31
    • 31
    • 9
      • 31
      • 31
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Mr. Cheeks, F.Tah

Producer(s):

Super Super DJ Clark Kent, Mr.Sexxx

  • 34
    • Last Night (From "The Nutty Professor")

      Az Yet
    • 30
    • 1
    • 27
      • 30
      • 1
      • 27
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, K.Andes

Producer(s):

Babyface, M.Warren

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 35
    • Nothin' But The Cavi Hit (From "Rhyme & Reason")

      Mack 10 & Tha Dogg Pound
    • 35
    • 24
    • 12
      • 35
      • 24
      • 12
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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

  • 36
    • Tell Me (From "Eddie")

      Dru Hill
    • 37
    • 5
    • 27
      • 37
      • 5
      • 27
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Songwriter(s):

S.Brown, M.Davis, A.Cantrall

Producer(s):

S.Brown

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 37
    • This Is For The Lover In You

      Babyface Featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley & Jeffrey Daniels
    • 33
    • 2
    • 18
      • 33
      • 2
      • 18
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 38
    • Steelo

      702
    • 32
    • 12
    • 24