The Chart Show: Bad Bad Hats Take a 'Wide Right' into Third


Bad Bad Hats perform at The Current Day Party during SXSW
Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge of Bad Bad Hats perform at The Current Day Party at Barracuda in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 15, 2019, during the SXSW music festival. (Mary Mathis | MPR)

Back on top of our chart and at the center of a social media storm is Billie Eilish. The 17-year-old star has been quoted as saying she wears baggy clothes to stop her body being sexualized. A photo of her in a tank top has gone viral and the inevitable has begun.

The biggest upward movers this week, nine places to three are going to help us this weekend Rock The Garden. Bad Bad Hats headline the second stage at 8 o'clock. Look out for my white Fedora and I'd love to say "Hi" or just give you a high five for coming to our big day!

Although she had a bad week on our chart, slipping down three places, Lizzo had a huge success at the BET Awards at the weekend, being the main performer and winning over Rihanna with a flute solo!

Inducted to our Chart Hall of Fame for the sixth time are Vampire Weekend, ending at #5. They are getting great reviews for their recent shows, for how long and jammy they are AND for some of the interesting covers they're choosing to play, like The Doors this weekend.

The Beths have bounced back on this week at nine after a week hiatus. They will also be at Rock The Garden and have played a bunch of shows already this year with BBH. We met them at SXSW this year in March.

A big slide backwards seven places to #10, The Black Keys, #1 on the All Time Hall of Fame, are our Album of the Week. And we'll air a special conversation between them and our Program Director Jim McGuinn on Thursday night at 9p.m. CT.

Glastonbury, the biggest festival in the UK started today, and Sharon Van Etten is there. She'll drive by my old home town Kings Lynn next week, between her gigs in Norwich and Cambridge! She has a packed calendar, including shows at Rosklide, Mad Cool, Lollapalooza in Chicago in August and some recent additional fall dates with old friends Bon Iver.

The intrepid Jade survived another Bonnaroo two weeks ago and sent back some wonderful memories, including the show that The Comet Is Coming put on, and their back after a short break too. Check out more of the best moments of Bonnaroo.

Cage The Elephant slip into the basement space this week. They had to cancel a string of shows in Europe last week because of a leg injury to guitarist nick needing immediate surgery!

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win The Current's ticket giveaway for Lord Huron with Bully at Surly Brewing Festival Field in Minneapolis, MN on July 27, 2019.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show
185Billie EilishBad Guy
228BeckSaw Lightning
3129Bad Bad HatsWide Right
415Lizzo Tempo feat... Missy Elliott
5610Vampire WeekendThis Life
6104The RaconteursHelp Me Stranger
7136Of Monsters and MenAlligator
8202J.S. OndaraLebanon
9R2The BethsHappy Unhappy
1032The Black KeysEagle Birds
11112Lana Del ReyDoin' Time
12153Sleater-KinneyHurry On Home
13193Silversun PickupsIt Doesn't Matter Why
14162PhantogramInto Happiness
1542Bon IverU (Man Like)
1656The LumineersGloria
17143The NationalRoman Holiday
18R2Sharon Van EttenJupiter 4
19R2The Comet Is ComingSummon The Fire
20X1Cage The ElephantSocial Cues

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