Wednesday, April 22, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending April 18, 2009

This week "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz falls off the THO 100. It is the first time since the May 3, 2008 chart the song has been missing, which amounts to 49 weeks. It becomes one of many songs to fall just shy of one full year (52 weeks) on the chart. In the last two years several songs have suffered the same fate, including "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse (51 weeks), "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood (51 weeks), "How To Save A Life" by The Fray (50 weeks), "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles (49 weeks), "U + Ur Hand" by Pink (49 weeks), and "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray (49 weeks). The last song to visit the chart for a full year was "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter (52 weeks). The all-time record (starting with THO's first chart in 1993) belongs to Alanis Morissette's "You Learn," which spent a remarkable 85 weeks on the chart.

Oh and by the way, Lady GaGa's "Poker Face" spends a second week at #1 on this week's chart.

- Current THO 100 chart
- THO 100 Archive

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Album Releases for April 21, 2009

Depeche Mode - Sounds Of The Universe
Pet Shop Boys - Yes
Jars Of Clay - The Long Fall Back To Earth
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap
Asher Roth - Asleep In The Bread Aisle
Jamie Slocum - Dependence
Cage The Elephant - Cage The Elephant
Black Label Society - Skullage
The Veer Union - Against The Grain
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing
Ron White - Behavioral Problems
Great White - Rising
Tinted Windows - Tinted Windows
Lacuna Coil - Shallow Life
Jane's Addiction - Cabinet Of Curiosities [Box Set]
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
Jesse Winchester - Love Filling Station
BrakesBrakesBrakes - Touchdown
Oleta Adams - Let's Stay Here
Chimaira - The Infection
Soundtrack - 17 Again
Booker T. Jones - Potato Hole

- Full list of new and future album releases

Thursday, April 9, 2009

THO 100 Update for week ending April 4, 2009

We profiled the Pet Shop Boys a few weeks ago when their latest single "Love Etc." was the highest debut on the THO 100. But now the song has moved inside the top 10, which makes it their highest-charting song since the TopHitsOnline chart began in 1993. Of course that is after their huge worldwide hits "West End Girls," "What Have I Done To Deserve This," and others. But "Love Etc." is their 18th THO chart hit and might make a move even higher than #8 where it sits this week. It is doubtful it will have enough steam to overcome current #1 "My Life Would Suck Without You," nor #2 "Poker Face" by Lady GaGa. "Poker Face" might topple Clarkson next week, or else "My Life..." will top the chart for the eighth consecutive week.

- THO 100 Chart
- THO 100 Archive