Thanks for taking the time to read any of this post, which I use as a way to inform you about the upcoming Voting to Create the 1/27-2/2/19 Fan Voted Chart.
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 1,540 points to redistribute this week to get to the 10,000 points distributed to all the songs on the chart. 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
Here’s a more detailed breakdown of how points are distributed:
Bonus Points: 804
Here’s the Level by Level breakdown of how the Normal Distribution will work this week:
|Level 10||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 9||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 8||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 7||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 6||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 5||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 4||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 3||POINTS GAINED|
|Level 2||POINTS GAINED|
|Entry Level||POINTS GAINED|
|10th, 11th and 12th||N/A|
This week there are more than 10 Entry Level Songs being promoted so songs below 10th place will earn a point.
The “N/A” listed in the points column means there will not be a song that finishes in that place on that poll as there are not a full number of songs in the voting on that Level.
Bonus Point Distribution:
Due to there not being enough points to distribute all in the normal fashion, there will not be any bonus points this week and the number of points earned was decreased by 1 for a portion of the songs.
breakdown of bonus points is determined by the percent of votes a song on that
polls receives. This week…
122 points will be distributed to the Level 10 songs
113 to the Level 9 songs
105 to Level 8
96 to Level 7
80 to Level 6
80 to Level 5
64 to Level 4
56 to Level 3
48 to Level 2
40 to Level 1
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|
|5||9||0||1||2 to Level 7, 7 to Level 6|
|4||9||1||0||1 to Level 6, 8 to Level 5|
|3||9||0||1||2 to Level 5, 7 to Level 4|
|2||10||0||0||2 to Level 4, 8 to Level 3|
|1||9||1||0||2 to Level 3, 7 to Level 2|
|Entry Level***||117||—||—||3 to Level 2, 9 to Level 1|
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 10 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.
***-there is no limit to the number of songs on the Entry Level. The numbers provided in this row are merely for your information.
Can Be #1?
Last week’s #1 “Love Wins” by Carrie Underwood was retired from the voting due to it not finishing high enough on the Level 10 Poll during last week’s voting (finished 5th, had to be 3rd or higher). “Love Wins” has given up 10% of its points leading into its “encore” week so it will be positioned with 541 points. There are only two songs who could realistically earn enough points to surpass that total—“Leave Her Wild” by Sundance Head (currently earned 496 points) and “Speak Love” by The Family Sowell (488 points). “What Makes You Country” by Luke Bryan (405 points) could get past 541 but it would have to win the Level 10 Poll while getting at least 96% of the votes, which is highly unlikely.
The simplest way for “Leave Her Wild” to get to #1 would be to win the Level 10 Poll (+20 points) with more than 21.3% of the vote (definitely possible). “Speak Love” would have to win (+20) and then earn at least 27.9% of the votes (also possible). It is possible for both songs to not win the Level 10 and get to #1, but it is not as simple.
If none of the scenarios above happens, then “Love Wins” will spend its final week on the chart at #1 and there will not be a new #1 until the 2/3-2/9/19 chart.
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 Voting to Create the 1/27-2/2/19 Chart will run from 4pmEDT on Tuesday, 1/22 until 4pmET on Thursday, 1/24 (8am in Canberra on Wednesday, 1/23 until 8am in Canberra on Friday, 1/25 for my Australian voters). The 1/27-2/2/19 Chart will be revealed on Sunday, 1/27.
To see what songs are in the voting this week, please see the Songs in the Voting page.