Thursday, February 26, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending February 21, 2009

Lily Allen's stay at #1 was short-lived. After rising from #6 to #1 last week with the largest point gain on the chart, Allen's hit "The Fear" shows a slilght gain this week but is unable to hold off Kelly Clarkson's smash "My Life Would Suck Without You." "Suck" duplicates Allen's feat of rising from #6 to #1, as well as being the largest point gainer. The song goes to #1 after only five weeks on the chart. To put that in perspective, no other song inside the top 30 has spent fewer than six weeks on the chart. This is Clarkson's second #1 song, following "Because Of You" in 2005, and her seventh top 5 hit on the THO 100.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

New Album Releases for February 24, 2009

Jonas Brothers - Music From The 3D Concert Experience
Jake Owen - Easy Does It
Various Artists - War Child: Heroes
Chris Isaak - Mr. Lucky
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Live At The Holiday Bowl
K'Naan - Troubadour
JJ Cale - Roll On
Soundtrack - The Wrestler
Kinky - Barracuda
Lamb Of God - Wrath
Green River Ordinance - Out Of My Hands
God Forbid - Earth's Blood
Clem Snide - Hungry Bird
The Alternate Routes - A Sucker's Dream
Pieces Of A Dream - Soul Intent
Company Of Thieves - Ordinary Riches
Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
Shemekia Copeland - Never Going Back
Laura Barrett - Victory Garden
Jeff Kashiwa - Back In The Day
Joe Bonamassa - The Ballad Of John Henry
Yes - Symphonic Live
Tom Rush - What I Know
Idan Raichel - Within My Walls
Steve Wilson - Insurgentes

- Full list of new and future albums

Thursday, February 19, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending February 14, 2009

Lily Allen's "The Fear" becomes the fourth #1 song of 2009 in only its seventh week on the THO 100. "The Fear" is the charts' largest point gainer and moves up five positions from #6, knocking off Lady GaGa's "Just Dance." GaGa spent four weeks atop the chart beginning on January 17th, 2009. "The Fear" is Allen's sixth chart hit, but the first to ever rise higher than her debut hit "Smile," which peaked at #17 in 2006. Her other hits are "LDN," "Littlest Things," "Alfie," and "Oh My God" (by Mark Ronson featuring Lily Allen). Allen's album "It's Not Me, It's You" was released internationally on February 9. We hope you enjoy the chart this week!

- Current THO 100
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Monday, February 16, 2009

New Album Releases for February 17, 2009

Morrissey - Years Of Refusal
Charlie Wilson - Uncle Charlie
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - The Century Of Self
Annie Lennox - The Annie Lennox Collection [CD + DVD]
Various Artists - Dark Was The Night [2 CDs]
Sam Roberts - Love At The End Of The World
Robyn Hitchcock - Goodnight Oslo
Soundtrack - New In Town
Soundtrack - Confessions Of A Shopaholic
Soundtrack - Halo Wars
Sutton Foster - Wish
Beirut - March Of The Zapotec [EP]
M. Ward - Hold Time
Thursday - Common Existence
Heavy Metal Kids - Heavy Metal Kids
Above & Beyond - Anjunadeep:01
N.A.S.A. - Spirit Of Apollo
Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil - Glitter And Gold
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
William Elliott Whitmore - Animals In The Dark
Asobi Seksu - Hush
Katherine Jenkins - Serenade
Mishka - Above The Bones
Alela Diane - To Be Still
Vetiver - Tight Knit
Christopher Titus - Love Is Evol
Eleni Mandell - Artificial Fire

- Full list of new and future releases
- Top iTunes Albums

Thursday, February 12, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending February 7, 2009

It has been nearly two years since we last heard from one of the biggest bands in the world, U2. But they are back with a new single "Get On Your Boots," which is the highest chart entry on the THO 100 this week. "Boots" is their 24 THO hit, although the THO chart began in late 1993, long after some of U2's greatest successes. "Beautiful Day" is their only chart topper, but they've had seven songs enter the top 10. The initial success of "Boots" is good, but not what we might expect from such a huge band with a two-year layoff. Feedback across the web appears to be the same... good but not great. Meanwhile, Lady GaGa continues her domination of the chart for a fourth consecutive week, leaving Beyonce, Britney, and Pink in the #2-4 positions, respectively. Enjoy the chart this week!

- Current THO 100
- Chart Archive

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending January 31, 2009

We'll have to check the archives, and probably need to go back a few years, to find the last artist to have four solo hits on the THO 100 at the same time. This week Beyonce accomplishes just that. The biggest hit of the four (so far) is "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," which currently sits at #2. At #15 is "If I Were A Boy," which previously reached a high of #3. Further down the chart are "Halo" at #39 and "Diva" at #86. All four songs are from her recent album "I Am...Sasha Fierce." The album could end up alongside Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation," and just a few other albums that had more than five hit songs. Enjoy this week's chart!

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Monday, February 2, 2009