Tuesday, March 31, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending March 28, 2009

Franz Ferdinand is still probably best known for their hits "Take Me Out" and "Do You Want To," especially in the United States. But internationally they've had many hits, and this week their latest splashes onto the THO 100 at #35. "No You Girls" is from their new album "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand" and becomes their 10th THO chart hit.

Kelly Clarkson continues to hold off Lady GaGa for the #1 position, making it six weeks at #1 for "My Life Would Suck Without You." And speaking of Lady GaGa, she charts another song from her "The Fame" album: "Love Game," giving her four charting singles this week. Coldplay and Beyonce recently achieved the same feat. Mariah Carey holds the all-time records with six charting songs in the same week. Enjoy the new chart!

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Album Releases for March 24, 2008

Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Music! 30
Soundtrack - Hannah Montana: The Movie
Martina McBride - Shine
Keri Hilson - In A Perfect World
Papa Roach - Metamorphosis
John Rich - Son Of A Preacher Man
Jim Jones - Pray IV Reign
Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Power Ballads
The Decemberists - Hazards of Love
Blue October - Approaching Normal
Mastadon - Crack The Skye
Wynton Marsalis - He And She
Royksopp - Junior
Eric Church - Carolina
RBD - Para Olvidarte de Mi
Indigo Girls - Poseidon and the Bitter Bug
The Vines - Melodia
Peter Doherty - Grace / Wastelands
Yanni - Voices
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Chuck Loeb - Between 2 Worlds
Kaskade - The Grand
Desario - Zero Point Zero
Pearl Jam - Ten [Extended Edition]
Coheed & Cambria - Neverender: Children of the Fence Edition [4 CDs, 5 DVDs]
Broadway Cast Recording - Shrek The Musical
Basia - It's That Girl Again
KMFDM - Blitz
MF Doom - Born Like This
Stephen Lynch - 3 Balloons
Israel Houghton and New Breed - The Power Of One
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles - The Stars Are Out

- Full list of new and future album releases
- Previous 2009 album releases

Thursday, March 19, 2009

THO 100 Update for the week ending March 14, 2009

The current #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 is "Right Round" by Flo Rida. The song hasn't yet achieved the same success on the THO 100, but this week it makes a large leap forward, earning the greatest point gainer award and moving from #23 to #14. Reigning supreme on the THO chart is still Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You," which holds off "The Fear" and "Poker Face." Lady GaGa still has two songs inside the top 10, as well as a new debut this week near the bottom of the chart. Eight other debuts also enter the chart, led by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Enjoy the new chart!

- Current THO 100
- THO Archive

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending March 7, 2009

Most casual music fans still think of the Pet Shop Boys as that group that did the 80s classic "West End Girls." But chart watchers and followers of electronica and pop music know that Pet Shop Boys have continued making hit music and are still going strong today. As evidence, the largest point gainer on this weeks' THO 100 is "Love Etc.," which was last week's highest debuting song. Although the THO chart dates back to only 1993, the 'boys have managed to chart 14 hits during that span, and may add to that total with their new album "Yes" being released March 24th.

Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson continues her chart dominance, as "My Life Would Suck Without You" stays at #1 for a third week. Most likely challengers are Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" and Taylor Swift's "Love Story." Enjoy the chart this week.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Album Releases for March 10, 2009

Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
Corbin Bleu - Speed Of Light
Chris Cornell - Scream
Taylor Hicks - The Distance
Madeleine Peyroux - Bare Bones
New Found Glory - Not Without A Fight
The-Dream - Love vs. Money
Dope - No Regrets
J. Holiday - Round 2
Razorlight - Slipway Fires
The Rippingtons - Modern Art
Ronnie Milsap - Then Sings My Soul [2 CDs]
John Wesley Harding - Who Was Changed And Who Was Dead
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
Yngwie Malmsteen - Angels of Love
Sarah Brightman - Symphony: Live In Vienna [CD + DVD]
Elvis Presley - I Believe: The Gospel Masters [4 CDs]
Rick Springfield - My Precious Little One [Amazon.com exclusive]
Nat King Cole - Re: Generations
Ballas Hough Band - Ballas Hough Band
Rocco DeLuca - Mercy
Mirah - (a)spera
Francisca London - Francisca London

- Full list of new and future album releases

Thursday, March 5, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending February 28, 2009

Taylor Swift's "Love Story" began on country radio stations in the U.S., and slowly the song has worked its way onto pop/top 40 playlists around the world. This week it enters the top 10 on the THO 100, which rarely sees country songs reach the top half of the chart. While many would argue the song barely resembles country music, we're fairly sure Taylor Swift and her fans don't care. The song reaches #2 on the official U.K. chart this week, so could it eventually reach the top of THO? The current champ is Kelly Clarkson with "My Life Would Suck Without You." Lady GaGa clogs the top 5 with two songs and Lily Allen's "The Fear" gains points at #2 but without much chance of topping Clarkson. Enjoy the chart this week!

- Current THO 100
- Chart Archive

Monday, March 2, 2009

New Album Releases for March 3, 2009

New Album Releases for March 3, 2009

U2 - No Line On The Horizon
The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
Raul Malo - Lucky One
Drowning Pool - Loudest Common Denominator
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Jesse Harris - Watching The Sky
Soundtrack - Watchmen
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Communion
Grandmaster Flash - The Bridge: Concept Of A Culture
Buddy + Julie Miller - Written In Chalk
Justin Townes Earl - Midnight At The Movies
Bela Fleck - Throw Down Your Heart
De Rosa - Prevention
Clarence Bucaro - 'Til Spring
Marissa Nadler - Little Hells
Molly Jenson - Maybe Tomorrow
Arvo Part - In Principio
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band - Never Say Never
Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway

- Full list of new and future releases