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Hot Rap Songs

Week of December 16, 1989

Hot Rap Songs

This week’s most popular current rap songs, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music. Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles, or songs receiving widespread airplay and/or sales […]

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Hot Rap Songs

Week of December 16, 1989

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Last Week
Peak Pos.
Wks on Chart
  • 1
    • New Jack Swing

      Wreckx-N-Effect
    • 3
    • 1
    • 13
      • 3
      • 1
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

M.Riley, Jr., A.Davidson, B.Mitchell

Producer(s):

M.Riley, Wrecks-N-Effect

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Sound Of New York/Motown

Gains In Performance

  • 2
    • Cha Cha Cha

      MC Lyte
    • 1
    • 1
    • 11
      • 1
      • 1
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

King Of Chill

Producer(s):

King Of Chill

Imprint/Promotion Label:

First Priority/Atlantic

  • 3
    • Somebody For Me

      Heavy D & The Boyz
    • 4
    • 3
    • 9
      • 4
      • 3
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Heavy D, E.Ferrell, N.Hodge

Producer(s):

DJ Eddie F., Nevelle

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/MCA

  • 4
    • Me So Horny

      The 2 Live Crew
    • 2
    • 1
    • 15
      • 2
      • 1
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

L.Skyywalker, The 2 Live Crew

Producer(s):

L.Skyywalker, The 2 Live Crew

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Skyywalker

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 5
    • Steppin' Into The A.M.

      3rd Bass
    • 5
    • 5
    • 7
      • 5
      • 5
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/Columbia

  • 6
    • Beepers

      Sir Mix-A-Lot
    • 6
    • 6
    • 7
      • 6
      • 6
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

A.Ray

Producer(s):

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Nastymix

  • 7
    • Just A Friend

      Biz Markie
    • 7
    • 5
    • 9
      • 7
      • 5
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

M.Hall

Producer(s):

Biz Markie

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros.

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 8
    • The D.O.C. & The Doctor

      The D.O.C.
    • 9
    • 8
    • 6
      • 9
      • 8
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruthless/Atlantic

Gains In Performance

  • 9
    • Frankly Speaking

      Awesome Dre & The Hard Core Committee
    • 11
    • 9
    • 6
      • 11
      • 9
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Priority

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • F.B.I.

      Donald-D
    • 10
    • 10
    • 5
      • 10
      • 10
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rhyme $yndicate/Epic

  • 11
    • She's Got A Big Posse

      Arabian Prince
    • 13
    • 11
    • 5
      • 13
      • 11
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Orpheus

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • Bust A Move

      Young M.C.
    • 12
    • 2
    • 25
      • 12
      • 2
      • 25
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Songwriter(s):

M.Young, M.Dike, M.Ross

Producer(s):

M.ross, M.Dike

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Delicious Vinyl/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 13
    • I Think I Can Beat Mike T.

      D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    • 8
    • 8
    • 7
      • 8
      • 8
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

  • 14
    • Turn It Out

      Rob Base
    • 14
    • 14
    • 3
      • 14
      • 14
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Profile

Gains In Performance

  • 15
    • Five Dollar High

      Gucci Crew II
    • 15
    • 15
    • 9
      • 15
      • 15
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Gucci/Hot Productions

Gains In Performance

  • 16
    • Principal's Office

      Young M.C.
    • 19
    • 16
    • 2
      • 19
      • 16
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Delicious Vinyl

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • Rhyme Fighter

      Mellow Man Ace
    • 17
    • 17
    • 9
      • 17
      • 17
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Capitol

  • 18
    • True Feelings

      Black Rock 'N' Ron
    • 26
    • 18
    • 3
      • 26
      • 18
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 19 NEW
  • NEW
    • Going Steady

      Steady B
    • -
    • 19
    • 1
      • -
      • 19
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 20 NEW
  • NEW
    • Shall We Dance (Electric Slide)

      Grandmaster Slice & Izzy Chill
    • -
    • 20
    • 1
      • -
      • 20
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

D.J.Adam T

Producer(s):

will.i.am

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Creative Funk/SOH

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Dance To The Drummer's Beat

      Body & Soul
    • 22
    • 21
    • 4
      • 22
      • 21
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Delicious Vinyl

  • 22
    • I Go To Work

      Kool Moe Dee
    • 16
    • 5
    • 13
      • 16
      • 5
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

K.M.Dee

Producer(s):

K.M.Dee, LaVaba, P.Harris, Teddy Riley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

  • 23 NEW
  • NEW
    • Expression

      Salt-N-Pepa
    • -
    • 23
    • 1
      • -
      • 23
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Next Plateau

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 24
    • Poison Ivy

      The Young And The Restless
    • 29
    • 24
    • 2
      • 29
      • 24
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Pandisc

Gains In Performance

  • 25
    • Glamorous Life

      Cool C
    • 18
    • 11
    • 11
      • 18
      • 11
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Atlantic

  • 26
    • You Must Learn

      Boogie Down Productions
    • 28
    • 15
    • 11
      • 28
      • 15
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive/RCA

  • 27 NEW
  • NEW
    • Owwww!

      Chunky A
    • -
    • 27
    • 1
      • -
      • 27
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

Chunky A, Z.Giles

Producer(s):

A.Z.Groove

Imprint/Promotion Label:

MCA

Gains In Performance

  • 28
    • Nothin' But A Gangster

      Uzi$ Bros
    • 24
    • 18
    • 7
      • 24
      • 18
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Original Sound

  • 29 NEW
  • NEW
    • Pump It Hottie

      Redhead Kingpin & The F.B.I.
    • -
    • 29
    • 1
      • -
      • 29
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Virgin Rec./Capitol

Gains In Performance

  • 30
    • Let's Work

      Ice Cream Tee
    • 20
    • 18
    • 7
      • 20
      • 18
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Not Listed

Producer(s):

Not Listed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Strong City/MCA