Thursday, October 30, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending October 25, 2008

Pink holds on to the #1 position on the THO 100 this week with "So What." The top five spots are held by solo female artists, three of which will be major challengers for #1 in the coming weeks. At #3 is Katy Perry, who already scored a #1 hit earlier this year with "I Kissed A Girl." At #4 is Britney Spears, who is the greatest point gainer for the second consecutive week. At #5 is Christina Aguilera, who already has five #1 hits to her credit on the THO chart. How can men compete with female superstars like these?

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


After a 4-year absence Dido is back on the charts again with "Don't Believe In Love." Her last hit on the THO 100 was "Sand In My Shoes," which entered the chart in September of 2004. Her solo chart career began in 1999 with "Here With Me," but her popularity began to soar when she was the featured artist on the UK #1 track "Stan" with Eminem. "Stan" sampled from Dido's "Thank You," which later went to #2 on its own. Dido's only #1 hit is "White Flag" from 2003. Dido is the subject of our featured poll this week - choose your favorite Dido song.

- Dido poll
- Other music polls
- Dido chart history

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Album Releases for October 28, 2008

Pink - Funhouse
Toby Keith - That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy
Rascal Flatts - Greatest Hits Volume 1
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
The Cure - 4:13 Dream
John Legend - Evolver
Bloc Party - Intimacy
Celine Dion - My Love - Ultimate Essential Collection
Ryan Adams - Cardinology
Lady GaGa - The Fame
Queen + Paul Rodgers - The Cosmos Rocks
Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
Susan Tedeschi - Back To The River
Cradle Of Filth - Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder [2 CDs]
Hank Williams - The Unreleased Recordings [3 CD Box Set]
Kurt Carr with The Kurt Carr Singers - Just The Beginning [2 CD Live]
Loreena McKennitt - A Midwinter Night's Dream
Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On
Avalon - Greatest Hits
Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah
Celtic Woman - The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection
Soundtrack - Quantum of Solace
Joey & Rory - The Life Of A Song
Jay Street - Jay Street
Greg Street - Greg Street Certified Worldwide
Boz Scaggs - Speak Low
Straight No Chaser - Holiday Spirits
Juliette Commagere - Queens Die Proudly
The Partridge Family - Bulletin Board
Cynic - Traced In Air
Deerhunter - Microcastle
Marillion - Happiness Is The Road Volume 1 - Essence
Marillion - Happiness Is The Road Volume 2 - The Hard Shoulder
Lee Brice - Picture Of Me

- Full list of new and future album releases
- New Albums Google gadget

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New R&B Songs on the Radio - October 2008

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

Regina Belle - Love Forever Shines
Sam Collier - Change
Kindred The Family Soul - House Of Love
Labelle f/ Wyclef Jean - Roll Out
Kenny Lattimore - You Are My Starship
Nu-Era - Make For You
Raphael Saadiq - Love That Girl
Sho - Glad I Met You
Jazmine Sullivan (pictured) - Bust Your Windows
Robin Thicke - The Sweetest Love

Friday, October 24, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending October 18, 2008

Pink and Rihanna hold on to the top 2 spots on the THO 100 this week. Katy Perry moves from #8 to #3 and looks like a serious challenger for the #1 position in the coming weeks. Further down at #58 is the highest debut of the week by T.I. (featuring Rihanna). "Live Your Life" samples from the worldwide smash hit "Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone. O-Zone's hit went to #1 in several countries and reached #3 on the official U.K. chart. In the United States it barely made a splash, and was probably more well-known for the crazy lip-synching "Numa Numa" YouTube video by Gary Brolsma.

- Current THO 100 Chart

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Rock Songs - October 2008

New rock songs recently added to U.S. radio station playlists:

AC/DC - Rock N Roll Train
All That Remains - Two Weeks
Avenged Sevenfold - Scream
Fall Out Boy (pictured) - I Don't Care
Metallica - My Apocalypse
Motley Crue - Motherf***er Of The Year
Mudvayne - Do What You Do
Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody
Queen & Paul Rogers - C-Lebrity
Rise Against - Re-Education (Through Labor)
Shinedown - Second Chance
Tesla - I Wanna Live
Toadies - No Deliverance

- Add our New Songs Google gadget

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Killers

If not for Britney Spears, The Killers would have easily had the highest debut on last week's THO 100 chart. "Human" debuted at #31 and became The Killers' 12th chart entry. Their first hit was "Mr. Brightside," which debuted in July of 2004 and enjoyed a chart run of 43 weeks. "When You Were Young" from 2006 is their lone #1 hit. But after their first seven singles hit the top 10, the past three have squandered outside the top 20. We predict "Human" will break that trend, but you never know. We've created a Killers poll to vote on the best Killers track to date.

- The Killers poll
- "Human" on YouTube
- "Human" lyrics

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Pop/Top 40 Songs on the Radio - October 2008

New Pop /Top 40 song recently receiving airplay on U.S. radio stations:

Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better
Akon - Right Now (Na Na Na)
Artists Stand Up To Cancer - Just Stand Up!
Brandy - Right Here (Departed)
Cassie f/ Lil Wayne - Official Girl
Ciara f/ T-Pain - Go Girl
Estelle f/ Sean Paul - Come Over
Jonas Brothers - Lovebug
Jesse McCartney - It's Over
Nina Sky f/ Rick Ross - Curtain Call
Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
Britney Spears (pictured) - Womanizer
T.I. f/ Rihanna - Live Your Life
Usher f/ - What's Your Name

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Album Releases for October 21, 2008

Soundtrack - High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Brett Dennen - Hope For The Hopeless
AC/DC - Black Ice
Hank Williams Jr. III - Damn Right, Rebel Proud
Craig Morgan - That's Why
LaBelle - Back To Now
Mary Mary - The Sound
Prodigy - Product Of The 80s
Waylon Jennings - Waylon Forever
Electric Six - Flashy
Calle 13 - Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
OhGr - Devils In My Details
Escape The Fate - This War Is Ours
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew
Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat
Oren Lavie - The Opposite Side Of The Sea
Genesis - Genesis 1970-1975 [7 Disc Box Set]
Skillet - Comatose Comes Alive [CD + DVD]
Kiss - Ikons [4 Disc Box Set]
David Gilmour - Live In Gdansk [5 Disc Box Set]
Sara Groves - O Holy Night
Gretchen Peters - Northern Lights
Various Artists - Ministry Of Sound: Annual 2009 [2 CDs]
Rosemary Clooney - On The Air
The Sea & Cake - Car Alarm

- Full list of new and future album releases
- 2008 Holiday album releases
- 2008 Album archive


Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Hip Hop / Rap Songs - October 2008

New Hip Hop and Rap songs receiving airplay in the U.S.:

Brutha f/ Fabolous - I Can't Hear The Music
Common f/ Pharrell - Announcement
Dem Franchize Boyz f/ Lloyd - Turn Heads
Jay-Z - Jockin' Jay-Z
Jay-Z & T.I. f/ Kanye West & Lil Wayne - Swagga Like Us
B. Lloyd f/ Bobby Valentino - She All Mine
Nas f/ Chris Brown & The Game - Make The World Go Round
Q-Tip - Getting Up
Three 6 Mafia - That's Right
T-Pain f/ Ludacris - Chopped N Screwed
UNK - Show Out
Kanye West - Love Lockdown
Young Jeezy - Vacation

Saturday, October 18, 2008

For the Fanatical Music Chart Fans: Record Research Books

If you are a fan of the Billboard charts, hopefully you are aware of Record Research. Joel Whitburn founded record research and publishes many books that summarize Billboard's most popular charts. The most popular is the Top Pop Singles book, which lists every song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1955, by artist. Similar books are available for the Country, R&B/Hip Hop, Dance, Rock, and Holiday charts. Soon they will be releasing "Top Country Songs 1944-2008," a must-have for country music fanatics. We own many of these books and we highly recommend them!

- Record Research website

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Dance Songs - October 2008

New dance songs recently receiving radio or club airplay in the U.S.:

Eyereel All-Stars f/ Lucy Clarke - Get It On
Flanders - Behind
Jenn Frederick - I Shoulda Been Blond
India - I Can't Get No Sleep 2008
Jipsta - The Middle of the Dancefloor
Joshua Klipp - Life
Kraak & Smaak f/ Ben Westbeech - Squeeze Me
Lenna - Elle Est Tres L.A.
John Legend f/ Andre 3000 - Green Light (remixes)
Loveless f/ Amanda Wilson - Found A Miracle
Luvndreams f/ Elisa Rodriguez - Heaven Can Wait
Mary Mary - Get Up (remixes)
Miz Mandy - Sweet Fury Of Love
Robyn - Cobrastyle
Kim Sozzi - Feel Your Love
SupaNova - No Secrets
Danny Tenaglia - The Space Dance
Sylvia Tosun - Underlying Feeling
Kreesha Turner - Don't Call Me Baby
Jody Watley - A Beautiful Life
Michelle Williams (pictured) - The Greatest

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Album Releases for October 14, 2008

Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
Keane - Perfect Symmetry
Yo-Yo Ma - Songs of Joy and Peace
Billy Currington - Little Bit Of Everything
Santana - Multi-Dimensional Warrior
Ray LaMontagne - Gossip In The Grain
Kenny Chesney - Lucky Old Sun [Deluxe]
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison [Legacy Edition]
Little Big Town - A Place To Land
Nikka Costa - Pebble To A Pearl
Mary Mary - The Sound
Ingrid Michaelson - Be Ok
Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
Todd Snider - Peace Queer
Various Artists - Born To Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins
BBC National Orchestra Of Wales - Torchwood
Sixpence None The Richer - The Dawn Of Grace
War - Greatest Hits Live [2 CDs]
Elvis Presley - Christmas Duets
Al Jarreau - Christmas
Various Artists - The Hotel Cafe presents Winter Songs
Aretha Franklin - This Christmas Aretha [Sold only at Borders]
J.D. Souther - If The World Was You
Kate Campbell - Save The Day
Yngwie Malmsteen - Perpetual Flame
Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
Unearth - The March
The Foreign Exchange - Leave It All Behind
Dave Mason - 12 Letters 12 Notes
Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs - Dirt Don't Hurt
I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini
Kristin Chenoweth - A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas

- Full list of new and future album releases
- 2008 Holiday and Christmas Albums

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Veteran Artists Still Hitting The Charts

The latest charts are not always about the newest artists. This weeks' THO 100 is proof of that, as a bevy of veteran artists and groups have songs that debut. One of them is Sarah McLachlan, who first charted on THO in 1994. A group whose charting career also goes back to 1994, Weezer debut this week with "Troublemaker." Girls Aloud have the highest debut this week with "The Promise," their 20th chart hit. Snow Patrol earn their 13th chart hit, although two of those entries were for the same song in different years. T-Pain collaborates with Lil Wayne to collect his 14th chart entry. And Kanye West enters with "Love Lockdown," his 15th THO hit.

- Artists with the most songs on the THO 100
- Current THO 100

Friday, October 10, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending October 4, 2008

In its seventh week on the chart, Pink's "So What" barely takes the number one position away from Rihanna's "Disturbia." Rihanna's hit held the top spot for four weeks. This is Pink's sixth #1 song on the THO 100. The first was "Most Girls" in late 2000. That was followed by four consecutive #1s: "Lady Marmalade," "Get The Party Started," "Don't Let Me Get Me," and "Just Like A Pill." How long will "So What" last at the top? It could be several weeks, as there are no likely contenders closing in. Possibly the best bet is M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," which currently sits at #6 but almost 40 points behind.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive
- THO 100 FAQ

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Album Releases for October 7, 2008

Tim McGraw - Greatest Hits 3
Rise Against - Appeal To Reason
Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006
Jon McLaughlin - Ok Now
Pretenders - Break Up The Concrete
Aqualung - Words & Music
Sarah McLachlan - Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan
Armin Van Buuren - A State Of Trance 2008
Various Artists - WOW Hits 2009
Casting Crowns - Peace On Earth
Mannheim Steamroller - Christmasville
George Strait - Classic Christmas
Elliot Yamin - My Kind Of Holiday
Marco Antonio Solis - No Molestar
Michelle Williams - Unexpected
Senses Fail - Life Is Not A Waiting Room
Tesla - Forever More
Rachael Yamagata - Elephants
The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos - Not Animal
Jolie Holland - Living & The Dead
Antony & The Johnsons - Another World
Gary Moore - Bad For You Baby
The Police - Certifiable [Available only at Best Buy]

- Full list of new and future album releases

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Country Songs on the Radio - September 2008

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

Dierks Bentley - Sweet and Wild
Whitney Duncan - When I Said I Would
Josh Gracin - Unbelievable (Ann Marie)
Julianne Hough (pictured) - My Hallelujah Song
Alan Jackson - Country Boy
Joey & Rory - Cheater, Cheater
Miranda Lambert - More Like Her
Jake Owen - Don't Think I Can't Love You
Brad Paisley duet w/ Keith Urban - Start A Band
Rascal Flatts - Here
Sugarland - Already Gone
Taylor Swift - Change
Josh Turner - Everything Is Fine
Darryl Worley - Tequila On Ice
Eli Young Band - Always The Love Songs

- THO's New Songs Google Gadget