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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of August 23, 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 August 23, 1997

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  • 1
    • Never Make A Promise

      Dru Hill
    • 1
    • 1
    • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

D.Simmons

Producer(s):

D.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 2
    • Mo Money Mo Problems

      The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
    • 2
    • 2
    • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

C.Wallace, S.A.Jordan, M.Betha, B.Edwards, N.G.Rodgers, Jr.

Producer(s):

Stevie J, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 3
    • Not Tonight

      Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar
    • 3
    • 3
    • 8
      • 3
      • 3
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

K.Jones, M.A.Elliott, L.Lopez, S.Harris, A.Martinez, R.Bell, G.Brown, M.Muhammed

Producer(s):

R.Smith, A.Colon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Undeas/Tommy Boy/Atlantic

RIAA Certification: Platinum
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    • You Make Me Wanna...

      Usher
    • -
    • 4
    • 1
      • -
      • 4
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

J.Dupri Mauldin, M.L.Seal, Jr., U.Raymond IV

Producer(s):

J.Dupri

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

Highest ranking debut

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 5
    • I'll Be Missing You

      Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
    • 4
    • 1
    • 11
      • 4
      • 1
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Sting, T.Gaither, F.Evans

Producer(s):

Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum x3
  • 6
    • Up Jumps Da Boogie

      Magoo And Timbaland
    • 7
    • 6
    • 6
      • 7
      • 6
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

T.Z.Mosley, M.Barcliff, M.A.Elliott, R.Temperton

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blackground/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 7
    • G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.

      Changing Faces
    • 5
    • 1
    • 17
      • 5
      • 1
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

R.S.Kelly

Producer(s):

R.Kelly

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Big Beat/Atlantic

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 8
    • I Can Love You/Love Is All We Need

      Mary J. Blige
    • 6
    • 2
    • 5
      • 6
      • 2
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

M.J.Blige, L.Blige-DeCosta, R.Jerkins, K.Jones, C.Broady, N.Myrick, Lil' Kim, J.S.Harris III

Producer(s):

R.Jerkins, Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

  • 9
    • Someone

      SWV (Featuring Puff Daddy)
    • 8
    • 5
    • 5
      • 8
      • 5
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Combs, Walker, Graham, H.Pierre, Price, Wallace, Martin, Shaw

Producer(s):

Diddy, J-Dub

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 10
    • Gotham City

      R. Kelly
    • 9
    • 9
    • 6
      • 9
      • 9
      • 6
  • 11
    • Do You Like This

      Rome
    • 13
    • 11
    • 4
      • 13
      • 11
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

J.Woods, V.Merritt

Producer(s):

G.Baillergeau, V.Merritt

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Grand Jury/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Big Bad Mamma

      Foxy Brown Featuring Dru Hill
    • 10
    • 10
    • 3
      • 10
      • 10
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Barnes, J.C.Olivier, S.C.Carter, L.Haywood

Producer(s):

Poke & Tone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/IDJMG

  • 13
    • Take It To The Streets

      Rampage Featuring Billy Lawrence
    • 11
    • 11
    • 6
      • 11
      • 11
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

R.McNair, B.Lawrence, R.Smith, A.Colon, G.Underwood, B.Reed

Producer(s):

R.Smith

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/Elektra/EEG

  • 14
    • When You Talk About Love

      Patti LaBelle
    • 12
    • 12
    • 6
      • 12
      • 12
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, J.Q.Wright, A.Nesby, A.Green, M.Hodges

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

  • 15
    • I Belong To You (Every Time I See Your Face)

      Rome
    • 14
    • 2
    • 25
      • 14
      • 2
      • 25
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Songwriter(s):

J.Woods, G.Baillergeau

Producer(s):

G.Baillergeau, V.Merritt

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Grand Jury/RCA

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 16
    • In My Bed

      Dru Hill
    • 15
    • 1
    • 34
      • 15
      • 1
      • 34
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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
  • 17
    • You Bring Me Up

      K-Ci & JoJo
    • 16
    • 7
    • 12
      • 16
      • 7
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

R.C.Hailey, J.L.Hailey

Producer(s):

G.Baillergeau, V.Merritt

  • 18
    • Fix

      BLACKstreet With Special Guests Ol' Dirty Bastard & Slash
    • 17
    • 17
    • 4
      • 17
      • 17
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Riley, C.Hannibal, M.Riley, Jr., S.Hudson, R.T.Jones, J.Alexander, L.Dogson, A.Jones

Producer(s):

Teddy Riley, D.Adams

  • 19
    • For You

      Kenny Lattimore
    • 18
    • 6
    • 22
      • 18
      • 6
      • 22
  • 20
    • Can't Let Go

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

J.Robinson, T.Estes, A.Martin, I.Matias

Producer(s):

Jon-John

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Yab Yum/Epic

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • What's Stopping You

      The O'Jays
    • 21
    • 21
    • 10
      • 21
      • 21
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

G.Levert

Producer(s):

G.Levert

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Global Soul/Volcano/Volcano

Gains In Performance

  • 22
    • Things Just Ain't The Same (From "Money Talks")

      Deborah Cox
    • 22
    • 22
    • 10
      • 22
      • 22
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

A.Antoine, N.Harrison, A.Evans, T.R.Bell, L.Creed

Producer(s):

B.Antoine, A.Evans

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 23 NEW
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    • After 12, Before 6

      Sam Salter
    • -
    • 23
    • 1
      • -
      • 23
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

C.A.Stewart, S.K.Hall, Tab, P.L.Stewart, S.Salter

Producer(s):

Tricky, S.K.Hall

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • I Love Me Some Him/I Don't Want To

      Toni Braxton
    • 27
    • 9
    • 22
      • 27
      • 9
      • 22
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Songwriter(s):

R.S.Kelly, A.Martin, G.Stewart, Soulshock, K.Karlin

Producer(s):

R.Kelly, Soulshock, Karlin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 25
    • 5 Miles To Empty

      Brownstone
    • 23
    • 6
    • 15
      • 23
      • 6
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

N.Gilbert, Big Yam, V.Merritt

Producer(s):

Big Yam, V.Merritt

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MJJ/Work/Epic

  • 26
    • Whatever

      En Vogue
    • 20
    • 8
    • 6
      • 20
      • 8
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface, G.Franco, K.Andes

Producer(s):

Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 27
    • Cupid

      112
    • 26
    • 2
    • 26
      • 26
      • 2
      • 26
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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

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 28
    • Return Of The Mack

      Mark Morrison
    • 25
    • 4
    • 32
      • 25
      • 4
      • 32
RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 29
    • Smile

      Scarface Featuring 2Pac & Johnny P
    • 19
    • 4
    • 10
      • 19
      • 4
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

B.Jordan, M.G.Dean, T.A.Shakur, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis

Producer(s):

Scarface, M.G.Dean, T.Capone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe/Capitol

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 30
    • Look Into My Eyes (From "Batman & Robin")

      Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
    • 24
    • 4
    • 10
      • 24
      • 4
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Bone, D.J.U-Neek

Producer(s):

D.J.U-Neek

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruthless/Relativity

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 31
    • Thinking Of You/Let's Get Down

      Tony Toni Tone
    • 29
    • 5
    • 16
      • 29
      • 5
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

Raphael Saadiq, D.P.Wiggins, T.C.Riley, D.Blake, G.Archie Jr.

Producer(s):

Tony Toni Tone, Quik, G-One

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/IDJMG

  • 32
    • Big Daddy

      Hev-D
    • 33
    • 5
    • 26
      • 33
      • 5
      • 26
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Songwriter(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D, H.Brown

Producer(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/Universal

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 33
    • All I Want (From "GOOD Burger")

      702
    • 35
    • 33
    • 2
      • 35
      • 33
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

T.Taylor, C.Farrar, F.J.Perren, B.Gordy, D.Richards, A.J.Mizell

Producer(s):

T.Taylor, C.Farrar

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Biv 10/Capitol/Motown

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • C U When U Get There (From "Nothing To Lose")

      Coolio Featuring 40 Thevz
    • 34
    • 34
    • 8
      • 34
      • 34
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

A.Ivey, D.Aldridge, H.Straughter, M.Straughter

Producer(s):

Romeo

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 35
    • We Trying To Stay Alive

      Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars
    • 30
    • 14
    • 11
      • 30
      • 14
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

B.A.Gibb, M.E.Gibb, R.H.Gibb, N.Jean, S.Michael, J.Forte, Robinson

Producer(s):

W.Jean, Prakazrel

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruffhouse/Columbia

  • 36
    • Hypnotize

      The Notorious B.I.G.
    • 37
    • 1
    • 18
      • 37
      • 1
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

C.Wallace, S.J.Combs, D.M.Angelettie, R.L.Chambers, A.Armer, R.Badazz, R.M.L.Walters, D.L.Davis

Producer(s):

D.Angelettie, R.Lawrence, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 37
    • Don't Wanna Be A Player (From "Booty Call")

      Joe
    • 36
    • 5
    • 17
      • 36
      • 5
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

J.L.Thomas, J.Skinner, R.Jerkins, J.Tejeda, M.Williams

Producer(s):

R.Jerkins

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 38
    • Never, Never Gonna Give You Up

      Lisa Stansfield
    • 40
    • 38
    • 3
      • 40
      • 38
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

B.White

Producer(s):

I.Devaney, P.Mokran

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

Gains In Performance

  • 39