Wednesday, August 27, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending August 23, 2008

We're not sure if her name is Pink or P!nk, but in either case she has the highest debut on the chart this week with new single "So What." It comes from an album that hasn't been released yet, but at least you can download the single. Pink has had five #1 hits on the THO 100, and now 19 hits overall. Meanwhile, Katy Perry holds on with current #1 "I Kissed A Girl," which beats Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and Rihanna's "Disturbia." Rihanna's hit has the best chance of becoming the next #1, and it could happen as soon as next week. Other debuts this week come from Keane, Duffy, Madcon, Jonas Brothers, Late of the Pier, O.A.R., Glasvegas, and Melee.

- Current THO 100 Chart

Thursday, August 21, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending August 16, 2008

Coldplay's string of six weeks atop the THO 100 ends this week, as "Viva La Vida" gives way to the equally huge international success of Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl." Perry's hit lands at #1 in its 11th week on the chart and also has the largest point gain this week. Will it last the same six weeks that Coldplay managed? The only thing that might stop it is Rihanna's "Disturbia," which moves from #10 to #4 this week. Further down the chart, several UK and Australian hits by Gabriella Cilmi, Little Jackie, Cascada, Fleet Foxes, BWO, and Eric Prydz enter the chart with new songs.

- Current THO 100 chart
- THO 100 Archive

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending August 9, 2008

Her string of chart successes only began in the second half of 2005, but only three years later Rihanna has racked up nine top 10 hits. The latest hit the top 10 this week, as "Disturbia" is the THO 100's greatest point gainer and moves from #16 to #10. Along the way Rihanna has had three #1 hits: "SOS (Rescue Me)" in early 2006, "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z) last year, and "Don't Stop The Music" also last year. We don't believe "Disturbia" will have the legs to become her fourth #1, especially given the competition currently ahead of her: namely Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" and Kid Rock's "All Summer Long," but we'll have to wait and see.

- Current THO 100 chart
- Chart Archive

Friday, August 8, 2008

New Adult Alternative / Adult Contemporary Songs

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

Colbie Caillat - The Little Things
Sheryl Crow - Motivation
Daughtry - What About Now
Neil Diamond - Pretty Amazing Grace
Donavon Frankenreiter - Life, Love & Laughter
G. Love and Special Sauce - Peace, Love & Happiness
Delta Goodrem - In This Life
Eric Hutchinson - Rock & Roll
Lifehouse - Broken
Matchbox Twenty - These Hard Times
Jon McLaughlin (pictured) - Beating My Heart
John Mellencamp - My Sweet Love
O.A.R. - Shattered (Turn The Car Around)
Donna Summer - Sand On My Feet
The Verve - Love Is Noise
Matt Wertz - 5:19
X Levitation Cult - Habit Forming

- Use our New Songs gadget on your iGoogle page!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending August 2, 2008

No news is good news for Coldplay, as they claim a fifth week atop the THO 100 with "Viva La Vida." They still hold a sizable advantage over #2 Madonna and #3 Katy Perry. But with Perry's big splash on the UK chart this week, it looks like she is the most likely candidate to reach #1 next. Our artist spotlight goes to Kylie Minogue, who notches her 14th top 20 hit on this chart (which began in 1993) with "The One." Out of her last 14 hits, 13 have reached the top 20, with the only exception being the recent "In My Arms." "The One" is also the greatest point gainer this week.

- Current THO 100
- THO Chart Archive

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Keeping Up With The Music Industry

It is one thing to keep up with the hottest artists and songs. Keeping tabs on the ever-changing music industry is another animal altogether. Will increases in digital downloads make up for the drop in CD sales? Are subscription services the future of the industry? Questions like these are covered in the #1 music industry website:, which is of course part of the original Billboard Magazine. This site is easily the most comprehensive, with a dedicated reporting and research staff continuously adding content. The best blogging site that we've found is Coolfer: This blog has great coverage of industry events and hot topics, with just the right touch of personal opinion mixed in. TopHitsOnline will continue to track the top songs and artists, but and Coolfer are the authorities on industry happenings.