Monday, March 31, 2008

New Adult Alternative / Adult Contemporary Songs

New adult alterative / adult contemporary songs recently receiving airplay on U.S. radio stations:

Matt Costa - Mr. Pitiful
Landon Pigg - Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop
Kaki King - 2 O'Clock
Eagles - Busy Being Fabulous
Steven Curtis Chapman - Cinderella
Queen Latifah - Poetry Man
C-Note - Forgive Me
Van Morrison - That's Entertainment
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Kimberley Locke - Fall
Collective Soul - All That I Know
Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me
BoDeans - Everyday
Matt Nathanson - Come On Get Higher

Sunday, March 30, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending March 29, 2008

It has been a few months since an artist had two songs simultaneously in the top 10 of the THO 100. This week Leona Lewis pulls off that feat, as "Bleeding Love" and "Better In Time" sit at #7 and #10, respectively. Both songs may remain in the top 10 for even longer, since "Bleeding Love" is still getting huge radio airplay in the U.S. and "Better In Time" is one of the U.K.'s biggest hits right now. Meanwhile, OneRepublic's "Stop And Stare" holds off Duffy again for a third consecutive week at #1. It's hard to predict what the next new #1 will be, but based on her previous history on the THO chart, we wouldn't bet against Mariah Carey.

Latest THO 100 chart

Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Rock Songs on the Radio

New songs receiving airplay on rock radio stations in the U.S.:

Sixx: A.M. - Life Is Beautiful
Def Leppard - Nine Lives
MGMT - Time To Pretend
3 Doors Down - It's Not My Time
Seether - Rise Above This
Sevendust - Prodigal Son
Linkin Park - Given Up
Tantric - Down And Out
Red - Already Over
Cinder Road - Should've Known Better
R.E.M. - Supernatural Superserious
Apocalyptica f/ Corey Taylor - I'm Not Jesus
Black Tide - Shockwave
Soul Asylum - Stand Up And Be Strong

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Top Songs of 1980

Our huge project to rank the best songs of the 80s continues... this week we've updated the Top Songs of 1980, and Blondie continues to lead the chart. "Call Me" was the theme of the movie "American Gigolo," which starred Richard Gere. Legend has it that Stevie Nicks was first in line to record the song, but she didn't want it. The producer was the well-known Giorgio Moroder who asked Debbie Harry of Blondie to write the lyrics and perform it. It ended up being one of the biggest hits of the year in both the U.S. and U.K. Now it barely tops our 1980 chart over heavyweights like Pink Floyd and Queen.
- Top Songs of 1980 chart
- 1980s Polls

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Country Songs on the Radio

New Songs recently added to U.S. country radio stations:

Montgomery Gentry - Back When I Knew It All
Rascal Flatts - Every Day
Lost Trailers - Holler Back
Brad Paisley - I'm Still A Guy
Julianne Hough - That Song In My Head
Tim McGraw - Kristofferson
Emily West - Rocks In Your Shoes
Toby Keith - She's A Hottie
Mica Roberts f/ Toby Keith - Things A Mama Don't Know
LeAnn Rimes - Good Friend And A Glass Of Wine

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending March 22, 2008

Girls Aloud (pictured) may not be a household name in the United States, but the latest THO 100 chart is proof of their popularity elsewhere. The THO 100 is based on personal charts from all over the world, which explains why Girls Aloud's single "Can't Speak French" enters the top 10 this week. It is the Girls' 18th THO hit in only six years of chart action, but this is their first top 10 hit. Meanwhile, OneRepublic continues at #1 with "Stop And Stare," while losing some ground to #2 "Mercy" by Duffy, which is beginning to see airplay in the U.S. now.
See the latest THO 100 chart here.

Monday, March 24, 2008

New Album Releases for March 25, 2008

Full list of new and future album releases

Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
Counting Crows - Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Panic! At The Disco - Pretty Odd
Enrique Iglesias - 95/08 Exitos [Spanish-Language Greatest Hits Album]
Plies - Real Definitions
The B-52's - Funplex
Morrissey - Greatest Hits
Day 26 - Day 26
Pennywise - Reason To Believe
Elephant Man - Let's Get Physical
Various Artists - WWE: The Music Volume 8
Mike Oldfield - Music Of The Spheres
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder - Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 & 1947
Crash Romeo - Gave Me The Clap
Justin Townes Earl - The Good Life
Stuart Davis - Something Simple
Plants And Animals - Parc Avenue
Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
Head Of Femur - Great Plains
Zane Lewis - Zane Lewis
Nick Loren - Let's Make It Real
Temposhark - The Invisible Line
Various Artists - Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson
Silver Mount Zion - 13 Blues For Thirteen Moons
Caribbean Jazz Project - Afro Bop Alliance
Miguel Migs - Those Things Remixed
Geoff Weston - Vidiots - Tune In!!
Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted

Full list of future album releases

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Top Songs of 1982

1982 was a transition year for modern popular music. Radio stations were caught between the disco era and a new wave of international synthesizer-based artists. The hard rock (hair metal) era had not yet begun, but several rock songs dented the charts such as our #1 song of 1982: "I Love Rock & Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Several new wave bands made the top 10 such as The Human League and Soft Cell. We've updated our 1982 chart after hundreds more votes, but the 80s polls are always going - we are always adding more of them.

Top Songs of 1982
1982 Polls


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Pop/Top 40 Songs

New Pop/Top 40 songs that have recently had new airplay on U.S. radio stations:

Danity Kane (pictured) - Damaged
Jesse McCartney - Leaving
Cheri Dennis - Portrait Of Love
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful Of Sunshine
Britney Spears - Break The Ice
Cherish f/ Yung Joc - Killa
Flyleaf - All Around Me
Janet Jackson - Luv
Gnarls Barkley - Run
Fergie - Finally


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Adult Alternative / Adult Contemporary Songs

A Fine Frenzy - Come On, Come Out
Anna Nalick - Shine
City and Colour - Waiting
Counting Crows - You Can't Count On Me
Dan Fogelberg - Sometimes A Song
Feist - I Feel It All
Ferras - Hollywood's Not America
Gavin DeGraw (pictured) - In Love With A Girl
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
James Otto - Just Got Started Lovin' You
Kate Voegele - Wish You Were Here
Michael McDonald - Love T.K.O.
Sheryl Crow - Love Is Free
Steve Winwood - Dirty City
Yael Naim - New Soul

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Monday, March 17, 2008

New Album Releases for March 17, 2008

Full list of future album releases

Flo Rida - Mail On Sunday
Danity Kane - Welcome To The Dollhouse
Yael Naim - Yael Naim
The Kills - Midnight Boom
Groove Armada - Soundboy Rock
Daniel Lanois - Here Is What Is
Meat Loaf - In Search Of Paradise
Jaci Velasquez - Love Out Loud
Sheek Louch - Silverback Gorilla
Diamond Head - Canterbury
Shirley Bassey - Get The Party Started
The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!) - Everybody Make Some Noise
Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
Great Northern - Sleepy Eepee
Adam Green - Sixes And Sevens
A Kiss Could Be Deadly - A Kiss Could Be Deadly
DeVotchKa - A Mad And Faithful Telling
Soundtrack - Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns
Black Tide - Light From Above
Echovalve - Helloagaingoodbye
Dodos - Visiter
Haale - No Ceiling
Rustic Overtones - Light At The End
PlayRadioPlay! - Texas
Five Times August - Brighter Side
Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
The Hush Sound - Goodbye Blues
Lyrics Born - Everywhere At Once
The Matches - A Band In Hope
Switches - Lay Down The Law
Virginia Coalition - Home This Year
Sahg - Sahg II
Nadeea Volianova - From Russia with Nadeea Volianova
The Teenage Prayers - Everyone Thinks You're The Best
Various Artists - Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo
Various Artists - Body Of War: Songs That Inspired An Iraq War Veteran [2 CDs]
Little Maestros - Postcards From My Mind

New Releases beyond March 17th

Sunday, March 16, 2008

OneRepublic Notches Another #1 Hit

One year ago relatively few people had heard of OneRepublic. But Timbaland had heard their music and mixed their song "Apologize." That version propelled the song to #1 on many worldwide charts, including the THO 100 where it stayed at #1 for nine weeks. With radio stations more aware of OneRepublic, they began playing another track of theirs, "Stop And Stare." This week it lands at #1 on the THO 100, displacing Rihanna's "Don't Stop The Music," which spent five weeks at the top. We've published the latest THO chart for the week ending March 15th.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Top Songs of 1988

We think 1988 was a great year for music. Pop still dominated radio stations, but rock bands like Guns N Roses, Aerosmith and Poison were making inroads. Not-quite-pop artists like Terence Trent D'Arby and Midnight Oil were also getting airplay right alongside rap songs like "Push It" or "It Takes Two." We've updated our 1988 poll to account for hundreds more votes. The results show the diversity of the music at that time, with just the top 10 covering Rock, Pop, Reggae, and Dance/Rhythm. Check out our 1988 results and visit all of our 80s polls.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

R.E.M. Collects Another THO Hit

This week on the THO 100, venerable band R.E.M. have huge debut at #24 with "Supernatural Superserious." It is their 18th hit on the THO chart, which dates back to 1993. Before that, R.E.M. had many hit songs on top 40 and modern rock radio stations. They are credited with being one of the first "alternative" rock bands, and were a staple artist of college radio stations starting with their first single release in 1981. In 2007 they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We've compiled a list of some of their biggest hits and most well-known songs into a poll. Choose up to three of your favorite R.E.M. songs and see what others have to say about this great band. R.E.M. Poll

Monday, March 10, 2008

New Album Releases for March 11, 2008

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music! 27
Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin
Phil Vassar - Prayer Of A Common Man
Fat Joe - The Elephant In The Room
Ill Nino - Enigma
Rick Ross - Trilla
Mark Bryan - End Of The Front
Junkie XL - Booming Back At You
Kaki King - Dreaming Of Revenge
Kevin Ayers - Unfairground
Marian McPartland - Twilight World
Presidents Of The United States Of America - These Are Good Times People
Black Hollies - Casting Shadows
Sharron Krauss - The Fox's Wedding
Saving Abel - Saving Abel
Eric Bibb - Get Onboard
Greg Laswell - How The Day Sounds [EP]
Jaymay - Autumn Fallin'
Cassettes Won't Listen - Small-Time Machine
Pride Tiger - The Lucky Ones
Gerald Veasley - Your Move
Meshuggah - Obzen
Julio*G - Westside Radio [2 CDs]

Full list of new album releases

Sunday, March 9, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending March 8, 2008

The THO 100 has been updated for the week ending March 8th. It's a fifth, and probably last week at #1 for Rihanna's smash hit "Don't Stop The Music." That's because OneRepublic's "Stop And Stare" moves up to #2 just barely behind Rihanna. Chris Brown is the only new entry into the top 10, but there are several new entries into the top 40 including R.E.M., Girls Aloud, Mariah Carey, MGMT, and Jordin Sparks. There are also 10 new entries into the top 100 this week.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

THO Releases first Gadget/Widget

We are proud to announce the release of our first Gadget, a very cool application that can be placed on your iGoogle page. (If you use Google but haven't tried iGoogle, it is worth your time checking it out) This gadget will display about 5 new songs every day - new songs that very recently began seeing airplay on U.S. radio stations. The gadget will also allow you to view new songs from previous days. Please check it out here and add it to your iGoogle page!
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Friday, March 7, 2008

Top Songs of 1985

Simple Minds continue to rise above all other 1985 songs with their hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)." Used in a recent performance on American Idol, the song is from the famed 80s movie The Breakfast Club. Our 1985 polls are still going strong, but every once in a while we update the 1985 Top 100 list at THO. There are some great songs in the list, including two in the top four by the same artist (guess who?) and several one-hit wonders. Check out all of our 80s polls here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mariah Carey Extends All-Time THO Song Lead

No artist has had more songs on the THO 100 than Mariah Carey. This week on the THO chart she adds to her total with "Touch My Body." The THO chart began in 1993, so the list is even missing some of Mariah's biggest hits of her career in 1991-1992. Nevertheless, she leads Madonna, Janet, and Shania on the all-time list of most songs on the THO chart. We've created a poll to determine fans' favorite Mariah songs of all-time. Because of the large number of hits, we've limited the list to only her top 10 Billboard or THO hits. Vote on the Mariah Carey song poll here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Dance Songs

Altar f/ Jeanie Tracy - Everybody Up
Basshunter - Now You're Gone
DJ Bill Bennett - Breakaway
Erika Jayne - Stars
Groove Armada - Love Sweet Sound
Idina Menzel (pictured) - Gorgeous
Janet Jackson - Feedback (remixes)
Kelly Rowland - Daylight (remixes)
Leana - Pack Your Bags
Morgan Page f/ Lissie - The Longest Road
Ron Perkov - I Get Off
Vicki Shepard - I Got A Feelin' 2007

Monday, March 3, 2008

New Album Releases for March 4, 2008

Full list of new future album releases

Alan Jackson - Good Time
Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers
Michael McDonald - Soul Speak
The Black Crowes - Warpaint
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
Los Tigres del Norte - Raices
Eric Matthews - The Imagination Stage
Flogging Molly - Float
Bodeans - Still
Bauhaus - Go Away White
Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
Ashton Shepard - Sounds So Good
Ghostland Observatory - Robotique Majestique
Our Last Night - The Ghosts Among Us
Ladyhawk - Shots
Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2
Black 47 - Iraq
Fireflight - Unbreakable
Burden For A Day - Blessed Be Our Ever After
Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands - Cody's Dream
Rakim - Live
Jim White - Transnormal Skiperoo
Carlene Carter - Stronger

Full list of new future album releases

Sunday, March 2, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending March 1, 2008

This week Mariah Carey adds to an already impressive list of hits with new single "Touch My Body." It is the highest debuting song on the THO 100 this week, and is pulled from her new album E=MC2, due April 15th. At the top of the chart it is status quo, as the top 4 songs remain the same. However, Duffy's big UK hit "Mercy" breaks into the top 10 and is the largest point gainer on the chart. See the full THO 100 here.