Thursday, January 31, 2008

2008 Grammy Awards

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards, which will be televised on February 10th. Kanye West leads all artists with eight nominations. Let's hope he keeps his cool this year if he doesn't win. With six nominations is troubled sensation Amy Winehouse. We know that sometimes the "best" artists don't seem to win the awards, so as usual we've created a few polls for you to vote for your favorites. Just look for the Grammy Polls at the top of our polls page, and while you are there also check out the winners from previous Grammy Awards.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Album Releases for January 29, 2008

Future Album Releases (February and beyond)

Simple Plan -
Simple Plan
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
Various Artists - Hannah Montana 2: Non-Stop Dance Party
Sarah Brightman - Symphony
Blind Boys of Alabama - Down In New Orleans
Chris Walla - Field Manual
Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire
Idina Menzel - I Stand
Willie Nelson - A Moment Of Forever
Pat Metheny Trio - Day Trip
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Louis XIV - Slick Dogs and Ponies
Motel - 17
Linda Eder - Greatest Hits
Sam Phillips - Don't Do Anything
Various Artists - Randy Jackson presents The American Music Club
Dub Trio - Another Sound Is Dying
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
Austins Bridge - Austins Bridge
Xiu Xie - Women As Lovers
Kate Walsh - Tim's House
Protest The Hero - Fortress
Joe Jackson - Rain

Future Album Releases

Monday, January 28, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending January 26, 2008

Timbaland's streak of nine consecutive weeks at #1 finally comes to an end this week. The most photographed woman in the world, Britney Spears, takes over the top spot with her latest hit "Piece of Me." It is the first #1 song of 2008 and Spears' sixth THO chart-topper of her career. She might have more than that but her first three singles all stalled at the runner-up position. Here is this week's current chart.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

2008 Hall of Fame Inductees: The Ventures & Dave Clark Five

We've already profiled two of the "younger" artists who will be inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year: Madonna and John Mellencamp. Now we turn our attention to two more venerable groups who also get inducted this year: The Ventures and Dave Clark Five. Both groups had a string of memorable hits, although most of us probably are too young to remember them. If you'd like to read more about The Ventures, here is their Wikipedia listing. And here is the same for Dave Clark Five. Also, in their honor we've created two polls for you to select your favorite songs from each:

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Album Releases for January 22, 2008

A full slate of current and future album releases are available here. Here are the main releases of interest for January 22, 2008:

Natasha Bedingfield - Pocket Full Of Sunshine
Royce Da 5'9" - The Revival
Matt Costa - Unfamiliar Faces
Holly Cole - Holly Cole
Cat Power - Jukebox
Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Lisa Loeb - The Purple Tape
Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
Patty Larkin - Watch The Sky
Eric Matthews - The Imagination Stage
Kate Voegele - Don't Look Away
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
The Fleshtones - Take A Good Look
Black Mountain - In The Future
Carla Bruni - No Promises
Mahjongg - Kontpab
Jet Lag Gemini - Fire Than Cannons
Ben Allison & Man Size Safe - Little Things Run The World
Times New Viking - Rip It Off
Evangelicals - Evening Descends
Buzzcocks - 30 [Live]
North Mississippi Allstars - Hernando
Tom Paxton - Comedians & Angels
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra - Enjoy!
Instruments of Science and Technology - Music From The Films of R. Swift
The Whigs - Mission Control

THO 100 Update

In December it looked like Alicia Keys might get her second #1 hit on the THO chart with "No One." Her first single, "Fallin'," went to #1 back in 2001. But for the eighth consecutive week it sits at #2 stuck behind Timbaland's "Aplogize" (featuring OneRepublic). And even though Timbaland's hit is losing points quickly, Keys still may not get the top spot next week. That is because Britney Spears' new song "Piece Of Me" is storming up the chart. In its eighth week on the chart it sits at #3 with a nice point gain. Here is the current chart.

Friday, January 18, 2008

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee: John Mellencamp

For years we were not sure what to call him - John Couger, John Couger Mellencamp, John Mellencamp. But that didn't overshadow the fact that he continued making fantastic pop/rock songs. Writing nearly all of his own songs, he continually reminded us of the struggles of the lower-middle working class. But he's ventured outside of that genre and performed duets with many celebrated artists such as India.Arie, Trisha Yearwood, and Lucinda Williams. Soon he will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and we hope you'll take part in our poll choosing the best John Mellencamp song.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Top Songs of 1989 Updated

1989 was full of big hits by big female pop artists: Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Cher, etc. But in our Top Songs of 1989 polls, it is Madonna's "Like A Prayer" that still lands at #1 after our recent update. We' compiled hundreds more votes from our 1989 polls and updated the Top 100 Songs of 1989.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

American Idol Is Back!

Randy Jackson said it best during season #7's opening episode: "Can you believe this is season 7?!" The show really hasn't changed much since season #1, except that its popularity keeps growing. Before we crown another idol, we feel it is a good time to reflect on past American Idol winners. Please take part in our poll and vote on your favorite American Idol from the first six seasons, or just check out the results.

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Album Releases for January 15th

Van Hunt - Popular
Dave Koz - Double Feature [2 CDs]
Spice Girls - Greatest Hits [2 CDs]
Soundtrack - The Bucket List
Anne Murray - Duets, Friends & Legends
Magnetic Fields - Distortion
Ringo Starr - Liverpool 8

The Internet's best collection of new and future album releases:

Top Songs of 1984 Updated

Several hundred more votes from the Top Songs of 1984 polls were counted, and the main 1984 chart was updated. Phil Collins and Van Halen still have the top 2 songs, but there were a few other changes. This was a year of some great singles, and I really enjoy looking through this chart. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending January 12, 2008

Timbaland continues an amazing run of 8 consecutive weeks at #1 with "Apologize" (featuring OneRepublic). Further down the chart, OneRepublic debuts with a hit of his own, along with 12 other new songs. Radiohead is both the largest point gainer and had the largest chart move, as "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" moves from #90 to #18. Enjoy the new chart.

Friday, January 11, 2008

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee: Madonna

Four artists have been selected for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. One of them is the ever-changing Madonna. In her honor, Top Hits Online has started a poll to determine fans' favorite Madonna song. Here is the poll, where you can choose up to five of your favorites, or just view the results. It should be interesting!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Vote on the Top Songs of 2007

We've already published our Top 100 Songs of 2007 chart, but now it is your turn to vote on which of the top 10 songs you think was the best. I'm sure some won't think any of these 10 songs deserve to be on the list, but these were the favorites compiled from hundreds of personal charts (every week!) on the web. Here is the Top Song of 2007 Poll.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Album Releases for January 8th

Jim Brickman - Valentine [Re-Release]
Holly Cole - Holly Cole [International Release March 20, 2007]
Rhonda Vincent - Good Thing Going
Soundtrack - Juno
Medeski, Martin & Wood - Let's Go Everywhere
Soundtrack - Xanadu [Broadway Cast Recording]
Reverend Organdrum - Hi-Fi Stereo
Sia - Some People Have Real Problems
Amanda Shaw - Pretty Runs Out
Robin Trower & Jack Bruce - Seven Moons
Marah - Angels of Destruction

Album releases beyond January 8 can be found here:

Sunday, January 6, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending January 5, 2008

Timbaland's huge hit "Apologize" spends a seventh week atop the THO 100, still fending off advances by Linkin Park and Leona Lewis. Although still a few weeks away, it seems as though Britney Spears may have another #1 hit, as "Piece of Me" is the largest point gainer this week, moving up to #7.

Ten new songs enter the chart, led by Buckcherry's "Sorry." Finger Eleven's long-running hit "Paralyzer" reaches a new peak at #26 in its 37th week on the chart.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

All Time Artist List Update

With the addition of all 2007 chart data, our All Time list of Top Artists, by number of songs on the THO 100, has been updated. The top 3 artists - Mariah Carey, Madonna, and LeAnn Rimes - each had one song on the THO 100 in 2007. Artists making significant moves up the list included Justin Timberlake, Sugababes, and Girls Aloud.

Most Songs of THO 100 - All Time

Note: the THO 100 began in 1993 and has been published weekly ever since.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Top Artists of 2007

While Rihanna and Nelly Furtado had the top songs of of 2007 and female artists seemed to continually occupy the upper reaches of the chart, it was Justin Timberlake leading the top artists of 2007. Timberlake had eight songs in the THO 100 in '07, in a tie with T-Pain for the most charted songs. Timberlake's hits were consistently bigger than T-Pain's, and his songs spent a combined 134 weeks on the chart, 89 weeks inside the top 40, and 28 weeks in the top 10.

Top Artists of 2007

Top Songs of 2007

Top Hits Online celebrates the completion of its 14th full year charting the biggest hits on the Internet. The top songs of 2007 have been posted, with Rihanna, Maroon 5, and Nelly Furtado battle it out for the top song of 2007.