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Much like the silver medal in basketball at the Quadrennial International Amateur Warm Weather Sporting Competition recently underway in the capital of the United Kingdom, getting second place on the countdown is just as good as gold these days. 1D does not appear to be going anywhere, leaving Jason Aldean to clear that last hurdle and hit the #2 spot. This has been his best run in countdown history, and in other times, he’d have easily secured #1.
Football heats up this week as well, with the Longhorns moving up 2 spots to #3 and the Cowboys gaining a spot to round out the top 5. The Texans enter the countdown at #7, where Mississippi State made room for them by sliding to #8. That’s 40% of the countdown and we’re just about to August. NFL fans can enjoy preseason match-ups starting in just 2 weeks. College football fans have a little longer to wait, but September is right around the corner.
It would be remiss not to note Bieber Fever appears to be in complete remission, as he falls to #4.
The boys of summer aren’t done yet, and the Rangers reappear in the #6 spot this week. Also returning after an absence is Coldplay, who have drifted in and out this summer as their Mylo Xyloto Tour continues its major North American leg before returning to Europe at the end of August.
Finally, after an even longer absense, the WWE returns to the countdown. SummerSlam might be the reason for that, as it will land in the Staples Center for a 4th time in a row on August 19th.