Previewing the 4/15 Edition Voting

Thanks for taking the time to read any of this post, which I use as a way to inform you about the upcoming 4/15 Fan Voted Chart Voting, where Parts 1 and 2 make the 4/15 Edition Chart and Part 3 helps determine what songs to add to the 4/22 Edition Chart.

Who Can Be #1?
With “Refuge” by Randy Moore being retired from the voting this week, the #1 honors fall back to “Six Strings and Diamond Rings” by Taylor Hicks.  After 4 weeks behind “Refuge,” “Six Strings…” will now spend its 4th week at #1 this week.  With how things are looking, “Six Strings…” may remain at #1 until its chart run ends (this is week 25 out of the soon-to-be official max of 30 weeks in the voting); this all depends on how the voting runs for the next few weeks as it will need 25% this week, 26% next week, etc. and there are some songs coming that may challenge “Six Strings…” to get that percentage.

Note: “Can’t Slow Down” by The Dushane Band is the only other song on the Level 10 Poll this week and it is currently 73 points behind “Six Strings…”  Due to the large gap there is no way for “Can’t Slow Down” to be #1 this week, which will be its final week in the voting (a new Dushane Band song enters the voting next week).

Who’s In, Who’s Out of the Voting?
To see what songs that are now in the Chart Creation (Part 2), the songs removed from the Chart Creation (Parts 1 and 2), and what songs are now on the Testing Polls (Part 3), please refer to my 4/8 Voting Results, Part 3, and my 4/8 Removed Songs and 4/15 Adds posts.

Each song that is “Out of the Voting” will still be on this week’s chart as an “encore” but is removed afterwards.  As part of this “encore” each song will lose 10% of their previous points (5 Points minimum, always rounded to the next whole number) to simulate a fall down the charts before removal.

Level Movement
The following table outlines the movement of songs up levels or off of the chart so you can see how many songs will be on each poll and how many songs are moving up a level.

Level Songs on This Week’s Poll Songs on Level, Not on Poll* Songs Removed From the Chart** Songs Moving up a Level (or two)
10 2 1 5 N/A
9 7 0 1 5
8 5 0 3 6
7 8 0 0 1 to Level 9, 7 to Level 8
6 7 1 0 1 to Level 8, 6 to Level 7
5 6 1 1 2 to Level 7, 4 to Level 6
4 7 1 0 3 to Level 6, 4 to Level 5
3 8 0 0 3 to Level 5, 5 to Level 4
2 7 1 0 2 to Level 4, 5 to Level 5
1*** 148 11 7 3 to Level 3, 7 to Level 2

*-all songs get an “encore” week after being removed from the voting (didn’t get the required percent of votes or the artist has a new song in the voting).  When a song is on its “encore” week, it still counts towards the 8 songs on the level.
**-after a song’s “encore” week, it is removed from the chart and a spot opens up on the level.  The songs on the level below are able to move up to take the open spot and therefore creates an open spot on that level.  The number of songs moving up off a level is always equal to the number of songs removed from the levels about it.
***-there is no limit to the number of songs on Level 1.  The numbers provided in this row are merely for your information.

Point Distribution
Based on what poll a song is on and what place it finishes in will determine how many points the song will have added to its cumulative total.  There is a total of 1,964 points to redistribute this week (5 extra to the Hot Song, 1,959 to split between all the songs) to get to the 10,000 points distributed to all the songs on the chart. The final distribution total is announced with the results post.  The total number of points to redistribute is found by adding up the points that removed songs had in their last week on the chart plus the 10% of points songs lose between their last week in the voting and the last week on the chart.  Basically, songs give up the points they had earned over their chart run and those points are redistributed to the songs that are in the voting.  For more information on how the chart works, please visit

Nominated Songs Polls Preview
This week there are 91 total songs on the Nominating Polls, with 13 songs on the Australian Poll, 5 on the Canadian Poll, 17 on the Indie Poll, 18 on the Roots Poll, 18 on the Texas Regional Poll and 20 on the United States Poll.  The song(s) with the most votes on each poll will be added to the chart next week.  I also add “Wild Cards” which are any song that did not win a poll, but was ranked in the Top 20% of songs (for more information on Wild Cards, click here).

Voting Info:
Voting in the 4/15 edition voting will run from 4pmEDT/8pmGMT on Tuesday, 4/10 until 4pmET/8pmGMT on Friday, 4/13.  The chart will be revealed on Sunday, 4/15.

To see what songs are on the chart (Parts 1 and 2) and what songs are nominated for the chart (Part 3) this week, please see the Songs in the Voting page.


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