1. John Oates: 6 Questions On "Mississippi Mile"

    April 08, 2011 2:29 PM EDT Having grown up in Philadelphia, 4. "Deep River" was inspired by Doc Watson's "Deep River Blues" and the lyrics are about the recent Nashville flood. What inspired the other original, "Mississippi Mile"? The album was pretty much done. As a songwriter, I…

  2. Weekly Chart Notes: Cee Lo Green, 'Glee,' Justin Bieber

    February 24, 2011 5:55 PM EST GO, GREEN: As Lady Gaga reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with "Born This Way" - marking the first No. 1-debuting title to remain in charge in its second frame since Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" in 2003, and the first such song to do so since the…

  3. Ask Billboard: Who Could Break "Glee"'s Record?

    February 18, 2011 6:45 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHO COULD BREAK …

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs, John Legend Working With Kanye West

    February 14, 2011 5:07 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Likely to Feature Original Songs in Upcoming Episodes At a pre-Grammy Guild of Music Surpervisors awards ceremony and brunch held yesterday (Feb. 13), Billboard learned that "Glee" will…

  5. Ask Billboard: Readers' 2010 Top Picks, Continued

    January 07, 2011 5:15 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. BACK TO DECEMBER …

  6. Ask Billboard: Sugarland's Sweet Success

    October 29, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TWO TO 1 Hey Gary…

  7. Top 10 Moments At Bonnaroo 2010

    June 14, 2010 9:12 AM EDT Trying to boil down three days and four nights of relentless music, comedy, distant bass thumping, a unrelenting jerk of a sun that made you sort of wish you had never been born, heat-based insomnia, unstable baked-mud terrain, fried foods in paper trays, sympathy-inducing sunburns and…

  8. Hall & Oates Join Arizona Boycott, Cancel Phoenix Gig

    June 07, 2010 3:05 PM EDT The rock duo Daryl Hall and John Oates announced Monday they will not be playing Phoenix next month following an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Their manager Jonathan Wolfson told The Associated Press from Los Angeles that Hall and Oates will not play Phoenix July 2 because of their personal…

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Justin Bieber, Train, Scorpions

    April 01, 2010 4:55 PM EDT '2.0' BECOMES 1: As previously reported , Justin Bieber 's "My World 2.0" arrives atop the Billboard 200 , making the 16-year-old the youngest solo male to top the tally since then-13-year-old Stevie Wonder led the Aug. 24, 1963, chart with "Little Stevie Wonder…

  10. The Bird & the Bee, "Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates"

    March 26, 2010 2:03 PM EDT Hall & Oates have always been deemed a guilty listening pleasure based on their late-'70s/early-'80s string of omnipresent chart-toppers. On a new tribute album to the pair, Los Angeles-based pop duo the Bird & the Bee (comprising singer Inara George and multi…

  11. Hall & Oates Embrace Their Hipster Faithful

    March 11, 2010 5:08 PM EST When Greg Kurstin, one-half of esoteric Los Angeles pop duo It was a synch that made an impact. In terms of digital track sales, "You Make My Dreams" sold 103,000 downloads in 2009, compared with 51,000 in 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sales of the song also could've…

  12. Hall & Oates Bassist T-Bone Wolk Dies

    March 01, 2010 9:50 AM EST Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, who played bass for nearly 30 years with Daryl Hall and John Oates and also recorded with Elvis Costello and Billy Joel, died Saturday (Feb. 27) of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was to have performed with Hall and Oates today as part of the one-year anniversary…

  13. Ask Billboard: Energizer-Bunny Albums

    February 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HANGIN' TOUGH Hi Gary, I've noticed that over the past year-plus,…

  14. Ask Billboard: Indies, No. 2 Hits & Teddy Pendergrass

    January 22, 2010 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. TALKING PEAKS, PART THREE Gary, Hi again, and, again, thank you for this…

  15. Best Of 2009: Part 2

    December 16, 2009 5:30 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2009 and throughout the past decade. Tuesday, Dec. 15: Best of 2009, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 16: Best of 2009, Part 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22: Best of the 2000s, Part 1 Wednesday, Dec. 23…

  16. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put…

  17. Listen Free: Classic Holiday Albums

    November 27, 2009 11:02 AM EST Listen to some of the best-selling holiday albums of all time, in full, here on Billboard.com . Check out sonic season's greetings from Mannheim Steamroller , Josh Groban , Kenny G. and more. Then head over to some of the hottest holiday goodies from 2009 and feast your ears on festive…

  18. Jimmy Wayne Pulls Himself Up By His (Cowboy) Bootstraps

    November 17, 2009 1:52 PM EST The bright lights and roaring crowds of New York's Madison Square Garden are a long way from the juvenile detention centers of North Carolina where Jimmy Wayne spent parts of his youth. With a new single, a cover of the Hall & Oates classic "Sara Smile," at No. 32 on…

  19. Daryl Hall and John Oates Video Q&A

    November 04, 2009 5:00 PM EST With more than 40 years of music making and more than 60 million records sold, Daryl Hall and John Oates are one of the most succesful and enduring pop duos of all time. "We always envisioned doing this for a long time," Oates says. "It was something that was part of our lives.…

  20. Ask Billboard: Latest Greatest Hits, Part 2

    October 23, 2009 5:37 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. GIVING YOU THE BEST THAT I GOT After Britney Spears topped the Billboard Hot…

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