The Week in TicketCity Search – Touchdown, Luke Bryan

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug 19th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 3 Luke Bryan
2 7 MS State Football
3 6 Houston Texans
4 - Taylor Swift
5 5 Dallas Cowboys
6 - SF 49ers
7 - Longhorns Football
8 8 Selena Gomez
9 - Razorbacks Football
10 - Auburn Football

Its beginning to look a lot like football season,
mascots in ev’ry slot.
But the prettiest sight to see are the tickets that will be
at your own front door.

Okay, not “ev’ry,” but I had to round a bit for the song parody to work. It is over half, so I’ve got the math on my side. Which is strange, because math and I generally do not get along well at all.

After weeks of near misses, Luke Bryan reaches the apex of his music career, capturing the top spot on the TicketCity Week in Search. The football shake-up leaves a number of previous contenders nowhere to be found. 1D missed the top completely for the first time in months while last week’s champ, Bruno Mars, conquered and departed.

Who were the pigskin favorites this week? The NFL’s usual suspects, the Texans and Cowboys, are joined by the 49ers, while on the college side, Mississippi State climbs even higher, and pulls along Auburn, Arkansas, and Texas. None of these teams are strangers to the top 10 from seasons past.

In between the football frenzy, former champ Taylor Swift returns with a solid landing at #4. The clock is ticking on the Red Tour. Fans have until the end of September to see the show live.

While the thought crossed my mind to rock the Perry Como with the original “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas”, that would be a bit unfair to Mr. Bryan’s achievement this week. So here’s the video for “Crash My Party.” Yes, there are pickup trucks and flannel shirts.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Gold Cup Runneth… Around… On Fields

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July 15th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Beyoncé
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Luke Bryan
5 - CONCACAF Gold Cup
6 5 Taylor Swift
7 - Bruno Mars
8 6 Lil Wayne
9 - WWE
10 7 Justin Timberlake

Some musical chairs this week at the top. 1D keeps the streak going, but the Biebs and Beyoncé trade places as Mrs. Carter’s Tour keeps going strong. Luke Bryan wisely stays out of it, content to hold down the number four spot, while the week’s biggest wild card drops in on the fifth spot.

The western hemisphere’s entry in the category of longest pro sports league acronym, CONCACAF, is nearing the culmination of is biennial Gold Cup championship. The Spanish-speaking of its many fans may know it as the Copa de Oro. The final is booked at Soldier Field in Chicago on the 28th, ample time to get tickets for the big show.

The Gold Cup’s sudden success did delay Taylor Swift’s charge for the top. She’s joined by someone also familiar with the neighborhood and looking for a comeback, Bruno Mars. Lil Wayne’s momentum stalled and he drops two spots, landing just above the wrestling ring. The WWE usually pops in this time of year in the run up to the Summerslam PPV.

Here is Bruno in his latest video, providing flashbacks to the sort of video effects I probably thought were cool in the early 80s.

Oh, and don’t forget to comment on how I’m wrong about CONCACAF being the longest pro sports league acronym in the western hemisphere. This is the internet, after all.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Phishing for Better Rankings

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July 8th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 2 Justin Bieber
3 4 Beyoncé
4 7 Luke Bryan
5 - Taylor Swift
6 - Lil Wayne
7 - Justin Timberlake
8 - Phish
9 - Dallas Cowboys
10 - John Mayer

Reunion of sorts in the top five, with 1D, Bieber, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift all back. Swift has been out of play recently, but there is certainly no shortage of concert dates left in the Red Tour. It won’t wrap up until the end of the September.

The bottom five is a mix of returning favorites, starting with Lily Wayne. Wayne is headlining the America’s Most Wanted tour, with TI and, date depending, either 2 Chainz or Tyga. The tour lasts through the end of August.

Phish is back once more. They too will be busy until the end of August, playing multi-day mini-festivals at amphitheaters and pavilions around the US.

The week’s one sporting event is the Cowboys. The NFL preseason is just a few weeks away and excitement builds steadily. College is right behind. Noticed a few of the usual college suspects making their way up towards the top 10 this week.

I sense it’s probably not the greatest idea to go with a Lil Wayne vid, and no one has time to make it through an hour and half Phish jam, so I’ll use this space to welcome back Jon Mayer to the countdown with a video of him providing tips on how to look like Carlos Santana.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Heavy Lies The Crown Big Enough for Five

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
June 17th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 7 Bruno Mars
3 6 Justin Bieber
4 3 Luke Bryan
5 8 Beyoncé
6 4 College World Series
7 - Drake
8 10 Taylor Swift
9 - SF Giants
10 9 Texas Rangers

After months of third or fourth place, One Direction is not giving up the top spot easily. Bruno is making his play, with a big gain from #7 to land in the #2 spot. Finally, the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s luck is returning, finding himself in the top 3 for the first time in quite a while.

Unfortunately for Luke Bryan, he’s the one who had to make that room. Beyoncé, no stranger to the top herself, gains some momentum to land at #5.

Deep in the heart of it, the College World Series drops to #6. After this weekend’s games, the CWS heads into the home stretch, with the final games on the 24th, 25th, and if needed, the 26th. With a number of the favorites like LSU eliminated early, the finals will be chosen from UCLA, North Carolina, Mississippi State, and Oregon State.

Drake and his recent tour announcement lands at #7 this week. Fresh off a Grammy win, with a new album ready, he’s heading out on the “Would You Like A Tour?” Tour this fall. Judging by these numbers, the answer to that question, is “yes.”

Just put up a Drake vid in the last post, so I’ll be picking a wild card this week. Taylor Swift showed some positive movement, so let’s celebrate with the latest single, which I think is the one where she breaks up with Ed Sheeran:

The Week in TicketCity Search – An Indirect Return

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
June 10th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 One Direction
2 1 Mumford & Sons
3 3 Luke Bryan
4 9 College World Series
5 7 San Antonio Spurs
6 6 Justin Bieber
7 10 Bruno Mars
8 5 Beyoncé
9 - Texas Rangers
10 - Taylor Swift

1D patiently bided their time before finally returning to the top of the countdown. Their ascendancy is somewhat bittersweet, since the former champ, Mumford & Sons had to take an unexpected hiatus due to a medical condition affecting bassist Ted Dwane. Their remaining US tour dates in June have been cancelled, and they won’t make Bonnaroo, replaced by Jack Johnson in the Saturday headliner slot.

Currently the group plans to return at the Glastonbury Festival.

Luke Bryan settles into the third spot, and the rest of the top five checks in with some championship sports. The Spurs aren’t letting the Heat sweep, and the CWS is just about to start. The first game is this weekend, and almost two weeks of the best in college baseball follows at TD Ameritrade Park.

Bieber manages to hold onto the sixth spot, currently his best performance in weeks. Bruno Mars has a bit of a surge, up from last place. Beyoncé moves in the opposite direction, ending down at #8, while Taylor Swift takes over last place from Bruno.

So, since I posted Mumford & Sons last week, this is going to have to happen. I’m sure by now you’ve jammed out to “What Makes You Beautiful”, so here is a different song by One Direction, one I’m old by Wikipedia was very popular in New Zealand: