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