|7||-||Mississippi State Football|
|9||-||Teen Choice Awards|
We’ll pretend I wasn’t off last week, though honestly, I ran the numbers and I wouldn’t be saying anything different about the #1 spot. Yes, the summer of 1D continues unabated. Can pretty much see the proverbial touch being passed from the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who once again comes up far short of a win. Such is the way of things, and it’s a nice torch while you have it, but eventually even One Direction will be handing it over to the next bunch. Oh, and if you know who that’s going to be, let us know.
Jason Aldean lands the #3 spot. Aldean’s a regular, though rarely cracks the top five when he does appear. He’s had a strong few weeks on the countdown. It will be interesting to see if he makes it up to #2. Real Madrid slips into the spot he departed, on the strength of a four spot climb. The international soccer club’s US tour is the strongest I ever recall for any big European team.
Rounding out the top five is the faint but ever growing rumble of college football season. The Longhorns, a common sight on the countdown in the fall months, arrive fairly early this year, bracketing the Cowboys with another college team, the Bulldogs of Mississippi State. Need to be clear about any team named “Bulldogs.” Seriously, have you seen how many there are?
Concerts round us out, starting with Madonna, whose MDNA tour is legging through Europe at the moment, but returns stateside in August. The Teen Choice Awards enter at #9. Doesn’t look like One Direction is on the bill at the moment, but something tells me there’s some bookers working overtime to make sure they show up. Carly Rae Jepsen is going to be there, maybe she can give them a call…