Like 2 titans, Gaga and the esteemed Mr. Bieber have been clashing over the top spot for weeks now. While her Ladyship had things sown up for a while, the young upstart dethroned her 2 weeks in a row. She has once again ascended to the top. While the top 2 spots have been relatively similar these past weeks, the remainder of this week’s countdown is full of changes, including our first Taylor-Swift-less week in quite some time.
Coachella appears at a strong #3. The Music and Arts Festival on Indio, California’s Empire Polo Fields is scheduled for this weekend. Some British acts won’t be making it this year due to the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland and the subsequent disruption of trans-Atlantic flights. Yes, I copied and pasted the name from Wikipedia, if you’re wondering…
George Strait and a rather strong showing for the WWE round out the top 5. The bottom 5 starts off with a venerable progressive rock trio Rush, with whom I’m primarily familiar with via many mentions on various Adult Swim programs. Rush will be heading out again this summer on the Time Machine Tour. Also new to the countdown is MGMT, a “Neo-psychedelia” band from Brooklyn who just released a new album called Congratulations and will also be touring this summer starting in May.