Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Dance Songs

New dance songs recently appearing on the radio and in clubs:

Chantal Chamandy (pictured) - Crazy
Randy Freiss - I Got Away
Lee Genesis - Love Revolution
Ari Gold - Where The Music Takes You
Cyndi Lauper - Same Old F***ing Story
Mr. Timothy f/ Inaya Day - Stand By Me
Ne-Yo - Closer
Planet Soul - Set U Free
Robyn - Handle Me
SK8 - Amnesty
Kim Sozzi - Like A Star
Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life 2008
The Ting Tings - Great DJ (remixes)
Velvet - Fix Me
X-Press 2 - Kill 100


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending May 24, 2008

This week on the THO 100 Rihanna collects her eighth top 10 hit with "Take A Bow." Her string of hits began in 2005 with "Pon de Replay" and includes three number ones: "SOS (Rescue Me)," "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z), and "Don't Stop The Music." She is clearly one of the most successful artists of the past 3 years. Rihanna also has the highest debut on this weeks' chart, "If I Never See Your Face Again," a duet with Maroon 5. The news at the top of the chart is the same: Madonna has a huge lead over all competition with "4 Minutes" (featuring Justin Timberlake).

- Current Chart
- Rihanna's chart history

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Coldplay Back On The Charts

This week on the THO 100 Coldplay returns for the first time since 2006's "The Hardest Part." The lead single from their new album, "Violet Hill" has a huge debut at #24. It is also Coldplay's 13th THO hit, which started in 2000 with "Yellow." With 13 chart hits, they are added to our list of artists with the most songs to chart on the THO 100. They certainly have a long way to go to reach the 46 hits by the leader, Mariah Carey. We have also created a poll for fans to pick their favorite Coldplay song.

- Best of Coldplay poll
- Coldplay chart history
- Current THO 100 chart

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Hip-Hop / Rap Songs

New songs recently appearing on hip-hop and rap radio stations in the U.S.:

Blood Raw f/ Young Jeezy - Louie
Camp22 - Crank Dat Yank
Fat Joe f/ Plies & Dre - Ain't Sayin' Nothin'
G Unit - I Like The Way She Do It
Hot Stylz & Yung Joc - Lookin Boy
Kardinal Offishall - Dangerous
Khia - Be Yo Lady
Lloyd f/ Lil Wayne - Girls Around The World
Rocko - Tomorrow
Shawty Lo - Foolish
Static Major f/ Lil Wayne - I Got My
Three 6 Mafia (pictured) - Lolli Lolli (Pop That Body)
2 Pistols f/ T-Pain & Tay Dizm - She Got It
Kanye West f/ Chris Martin - Homecoming

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending May 17, 2008

No surprise this week at the top of the THO 100 as Madonna's "4 Minutes" (featuring Justin Timberlake) still has a stranglehold on the competition. Look further down the chart and you'll find newcomer Duffy with the largest point gain and the largest chart move. But she achieves this not with her top 10 hit "Mercy," but with her new UK hit "Warwick Avenue." I'm sure we'll hear more and more about this interesting new artist, but for now all we can tell you is that she is Welsh, her full name is Aimee Duffy, and she has a twin sister. We hope you enjoy the rest of the THO 100 this week.

- Full THO 100
- Chart Archive
- Lyric Archive

Monday, May 19, 2008

New Album Releases for May 20, 2008

New Album Releases in the U.S. on May 20th, 2008:

Jesse McCartney - Departure
3 Doors Down - 3 Doors Down
Keith Anderson - C'mon
Kidz Bop Kids - Kidz Bop 80s Gold
Dresden Dolls - No, Virginia
Foxboro Hot Tubs - Stop Drop And Roll!!!
Another Black Day - Another Black Day
Julianne Hough - Julianne Hough
Flobots - Fight With Tools
King's X - XV
Bun B - II Trill
Carolina Liar - Coming To Terms
Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head
Donna Summer - Crayons
The Band of Heathens - The Band of Heathens
Danielia Cotton - Rare Child
Jeremy Jay - A Place Where We Could Go
Sybris - Into The Trees
The Wedding Present - El Rey
Lawson Rollins - Infinita
Curt Smith - Halfway, Pleased
Teyana Taylor - A Planet Called Harlem

Full list of new and future album releases

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending May 10, 2008

No big surprise this week as Madonna extends her lead over the THO 100 at #1 with "4 Minutes" (featuring Justin Timberlake). The song is the largest point gainer and has one of the highest point totals in THO's history, which dates back over 15 years. Another big story is the unusually high number of song debuts this week. We didn't change our chart methodology, so it is just coincidence that there are 14 songs debuting. They are led by Nelly's "Party People" (featuring Fergie) which lands at #57. Given Nelly and Fergie's superstar status, top ten placement is almost guarranteed for this one.

- Current THO 100
- Chart Archive

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Album Releases for May 13, 2008

New album releases for this week:

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Bryan Adams - 11 [Wal-Mart & Sam's Club only]
Foxy Brown - Brooklyn's Don Diva
Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
10 Years - Division
We Are Scientists - Brain Thrust Mastery
Duffy - Rockferry
Ryan Cabrera - The Moon Under Water
Filter - Anthems For The Damned
Cherish - The Truth
Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity
Keith Sweat - Just Me
Pras - Magic
Ween - The Friends EP
Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back In Time, The Best Of: 1980-1989
Pendulum - In Silico
T-Bone Burnett - Tooth Of Crime
Simone - Simone On Simone
SafetySuit - Life Left To Go
Patti Rothberg - Double Standards
Sarah Bettens - Shine
Joe Cocker - Hymn For My Soul
Dokken - Lightning Strikes Again
Local H - 12 Angry Months
The Presets - Apocalypso
The Myriad - With Arrows With Poise
Emmanuel JAL - WARchild
Michael Schenker Group - In The Midst Of Beauty
The Fashion - The Fashion
Ashmont Hill - Ashmont Hill
Modey Lemon - Season of Sweets
Kassin + 2 - Futurismo
The Black Angels - Directions To See A Ghost

- Full list of new and future album releases

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New Pop/Top 40 Songs

New songs recently receiving airplay on Pop/Top 40 radio stations in the U.S.:

B-52's - Funplex
Chris Brown - Forever
Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
Duffy - Mercy
Metro Station - Shake It
Ne-Yo - Closer
Colby O'Donis f/ Akon - What You Got
One Chance f/ Usher - U Can't
Ray J & Yung Berg - Sexy Can I
Rihanna - Take A Bow
Santana f/ Jennifer Lopez & Baby Bash - This Boy's Fire
Simple Plan - Your Love Is A Lie
The-Dream - I Luv Your Girl
Usher f/ Beyonce & Lil Wayne - Love In This Club, Part II
Charlie Wilson f/ T-Pain - Supa Sexxy

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Monday, May 5, 2008

New Album Releases for May 6, 2008

Gavin DeGraw - Gavin DeGraw
Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark
Clay Aiken - On My Way Here
Dierks Bentley - Greatest Hits: Every Mile A Memory 2003-2008
The Long Blondes - Couples
Elvis Costello - Momofuku
Craig David - Trust Me
Mindi Abair - Stars
Chris Sligh - Running Back To You
Johnny Mathis - A Night To Remember
Mint Condition - E-Life
From First To Last - From First To Last
Rob Gee - Says
Millencolin - Machine 15
Tom Fite - Fair Ain't Fair
Firewater - The Golden Hour
Greeley Estates - Go West Young Man, Let The Evil Go East
Matmos - Supreme Balloon
Aaron Tippin - He Believed [Available only at Cracker Barrel]
Cheap Time - Cheap Time

- Full list of New and Future Album Releases

Sunday, May 4, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending May 3, 2008

In the week in which Natasha Bedingfield (pictured) appeared on American Idol (and gushed over David Archuleta), she is the greatest point gainer on the THO 100. The song she performed on Idol was "Pocketful of Sunshine," which rockets from #38 to #18 on this weeks' chart. Although top 10 status seems inevitable for this song, it will be hard to overcome the current hits at the top by Madonna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and Usher. "4 Minutes" (featuring Justin Timberlake) continues to widen the gap between #1 and #2, and a new #1 before June, or maybe even July, seems unlikely.
- Current THO 100 chart
- THO 100 Archive

Friday, May 2, 2008

New Adult Alternative / Adult Contemporary Songs

New Adult Alternative and adult contemporary songs recently receiving airplay on U.S. radio stations:

Mindi Abair - Stars
Bryan Adams - I Thought I'd Seen Everything
Clay Aiken - On My Way Here
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - No Hiding Place
DeSol - On My Way
Alejandro Escovedo - Always A Friend
Mason Jennings - Fighter Girl
Amos Lee - Listen
Lifehouse - Whatever It Takes
Alanis Morissette - Underneath
Van Morrison - Lover Come Back
My Morning Jacket - I'm Amazed
NeedToBreathe - More Time
Old 97's - Dance With Me
Radiohead - House Of Cards
Room For Two - Roots Before Branches
Gavin Rossdale (pictured) - Love Remains The Same
Wilco - Glad It's Over

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Top Guitarist of All-Time

Who is the best guitarist of all-time? This is one of those questions that seems like it might draw endless debate. But in the last two polls we've conducted, Jimi Hendrix drew 42% and 40% of the votes, far and away the top vote-getter each time. (The first guitarist poll we did received over 12,000 votes!) We thought we'd add a few more guitarists to the list, such as Slash, Prince, and Richie Sambora, and start a new guitarist poll. We hope you'll vote in the new poll.

- New Best Guitarist Poll
- 2007 Poll Results
- 2004-2007 Poll Results
- Rolling Stone magazine's list of Top 100 guitarists