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
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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
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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
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Monday, December 7, 2009