Previewing the 7/29 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 7/29 Edition Voting, where we vote to create the 7/29-8/4/18 Fan Voted Chart.

Who Can Be #1?
After winning the Level 10 Poll and being the Hot Song during the voting last week, “Midnight Train to Memphis” by Chris Stapleton has built a big enough lead in points that it is nearly impossible for it not to be #1 next week.  The only way “Midnight Train to Memphis” does not become #1 for a 3rd straight week is if current #2 “Forever for Now” by the Dushane Band wins the Level 10 Poll, is the Hot Song and “Midnight Train to Memphis” finishes last or next to last on the Level 10 Poll.  All of three of these events has to take place for “Forever for Now” to pull off the upset and become #1.

Who’s New, Who’s Out of the Voting?
Please refer to my 7/29 Adds and 7/22 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 6 1 1 N/A
9 6 1 1 1
8 5 0 3 2
7 5 1 2 5
6 7 1 0 7
5 7 1 0 7
4 8 0 0 7
3 6 0 2 6
2 7 1 0 1 to Level 4, 6 to Level 3
1*** 174 2 to Level 3, 7 to Level 2

*-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 1,616 points to redistribute this week (10 extra to the Hot Song, 1,606 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 7/29 edition voting will run from 4pmEDT/8pmGMT on Tuesday, 7/24 until 4pmET/8pmGMT on Friday, 7/27.  The 7/29 chart will be revealed on Sunday, 7/29.

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

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