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Mickey & Sylvia
1.01/1957

Love Is Strange by Mickey & Sylvia

        

MP3

95

11
US
✫1
R&B
[Vik 0252]
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

The Everly Brothers
2.08/1965

Love Is Strange by The Everly Brothers

        

MP3

from Beat & Soul    

CD

MP3

44

128
US
11
UK
[Warner 5649]
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

Sonny and Cher
3.12/1965

Love Is Strange by Sonny and Cher

        

MP3

from Baby Don't Go    

CD

MP3

2

131
US
as Caesar & Cleo
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

Peaches & Herb
4.09/1967

Love Is Strange by Peaches & Herb

        

MP3

from Peaches & Herb's Greatest Hits    

CD

MP3

68

13
US
16
R&B
[Date 1574]
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

Lezli Valentine
5.1968

I Won't Do Anything by Lezli Valentine

        

MP3

2

42
R&B
written by Larry Roberts & Sylvia Robinson 

video

The Moments
6.12/1968

Not on the Outside by The Moments

        

MP3

21

57
US
13
R&B
written by Larry Roberts & Sylvia Robinson 

video

7.1969

I'm So Lost by The Moments

        

MP3

2

43
R&B
[Stang 5008]
written by Larry Roberts & Sylvia Robinson 

video

8.1969

Lovely Way She Loves by The Moments

        

MP3

7

14
R&B
written by Billy Brown, Al Goodman & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Buddy Holly
9.04/1969

Love Is Strange by Buddy Holly

        

MP3

from Giant    

CD

MP3

3

105
US
[Coral 62558]
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

The Moments
10.05/1969

Sunday by The Moments

        

MP3

13

90
US
13
R&B
[Stang 5003]
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Bert Keyes

video

11.01/1970

Lovely Way She Loves by The Moments

        

MP3

3

120
US
[R]
[Stang 5009]
written by Billy Brown, Al Goodman & Sylvia Robinson 

video

12.04/1970

 ⑤  Love on a Two-Way Street by The Moments

        

MP3

168

3
US
✫1
R&B
[songwriter #5 hit]
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Bert Keyes

video

Sylvia Robinson
13.08/1970

Have You Had Any Lately? by Sylvia Robinson 

        

MP3

2

102
US
as Sylvia
[Stang 5015]
written by Sylvia Robinson 

video

The Moments
14.11/1970

All I Have by The Moments

        

MP3

25

56
US
9
R&B
[Stang 5017]
written by George Kerr & Sylvia Robinson 

video

15.02/1971

I Can't Help It by The Moments

        

MP3

7

108
US
27
R&B
[Stang 5020]
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Joyce Bennett

video

The Whatnauts
16.04/1971

I'll Erase Away Your Pain by The Whatnauts

        

MP3

from Introducing the Whatnauts    

CD

MP3

20

71
US
14
R&B
[Stang 5023]
written by George Kerr & Sylvia Robinson 

video

The Moments
17.06/1971

That's How It Feels by The Moments

        

MP3

6

115
US
34
R&B
[Stang 5024]
written by Nate Edmonds & Sylvia Robinson 

video

18.08/1971

Lucky Me by The Moments

        

MP3

8

98
US
31
R&B
[Stang 5031]
written by George Kerr & Sylvia Robinson 

video

19.1972

My Thing by The Moments

        

MP3

6

19
R&B
[Stang 5045]
written by Sylvia Robinson 

video

Linda Jones
20.1972

Not on the Outside by Linda Jones

        

MP3

3

32
R&B
[Turbo 024]
written by Larry Roberts & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Rimshots
21.1972

Save That Thing by Rimshots

        

MP3

3

36
R&B
[A-1 4002]
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Yvonne McDougal

video

The Moments
22.1972

Thanks a Lot by The Moments

        

MP3

2

41
R&B
[Stang 5036]
written by Mike Burton & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Sylvia Robinson
23.03/1973

 ③  Pillow Talk by Sylvia Robinson 

        

MP3

from Pillow Talk    

CD

MP3

221

3
US
27
AC
✫1
R&B
14
UK
[songwriter #3 hit]
as Sylvia
[Vibration 521]
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Michael Burton

video

24.07/1973

Didn't I by Sylvia Robinson 

        

MP3

from Pillow Talk    

CD

MP3

15

70
US
21
R&B
as Sylvia
written by Al Goodman, Billy Brown, Michael Burton & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Sylvia & Ralfi Pagan
25.09/1973

Soul je t'aime by Sylvia & Ralfi Pagan

        

MP3

7

99
US
39
R&B
[Vibration 525]
written by Serge Gainsbourg & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Donnie Elbert
26.1974

Love Is Strange by Donnie Elbert

        

MP3

1

70
R&B
[All Platinum 2351]
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

Sylvia Robinson
27.1974

Private Performance by Sylvia Robinson 

        

MP3

1

62
R&B
as Sylvia
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Michael Burton

video

The Moments
28.1974

Sweet Sweet Lady by The Moments

        

MP3

3

29
R&B
written by Tommy Keith & Sylvia Robinson 

video

29.01/1974

Sexy Mama by The Moments

        

MP3

71

17
US
3
R&B
[Stang 5052]
written by Al Goodman, Harry Ray & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Sylvia Robinson
30.03/1974

Sweet Stuff by Sylvia Robinson 

        

MP3

from Sylvia    

CD

MP3

10

103
US
16
R&B
as Sylvia
[Vibration 529]
written by Harry Ray, Sylvia Robinson  & Al Goodman

video

Sylvia & Moments
31.06/1974

Sho' Nuff Boogie by Sylvia & Moments

        

MP3

9

80
US
45
R&B
written by Harry Ray, Sylvia Robinson  & Al Goodman

video

The Moments
32.06/1974

Sho' Nuff Boogie by The Moments

        

MP3

9

80
US
45
R&B
with Sylvia
written by Al Goodman, Harry Ray & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Buck Owens & Susan Raye
33.1975

Love Is Strange by Buck Owens & Susan Raye

        

MP3

from We're Gonna Get Together    

CD

MP3

6

20
country
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

Shirley & Company
34.01/1975

 ④  Shame, Shame, Shame by Shirley & Company

        

MP3

from Shame Shame Shame    

CD

MP3

172

12
US
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
6
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[Vibration 532]
written by Sylvia Robinson 

video

35.06/1975

Cry, Cry, Cry by Shirley & Company

        

MP3

from Shame Shame Shame    

CD

MP3

7

91
US
38
R&B
[Vibration 535]
written by Sylvia Robinson 

video

Sylvia Robinson
36.1977

Lay It on Me by Sylvia Robinson 

        

MP3

from Lay It on Me    

CD

MP3

1

65
R&B
as Sylvia
written by Robert Tate, Moe Moore, Sylvia Robinson  & Tommy Keith

video

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
37.1980

Freedom by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

8

37
dance
19
R&B
written by The Furious Five, Ray Smith, Sylvia Robinson  & Tyrone Armstrong

video

The Sequence
38.1980

Funk You Up by The Sequence

        

MP3

7

15
R&B
written by Angie Brown (as Angela Brown), Cheryl Cook, Gwendolyn Chisolm & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Ike Turner
39.1980

Party Vibes / Shame, Shame, Shame by Ike Turner

        

MP3

4

27
dance
as Ike Turner featuring Tina Turner

written by Ike Turner & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Ike & Tina Turner
40.1980

Party Vibes/Shame, Shame, Shame by Ike & Tina Turner

        

MP3

4

27
dance
as Ike Turner featuring Tina Turner

written by Ike Turner & Sylvia Robinson 

video

The Mean Machine
41.1981

Disco Dream by The Mean Machine

        

MP3

2

42
R&B
[Sugar Hill 768]
written by Clifton "Jiggs" Chase, Danny Rivera (as Daniel Rivera Jr.), James McLean, Jose Semprit, Steven Santiago & Sylvia Robinson 

video

The Sugarhill Gang
42.1981

Showdown by The Sugarhill Gang

        

MP3

from 8th Wonder    

CD

MP3

2

49
R&B
written by Larry Johnson, Michael Jonzun & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
43.1981

The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

1

55
R&B
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Joey Robinson Jr.

video

44.1981

The Birthday Party by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

3

83
dance
36
R&B
written by Jiggs Chase & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Stacy Lattisaw
45.06/1981

Love on a Two Way Street by Stacy Lattisaw

        

MP3

from With You    

CD

MP3

69

26
US
19
AC
2
R&B
[Cotillion 46015]
written by Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
46.1982

Message II (Survival) by Melle Mel & Duke Bootee

        

MP3

3

32
R&B
written by Sylvia Robinson , Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover) & Joey Robinson Jr.

video

The Sugarhill Gang
47.09/1982

The Lover in You by The Sugarhill Gang

        

MP3

8

55
R&B
54
UK
written by Pete Wingfield & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
48.1983

Message II (Survival) by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

3

32
R&B
as Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
written by Sylvia Robinson , Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover) & Joey Robinson Jr.

video

The Sugarhill Gang
49.1983

The Word Is Out by The Sugarhill Gang

        

MP3

1

71
R&B
written by Cheryl Cook, Doug Wimbish, Guy O'Brien, Henry Jackson, Michael Wright & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
50.06/1983

New York New York by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

from Greatest Messages    

CD

MP3

9

17
R&B
82
UK
written by Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Sylvia Robinson , Duke Bootee (as Edward Fletcher) & Reggie Griffin

video

51.11/1983

White Lines (Don't Do It) by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

from Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five    

CD

MP3

65

101
US
9
dance
47
R&B
7
UK
as Grandmaster & Melle Mel
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Melle Mel (as Mel Glover)

video

52.1984

Jesse by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

1

73
R&B
as Grandmaster Melle Mel
written by Melle Mel (as Mel Glover), Reggie Griffin, Sylvia Robinson  & Ronald Isley

video

53.08/1984

Beat Street by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

5

86
US
as Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five
[Atlantic 89659]
written by Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Reggie Griffin & Sylvia Robinson 

video

54.12/1984

Step Off (Part 1) by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

43

48
R&B
8
UK
as the Furious Five featuring Cowboy, Melle Mel & Scorpio
written by Sylvia Robinson  & Melle Mel (as Mel Glover)

video

55.1985

Vice by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

from Miami Vice    

CD

MP3

1

90
R&B
as Grandmaster Melle Mel
written by Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Leland Robinson & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
56.1990

Love Is Strange by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

        

MP3

from Love Is Strange    

CD

MP3

5

21
country
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool)  & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)

video

Alyson Williams
57.1990

Not on the Outside by Alyson Williams

        

MP3

from Raw    

CD

MP3

2

35
R&B
written by Larry Roberts & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Sinitta
58.07/1992

Shame Shame Shame by Sinitta

        

MP3

from Naughty Naughty    

CD

MP3

18

28
UK
written by Sylvia Robinson 

video

Duran Duran
59.03/1995

White Lines by Duran Duran

        

MP3

from Thank You    

CD

MP3

57

67
US
5
dance
17
UK
[US chart position is for Hot 100 Airplay charts]
[album cut]
written by Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover) & Sylvia Robinson 
Diddy
60.01/1997

 ②  Can't Nobody Hold Me Down by Diddy

        

MP3

from No Way Out    

CD

MP3

297

✫1
US
✫1
R&B
19
UK
[songwriter #2 hit]
as Puff Daddy featuring Mase
written by Diddy (as Sean "Puffy" Combs), Stevie J (as Steven Jordan), Carlos Broady, Nashiem Myrick, Mase (as Mason Betha), Greg Prestopino, Matthew Wilder, Sylvia Robinson , Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Clifton Chase & Duke Bootee

video

BLACKstreet
61.08/1997

Fix by BLACKstreet

        

MP3

from Another Level    

CD

MP3

73

58
US
17
R&B
7
UK
featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Slash
[Interscope 95011]
written by Clifton Chase, Duke Bootee (as Edward Fletcher), Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Chauncey Black (as Chauncey Hannibal), Teddy Riley, Markell Riley & Sylvia Robinson 
Wyclef Jean
62.08/1998

Cheated (To All the Girls) by Wyclef Jean

        

MP3

10

74
US
53
R&B
featuring Queen Pen
[Ruffhouse 78993]
written by Philip Bailey, Hal David, Albert Hammond, Felix Haug, Henry Jackson, Wyclef Jean, Bernadus Liebrand, Al McKay (as Albert McKay), Kurt Meier, Guy O'Brien, Sylvia Robinson , Maurice White & Michael Wright

video

112
63.12/2000

It's Over Now by 112

        

MP3

from Part III    

CD

MP3

154

6
US
✫1
R&B
22
UK
[Bad Boy 79366]
written by Melle Mel (as Melvin Glover), Daron Jones, Q [Quinnes Parker] (as Quinnes Parker) & Sylvia Robinson 
The Sugarhill Gang / The Furious Five meets the Sugarhill Gang
64.06/2004

8th Wonder / Showdown by The Sugarhill Gang / The Furious Five meets the Sugarhill Gang

        

MP3

3

49
R&B
163
UK
written by Sylvia Robinson , Cheryl Cook, Clifton "Jiggs" Chase, Michael Wright, O'Brien, Johnson & Johnson

video

The Sugarhill Gang / Crash Crew
65.06/2004

Apache / We Are Known As Emcees by The Sugarhill Gang / Crash Crew

        

MP3

1

115
UK
written by Cheryl Cook, Clifton "Jiggs" Chase, Michael Wright & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
66.06/2004

Freedom by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

        

MP3

1

160
UK
[R]
written by The Furious Five, Ray Smith, Sylvia Robinson  & Tyrone Armstrong

video

The Sequence
67.06/2004

Funk You Up by The Sequence

        

MP3

1

169
UK
[R]
written by Angie Brown (as Angela Brown), Cheryl Cook, Gwendolyn Chisolm & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Funky 4 + 1
68.06/2004

That's the Joint by Funky 4 + 1

        

MP3

1

138
UK
written by Funky 4 + 1, Clifton "Jiggs" Chase & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Teddybears / Mad Cobra
69.11/2006

Cobrastyle by Teddybears / Mad Cobra

        

MP3

from Soft Machine    

CD

MP3

2

110
US
[album cut]
written by Klas Åhlund, Joakim Åhlund, Patrick Arve, Mad Cobra (as Ewart Brown), Fabian Torsson, Troy Rami, Paul Rota, David Parker & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Robyn
70.2008

Cobra Style by Robyn

        

MP3

from Robyn    

CD

MP3

11

7
dance
written by Klas Åhlund, Joakim Åhlund, Patrick Arve, Mad Cobra (as Ewart Brown), Fabian Torsson, Troy Rami, Paul Rota, David Parker & Sylvia Robinson 
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
71.09/2009

 ①  Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

        

MP3

from The Blueprint 3    

CD

MP3

382

✫1
US
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
written by Jay-Z (as Shawn Corey Carter), Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh), Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Bert Keyes & Sylvia Robinson 
Alicia Keys
72.12/2009

Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down by Alicia Keys

        

MP3

from The Element of Freedom    

CD

MP3

95

55
US
76
R&B
4
UK
[MBK/J Digital]
written by Alicia Keys, Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh), Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter), Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Bert Keyes & Sylvia Robinson (sample) 

video

The Glee Cast
73.10/2010

Empire State of Mind by The Glee Cast

        

MP3

from Glee: The Music, Volume 4    

CD

MP3

46

21
US
35
UK
[20th Century Fox TV Digital]
written by Jay-Z (as Shawn Corey Carter), Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh), Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Bert Keyes & Sylvia Robinson 

video

Pitbull
74.04/2012

Back in Time by Pitbull

        

MP3

from Men in Black 3 OST    

CD

MP3

101

11
US
21
UK
[Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/J Digital]
written by Pitbull (as Armando Pérez), Marc Kinchen, Adrian Trejo, Urales Vargas, Sylvia Robinson , Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel) & Mickey Baker
Alicia Keys
75.04/2012

Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down by Alicia Keys

        

MP3

3

83
UK
[R]
written by Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh), Alicia Keys, Angela Hunte, Jane't Sewell-Ulepic (as Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic), Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter), Bert Keyes (sample) & Sylvia Robinson (sample) 

video

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
76.07/2012

Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

        

MP3

1

179
UK
[R]
written by Jay-Z (as Shawn Corey Carter), Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh), Jane't Sewell-Ulepic, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Bert Keyes & Sylvia Robinson 
Alicia Keys
77.08/2013

Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down by Alicia Keys

        

MP3

1

191
UK
[R]
written by Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh), Alicia Keys, Angela Hunte, Jane't Sewell-Ulepic (as Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic), Jay-Z (as Shawn Carter), Bert Keyes (sample) & Sylvia Robinson (sample) 

video

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