Sunday, March 28, 2010

THO 100 for week ending March 27, 2010

Despite some adjustments to the THO 100 chart compilation formula, the top 5 songs remain in the same order. However, 11 songs enter the chart for the first time, led by Paramore's "The Only Exception." The second-highest new entry is Shakira's "Gypsy" (or "Gitana," the spanish version). This marks Shakira's 14 song on the THO 100 since her first single "Whenever, Wherever" charted in late 2001. It went to #1. She has had chart hits in every year since, except for 2004 and 2008, racking up three #1 songs along the way. The other two number ones were "Hips Don't Lie" and "She Wolf." We've created a poll for Shakira's top 10 hits so far.

- Current THO 100
- Shakira Poll
- Shakira Chart History

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Album Releases for March 22, 2010

Justin Bieber - My World 2.0
Goldfrapp - Head First
She & Him - Volume Two
Snoop Dogg - More Malice
The Scorpions - Sting In The Tail
Pet Shop Boys - Pandemonium Live [2 CDs]
Elvis Presley - On Stage February, 1970 [2 CDs]
Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock
Mindy McCready - I'm Still Here
Soundtrack - The Runaways
Coco Montoya - I Want It All Back
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Mose Allison - Way Of The World
Dave Holland Octet - Pathways
Autechre - Oversteps
Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen's Jukebox
Tom Harrell - Roman Nights
Brotha Lynch Hung - Dinner & A Movie
Inspectah Deck - Manifesto
Bonobo - Black Sands
Amy MacDonald - Curious Thing [Import]
Boyzone - Brother [Import]
Craig David - Signed Sealed Delivered [Import]
Paul Revere & The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay - The Complete Columbia Singles [3 CDs]


Saturday, March 20, 2010

THO 100 for week ending March 20, 2010

Lady GaGa's record-breaking run at the #1 position on the THO 100 comes to an end... sort of. Her single "Bad Romance" falls to #2 after 18 weeks at the summit, and was replaced by yet another GaGa hit: "Telephone" (featuring Beyonce). It is Lady GaGa's fourth #1 song on the THO 100 and Beyonce's third, not counting her three #1 songs as part of Destiny's Child. "Romance's" 18 weeks at #1 was three weeks longer than the previous record of 15 by Cher's "Believe" and Madonna's "You'll See." But will it go down as the #1 song in THO history, based on chart points? To earn that distinction it will need to best Alanis Morissette's "You Learn" which spent 85 weeks on the chart in 1996 and 1997.

- Top Songs of All Time (THO 1993-2010)

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Album Releases for March 16, 2010

The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights
The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights Box Set
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
Marvin Sapp - Here I Am
The Whigs - In The Dark
Julieta Venegas - Otra Cosa
Graham Parker - Imaginary Television
Meredith Andrews - As Long As It Takes
Flobots - Survival Story
Jasmine - Next Me
Neon Trees - Habits
Fates Warning - Parallels
Tom McRae - The Alphabet of Hurricanes
Dropkick Murphys - Live On Landsdowne Boston, MA
Dropkick Murphys - Live On Landsdowne Boston, MA [CD + DVD]
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Classic Fantastic
Jes - High Glow
Kate Miller-Heidke - Curiouser
Various Artists - Bayou Boogie: Toe Tappin' Tunes Inspired By The Princess Frog
Streetlight Manifesto - 99 Songs of a Revolution
Armored Saint - La Raza
Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider
Broadway Cast Recording - Coraline
Gamma Ray - To The Metal!
Kirk Whalum - The Gospel According To Jazz: Chapter III
Ralph Towner & Paulo Fresu - Chiaroscuro
Fireball Ministry - Fireball Ministry
Popa Chubby - The Fight Is On
Mannish Boys - Shake For Me
Kirk Fletcher - My Turn
Various Artists - The Edge [2 CDs]
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Twelve Nights In Hollywood
The Runaways - Mercury Albums Anthology [2 CDs]

- Full list of new and future album releases

Sunday, March 14, 2010

THO 100 for week ending March 13, 2010

The Courteeners are an indie rock band from England who recently released their second album, "Falcon." Their first single from Falcon is "You Overdid It Doll," which becomes THO's largest point gainer and biggest chart mover this week. On the UK chart "Overdid It" reached #28, but it hasn't received enough airplay in the U.S. to chart yet. Nothing new to report at the top of the Top Hits Online weekly chart, as "Bad Romance" extends its record for weeks at #1 to 18 weeks. The #2 song, "Telephone" actually lost points this week, so the record may be extended another week until Rihanna's "Rude Boy" or Timbaland's "If We Ever Meet Again" can catch up.

- Current THO 100
- THO 100 Archive

Thursday, March 11, 2010

1980s Music Polls - Best of 1982

Soon music fans will be going to the theatres to see The Runaways, the story of 1980s rocker Joan Jett. Who is Joan Jett, you might ask? For starters, check out our 1982 chart, where "I Love Rock & Roll" sits at #1. The 1980s charts are based on poll results - thousands of votes across hundreds of polls. Please stop by and vote for your favorites!

- 1980s Polls
- Top Songs of 1982

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Album Releases for March 9, 2010

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach [CD + DVD]
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Ludacris - Battle Of The Sexes
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys Of Neptune
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Gary Allan - Get Off On The Pain
Gary Allan - Get Off On The Pain Deluxe Edition
Alberta Cross - The Broken Side Of Time
Stellar Kart - Everything Is Different Now
Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead Symphony
Patty Larkin - 25
Ben Harper and Relentless7 - Love From the Montreal International Jazz Festival
Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen's Jukebox
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Demon Hunter - The World Is A Thorn
Demon Hunter - The World Is A Thorn Deluxe Edition
The Chieftains & Ry Cooder - San Patricio
The Chieftains & Ry Cooder - San Patricio Deluxe Edition
Violent Soho - Violent Soho
Soundtrack - Cold Souls
Soundtrack - Love Never Dies
Soundtrack - Love Never Dies Deluxe Edition
Soundtrack - The Pacific
Daniel O'Donnell - Early Memories
Paul Motian, Chris Potter & Jason Moran - Lost In A Dream
Stan Kenton Alumni Band - Have Band Will Travel
Eluveitie - Everything Remains: As It Never Was
Mercedes Bahleda - Mercy Song
The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
Liars - Sisterworld
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Greatest Hits
Airbourne - No Guts No Glory [Import]

- Full list of new and future album releases

Sunday, March 7, 2010

THO 100 for week ending March 6, 2010

This week on the THO 100, Lady GaGa extends her record for most weeks at #1 with a single as "Bad Romance" makes it 17 weeks at the top. It is hard to believe that it became the number one song on November 14th. What is the only song that might put a stop to it? Of course, another Lady GaGa song! Her duet with Beyonce, "Telephone", climbs to #2 this week. Another single with a shot at blocking GaGa is Rihanna's "Rude Boy". After having the largest point gain last week, "Rude" springs from #11 to #6 this week. Rihanna is no stranger to the #1 position: she's had four #1 singles already starting with "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)" in 2006.

- Current THO 100
- Lady GaGa Poll

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Album Releases for March 2, 2010

Lifehouse - Smoke & Mirrors
Jason Derulo - Jason Derulo
Jamie Cullum - The Pursuit
Jamie Cullum - The Pursuit [Deluxe Edition CD + DVD]
Athlete - Black Swan
Point Of Grace - No Changin' Us
Little Boots - Hands
Danny Gokey - My Best Days
Blake Shelton - Hillbilly Bone
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
DJ Khaled - Victory
Easton Corbin - Easton Corbin
John Hiatt - The Open Road
Flogging Molly - Live At The Greek Theatre [CD + DVD]
Jaguar Love - Hologram Jams
Soundtrack - Alice In Wonderland
Various Artists - Almost Alice
Various Artists / Soundtrack - Alice In Wonderland + Almost Alice [2 CDs + T-Shirt]
Groove Armada - Black Light
Benny Andersson Band - Story Of A Heart
The Texas Tornadoes - Esta Bueno
Citizen Cope - The Rainwater LP
Shooter Jennings - Black Ribbons
Holmes Brothers - Feed My Soul
Rogue Wave - Permalight
Guitar Shorty - Bare Knuckle
Prince Royce - Prince Royce
Bob Mamet - Impromptu
Black Water Rising - Black Water Rising
Alphabeat - The Spell [Import]