It's No Crime

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"It's No Crime"
Single by Babyface
from the album Tender Lover
Released1989
Recorded1988
GenreNew jack swing[1]
Length4:02
LabelSOLAR/Columbia, Epic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)L.A. & Babyface
Babyface singles chronology
"Love Saw It"
(1989)
"It's No Crime"
(1989)
"Tender Lover"
(1989)

"It's No Crime" is a 1989 song written and performed by Babyface. The single was Babyface's first entry on the Hot 100 as a solo artist, peaking at number seven and reaching number one on the Hot Black Singles chart.[2] The single was Babyface's only chart entry on the dance charts, where it peaked at number five.[3]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 24
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 7
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[7][8] 90
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, David (December 22, 2015). "Babyface: Return of the Tender Lover". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 40.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 27.
  4. ^ "Babyface – It's No Crime". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "Babyface Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "Babyface Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  7. ^ "1989 The Year in Music: Top Pop Singles". Billboard. 101 (51): Y-22. December 23, 1989.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1989".
  9. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 1989". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2021.