Hidden song contest winners!

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The weather may be starting to cool down, but it doesn’t mean things at HitPredictor are cooling off! We are working on some of the final touches to the new HitPredictor site – which will let you see ALL the available songs to rate and choose which order you want to listen to them in! I can’t wait until we roll it all out – soon!

In any case, we have just wrapped up another hidden song contest, and want to thank everyone that played along! Each song correctly reported in during the contest window has received a 25 point reward. And, we have three big winners of the 250-point bonus prize: Sparklz, Mom1975, and Couture. Congratulations to you!

As many discovered, this week’s hidden songs were “Little Lies” by Dave Barnes, “The House Rules” by Christian Kane, and Kevin Rudolf’s “You Make The Rain Fall.” Thanks to jayhawk4_13, bunky123, and mangofreako for the nominations!

We had so many good nominations that we again have brand new members’ tracks going into the jukebox tomorrow. So make sure to check back to find out what the new songs will be, and give us your feedback on them! After all, these tracks were nominated because someone out there thought they had the potential to be a hit, and we want to know if you agree!

So, let’s get ready for next week! We need your nominations! Remember, if we use your song, whether it’s in the hidden song contest, or just added as a member’s pick just because we want to test whether it has hit potential, you will earn a 25-point reward! So, keeping that in mind what do you think deserves some jukebox time? A new track from your favorite artist or something you heard in passing on the radio? You can submit your suggestions here on our Facebook page, or e-mail me directly at maijaliisa [at] hitpredictor.com!

Please submit your top two picks only and make them the best ones you know!

Hear new music first – HP

Upcoming releases – what are you waiting for?

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Here is this week’s update to our ongoing running tally of upcoming album releases!

This list includes albums that are slated to come out within the next few months.

If you’ve got your eye on an album you know of that’s coming out soon let us know! Post it in the comments below and we’ll get it added to the list!

We want this to serve as a useful resource to you so if there’s anything else you’d like to see added just let us know, we want to help YOU discover new music :)

Upcoming releases:
Oct. 12, Trace Adkins “Definitive Greatest Hits”
Oct. 12, Lil Wayne “I Am Not a Human Being” (Digital release Sept. 27)
Oct. 12, Darius Rucker “Charleston, SC 1966”
Oct. 12, Sister Hazel “Heartland Highway”
Oct. 12, The Band Perry “The Band Perry”
Oct. 12, You, Me, and Everyone We Know “Some Things Don’t Wash Out”
Oct. 12, Lady Antebellum “Merry Little Christmas”
Oct. 12, Indigo Girls “Happy Holly Days”
Oct. 12, Wilson Phillips “Christmas in Harmony”
Oct. 19, Kings of Leon “Come Around Sundown”
Oct. 19, Sugarland “The Incredible Machine”
Oct. 19, Shakira “Sale El Sol”
Oct. 19, Elton John & Leon Russell “The Union”
Oct. 19, Rod Stewart “Fly Me To The Moon”
Oct. 19, Bob Dylan “The Bootleg Series: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964”
Oct. 19, Liz Phair “Funstyle”
Oct. 25, Taylor Swift “Speak Now”
Oct. 26, Good Charlotte “Cardiology”
Oct. 26, Kid Cudi “Man On The Mon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager”
Nov. 2, Brad Paisley “Hits Alive” (2 CDs)
Nov. 2, Matt & Kim “Sidewalks”
Nov. 2, Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party”
Nov. 2, Mariah Carey “Merry Christmas II You”
Nov. 2, Neil Diamond “Dreams”
Nov. 2, Elvis Costello “National Ransom”
Nov. 9, Jason Castro “Who I Am”
Nov. 9, Anoop Desai “All Is Fair 2.0”
Nov. 9, Reba McEntire “All The Women In Me”
Nov. 9, Susan Boyle “The Gift”
Nov. 9, Marsha Ambrosius “Late Night & Early Mornings”
Nov. 9, Julianne Hough TBA
Nov. 16, Rascal Flatts “Nothing Like This”
Nov. 16, Keith Urban “Get Closer”
Nov. 16, Rihanna “Loud”
Nov. 16, Josh Groban “Illuminations”
Nov. 16, Pink “Greatest Hits…So Far!”
Nov. 16 Norah Jones “…Featuring Norah Jones [collection of collaborations]”
Nov. 16 Kid Rock “Born Free”
Nov. 16 Bruce Springsteen “The Promise”
Nov. 16 Annie Lennox “A Christmas Cornucopia”
Nov. 16, Lee DeWyze TBA
Nov. 22, Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
Nov. 22, My Chemical Romance “Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys”
Nov. 23, Ne-Yo “Libra Scale”
Nov. 23 Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday”
Nov. 23 Akon “Akonic”
Nov. 30, Fefe Dobson “Joy”

TBA, Jo Dee Messina “Unmistakable: Drive”
TBA, Josh Gracin “She’s A Different Kind Of Crazy”
TBA, Natasha Bedingfield “Strip Me”
TBA, Bucky Covington “I’m Alright”
TBA, Jesse McCartney, TBA
TBA, Jessie James, “Daughter of a Gypsy”
TBA, Kelly Rowland, TBA

Which album are you most looking forward to? And more importantly what should we add to the list?

Hear new music first – HP

Bruno Mars holds strong at No. 1 on Hot 100

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Bruno Mars makes it three consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 with his debut single “Just The Way You Are.”

Hot on his heels is the Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” which jets up from No. 6 to No. 2 and actually overtakes “Just The Way You Are” on the downloads chart selling 216,000 in the past week compared to Mars’ 178,000.

Billboard reports Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” slips into the No. 3 position, but helps Perry set a record on the Radio Songs chart as it moves into the top spot making Perry the only solo artist to take two of her own tracks to No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart in 2010.

The rest of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 4, “Just A Dream,” Nelly
  • At No. 5, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 7, “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • At No. 8, “Only Girl (In The World),” Rihanna
  • At No. 9, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 10, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta

Of course now that we are in the thick of Glee season there are a whopping six debut entries from the cast’s Britney Spears-inspired episode, with the peak track being “Toxic” which debuts at No. 16.

Are you listening to any of these tracks in the top 10 right now? Are there any of these you’d like to see disappear from radio?

Hear new music first – HP

Glee powering its way towards a major record on Hot 100

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In only its second season on the air, Glee is setting some major milestones in the music world.

Billboard reports that with six new debuts on the Hot 100 to be released later today, the cast of Glee will pass the Beatles for the most appearances among non-solo acts in the charts 52-year history.

As of today, the Glee cast will have a total of 75 Hot 100 chart entries, which beats out the Beatles’ previous record of 71.

This week’s Glee debuts include five covers of Britney Spears songs in addition to a cover of Paramore’s “The Only Exception” from last week’s episode.

Impressively, the Glee version of Spears’ Toxic will arrive as the Hot 100’s highest debut at No. 16, after selling 109,000 downloads in its first week.

So just how many entries will Glee rack up? Time will only tell. For a little perspective Billboard reports the Beatles earned their 71 Hot 100 titles over the course of 42 years – between 1964 and 1996. The cast of Glee meanwhile have been releasing songs for one year, four months, and two weeks!

So who else has more? Billboard reports there are only two artists ahead of Glee among all acts considered since the Hot 100 launched in August 1958. Those artists are Elvis Presley with 108 charted tracks, and James Brown with 91.

In total, the Glee cast has sold 11.5 million downloads. Billboard reports that its cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Belevin'” is its best seller with a whopping 992,000 downloads!

Are you a Gleek? How long do you think this very young show can continue to sell tracks in such big numbers?

Hear new music first – HP