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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Week of January 3, 1998

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 January 3, 1998

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  • 1
    • A Song For Mama

      Boyz II Men
    • 1
    • 1
    • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
  • 2
    • My Body

      LSG
    • 2
    • 1
    • 11
      • 2
      • 1
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

D.Allamby, L.Browder, A.Roberson

Producer(s):

D.Allamby

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 3
    • We're Not Making Love No More

      Dru Hill
    • 3
    • 2
    • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface

Producer(s):

Babyface, D.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 4
    • You Make Me Wanna...

      Usher
    • 4
    • 1
    • 20
      • 4
      • 1
      • 20
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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

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 5
    • Butta Love

      Next
    • 5
    • 4
    • 18
      • 5
      • 4
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

L.Alexander, T.Tolbert, RL, A.Clowers, D.Lighty

Producer(s):

KayGee, D.Lighty, L.Alexander, Prof. T.

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 6
    • I Don't Ever Want To See You Again

      Uncle Sam
    • 10
    • 6
    • 9
      • 10
      • 6
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

N.Morris

Producer(s):

N.Morris

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Stonecreek/Epic

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 7
    • Been Around The World

      Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
    • 12
    • 7
    • 5
      • 12
      • 7
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

David Bowie, L.Stansfield, A.Morris, I.Devaney, C.Wallace, M.Betha, S.J.Combs, R.Lawrence

Producer(s):

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

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 8
    • Together Again

      Janet
    • 9
    • 8
    • 4
      • 9
      • 8
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

J.Jackson, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, R.Elizondo, Jr.

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis, J.Jackson

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 9
    • My Love Is The Shhh!

      Somethin' For The People Featuring Trina & Tamara
    • 7
    • 2
    • 19
      • 7
      • 2
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

J.Baker, M.L.Wilson, J.Young, T.Powell, Sauce, R.Holiday

Producer(s):

Somethin' For The People

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 10
    • Sock It 2 Me/The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

      Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Da Brat
    • 6
    • 4
    • 12
      • 6
      • 4
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

M.A.Elliott, T.Z.Mosley, W.Hart, T.R.Bell, S.Harris, A.Peebles, B.Miller, D.Bryant

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 11
    • Feel So Good

      Mase
    • 11
    • 5
    • 10
      • 11
      • 5
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

R.E.Bell, R.Bell, G.Brown, R.Mickens, C.Smith, D.R.Thomas, R.Westfield, L.Dermer

Producer(s):

D.Angelettie, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 12
    • What About Us

      Total
    • 8
    • 4
    • 19
      • 8
      • 4
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

T.Z.Mosley, M.A.Elliott

Producer(s):

Timbaland, M.Elliott

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 13
    • No, No, No

      Destiny's Child
    • 13
    • 13
    • 6
      • 13
      • 13
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

V.J.Herbert, R.D.Fusari, M.Brown, C.C.Gaines

Producer(s):

W.Jean, V.Herbert, R.Fusari

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 14
    • I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto

      2Pac
    • 17
    • 14
    • 4
      • 17
      • 14
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

T.A.Shakur, L.Goodman, M.McDowell, R.Troutman, L.Troutman

Producer(s):

Soulshock, Karlin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Amaru/Jive

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • The One I Gave My Heart To

      Aaliyah
    • 14
    • 8
    • 14
      • 14
      • 8
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

D.E.Warren

Producer(s):

G.Roche

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blackground/Atlantic

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 16
    • They Like It Slow

      H-Town
    • 15
    • 12
    • 14
      • 15
      • 12
      • 14
  • 17
    • Everything

      Mary J. Blige
    • 16
    • 5
    • 15
      • 16
      • 5
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis, R.Ei, H.Nakamura, T.R.Bell, L.Creed, J.Brown, F.Wesley Jr.

Producer(s):

Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

  • 18
    • Just Clownin'

      WC From Westside Connection
    • 21
    • 18
    • 4
      • 21
      • 18
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

W.Calhoun, K.Gilliam

Producer(s):

WC, Crazy Toones

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Payday/FFRR/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • I Care `Bout You

      Milestone
    • 18
    • 10
    • 19
      • 18
      • 10
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

Babyface

Producer(s):

Babyface

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 20
    • 4 Seasons Of Loneliness

      Boyz II Men
    • 19
    • 2
    • 15
      • 19
      • 2
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis

Producer(s):

K.C.Porter, Jimmy Jam, T.S.Lewis

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 21
    • In Harm's Way

      BeBe Winans
    • 22
    • 20
    • 10
      • 22
      • 20
      • 10
  • 22
    • Tuck Me In

      Kimberly Scott
    • 23
    • 22
    • 4
      • 23
      • 22
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

E.Phillips

Producer(s):

E.Phillips

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Longevity/Columbia

  • 23
    • So Good

      Davina
    • 26
    • 23
    • 10
      • 26
      • 23
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

D.Bussey, Lewis

Producer(s):

Davina

Gains In Performance

  • 24
    • I'm Not A Player

      Big Punisher
    • 24
    • 19
    • 10
      • 24
      • 19
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

C.Rios, M.Richardson, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff

Producer(s):

Minnesota

  • 25
    • Roxanne `97 - Puff Daddy Remix

      Sting & The Police
    • 20
    • 20
    • 2
      • 20
      • 20
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

Sting, Full Force, U.F.T.O., G.C.Redd, J.Crosby

Producer(s):

The Police, Diddy, Stevie J, J-Dub

  • 26
    • Don't Stop The Music

      Playa
    • 28
    • 26
    • 11
      • 28
      • 26
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

T.Z.Mosley, B.Bush, S.E.Garrett, J.Peacock, S.Stewart, L.Simmons, A.Yarbrough, J.Ellis

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • 4, 3, 2, 1

      LL Cool J Featuring Method Man, Redman, DMX, Canibus And Master P
    • 27
    • 27
    • 2
      • 27
      • 27
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

J.T.Smith, E.Sermon, R.Rubin, A.N.Yauch, A.K.Horovitz, R.Noble, C.Smith, E.Simmons

Producer(s):

E.Sermon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

Biggest gain in airplay

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)

      Brian McKnight Featuring Mase
    • 25
    • 4
    • 18
      • 25
      • 4
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Combs, R.L.Chambers, M.Betha, K.Price, J.Brown, S.A.Jordan, B.McKnight

Producer(s):

Diddy, R.Lawrence, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mercury/IDJMG

  • 29
    • Last Night's Letter

      K-Ci & JoJo
    • 30
    • 15
    • 14
      • 30
      • 15
      • 14
  • 30
    • Deja Vu [Uptown Baby]

      Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
    • 32
    • 30
    • 12
      • 32
      • 30
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

D.Fagen, W.Becker

Producer(s):

KNS

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Codeine/Columbia

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 31
    • All Cried Out

      Allure Featuring 112
    • 29
    • 9
    • 19
      • 29
      • 9
      • 19
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Songwriter(s):

Full Force

Producer(s):

M.Carey, W.Afanasieff, M.Rooney

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Track Masters/Crave

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 32
    • Never Make A Promise

      Dru Hill
    • 31
    • 1
    • 23
      • 31
      • 1
      • 23
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Songwriter(s):

D.Simmons

Producer(s):

D.Simmons

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 33
    • Swing My Way

      K.P. & Envyi
    • 49
    • 33
    • 3
      • 49
      • 33
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

M.O.Johnson, J.N.Hall

Producer(s):

Mixzo

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 34
    • Young, Sad And Blue

      Lysette
    • 38
    • 34
    • 3
      • 38
      • 34
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

L.Titi, B.Tillman, C.Thornton

Producer(s):

Carlos, Dada

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • Going Back To Cali

      The Notorious B.I.G.
    • 40
    • 34
    • 5
      • 40
      • 34
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

C.Wallace, O.S.Harvey,Jr., R.Troutman

Producer(s):

Easy Mo Bee

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 36
    • Mo Money Mo Problems

      The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
    • 39
    • 2
    • 23
      • 39
      • 2
      • 23
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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
  • 37
    • So Long (Well, Well, Well)

      Phajja
    • 50
    • 37
    • 4
      • 50
      • 37
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

K.K.Jackson, R.White, E.Roberson

Producer(s):

K.K. Jackson, Lil' Rick

Gains In Performance

  • 38
    • Honey

      Mariah Carey
    • 34
    • 2
    • 17
      • 34
      • 2
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

M.Carey, S.J.Combs, Q-Tip, S.A.Jordan, S.Hague, B.H.Robinson, R.Larkins, L.Price

Producer(s):

Diddy, The UMMAH, Stevie J, M.Carey