Previewing the 7/22 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 7/22 Edition Voting, where we vote to create the 7/22-7/28/18 Fan Voted Chart.

Who Can Be #1?
After capturing #1 last week, “Midnight Train to Memphis” by Chris Stapleton has the advantage at being #1 on the 7/22 Edition Chart; only “Forever for Now” by the Dushane Band can catch it.  In order for “Forever for Now” to be #1, it has to gain at least 8 more points than “Midnight Train to Memphis” in the voting, which can be done this week by finishing at least 4 places ahead in the voting.  With 7 songs on the Level 10 Poll this week, “Forever for Now” has to finish 3rd or higher; if it doesn’t or if “Midnight Train to Memphis” finishes higher than 5th, all the scenarios lead to “Midnight Train to Memphis” repeating at #1.  While it is not impossible for “Forever for Now” to steal #1 away, it is clearly at a disadvantage.

Who’s New, Who’s Out of the Voting?
Please refer to my 7/22 Adds and 7/15 Retired Songs posts to see what songs are new and what songs are out of the voting.

Each song that is “Retired, Still on the Chart/Level” 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, minimum score of 0 Points) 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 7 1 0 N/A
9 6 1 1 0
8 5 3 0 1
7 6 2 0 1
6 8 0 0 1
5 8 0 0 1
4 8 0 0 1
3 6 2 0 1
2 8 0 0 1
1*** 156 1

*-all songs get an “encore” week after being retired from the voting (usually because it didn’t get the required percent of votes it needed).  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 552 points to redistribute this week (10 extra to the Hot Song, 542 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

Voting Info:
Voting in the 7/22 edition voting will run from 4pmEDT/8pmGMT on Tuesday, 7/17 until 4pmET/8pmGMT on Friday, 7/20.  The 7/22 chart will be revealed on Sunday, 7/22.

To see what songs are in the voting this week, please see the Songs in the Voting page.

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