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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of March 8, 1997

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  • 1
    • Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

      Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
    • 2
    • 1
    • 7
      • 2
      • 1
      • 7
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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
  • 2
    • In My Bed

      Dru Hill
    • 1
    • 1
    • 10
      • 1
      • 1
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

D.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 3
    • On & On

      Erykah Badu
    • 3
    • 1
    • 7
      • 3
      • 1
      • 7
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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
  • 4
    • Get It Together

      702
    • 4
    • 4
    • 4
      • 4
      • 4
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

D.Jones

Producer(s):

D.Jones

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Biv 10/Motown

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 5
    • Big Daddy

      Hev-D
    • 34
    • 5
    • 2
      • 34
      • 5
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D, H.Brown

Producer(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/Universal

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 6
    • Every Time I Close My Eyes

      Babyface
    • 5
    • 5
    • 6
      • 5
      • 5
      • 6
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    • For You I Will (From "Space Jam")

      Monica
    • -
    • 7
    • 1
      • -
      • 7
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren

Producer(s):

D.Foster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rowdy/Warner Sunset/Atlantic

Highest ranking debut

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 8
    • You Don't Have To Worry/I'm Still In Love With You

      New Edition
    • 7
    • 7
    • 18
      • 7
      • 7
      • 18
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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
  • 9
    • What's On Tonight

      Montell Jordan
    • 14
    • 9
    • 6
      • 14
      • 9
      • 6
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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
  • 10
    • I Believe I Can Fly (From "Space Jam")

      R. Kelly
    • 6
    • 1
    • 13
      • 6
      • 1
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

R.S.Kelly

Producer(s):

R.Kelly

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Sunset/Atlantic/Jive

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 11
    • Don't Let Go (Love)

      En Vogue
    • 9
    • 1
    • 18
      • 9
      • 1
      • 18
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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
  • 12
    • Cold Rock A Party

      MC Lyte
    • 10
    • 5
    • 15
      • 10
      • 5
      • 15
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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
  • 13
    • Un-Break My Heart

      Toni Braxton
    • 11
    • 2
    • 20
      • 11
      • 2
      • 20
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren

Producer(s):

D.Foster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 14
    • I Believe In You And Me (From "The Preacher's Wife")

      Whitney Houston
    • 8
    • 4
    • 11
      • 8
      • 4
      • 11
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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
  • 15
    • What Kind Of Man Would I Be

      Mint Condition
    • 12
    • 2
    • 27
      • 12
      • 2
      • 27
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Songwriter(s):

L.G.Waddell

Producer(s):

Mint Condition

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Perspective/A&M

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 16
    • Tears

      The Isley Brothers
    • 15
    • 12
    • 10
      • 15
      • 12
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface

Producer(s):

A.Winbush, R.Isley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

T-Neck/IDJMG

  • 17
    • Nobody

      Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage
    • 13
    • 1
    • 23
      • 13
      • 1
      • 23
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Songwriter(s):

K.Sweat, F.Scott

Producer(s):

K.Sweat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Elektra/EEG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 18
    • Whateva Man

      Redman
    • 18
    • 18
    • 7
      • 18
      • 18
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

E.Sermon, R.Noble

Producer(s):

E.Sermon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Da' Dip

      Freak Nasty
    • 20
    • 19
    • 19
      • 20
      • 19
      • 19
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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
  • 20
    • The Theme (It's Party Time)

      Tracey Lee
    • 26
    • 20
    • 4
      • 26
      • 20
      • 4
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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

  • 21
    • Let Me Clear My Throat

      DJ Kool
    • 22
    • 21
    • 26
      • 22
      • 21
      • 26
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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
  • 22
    • No Time

      Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy
    • 16
    • 9
    • 22
      • 16
      • 9
      • 22
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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
  • 23
    • Cupid

      112
    • 30
    • 23
    • 2
      • 30
      • 23
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

A.Hennings, C.D.Sills, D.T.Jones, M.Keith, M.Scandrick, Q.Parker

Producer(s):

A.Hennings

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 24
    • Hard To Say I'm Sorry

      Az Yet Featuring Peter Cetera
    • 27
    • 24
    • 3
      • 27
      • 24
      • 3
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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
  • 25
    • I'm Not Feeling You

      Yvette Michele
    • 25
    • 25
    • 3
      • 25
      • 25
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

M.Bryant, J.Sylvester, F.Harvey

Producer(s):

Funkmaster Flex

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • Watch Me Do My Thing (From "All That")

      Immature Featuring Smooth And Ed From Good Burger
    • 17
    • 16
    • 6
      • 17
      • 16
      • 6
  • 27
    • Luchini aka (This Is It)

      Camp Lo
    • 21
    • 21
    • 14
      • 21
      • 21
      • 14
  • 28
    • Return Of The Mack

      Mark Morrison
    • 35
    • 28
    • 8
      • 35
      • 28
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

M.Morrison

Producer(s):

M.Morrison, P.Chill

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 29
    • Sumthin' Sumthin' (From "Love Jones")

      Maxwell
    • 23
    • 23
    • 4
      • 23
      • 23
      • 4
  • 30
    • Knocks Me Off My Feet/You Should Know

      Donell Jones
    • 28
    • 14
    • 19
      • 28
      • 14
      • 19
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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

  • 31 NEW
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    • Let It Go (From "Set It Off")

      Ray J
    • -
    • 31
    • 1
      • -
      • 31
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

K.E.Crouch, G.McKinney, R.Pennon

Producer(s):

K.Crouch

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 32
    • Things'll Never Change/Rapper's Ball

      E-40 Featuring Bo-Rock
    • 19
    • 19
    • 6
      • 19
      • 19
      • 6
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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

  • 33
    • I Can Make It Better

      Luther Vandross
    • 24
    • 15
    • 13
      • 24
      • 15
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Producer(s):

L.Vandross, M.Miller

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LV/Epic

  • 34
    • Pony

      Ginuwine
    • 29
    • 1
    • 27
      • 29
      • 1
      • 27
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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
  • 35
    • What They Do

      The Roots
    • 31
    • 21
    • 14
      • 31
      • 21
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Brother Question

Imprint/Promotion Label:

DGC/Geffen

  • 36
    • Get Up

      Lost Boyz
    • 36
    • 31
    • 11
      • 36
      • 31
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Mr. Cheeks, F.Tah

Producer(s):

Super Super DJ Clark Kent, Mr.Sexxx

  • 37
    • Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?

      Richie Rich
    • 37
    • 37
    • 5
      • 37
      • 37
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

R.Serrell, M.Mosley

Producer(s):

M.Mosley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Oakland Hills 41510/Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 38
    • No Diggity

      BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
    • 32
    • 1
    • 22
      • 32
      • 1
      • 22
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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
  • 39 NEW
  • NEW
    • I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)

      Rome
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