Lots of shuffling, but only one new face this week. It appears the momentum of last weeks bowl contests spilled over into this week, as the BCS and the Cotton Bowl both hung on for another round. This will probably be the last we see of them for another 11 months or so, though. The Super Bowl has reached the top, as we are getting closer to finding out who will be playing.
Girl Talk shoots into the countdown at #3, impressive debut for a newcomer to the countdown. Wow, with a name like Girl Talk, I bet there’s some nice looking ladies- wait, what? Oh… Well, okay… This is an even bigger fake out than having 2 dudes in the group Lady Antebellum. So, Girl Talk is the stage name of Gregg Michael Gillis, a mashup / electronica musician. “Gregg” will be at the Austin Music Hall tonight before continuing a nationwide tour.
As predicted, Gaga’s return stateside is moving up the charts. The rest of the countdown is pretty much a bit of a shift from last week, with some ups and downs for the returning concert acts. Linkin Park climbs while Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift both tumble a bit. Monster Jam rounds out the countdown, looking like the longevity it achieved last spring will be repeated this year.