Thanks for taking the time to read any of this post, which I use as a way to inform you about the upcoming 8/19-8/25/18 Chart Voting.
Who Can Be #1?
With the new point distribution method where I assign points to the Level and the Finish (1st, 2nd, 3rd) instead of assigning for each finish points based on how many songs are on that Level, there will be a new #1 song this week. Had I been using the old method from before vacation, “Midnight Train to Memphis” had a chance to maintain #1 during its encore week. Instead, “Lullaby” by Backline will make the jump from #3 to #1 no matter how the voting turns out.
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.
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 Promoted to the Next Level|
*-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.
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 1,011 points to redistribute this week (10 extra to the Hot Song, 1,001 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 http://dcmf.x10.mx/how.html
The 8/19-8/25/18 Chart Voting will run from 4pmEDT/8pmGMT on Tuesday, 8/14 until 4pmET/8pmGMT on Friday, 8/17. The 8/19-8/25/18 Chart will be revealed on Sunday, 8/19.
To see what songs are in the voting this week, please see the Songs in the Voting page.