Saturday, November 29, 2008


Pink's huge hit "So What" recently fell from the top position on the THO 100. But now she is back with the follow-up single "Sober." This week it becomes Pink's 20th song to appear on the chart (with "Who Knew" counting twice because of two chart runs separated by more than six months). Her first hit was "There You Go" back in April of 2000. It was followed by her first #1 song, "Most Girls" later that year. After a modest hit with "You Make Me Sick," Pink recorded four consecutive #1 songs. In total she's had six number ones and 13 top tens. We've created a poll for you to vote for your favorite Pink song and view the results.

- Pink poll
- Pink's chart history
- Pink Wikipedia page

Friday, November 28, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending November 22, 2008

Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" was only able to reign over the THO 100 for a single week. Britney Spears' "Womanizer" takes over the top spot this week, giving Spears her second #1 song of 2008. The first was "Piece Of Me," which hit #1 back in January. Only eight artists have had #1 songs in 2008, and now four of them have had two number ones: Spears, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. Overall, "Womanizer" is Britney's seventh #1 song. Her first #1 was "Oops!...I Did It Again" in 2000, after her first three hits peaked at #2 ("...Baby One More Time," "Sometimes," and "(You Drive Me) Crazy". She trails only Madonna and Mariah Carey for the most #1s on the Top Hits Online chart, which began in 1993.

- Current THO 100
- Britney Spears chart history
- List of all number ones on the THO 100

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New R&B Songs on the Radio - November 2008

New songs recently added to R&B radio station playlists in the U.S.:

Jean Baylor - Come Go With Me
Beyonce - At Last
Lee Carr - Breathe
Chaz - Chemical Reaction
Keyshia Cole f/ 2Pac - Playa Cardz Right
Dwele - A Few Reasons
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds - I Need A Love Song
Estelle f/ Cee-Lo - Pretty Please (Love Me)
Laura Izibor - From My Heart To Yours
Montell Jordan - Me And U
LaBelle - Superlover
Musiq Soulchild f/ Mary J. Blige - ifuleave
Sterling f/ Jadakiss - All I Need (I Need Love)
Charlie Wilson (pictures) - There Goes My Baby

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Album Releases for November 25, 2008

Many of these albums will be released Monday Nov 24th, due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week.

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy [Sold at Best Buy only]
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
Ludacris - Theater Of The Mind
The Killers - Day & Age
Coldplay - Viva La Vida / Prospekts March [2 CDs]
Linkin Park - Road To Revolution - Live at Milton Keynes [CD + DVD]
Barry Manilow - The Greatest Songs of the Eighties
Scott Weiland - Happy In Galoshes
Trace Adkins - X
Original Broadway Cast Recording - 13
Tom Jones - 24 Hours
Jeremy Camp - Speaking Louder Than Before
Paramore - The Final Riot! [CD/DVD]
Death Cab For Cutie - Something About Airplanes [Deluxe Edition]
Kevin Rudolf - In The City
Cynic - Traced In Air
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Live At The Troubadour [Live CD/DVD]
International Noise Conspiracy - The Cross Of My Calling
Rivers Cuomo - Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Fireman - Electric Arguments
Tom Jones - 24 Hours
Kid Sister - Dream Date
Jon Anderson - 3 Ships
Supersuckers - Get It Together!
Tommy James - 40th Anniversary Singles Collection [2 CDs]
Soundtrack - Punisher: War Zone
Soundtrack - Gears Of War 2
Soundtrack - Fable 2
Return To Forever - Returns [2 CDs]
Hollyridge Strings - Christmas Favorites
Linkin Park - Road To Revolution - Live at Milton Keynes [Live CD/DVD]
White Zombie - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie [4 CDs]
Paramore - The Final Riot! [Live]

- Full list of new and future releases
- 2008 Holiday Albums
- All 2008 album releases
- New Album Google Gadget

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Hip Hop / Rap Songs - November 2008

New songs recently receiving airplay on Hip Hop and Rap radio stations in the U.S.:

Akon f/ Lil Wayne - I'm So Paid
Boxie f/ Juelz Santana - Let Me Show You
Busta Rhymes - Arab Money
DJ Khaled f/ Kanye West & T-Pain - Go Hard
50 Cent - Get Up
Gorilla Zoe - Lost
Jadakiss f/ Ne-Yo - By My Side
Jim Jones & Ron Brownz f/ Juelz Santana - Pop Champagne
Lil Rob - Let Me Come Back
Ludacris co-starring T-Pain - One More Drink
Novakane - Shawty Said
T-Pain f/ Chris Brown - Freeze
Bobby Valentino f/ Yung Joc - Beep
V.I.C. - Wifey Type
Young Jeezy - Crazy World

Friday, November 21, 2008

2008 American Music Awards

On Sunday Nov 23rd the American Music Awards will be televised. The list of performers includes some of the biggest names in music: Coldplay, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and Kanye West. As for the nominees, there are four big names who have been nominated for three awards: Chris Brown, Coldplay, Eagles, and Alicia Keys. All four of these have been nominated for the Artist of the Year award. Another interesting award is the Breakthrough Artist award, which is basically for Best New Artist, although some of the artists nominated started hitting the charts in 2007. We've created two polls for you to vote on your favorites:
- Artist of the Year
- Breakthrough Artist

Thursday, November 20, 2008

THO 100 Update for the week ending November 15, 2008

Pink's six week run at #1 ends this week as "So What" drops to the runner-up slot. Taking its place is "Hot N Cold," the second #1 single from Katy Perry. Earlier this year "I Kissed A Girl" spent three weeks atop the chart. "I Kissed A Girl" is still hanging around the chart at #42 after 24 weeks. Perry will certainly be one of the top artists of 2008 when our year-end artist chart is published at the end of December. Perry's real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She was born in Santa Barbara, California, the daughter of two pastors. In fact, her first CD released in 2001, called "Katy Hudson," was a Christian gospel album. Now her music and her outfits are pretty far removed from gospel... Enjoy the new chart this week!

- Current THO 100
- Katy Perry on Wikipedia

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Rock Songs - November 2008

New Rock songs recently receiving airplay on U.S. radio stations:

Buckcherry - Rescue Me
Five Finger Death Punch - Stranger Than Fiction
Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy
Hinder - Without You
Hoobastank - My Turn
In This Moment - Forever
Incubus - Love Hurts
Kid Rock - Rock N Roll Jesus
Rev Theory - Light It Up
Saliva - Family Reunion
Slipknot - Dead Memories
Smashing Pumpkins - G.L.O.W.
Stereophonics - My Own Worst Enemy
10 Years - So Long, Good-bye
Vayden - The One You Left Behind

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

James Bond Theme Songs

With the opening of Quantum of Solace this past weekend, we thought it an appropriate time to visit James Bond theme songs. Each of the 22 Bond flics has had a theme song, usually with the same name as the movie itself. Quantum is an exception, as the title song is "Another Way To Die" by Jack White & Alicia Keys. Shirley Bassey is the only artist to perform a Bond them more than once, and she's done it three times, for Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker. The only Bond song to hit #1 in the U.S. was Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill." Two Bond songs have been nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Song: Sheena Easton's "For Your Eyes Only" and Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better."

- List of all James Bond theme songs
- Bond theme song poll

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Country Songs on the Radio - November 2008

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

Gary Allan - She's So California
Keith Anderson - Somebody Needs A Hug
Dierks Bentley - Feel That Fire
Dean Brody - Brothers
Brooks & Dunn - Cowgirls Don't Cry
Sarah Buxton - Space
Sara Evans - Low
Kenny Chesney w/ Mac McAnally - Down The Road
Jack Ingram - That's A Man
Jewel - Till It Feels Like Cheating
Toby Keith - God Love Her
Lost Trailers - How 'Bout You Don't
John Michael Montgomery - Forever
James Otto - These Are The Good Ole Days
Randy Rogers Band - In My Arms Instead
Darius Rucker - It Won't Be Like This For Long
Jessica Simpson - Remember That
Matt Stillwell - Shine
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Jimmy Wayne - I Will

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Aliaune Thiam, or the artist we know as Akon, logs his 15th THO hit this week with "Right Now (Na Na Na)." Often Akon collaborates with others on hit songs, such as "Smack That" with Eminem or "Just Dance" with Lady GaGa and Colby O'Donis. But "Right Now" is a solo hit, just as his first THO hit was: 2005's "Lonely." He has several impressive achievements, including being the first artist to hold both the #1 and #2 slots on the Billboard Hot 100 TWICE! Akon was also nominated for a Grammy Award, although he lost to Justin Timberlake. We created another poll, for you to choose your favorite Akon tune.

- Akon chart history
- Akon poll

Thursday, November 13, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending November 8, 2008

This week on the THO 100 Pink spends a sixth week atop the chart with "So What." It becomes the third song in 2008 to spend as many weeks on top, following Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" and Madonna's "4 Seconds" (featuring Justin Timberlake). But with the song showing signs of fading, there might be a new #1 next week. The question is who? Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" and Britney Spears' "Womanizer" seem to be the most likely candidates, but Beyonce's "If I Were A Boy" just bounced into the top 10 in only its third week on the chart. A little further down the chart, the largest point gain belongs to English band Razorlight. Their hit "Wire To Wire" sits at #27 after only two weeks and is #15 on the official UK chart.

- Current THO 100
- Chart Archive
- Official UK Chart

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Album Releases for November 11, 2008

Taylor Swift - Fearless
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music! 29
David Archuleta - David Archuleta
T-Pain - Thr33 Ringz
Various Artists - Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement
Enya - And Winter Came
Missy Elliot - Block Party
Colbie Caillat - Coco [Deluxe Edition]
Musiq Soulchild - On My Radio
Seal - Soul
Deborah Cox - The Promise
Various Artists - Best of Parvarotti & Friends
Laura Pausini - Primavera Anticipada (Spanish Version)
Enrique Iglesias - Greatest Hits
David Foster - Foster & Friends [2 CDs]
Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows
Tracy Chapman - One Bright Future
The Flaming Lips - Christmas On Mars [CD + DVD]
Various Artists - This Warm December: A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1
Mudcrutch - Live! [Live EP]
Kevin Costner & Modern West - Untold Truths
Patti Lupone - Les Mouches [Live]
Barbara Cook - Rainbow Round My Shoulder
Various Artists - Dr. Dre Old School Tribute

- Full list of new and future releases
- Add New Releases to your iGoogle page

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Offspring

This week The Offspring rack up their 18th chart hit with "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid." Their long string of hits began in 1994 when "Come Out And Play" took Modern Rock radio stations by storm. It was followed by the memorable "Self Esteem." The Offspring have always rocked, but often with tongue-in-cheek, as evidenced by "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)," and "She's Got Issues." Their Wikipedia entry brings up some interesting facts about the band: for example, they've sold over 40 million albums worldwide and one of the members goes by the name Noodles. We've created an Offspring poll for you to vote on their best song.

- Offspring Poll
- Offspring on Wikipedia
- Current THO 100

Thursday, November 6, 2008

THO 100 Update for week ending November 1, 2008

Dance songs are more prevalent on the THO chart than on other charts, but they still have a hard time reaching the upper half of the chart. This week two new dance songs make big splashes. The first is from Guru Josh, who transforms his hit song "Infinity" into "Infinity 2008." It is the highest debut on the chart this week, landing at #38. At #41 is another former dance hit that has been remodeled a bit. Sash! is the artist with "Raindrops (Encore Une Fois)," the largest chart mover of the week up from #90 the previous week. "Encore Une Fois" was a huge dance hit in 1997, and led to Sash! winning a BRIT award for Best International Male artist in 1998. Enjoy the new chart!

- Current THO 100
- Chart Archive

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Adult Alternative / Adult Contemporary Songs - November 2008

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

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Fix It
David Byrne & Brian Eno - Strange Overtones
Tracy Chapman - Sing For You
Celine Dion - My Love
Enya (pictured) - Trains and Winter Rains
Michael Fitz - The Way It Goes
Ben Folds f/ Regina Spektor - You Don't Know Me
Goo Goo Dolls - Real
Keane - The Lovers Are Losing
Amos Lee - What's Been Going On
John Mellencamp - Troubled Land
James Morrison - Nothing Ever Hurt Like You
Tristan Prettyman - Hello
Radiohead - Reckoner
James Taylor - It's Growing
3 Doors Down - Let Me Be Myself
Thriving Ivory - Angels On The Moon

Saturday, November 1, 2008


On the latest THO 100 chart, Madonna notches her 45th hit since the chart's inception in 1993. While that is a remarkable feat, we've dedicated so much space to Madonna's accomplishments that we decided to put our attention elsewhere. This week Nickelback celebrate a more modest 14 chart appearances with the arrival of "Gotta Be Somebody." Their string of hits began in 2001 with "How You Remind Me." That was their first and only #1 hit so far. "Someday" and "Photograph" managed to crack the top 10. As a solo artist, Chad Kroeger had three hits separate from Nickelback. Read more about this Canadian band here and vote in our Nickeback poll here.