1. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … all the way down to No. 100. For renowned…

  2. New Year's 2015: Our Musical Resolutions

    January 01, 2015 10:00 AM EST Forget cutting out sweets and watching less TV -- let's get to the important stuff: What are your musical resolutions of 2015? 2014: The Year in Music To get you started, the Billboard.com editorial team shared theirs below: "I plan to step up my karaoke game in 2015. Instead of…

  3. Hootie & the Blowfish's 'Cracked Rear View' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    July 02, 2014 3:26 PM EDT Everyone remembers Hootie & the Blowfish as a good-time, crack-a-brew, "Dude, where's my hacky sack?" sort of band, and that's a testament to the undeniable charm of two songs: "Hold My Hand" and "Only Wanna Be With You." Both helped the South…

  4. David Byrne's 'Here Lies Love' Reopens Off-Broadway, Bringing Fatboy Slim Show to London

    May 03, 2014 4:57 PM EDT The disco beat of David Byrne goes on and on at New York’s Public Theater, where "Here Lies Love" -- the musical based on Byrne’s and Fatboy Slim’s 2010 concept album of the same name about the life of Filipino leader Imelda Marcos -- kicked off its commercial run on Thursday…

  5. Gwar's Top 5 Mainstream Moments: Fox News, 'Beavis & Butt-Head' & More

    March 24, 2014 5:00 PM EDT Gwar was never meant for the mainstream. Since founding the band in 1984, singer Oderus Urungus (aka David Brockie) was on an unrepentant mission to be as outrageous and socially unacceptable as possible. Costumes of oversized battle armor, offensive lyrics and brutal music were his…

  6. Gin Blossoms, David Byrne, Journey Rise to Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

    November 22, 2013 3:45 PM EST For more than 40 years benefit concerts have served as a conduit for emergency aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world. Their success hinges on hurried planning and requires whirlwind agreements between musicians and venues, sponsors and TV networks. "Up to that time, no one really…

  7. Mark McGrath Talks Summerland Tour Split, New Sugar Ray & 'Idol' Judges Table

    June 27, 2013 2:25 PM EDT Singer says Sugar Ray's next album will likely be posted for free on its web site. Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath says there's no hard feelings between him and Everclear's Art Alexakis after the two Summerland Tour co-founders parted ways for the coming season. "I thought…

  8. Miley Cyrus' Top 10 Best Singles (So Far)

    May 31, 2013 4:55 PM EDT Can't wait for "We Can't Stop"? Listen to this rundown of Miley's top radio cuts to date. On Monday (June 3), Miley Cyrus officially returns with "We Can't Stop," the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced first single from her forthcoming fourth studio album,…

  9. Analysis: How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 9:05 AM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking continues to track the trends at, and reveal the realities of, U.S. mainstream top 40 radio. The…

  10. Matchbox Twenty Q&A: 'We Had This No-Fear Rule'

    September 04, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Walking down the halls of Calabasas' Emblem Studios, surrounded by platinum records from Matchbox Twenty and frontman Rob Thomas , it's easy to forget the band's been gone for a very long time. Putting aside 2007's "Exile on Mainstream" - a mix of new material…

  11. Ask Billboard: Chart Beat Readers' 2010 Favorites

    December 31, 2010 4:35 PM EST This week, it's all about the best of 2010 - my picks and yours. Here are my favorite concerts, albums (and more) of the past 12 months. Please feel free to share your rankings in the comments section below or at askbb@billboard.com (please include your first and last name, as well as…

  12. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Kenny Chesney, Phil Collins

    October 07, 2010 4:35 PM EDT LIMA LEAPFROGS LIVERPOOL: As previously reported , the "Glee" cast swells its total to 75 Billboard Hot 100 chart entries, passing the Beatles for most visits to the survey among non-solo acts. The ensemble that portrays the show choir at Lima, Ohio's McKinley High trails only…

  13. Gin Blossoms, "No Chocolate Cake"

    October 01, 2010 4:13 PM EDT The Gin Blossoms continue to concoct melodic hooks framed by a mix of jangly alternative pop-rock on the band's newest album, "No Chocolate Cake." While its 1992 breakthrough, "New Miserable Experience," was powered by the pen of co-founder Doug Hopkins, who died the…

  14. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1996

    March 16, 2010 1:15 PM EDT ADULT 'HOOD: Fourteen years ago today (March 16, 1996), Billboard introduced the Adult Pop Songs chart. The radio airplay survey spun off from the Adult Contemporary list. "In the past few years, the emergence of the adult top 40 format has seen modern rock, dance and R&B…

  15. Leaders Of The Bands

    October 20, 2009 12:18 PM EDT As the promo touts, to the pulsating sounds of the Knack 's most famous hit, the character of Sharona returns this week to USA's signature series, " Monk ." For those of you who don't follow the adventures of Tony Shalhoub's lovable obsessive-compulsive detective…

  16. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1995

    September 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT HIStory: He may be making news on the charts week after week this year following his passing June 25, but this week in 1995, Michael Jackson achieved a chart first. Fourteen years ago this week, Jackson's "You Are Not Alone" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking…

  17. April 11, 2009

    April 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dies of cancer at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is 52. 2006 – Rapper Proof of D12 and 5 Elementz dies after being shot in the head in Detroit. He is 32. 2002 – Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are engaged after he proposes to her in the…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  19. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuts at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Although the Band Aid 20 track comes nowhere near the first-week sales of its 19 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" …

  20. 18OnTV

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 30 - May 6, 2007. MONDAY, APRIL 30 "Stereophonics: Language. Sex. Violence. Other?," STARZ! Cinema Featured Artist(s): Stereophonics. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Kirsten Dunst, Rob Magnotti, Dinosaur Jr.…

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