Monday, September 29, 2008

New Album Releases for September 30, 2008

T.I. - The Paper Trail
Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
Robin Thicke - Something Else
Dem Franchize Boyz - Our World, Our Way
Kellie Pickler - Kellie Pickler
Ben Folds - Way To Normal
Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
Santana - Multi-Dimensional Warrior
James Taylor - Covers
Lesley Roy - Unbeautiful
Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
Ani DiFranco - Red Letter Year
James Morrison - Songs For You, Truths For Me
Brian Vander Ark - Brian Vander Ark
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Best of Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
Craig Morgan - Greatest Hits
Echo & The Bunnymen - Greatest Hits
Tina Turner - Tina!
Linda Eder - The Other Side Of Me
Amy Grant - Christmas Collections
Faith Hill - Joy To The World
Melissa Etheridge - A New Thought For Christmas
The Archies - The Archies Christmas Album featuring Betty & Veronica
Enigma - Seven Lives Many Faces [2 CDs]
Dream Theater - Chaos In Motion [3 CDs, 2 DVDs]
Mary-Chapin Carpenter - Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas
Mellisa Etheridge - A New Thought For Christmas
Todd Rundgren - Arena
Joshua Radin - Simple Times
Dion - Heroes: Giants of Early Guitar Rock
Joseph Arthur - Temporary People
Trivium - Shogun
David Bowie - iSelect
Gemma Hayes - The Hollow Of Morning
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - Jingle All The Way
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - The Fabled City
Soundtrack - Nightmare Revisited
Soundtrack - Rock N Rolla
Various Artists - Princess Disneymania
Anberlin - New Surrender
Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - Act Your Age
Nina Simone - To Be Free

- Full list of new and future releases
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Adult Alternative / Adult Contemporary Songs - September 2008

New songs recently added to adult alternative and adult contemporary radio stations in the U.S.:

Augustana - I Still Ain't Over You
Coldplay - Lost!
Matt Costa - Cigarette Eyes
Gavin DeGraw - Cheated On Me
Delta Spirit - Trashcan
Dido - Don't Believe In Love
Gabe Dixon Band - Five More Hours
Eagles - What Do I Do With My Heart
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey (I Love You)
Missy Higgins - Where I Stood
Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis
Josh Kelley - To Remember
B.B. King - How Many More Years
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Lenka - The Show
John Mayer - Free Fallin'
Erin McCarley - Pony (It's Ok)
Sarah McLachlan - U Want Me 2
Ingrid Michaelson - Be Ok
Justin Nozuka - After Tonight
Pretenders - Boots Of Chinese Plastic
Snow Patrol - Take Back The City
Dar Williams - It's Alright

- New Songs Google Gadget
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Friday, September 26, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending September 20, 2008

For the third week in a row Rihanna claims the #1 position on the THO 100 with "Disturbia," holding off Katy Perry's former #1 "I Kissed A Girl." Once again this week, a bigger story is further down the chart where a female artist collaboration have the chart's largest point gain and largest chart move. The song is called "Just Stand Up!" and it is credited to Artists Stand Up To Cancer. It is one of the most superstar-filled collaborations for a song since "We Are The World." Leading the track is Beyonce (pictured), and also includes Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Ashanti, Mary J. Blige, Natasha Bedingfield, Rihanna, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Melissa Etheridge, Keyshia Cole, Sheryl Crow, Leona Lewis, Ciara, and Fergie. How will this song fair on the radio and on personal charts? We didn't think it had top 10 potential, but so far so good... it moves from #66 to #26 this week.

- Current THO 100
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Album Releases for September 23, 2008

Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
Demi Lovato - Don't Forget
Plain White T's - Big Bad World
Kenny Loggins - How About Now
Cold War Kids - Loyalty To Loyalty
Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless
Joe - Joe Thomas, New Man
Fourplay - Energy
Soundtrack - Sex And The City, Volume 2: More Music
Bette Midler - Jackpot - The Best Bette
Hank Williams III - Hank III Collector's Edition
TV On The Radio - Dear Science
Old Crow Medicine Show - Tennessee Pusher
Jackson Browne - Time The Conqueror
Charlie Haden Family & Friends - Rambling Boy
The Tony Rich Project - Exist
Randy Rogers Band - Randy Rogers Band
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
Soundtrack - Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
David Gilmour - Live In Gdansk [2 CD/DVD]
Within Temptation - Black Symphony [2 CD/DVD]
Ra - Black Sun
Everlast - Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Ledisi - It's Christmas
Little River Band - We Call It Christmas
Lenka - Lenka

- Full list of new and future album releases
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Billboard Hot 100 Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Billboard Hot 100 chart. Along with the Official U.K. Chart, the Hot 100 is one of the most popular and lasting music charts in the world. Recently Billboard Magazine has been celebrating this anniversary by publishing several Top Songs/Artists lists based on Hot 100 data. One of the most interesting is their Top 100 of the Hot 100. Songs were ranked based on their popularity compared to other songs of the same era:

1. Chubby Checker - The Twist [hit #1 in 1960 and in 1962]
2. Santana f/ Rob Thomas - Smooth [#1 for 12 weeks]
3. Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife [#1 for 9 weeks; Grammy record of the year]
4. LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live [69 weeks on the Hot 100]
5. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) [#1 for 14 weeks]
6. Olivia Newton-John - Physical [#1 for 10 weeks; multi-format smash]
7. Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life [#1 for 10 weeks; Grammy best original song]
8. The Beatles - Hey Jude [#1 for 9 weeks]
9. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together [#1 for 14 weeks]
10. Toni Braxton - Un-Break My Heart [#1 for 11 weeks]

- Bilboard Charts
- Current Hot 100 chart
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Friday, September 19, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending September 13, 2008

Not much happening this week around the top of the chart as the top 3 positions remain the same. Further down the chart there is plenty of action... starting with a big debut for Metallica at #52 with "The Day That Never Comes." Normally #52 would be good enough to earn Highest Debut honors, but that belongs to Oasis, who dive in at #36 with "The Shock Of The Lightning." Oasis and Metallica lead a total of twelve debuts onto the chart, two of which belong to Natasha Bedingfield (pictured). Her hit "Pocketful Of Sunshine" at #75 is joined by "Angel" at #86 and also by "Bruised Water," a collaboration with Chicane.

- Current THO 100
- THO Archive
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New R&B Songs on the Radio - September 2008

New songs receiving airplay on R&B radio stations in the U.S.:

Avant - When It Hurts
Eric Benet - The Hunger
Wayne Brady - Ordinary
Deborah Cox - Did You Ever Love Me
Terry Dexter - I'm Free
Noel Gourdin - One Love
Marques Houston - Sunset
Lyfe Jennings - Will I Ever
Leigh Jones f/ Clark Anderson - Free Fall
Alicia Keys - Superwoman
John Legend (pictured) - Green Light
Livin Out Loud - I Can't Stop
Mary Mary - Get Up
Tony Rich Project - Part The Waves
Angie Stone - Pop Pop
Ralph Tresvant - It Must Be You
Trin-I-Tee 5:7 - Get Away
Usher - Here I Stand
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Top Songs of 2008...So Far

There are still about 15 weeks left in 2008, but the top songs of the year are starting to shape up. Through TopHitsOnline's September 6th chart, Leona Lewis led with "Bleeding Love," which just left the chart after a 48-week run. Rihanna has two songs in the top 10, and that doesn't even include her current #1 hit "Disturbia." Once again this year, it looks like the year-end top songs will be dominated by female artists, which you'll see from the list below:

1. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
2. OneRepublic - Stop And Stare
3. Sara Bareilles - Love Song
4. Duffy - Mercy
5. Jordin Sparks f/ Chris Brown - No Air
6. Madonna f/ Justin Timberlake - 4 Minutes
7. Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
8. Rihanna - Take A Bow
9. Britney Spears - Piece Of Me
10. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body

- THO Top Songs of 2007
- Top Songs of 2006
- All Year-End Charts
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Friday, September 12, 2008

New Dance Songs - September 2008

New dance songs receiving airplay on U.S. radio stations and in clubs:

Nadia Ali - Crash And Burn
Annagrace - You Make Me Feel
Natasha Bedingfield - Angel (remixes)
Bimbo Jones f/ Katherine Ellis - And I Try
Bingo Players vs. Chocolate Puma - Touch Me
Cascada (pictured) - Faded
Tami Chynn f/ Akon - Frozen
Craig David - Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)
David Guetta f/ Chris Willis vs. El Tocadisco - Tomorrow Can Wait
Vanessa Hudgens - Sneakernight (remixes)
Lindsay Lohan - Bossy
The Mac Project f/ Therese - Another Love
Moby - I Love To Move In Here
Alanis Morissette - Underneath (remixes)
The Presets - This Boy's In Love (remixes)
T2 f/ Jodie Aysha - Heartbroken
The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go (remixes)
Armin Van Buuren & DJ Shah f/ Chris Jones - Going Wrong
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending September 6, 2008

Katy Perry's run of three weeks atop the THO 100 with "I Kissed A Girl" comes to an end with the latest THO 100 chart. Rihanna notches her fourth #1 with "Disturbia," which follows "Don't Stop The Music" earlier in 2008. Her other two number ones were "SOS (Rescue Me)" and "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z). Perry may not need to wait long for her second #1, as "Hot N Cold" races up to #48 this week from #83 last week. Also of note on this week's chart: Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" exits the chart after a 48-week run. Only 15 songs have ever managed to spend 52 weeks (one full year) on this chart, the last one being James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" in 2005 and 2006. There is another song currently hanging on the chart that may get to 52... Sara Bareilles' "Love Song," which sits at #81 after 49 weeks on the chart.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New Rock Songs - September 2008

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

Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
Ashes Divide - The Prey
Disturbed - Indestructible
Drowning Pool - 37 Stitches
Flobots - Rise
Hollywood Undead - Undead
Jack's Mannequin - The Resolution
Jesse James Dupree & Dixie Inc. - Rev It Up And Go-Go
Kings of Leon (pictured) - Sex On Fire
Linkin Park - Leave Out All The Rest
Metallica - The Day That Never Comes
Oasis - The Shock Of The Lightning
Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
Plain White T's - Natural Disaster
Puddle Of Mudd - Livin' On Borrowed Time
Raconteurs - Many Shades Of Black
Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes
Saving Abel - 18 Days
Seether - Breakdown
Sevendust f/ Daughtry - The Past
Shiny Toy Guns - Ricochet
Taproot - Wherever I Stand
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Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Hip Hop / Rap Songs - September 2008

New songs recently appearing on Hip Hop / Rap radio stations in the U.S.:

Ace Hood f/ Trey Songz - Ride
David Banner - Shawty Say
Big Boi f/ Mary J. Blige - Sumthin's Gotta Give
Bow Wow f/ Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Marco Polo
E-40 f/ Akon - Wake It Up
The Game f/ Lil Wayne - My Life
Glasses Malone f/ Lil Wayne & Birdman - Haterz
Anthony Hamilton (pictured) - Cool
Mike Jones f/ T-Pain, Lil Wayne & Twista - Cuddy Buddy
R. Kelly - Skin
Lil Wayne - Mr. Carter
Lil Wayne f/ Bobby Valentino - Mrs. Officer
Lloyd f/ Plies - Year Of The Lover
Ludacris f/ Chris Brown & Sean Garrett - What Them Girls Like
Pretty Ricky - Knockin' Boots
R. City - Losin' It
T.I. - Whatever You Like
T-Pain f/ Lil Wayne - Can't Believe It
V.I.C. - Wobble
Young Steff - Professional

- Add our New Songs gadget to your iGoogle page
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending August 30, 2008

Keane has probably had more success on the THO 100 than any other national chart. They may not get the radio airplay or sales to place high on other charts, but their songs are often rated high on personal charts that make up the THO 100. A new album is on the way, and the first single, "Spiralling," certainly has a different sound than previous efforts. After being the highest debut last week, this week it is the largest point gainer. This is the third week at the top of the chart for Katy Perry, and probably the last for a while. Rihanna's "Disturbia" is closing fast and could overtake "I Kissed A Girl" next week. Also on the chart this week: Lady GaGa enters the top 10 for the first time, while The Script and Pink enter the top 20 with new songs.

- Current THO 100 chart
- THO 100 Archive, including year-end charts
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Monday, September 1, 2008

New Album Releases for September 2, 2008

New Kids On The Block - The Block
Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
Young Jeezy - The Recession
Rodney Crowell - Sex & Gasoline
The Chemical Brothers - Brotherhood
Chris Tomlin - Hello Love
Donnie Klang - Just A Rolling Stone
Olivia Newton-John & Friends - Celebration In Song
Joshua Bell - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Terrence Howard - Shine Through It
Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Separation
Hollywood Undead - Swan Songs
Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Project
Vonda Shepard - From The Sun
Bone Thugs N Harmony - Finally
The Smithereens - B-Sides The Beatles
Southside Johnny - Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits
Lila Downs - Shake Away
Deitrich Haddon - Revealed
Sonya Kitchell - This Storm
Soundtrack - Bones
Extreme Brutal Terror - Voice Of Demon

- Full list of new and current albums
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