3/25 Edition Songs Removed Post: 1 Song Retired, 12 Songs Fall Short of Their Percentage

The main purpose of this post is to announce what songs met the requirements for removal (based on percentage of votes) from the voting during the recent 3/25/18 Fan Voted Chart Voting and therefore will no longer be in the voting (with one exception).  These songs will still be on the next chart we vote for (the 4/1/18 edition), losing at least 10% of their previous points total (a minimum of 5 Points).  Each song will then be removed before the next chart is created (the 4/8/18 edition).

The exception: each week, the song(s) that miss their required percent of votes by the smallest amount is (are) saved from removal.

Qualifying Songs:
The following songs did not get the percent of the votes needed; the bolded song(s) was/were saved (see paragraph above).

Artist Song % Difference
Shannon Slaughter “Lonely Trail of Tears” -0.19
Adam Steffey “Pitching Wedge” -1.00
Tanner Fenoglio “This Town” -1.94
Doc Walker “Sicka Whiskey” -2.00
Giuseppe Brai “Elena” -2.34
EmiSunshine “Ninety Miles” -2.45
Jason Kirkness “It’s What I Like About U” -2.56
Deryl Dodd with Matt Hillyer “Drinkin’ ‘Bout You” -2.56
Taylor Swift “New Year’s Day” -2.89
The Boys From Indiana “Lady of the Lake” -3.92
Nora Jane Struthers “The Words” -4.86
The Powell Brothers “Coming Home” -6.85
Leftover Salmon “Keep Driving” -6.85

Retired Songs:
The other reason for this post to announce what songs are being retired from the voting.  The songs listed here are being retired from the voting either because the artist has another song entering the voting next week or the artist has requested the song to be retired.

“Life of a Hard Workin’ Man” by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Note: I maintain a “Waiting List” for when an artist has two songs nominated (only one can be in the voting at a time).  If an artist has a song on the Waiting List and a song on the chart, the song on the chart is retired from the voting if it does not make it to Level 2 after its 7th week on the chart (the 7th week was chosen because that’s the first week the song has to get votes to stay on the chart).  Most of the songs on the Waiting List are from the Roots Music source, but occasionally there will be songs from other sources as well.

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