The Week in TicketCity Search – May 15th

Big changes this week as the Derby releases its grip on the top 10, and new entries abound. Interesting to note, though, the Derby was technically #11, barely missing out on making an appearance. The top 5 contain only 2 holdovers from last week, Nine Inch Nails and ACL, the former climbing to the top perch the latter sliding a couple notches.

Something called American Idol appears at #2. I looked this up on Wikipedia, and, apparently, it has something to do with a popular television program about picking someone to release a single album then immediately fade into obscurity. These people then briefly return from obscurity to perform on the “American Idols Live” tour, which precipitates searches on our website. Learn something new every day…

The biggest show on Broadway makes an appearance at #3. Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, including growing up with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and eventually running into a girl named Dorothy. I think I recall how that worked out for Elphaba, but it seems the musical retcons in a happy ending.

The bottom 5 mix things up as much as the top, with some “old school” country from George Strait pushing out the more modern Taylor Swift, while Coldplay and Jonas Brothers make return appearances. Green Day and Metallica remain fairly stable.

Current Rank Last Week Keyword
1 3 Nine Inch Nails
2 American Idol
3 Wicked
4 2 ACL
5 Kids Choice Awards
6 6 Metallica
7 Coldplay
8 7 Green Day
9 George Strait
10 Jonas Brothers