Saturday, December 26, 2009

THO's Top Hits Of 2009

It should come as no surprise that 2009's biggest hit, according to our calculations, comes from the artist who probably made the biggest splash in 2009. "Poker Face" from Lady GaGa was #1 for seven weeks, and spent 23 weeks in the top 10 of the THO 100, seven weeks more than any other song. It spent 33 weeks inside the top 40, five weeks more than any other song. Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" spent the most weeks on the THO 100 in 2009, with 47, and finished at #4 on the year-end chart. The Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift all had two songs in the top 20, but it was once again Lady GaGa leading with three songs in the top 10. When we compile the Top Artists of 2009 chart in the next few days, should we expect anyone else to come out on top?

- Top 100 Songs of 2009
- Weekly THO charts
- THO Archive - including top 100 charts of other years

Thursday, December 24, 2009

THO 100 update for week ending December 19, 2009

The last THO chart of the year sees the return of one of THO's biggest artists over the past decade: Jennifer Lopez. Her latest single, "Louboutins," has the highest debut, besting new entries from Pearl Jam, Allison Iraheta, and Three Days Grace. We last saw J-Lo briefly in early 2008 with her single "Hold It, Don't Drop It," which only made it to #31 on the chart. The last chart of 2009 also has Lady GaGa's "Bad Romance" on top for a sixth week. Next week's chart will be frozen, as it always is, so Miss GaGa will sit tight for a seventh week. Instead, look for our 2009 year-end chart due soon.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending December 5, 2009

Two months ago most people had never heard of Jason DeRulo. While he still isn't a household name, his radio hit "Whatcha Say" seems to be gaining fans daily. The song originally only received airplay in the United States, but now the UK, Australia, and other countries are jumping onboard. This week it, after heavy promotion in the UK, it jumps from #27 to #11 on the THO 100. The highest debut on the chart belongs to Susan Boyle, another name that almost no one knew one year ago. Now she has a best-selling album and her single "Wild Horses" arrives on the chart at #51. Meanwhile at the top of the chart, Lady GaGa spends a fourth week at #1 with "Bad Romance" while Britney Spears remains stuck at #2.

- Current THO 100 chart
- Music Trivia Master iPhone App

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Album Releases for November 23, 2009

Rihanna - Rated R
Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream
Shakira - She Wolf
Lady GaGa - The Fame Monster
Adam Lambert - For Your Entertainment
Various Artists - A Very Special Christmas 7
Jay Sean - All Or Nothing
Birdman - Pricele$$
Andrea Bocelli - Mi Navidad
Soundtrack Score - Twilight: New Moon [released November 20]
Jimmy Wayne - Sara Smile
The Priests - Harmony
Hayley Westenra - Winter Magic
Angie Stone - Unexpected
Petula Clark - This Is Christmas
Mantovani - Christmas Carols
Peggy Lee - Two Shows Nightly
Shpongle - Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland
Carmen And The One Seven - C-17
Soundtrack - Princess And The Frog
Soundtrack - Precious
Soundtrack - Californication, Season 3
Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom Live [live]
Britney Spears - The Singles Collection [30 CD Box Set]
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Live Anthology [4 CD Box Set]
Doug Stanhope - From Across The Street
Regis & Joy Philbin - Just You. Just Me.
Bill Cosby - Bill Cosby Presents The Cosnarati: State Of Emergency
Music From The Vatican - Alma Mater: Featuring The Voice of Pop Benedict XVI
Genesis - Movie Box [5 CD Box Set]
Kraftwerk - The Catalogue
Beyonce - I Am...Yours - An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas [Live]
Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More [6 CD Box Set]
Miles Davis - The Complete Columbia Album Collection [71 CD Box Set; exclusive]

- Full list of new and future album releases
- 2009 Holiday Albums

Thursday, November 19, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending November 14, 2009

Last week it was expected, and written here, that Britney Spears would take over the #1 position on the THO 100 with her latest single, "3." But after all the data was compiled, the hottest song online by our measure is "Bad Romance" by Lady GaGa. It catapults from #11 to #1 in only its fourth week on the chart and barely beats out Spears' hit. "Bad Romance" caps an incredible year for Lady GaGa, who spent time at #1 in January and February with "Just Dance" followed by time at #1 in April and May with "Poker Face." Given that there are only six chart weeks left in 2009, and the fast rise of "Bad Romance," it could still be the #1 song when the calendar turns. Either way, Lady GaGa has a good chance of topping our list of the Top Artists of 2009, which is compiled from all 2009 chart data... coming soon.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Album Releases for November 17, 2009

Norah Jones - The Fall
Leona Lewis - ECHO
Kris Allen - Kris Allen
John Mayer - Battle Studies
Janet Jackson - Number Ones
OneRepublic - Waking Up
Casting Crowns - Until The Whole World Hears
Justin Bieber - My World
Adam Lambert - Take One
Robbie Williams - Reality Killed The Video Star
Rush - Working Men [Live]
Boyz II Men - Love
Default - Comes & Goes
Fall Out Boy - Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits [CD + DVD]
Pretty Ricky - Pretty Ricky
Rakim - The Seventh Seal
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
Phil Wickham - Heaven And Hell
Soundtrack - Planet 51
Dave Rawlings Machine - A Friend Of A Friend
Annie - Don't Stop
Katy Perry - MTV Unplugged
Forever The Sickest Kids - Weekend: Friday
We All Have Hooks For Hands - The Shape Of Energy
We Shot The Moon - A Silver Lining
The Company Band - The Company Band
Dan Zanes And Friends - 76 Trombones
Izz - The Darkened Room
Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
Artie Lange - Jack And Coke
Paul McCartney - Good Evening New York City [2 CDs + 1 DVD]
The Doors - Live In New York [6 CD Box Set]

- Full list of new and future album releases

Thursday, November 12, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending November 7, 2009

UK sensation Cheryl Cole keeps her post atop the THO 100 this week with "Fight For This Love." Cole barely holds off Britney Spears, whose latest single "3" appears poised to take over the #1 position next week. "3" moves from #5 to #2 this week. Other gainers inside the top 10 are Leona Lewis, Black Eyed Peas, and Owl City. This week marks the 52nd chart week (one entire year) for "Use Somebody" by Kings Of Leon. The song first appeared on the November 15, 2008 THO 100 and hasn't left since. It joins a short list of only 16 other songs to spend 52 weeks on the chart. Despite its longetivity, "Use Somebody" has not cracked the top 10, peaking at #11. Currently at #81, it has a shot at remaining on the chart beyond this week. Only 10 songs have spent more than 52 weeks on the chart. The record is 85 weeks by Alanis Morissette's "You Learn."

- Current THO 100

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Album Releases for November 10, 2009

Bon Jovi - The Circle
Flyleaf - Memento Mori
Switchfoot - Hello Hurricane
Britney Spears - The Singles Collection
Dashboard Confessional - After The Ending
Wyclef Jean - From The Hut, To The Projects To The Mansion
Alejandro Sanz - Paraiso Express
Hollywood Undead - Desperate Measures
Melanie Fiona - The Bridge
Kidz Bop Kids - Kidz Bop Sing The Beatles
Snow Patrol - Up To Now
Wale - Attention Deficit
Jason Mraz - Jason Mraz's Beautiful Mess: Live From Earth
Tori Amos - Midwinter Graces
Soundtrack - A Christmas Story
Soundtrack - 2012
Soundtrack - Pirate Radio
Soundtrack - Amelia
Steve Wariner - My Tribute To Chet Atkins
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Fountain
Young T - Sex, Drank Money
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
The Tubes - Mondo Birthmark
King Crimson - In The Court Of King Crimson
Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
General Elektriks - Good City For Dreamers
Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wexston - Silly Songs For Kids, Vol. 1
Heather Masse - Bird Song
Traum - Mad Dreamz
Rockabye Baby - Lullaby Renditions of Guns N' Roses
Jerry Garcia Band - The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 2: Let It Rock [Live]
Brian Culbertson - Live From The Inside [Live]
Ray Davies - The Kinks Choral Collection
The Killers - Live At Royal Albert Hall [Live CD + DVD]
AC/DC - Backtracks [2CDs + DVD]
Dolly Parton - Live From London [CD + DVD]

- Full list of new and future album releases
- 2009 Holiday Albums

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending October 24, 2009

In a surprising move, "Uprising" by Muse slides into the #1 position on the latest THO 100 chart. Shakira's "She Wolf" and Madonna's "Celebration" both lost points compared to last week, allowing Muse to back into the top spot even though their hit lost points as well. Judging by the the points allotted to the top songs, it becomes the "weakest" number one song in years on this chart. Nevertheless it is Muse' first #1 song on THO. Their first hit, "Muscle Museum," nearly made it to the top but stalled at #2 in 1999. "Uprising" is the 12th number one song of 2009. Who will rise to the top next week is anyone's guess. The three songs mentioned previously all have a chance, as do Alexandra Burke's "Bad Boys" and Robbie Williams' "Bodies." But after next week, it is widely expected that the momentum of Britney Spears' latest hit "3" will carry it to the top.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Album Releases for October 27, 2009

Michael Jackson - This Is It
Creed - Full Circle
Rod Stewart - The Great American Soulbook
Florence & The Machine - Lungs
Train - Save Me San Francisco
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
Atreyu - Congregation Of The Damned
Tegan & Sara - Sainthood
Brian McKnight - Evolution Of A Man
Pink Martini - Splendor In The Grass
Tech N9ne - K.O.D.
Orianthi - Believe
Winger - Karma
Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be
The Swell Season - Strict Joy
Joe Nichols - Old Things New
Morningwood - Diamonds And Studs
Lil Scrappy - Shape Up
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Fruit
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Duets
Stefano Bollani - Stone In The Water
Emilie Autumn - Opheliac
Sean Lennon - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead
Stan Kenton - Kenton Rarities
Euge Groove - Sunday Morning
Gorgoroth - Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt
Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Jazz Around The World
Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights
Velvet Acid Christ - The Art Of Breaking Apart
Henry Threadgill - This Brings Us To, Vol. 1
Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
Awesome New Republic - Hearts
Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy
Wrinkle Neck Mules - Let The Lead Fly
Soundtrack - Twelfth Night
B.B. King - The Four Kings Of Blues Guitar
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Night Castle
Sting - If On A Winter's Night...
Kenny Rogers - The Greatest Duets
Stephen Stills - Live At Shepherd's Bush [CD/DVD]
R.E.M. - Live At The Olympia [2 CDs]
Mr. Big - Back To Budokan [Live 2 CDs]

- New and future album releases
- 2009 Holiday albums

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Album Releases for October 20, 2009

Soundtrack - Twilight: New Moon
Tim McGraw - Southern Voice
Michael Jackson - The Remix Suite
Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From
Kerouac's Big Sur Florence & The Machine - Lungs
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE
Bombshel - Fight Like A Girl
Flight Of The Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky
Kutless - It Is Well
Rammstein - Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da
Terri Clark - The Long Way Home
Kings Of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence
Loreena McKennitt - A Mediterranean Odyssey [2 CDs]
Tina Turner - Tina Live [DVD Audio]
Leonard Cohen - Live From The Isle Of Wight [CD/DVD]
Lyle Lovett - Natural Forces
Sam Bush - Circles Around Me
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
Stefano Bollani - Stone In The Water
Timothy B. Schmit - Expando
David Bisbal - Sin Mirar Atras
Liz Calloway - Passage Of Time
Peter Bradley Adams - Traces [Available on iTunes Sept 22]
Bollani, Bodilsen, and Lund - Stone In The Water
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
Rebecca Luker - Greenwich Time
Kate Baldwin - Let's See What Happens
Oliver Jones - Pleased To Meet You
Soundtrack - Astro Boy
Various Artists - Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome

- Full list of new and future album releases
- 2009 Holiday Albums

Thursday, October 15, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending October 10, 2009

This week Madonna does what no other artist has done since 2005... her single "Celebration" returns to the top of the THO 100 after a previous two-week run on the Sept 26 and Oct 3 charts. Last week she gave way to Shakira's "She Wolf," which drops to #3 this week. In early 2005, Green Day's "Boulevard Of Broken Drams" spent 13 weeks atop the chart, then allowed Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" a week at the top before return to #1 for a single week. Further down the chart, Jay-Z (featuring Alicia Keys) has the greatest point gainer for the second straight week with "Empire State Of Mind." Britney Spears has a huge debut at #44 with "3." Other debuts come from Chipmunk, Editors, Backstreet Boys, Alicia Keys, Train, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Album Releases for October 6, 2009

Toby Keith - American Ride
Backstreet Boys - This Is Us
Tokio Hotel - Humanoid
Michael Buble - Crazy Love [released October 9]
Raveonettes - In And Out Of Control
Various Artists - WOW Hits 2010
Luke Bryan - Doin' My Thing
Hockey - Mind Chaos
Gossip - Music For Men
Brandi Carlile - Give Up The Ghost
Air - Love 2
BeBe & CeCe Winans - Still
Blake Lewis - Heartbreak On Vinyl
Tiesto - Kaleidoscope
Willie Nelson - Souvenirs
Built To Spill - There Is No Enemy
The Clientele - Bonfires On The Heath
Jamie T - Kings & Queens
Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland
Me'Shell NdegeOcello - Devil's Halo
Rosanne Cash - The List
Mike Doughty - Sad Man Happy Man
Keith Jarrett - Paris / London: Testament [live]
The Aliens - Luna
The XX - XX
Immortal - All Shall Fall
Above & Beyond - Anjunabeats 7
Steel Panther - Feel The Steel
Various Artists - Oh Happy Day
The Irish Tenors - The Irish Tenors Christmas
Bill & Gloria Gaither - Christmas With Bill & Gloria Gaither
The Clark Family - A Clark Family Christmas
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound - Every Light That Shines At Christmas


Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Album Releases for September 22, 2009

Sean Kingston - Tomorrow
David Gray - Draw The Line
Five Finger Death Punch - War Is The Answer
Brand New - Daisy
David Crowder Band - Church Music
Three Days Grace - Life Starts Now
Harry Connick Jr. - Your Songs
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Basement Jaxx - Scars
Mika - The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Luis Miguel - No Culpes a La Noche
Diana Krall - Quiet Nights [2 CDs]
Deadmau5 - For Lack Of A Better Name
The Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love
Manassas - Pieces
Dan Fogelberg - Love In Time
Vertical Horizon - Burning The Days
Guy Clark - Sometimes The Song Writes You
Rufus Wainwright - Milwaukee At Last!!!
Yoko Ono - Between My Head And The Sky
KSM - Read Between The Lines
Sonata Arctica - The Days Of Grays
Soundtrack - Phineas & Ferb
Soundtrack - Halo 3
Insomnium - Across The Dark
Islands - Vapours
Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk
Matt Maher - Alive Again
Skindred - Shark Bites And Dog Fights
Jan Garbarek Group - Dresden: In Concert [2 CDs]
Various Artists - Theme Time Radio Hour: Season 2
Various Artists - Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 [Box Set]

- Full list of new and future albums
- 2009 holiday album release schedule

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Album Releases for September 15, 2009

Drake - So Far Gone
Nelly Furtado - Mi Plan
Muse - The Resistance
Megadeth - Endgame
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
Gary Go - Gary Go
Marie Digby - Breathing Underwater
Uncle Kracker - Happy Hour
Mark Knopfler - Get Lucky
Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Bruce Hornsby - Levitate
Ace Frehley - Anomaly
Pete Yorn & Scarlet Johansson - Break Up
Q-Tip - Kamaal The Abstract
Thrice - Beggars
All-4-One - No Regrets
John Mayal - Tough
Air Supply - The Singer And The Song
The Black Dahlia Murder - Deflorate
Tom Waits - The Document
The Dodos - Time To Die
Claire Lynch - Whatcha Gonna Do
Tom Russell - Blood And Candle Smoke
David Sylvian - Manafon
Shadows Fall - Retribution
Living Colour - The Chair In The Doorway
Butterfly Boucher - Scary Fragile
Infected Mushroom - Legend Of The Black Shawarma
Mason Jennings - Blood Of Man
Peter Bernhard - Straight Line
Big Scoob - Monsterifik
The Elms - The Great American Midrange
Cain's Offering - Gather The Faithful
Dada Life - Just Do The Dada
Dappled Cities - Zounds
Rob Blackledge - Inside These Walls
Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic
Steeleye Span - Live At A Distance
Renee Fleming - Verismo
Gordon Gano and The Ryans - Under The Sun
Honor Society - Fashionably Late
The Band Of Heathens - One Foot In The Ether
Windmill - Epcot Starfields
Bruce Springsteen - Bruce Springsteen's Jukebox
Big Star - Keep An Eye On The Sky [Box Set]

- Full list of new and future album releases
- 2009 holiday albums

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Album Releases for September 8, 2009

Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
A Fine Frenzy - Bomb In A Birdcage
Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk
Brooks & Dunn - #1s...And Then Some
Soundtrack - True Blood
Howie Day - Sound The Alarm
BarlowGirl - Love & War
Thousand Foot Krutch - Welcome To The Masquerade
Phish - Joy
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Vol. 2
Bethany Dillon - Stop & Listen
Gaither Vocal Band - Reunited
Peter White - Good Day
Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
Polvo - In Prism
Cruxshadows - Quicksilver
Saosin - In Search Of Solid Ground
Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio
Thelonious Monk - Monk (Re-Issue)
Rick Danko - Live At Dylan's Cafe, Washington D.C., December 1987
Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Miss Smith To You!
Various Artists - Gotta Have Gospel 7
BLK JKS - After Robots
Spencer Day - Vagabond
Danko Jones - Never Too Loud
Taken By Trees - East Of Eden
Frank Turner - Poetry Of The Deed
Os Mutantes - Haih Or Amortecedor
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers - The Bear
Mike & The Ravens - No Place For Pretty
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
Various Artists - This Is Sander Kleinenberg 2 (2 CDs)
Bruce Springsteen - The Interview Sessions
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses 20th Anniversary (Box Set)

- Full list of new and future albums
- 2009 Holiday albums

Thursday, September 3, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending April 12, 2008

Rock band Muse are currently riding their 11th THO hit, which may end up being their biggest. This week "Uprising" is both the largest point gainer and has the largest chart move. It is their biggest hit since "Starlight" in 2006. Muse hails from England, and they will soon release their fifth studio album "The Resistance" on September 15th in the U.S., on which "Uprising" can be found. No big surprises at the top of the chart, as the Black Eyed Peas and Green Day hold on to #1 and #2, respectively. Shakira looks poised to shake things up next week, as she moves from #6 to #3 on this chart.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archives

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Album Releases for September 1, 2009

Whitney Houston - I Look To You
Pitbull - Rebelution
Miley Cyrus - The Time Of Our Lives (Wal-Mart Exclusive)
Chevelle - Sci-Fi Crimes
Trey Songz - Ready
Chris Young - The Man I Want To Be
Black Crowes - Before The Frost...
They Might Be Giants - Here Comes Science ( Exclusive)
Insane Clown Posse - Bang! Pow! Boom!
The Used - Artwork
The Marshall Tucker Band - The Essential Marshal Tucker Band (3 CDs)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Essential Emerson, Lake & Palmer (3 CDs)
Ozzy Osbourne - The Essential Ozzy Osbourne (3 CDs)
Susana Baca - Seis Poemas
Cucu Diamantes - Cuculand
Sam Baker - Cotton
Andrew W.K. - 55 Cadillac
Juliette Lewis - Terra Incognita
Chuck Ragan - Gold Country
J. Blackfoot - Woof Woof Meow
Casey Donahew Band - Casey Donahew Band
The Lost Fingers - Lost In The 80s
Sultan - Nu Breed
Robin Guthrie - Carousel
Mark Miller - You Were Here
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra - 3
Cariad Harmon - Four Letters
Various Artists - The Roots Of Led Zeppelin
Radney Foster And The Confessions - Revival


Thursday, August 27, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending August 22, 2009

The super-couple of Jay-Z and Beyonce are perhaps the most successful musical couple of this decade. Beyonce has been one of the most popular pop singers of the 2000s while Jay-Z has been at the top of the hip hop world. This week on the THO 100 they prove that they are still a superpower. Beyonce's "Sweet Dreams" is the largest point gainer on the chart while Jay-Z's "Run This Town" has the largest chart move of 30 positions. "Sweet Dream's is Beyonce's 11th top 10 hit, not including her hits with Destiny's Child. Jay-Z has had four top 10 hits on THO, but only because it is difficult for hip hop songs to make it that far. Enjoy the chart this week!

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Thursday, August 20, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending August 15, 2009

The new on the latest THO 100 chart isn't what happened at the top - the top six songs did not change positions. The action was further down the chart. Shakira's hot new hit had the largest point gain and blasted into the top 10 after only four weeks on the chart. The highest debut came from Madonna, who has released the title track from her upcoming "Celebration" album. No surprisingly, the track has one of the highest debuts of 2009, landing at #33. The lower reaches of the top 100 chart include nine other debuts, including Nelly Furtado, Bloc Party, and Jay-Z.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Album Releases for August 11, 2009

Cobra Starship - Hot Mess
George Strait - Twang
Jessie James - Jessie James
Britt Nicole - The Lost Get Found
Michael Jackson - The Document (Unauthorized)
Cavo - Bright Nights, Dark Days
Mindy Smith - Stupid Love
Anna Ternheim - Leaving On A Mayday
Between The Trees - Spain
Various Artists - Woodstock: 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur's Farm [6 CD Box Set]
The Wailin' Jennys - Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House
Justin Moore - Justin Moore
Soundtrack - Torchwood: Children Of Earth
Various Artists - Dashboard Confessional String Tribute
Various Artists - Bob Dylan Radio Radio Vol. 2 [4 CD Box Set]
Broadway Cast - Leader Of The Pack
Tommy Castro - Hard Believer
Slaughterhouse - Slaughterhouse
Robert Cray - This Time
Behemoth - Evangelion
Mike Stern - Big Neighborhood
The Bottle Rockets - Lean Forward
Rhythms Del Mundo - Classics
Robben Ford - Soul On Ten [Live]

- Full list of new and future album releases

Thursday, August 6, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending August 1, 2009

Not surprisingly, the Black Eyed Peas take over the #1 position on the THO 100 this week. "I Gotta Feeling" has been the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 for a few weeks now, and the song's popularity has been spreading through the rest of the world. This week it ends David Guetta's run at the top with "When Love Takes Over" (featuring Kelly Rowland). "Love" was #1 for four weeks. Just prior to that, it was the Black Eyed Peas who sat in the top spot for five weeks with "Boom Boom Pow." "Boom" and "Love" are the Peas' only number one songs, although they've had four other songs reach the top five, starting with "Where Is The Love" in 2003. Will their current #1 last as long as "Boom Boom Pow" did? We think it probably will, because after Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield," it will take a few weeks for other songs' popularity to rise to the same level. But we'll see what happens...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Album Releases for August 4, 2009

Tantric - Mind Control
K'Jon - I Get Around
Soundtrack - Wizards Of Waverly Place
Dorrough - Dorrough
Kidz Bop Kids - Kidz Bop 16
Steve Azar - Slide On Over Here
Modest Mouse - No One's First And You're Next
Gloriana - Gloriana
Anjulie - Anjulie
Hillsong - Faith+Hope+Love
Jessy J - True Love
Walter Trout - Unspoiled By Progress
Aaron Shust - Take Over
Japandroids - Post-Nothing
Hank Williams III & AssJack - AssJack
Mac McAnally - Down By The River
Soundtrack - The Ugly Truth
Soundtrack - G.I. Joe
Yim Yames - Tribute To [EP]
John Surman, John Abercrombie, Drew Guess, & Jack DeJohnette - Brewster's Rooster
Craig Phillips & Dean Phillips - Fearless

- Full list of new and future album releases
- First look at some 2009 holiday albums

Thursday, July 30, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending July 25, 2009

The biggest debut this week comes from probably the smallest performer on the chart. She is definitely not known for her height, but Shakira packs one of the biggest voices, especially on this weeks' THO 100. Her latest single, "She Wolf," debuts at #52, easily in front of other debuts by Chicane, The Arctic Monkeys, Colbie Caillat, All-American Rejects, and Sugababes.

At the top of the chart, David Guetta holds on for another week at #1 with "When Love Takes Over" (featuring Kelly Rowland). Although we don't know exactly what will happen, most bets are on Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield" or the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" becoming the new #1 song. "Feeling" is the charts' largest point gainer this week.

- Current THO chart
- THO 100 Archive

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Hip Hop / Rap Songs - July 2009

New Hip Hop/Rap songs recently added to radio station playlists in the U.S.:

Ace Hood - Champion
Ca$h - Walk Wit A Dip
Drake f/ Trey Songz - Successful
Fabolous f/ The-Dream - Throw It In The Bag
GS Boyz - Booty Dew
Gucci Mane f/ Plies - Wasted
Jay-Z (pictured) - D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Kid Cudi f/ Kanye West & Common - Make Her Say
Mario f/ Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett - Break Up
New Boyz - You're A Jerk
Pitbull - Hotel Room Service
Jay Sean f/ Lil Wayne - Down
T.I. f/ Mary J. Blige - Remember Me
Wale f/ Lady GaGa - Chillin'
Yo Gotti - 5 Star
Young Problemz & Mike Jones f/ Gucci Mane - Boi!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending July 18, 2008

This week on the THO 100, David Guetta holds off all challengers to retain the #1 position. "When Love Takes Over" (featuring Kelly Rowland) will spend its 3rd week atop the chart. One of the challengers is UK pop sensation La Roux, with their single "Bulletproof." Music fans don't seem to mind singer Elly Jackson's crazy hair, as the song moves from #5 to #4 and has a serious shot at reaching #1 next week. At least three other songs are capable of being #1 in the coming weeks, including Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield," Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi," and Linkin Park's "New Divide." Enjoy the chart this week!

- Current THO 100 chart
- Chart archive

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New R&B Songs on the Radio - July 2009

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

All-4-One - My Child
Mary J. Blige f/ Drake - The One
Willie Clayton - Dance The Nite Away
Keyshia Cole - Where This Love Could End Up
Jennifer Hudson - Giving Myself
Lyfe Jennings - Haters
Jeremih (pictured) - Imma Star (Everywhere We Are)
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