The Kentucky Derby and Oaks return to the countdown after a weeks absence. While traditional Derby wear for the ladies includes some big hats, they still have nothing on whatever Lady Gaga wears on a daily basis. She remains at the top, while Louisville’s long lived horse racing traditions have cost the esteemed Mr. Bieber the #2 spot. The WWE remains at a strong #5, a consistently higher showing than usual considering their line-ups were effected by last week’s volcano-induced air travel shutdown.
The bottom five finds some returning favorites and one new entry. Rush remains #6, while George Strait tumbles a bit to #7. Sharon Jones appears for the first time on the countdown. I take it efficiency was the only reason no one added The Dap Kings to their search efforts. The funk/soul band is on tour now, playing dates through June.
Rounding out the top 10 are former favorites Carrie Underwood and Aerosmith. After last year’s troubled tour, the rockers are setting out once again to play dates in Europe and South/Central America on the Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour.