Hidden Song Contest Nominees


Yo HP! We’re is back with a brand new addition of the Hidden Song Contest!!

You know the deal, report the artist name and title of the song you heard with your HitPredictor USERNAME to me on Twitter @hitpredictor or by email @ hiddensong at hitpredictor dot com by this Thursday, Feb 2 at 3pm EST. 25 points are up for grabs with each correct track you report + an entry into the 250 bonus points drawing.

And now to the tracks!

  • “Holding Out For A Hero” by Ella Mae Bowen
  • “This Little Girl” by Cady Groves
  • “National Anthem” by Lana Del Dey
  • “Dark Paradise” by Lana Del Rey
  • “Diet Mtn Dew” by Lana Del Rey
  • “This Is What Makes Us Girls” by Lana Del Rey
  • “Unlock That Honky Tonk” by Kellie Pickler
  • “Turn On The Radio And Dance” by Kellie Pickler
  • “Better Than I Used To Be” by Tim McGraw
  • “No Day But Today” by Idina Menzel
  • “A Spaceman Came Traveling” by Celtic Woman
  • “Summer Nights” by The Glee Cast
  • “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” by John Legend ft. Ludacris
  • “A – Ok” by Neal McCoy

Remember peeps, Feb 2 at 3pm is the deadline. No late entries!

Hear New Music First – HP


HitPredictor Chart Results


Train frontman Pat Monahan was asked about the bands upcoming 13-track collection and he says it’s filled with “Rolling Stones-type songs and songs that are very radio and dance-y and fun”. “Drive By” is the first single and it’s this week’s sole HitPredictor at Mainstream Top 40.

Adele’s album 21 is still #1 after nearly a year on the charts and her 3rd release from that album, “Set Fire To the Rain” has already been a HitPredictor at Mainstream Top 40, Hot AC, Mainstream AC and now it’s a Rhythmic HitPredictor.

Rihanna’s 3rd single from Talk That Talk was produced by Stargate, who previously helmed “Only Girl (In The World)” and “What’s My Name” is the title track from her album that’s currently #5 on the Billboard 200. It is this week’s sole Urban HitPredictor.

Adam Lamberts fans, otherwise known as Glamberts are very, very happy that his second studio album, Trespassing is set to be released on March, 20th. The first single “Better Than I Know Myself“, a collaboration with Dr. Luke was described by one critic as one of Adam’s biggest, boldest and most beautiful tracks to date. Jason Mraz is back with “I Won’t Give Up“, the first official single from his upcoming fourth studio album, Love Is a Four-Letter Word, which debuted at #1 on the Digital Singles sales charts. The People gained a fanbase through small club shows and appearances at the music festivals Coachella and South by Southwest, now they are on their way with “Don’t Stop“, the 2nd big hit from their first album Torches. This week both songs are Hot AC HitPredictors.

This week’s HitPredictor at Mainstream AC is Christina Perri’sA Thousand Years“, the second single from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Josh Turner’sTime Is Love,” is the first single from his upcoming 5th album expected to follow later this year and it’s a Country HitPredictor this week.

Provo Utah’s Neon Trees are back with their 2nd album, Picture Show which is due out in March. The first single from it is “Everybody Talks“. The Shins were formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico but are now based in Portland, Oregon. The band’s first studio album in 5 years is Port Of Morrow, due in March and the first single is “Simple Song“. Iceland’s six piece indie/folk band Of Monsters and Men, debuted their album My Head is an Anima and the first single from it is “Little Talks“. All 3 songs are Alternative HitPredictors this week.

Along with Theory of A Deadman, Kara DioGuardi wrote “Hurricane” the 4th single from the album The Truth is…, that is this week’s sole HitPredictor at Active Rock.

Album Release List: Dates Added!


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

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

Upcoming releases:
January 31, Underworld Awakening (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
February 3, The Fray, “Scars and Stories”
February 7, Dierks Bentley, “Home”
February 7, Melanie Fiona, “The MF Life”
February 7, “Now: That’s What I Call Music 41”
February 7, Shaggy, “Summer in Kingston”
February 7, The Fray, “Scars and Stories”
February 14, Audrey Assad, “Heart”
February 28, The Cranberries, “Roses”
March 6, Idina Menzel, “Live: Barefoot at the Symphony”
March 6, Monica, “New Life”
March 6, Fireflight, “Now”
March 13, Meat Loaf, “Hell in a Handbasket”
March 20, Adam Lambert, “Trespassing”
March 20, One Direction, “Up All Night”
March 26, Leona Lewis, “Glassheart”
TBA, Big Boi, “Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader”
TBA, B.o.B, “Strange Clouds”
Dr. Dre, “Detox”
TBA, Estelle, “All of Me”
TBA, Mike Posner, “Sky High”
TBA, Obie Trice, “Bottoms Up”
TBA, Skylar Grey, “Invisible”
TBA, Jason Mraz, TBA
TBA, Spring 2012, Kanye West, Big Sean, Kid Cudi, CyHi, John Legend, Common, Pusha T, Mr. Hudson, “G.O.O.D. Music”
TBA Summer 2012, Big Sean, “TBA”
TBA, Kris Allen, TBA

If you have any albums we should add to this list, post them in a comment! We’ll keep this list going every Friday so y’all can be updated about what new music is coming out.

Hidden Song Contest Winners Revealed!


The hidden song contest is now over for this week! Hope y’all enjoyed the back to back contests this week and last!! The next one will be at it’s regularly scheduled time of Tuesday!! I think we are back to normal people :)

Anywho, here are the hidden songs:

1. “Give Your Heart A Break” by Demi Lovato

2. “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes

3. “Only Happy When It Rains” by Kat Graham

And the winners of the hidden song bonus points are: JayCoburn, bebe211, and paradise33. Congrats!!

Hear New Music First – HP

Hidden Song Contest Starting Now!


Hey y’all. This week’s Hidden Song Contest is starting up right now so jump on that bandwagon and join in on the fun!!

The rules: Report the artist name and title of the song you heard with your HitPredictor USERNAME to me on Twitter @hitpredictor or by email @ hiddensong at hitpredictor dot com by this Thursday, January 26 at 3pm EST. (I’m giving y’all lots of extra time since we got such a late go at it). 25 points are up for grabs with each correct track you report + an entry into the 250 bonus points drawing.

 The songs:
  • “Holding Out For a Hero” by Ella Mae Bowen
  • “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes
  • “Born To Die” by Lana Del Rey
  • “Give Your Heart A Break” by Demi Lovato
  • “I Do Now” by Brad Paisley
  • “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band
  • “Desert Island” by Mansions on the Moon
  • “Only Happy When It Rains” by Kat Graham
  • “Wedding Bell Blues” by The Glee Cast
  • “You’re The Reason” by Victoria Justice

That’s all folks, now get huntin’!

Hear New Music First – HP

HitPredictor Chart Results


Four songs are HitPredictors at Mainstream Top 40 this week. Grammy Award nominated Swedish DJ and producer Avicii is one of two HitPredictors sampling the late, great Etta James’ “Something’s Got a Hold On Me” this week. His song is “Levels“, which has been a hit all over the world and is now a hit in the U.S. as well. Chris Martin of Coldplay secretly wrote a song specifically for Rihanna to be featured on, and he hoped that she would like it enough to want to lend her vocals to the track. Drummer Will Champion was originally going to sing Rihanna’s part but couldn’t sing high enough so they approached Rihanna, who said yes to “Princess of China“. New York City’s own Outasight weaves together the cadenced sounds of popular hip-hop and indie rock with the poignant sensibility of classic pop and soul music to create a fresh, new sound that is all his own. His first hit, “Tonight Is The Night” was used prominently as part of the promotion of the first iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas. “Young Wild and Free” is a hit featuring a collaboration between all-time great rapper Snoop Dogg and today’s hottest new HipHop star, Wiz Khalifa and it’s the lead single from the Mac & Devin Go to High School soundtrack.

Rihanna’s 3rd single from Talk That Talk is the title track. It features her third major collaboration with Hip Hop Mogul Jay-Z, and it’s this week’s sole Rhythmic HitPredictor.

After announcing he “Invented Sex”, Trey Songz is taking the time to tell us “Sex Ain’t Better Than Love” on his latest HitPredictor. “Love On Top” is found on Beyonce’s fourth studio album. She wowed everyone at the MTV Video Music Awards back in August with her live performance of the song and revealed that she was pregnant with her first child at the end of her performance. Both songs are Urban HitPredictors this week.

Train has been performing the song “Drive By” a lot during their 2011 Summer Tour, and they announced during their concert this December in Manila that it was the lead single from their new album set to be released this Spring. Flo Rida is the 2nd artist this week to have a hit “Good Feeling” with a sample from Etta James’ “Something’s Got a Hold On Me”, which has been a Top 10 hit in 15 countries. This week both songs are Hot AC Hitpredictors this week.

This week’s HitPredictor at Mainstream AC is from Rascal Flatt’s duet with British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, “Easy” and the video features a retelling of the famous fairy tale, featuring Natasha as Cinderella.

Changed is the 8th album by country music superstars Rascal Flatts due out in April, while its lead-off single “Banjo” is out now. “Over You” is the new hit from Blake Shelton’s wife, former Nashville Star finalist and Grammy Award winner Miranda Lambert. It is the second single from Lambert’s fourth studio album, Four the Record. Both songs are Country HitPredictors this week.

Van Halen has released their first new David Lee Roth-sung single in 16 years with “Tattoo“. A Different Kind of Truth, out next month, will be the line-ups first album together in 28 years. The Twin Cities are very proud of their rockers New Medicine who are back with the second single and title track from their first album Race You To The Bottom. Both songs are HitPredictors at Active Rock.

Hidden Song Contest Now Over For This Week!


Hey everyone!! Here is the end of one hidden song contest for the week! Another will start tomorrow, but let’s get to the results of this one first :)

The hidden songs were:

  1. “New Favorite Memory” by Brad Paisley
  2. “Fireball” by Willow Smith ft. Nicki Minaj
  3. “Forever Unstoppable” by Hot Chelle Rae

And the winners of the 250 bonus points were: cuteful, bcam206, and lincolnblaze. Congrats!!

Look out for the next hidden song contest, starting at it’s regularly scheduled time on Tuesday!! Woo Hoo! Maybe we can get back to normal now?!

Hear New Music First – HP