FYI: Beginning this week, I am moving the “Who’s New” post to Sunday and this post to the Saturday posting time slot. Now the three Voting Preview Posts will be on three consecutive days.
The main purpose of this post is to announce what songs met the requirements for retirement from the voting during the voting for the previous chart. To be retired from the voting means that the song will not be in any future voting and will be removed from the chart soon.
There are four ways a song can be retired—it fell short of the percentage of votes it needed during voting for the 2/24-3/2/19 Fan Voted Chart, it finished last place on Level 10, it was the #1 song and finished lower than 3rd on the Level 10 Poll or the song reached its time limit in the voting. Retired songs will still be on the next chart we vote for (the 3/3-3/9/19 Chart), losing at least 10% of their previous points total to give to the other songs (a minimum of 5 Points lost; not to fall below 0 Points). Each song will then be removed before the next chart is created (the 3/10-3/16/19 Chart).
Songs Who Missed Their
The following songs did not get the percent of the votes needed; the “% Difference” column shows how short the songs were of their needed percentage:
|The Rev||“El Diablo”||-0.32|
|Curtis Grimes||“Had a Thing”||-0.42|
|Jason Eady||“I Lost My Mind in Carolina”||-0.42|
|Cameron Hobbs||“More Than One Night”||-0.42|
|Joseph St. John||“Shaky Ground”||-0.47|
|Brad Cox||“Red Light”||-0.68|
|Annie Rost||“Wrong Kinda Love”||-0.69|
|Smith & Wesley||“A Little on the Redneck Side”||-1.13|
|JK Nick Nichols||“New Look From an Old Fool”||-1.21|
|McKay & Leigh||“New Cut Road”||-1.32|
|Steven Moakler||“Finally Friday”||-1.37|
|Tom Cole||“Life Without You”||-1.50|
|High Fidelity||“Gotta Get You Near Me Blues”||-1.68|
|Bobby G. Rice||“I’m Working for the Lord”||-1.68|
|Kristi Stanley||“It’s Raining the Blues”||-1.93|
|Charlie Shafter||“Billy Creek”||-2.46|
|Phoebe Jay ft. Tommy Emmanuel||“Free Air”||-2.74|
|Richard Lynch||“The Old Feed Store”||-2.80|
|Matt Stell||“Prayed for You”||-2.89|
Level 10 Rules:
Each week, the song that finishes last on the Level 10 Poll will be retired. In addition, if the current #1 song finishes lower than 3rd on the Level 10 Poll, then the song is retired.
Last on Level 10 Poll: “Don’t Let the Old Man In” by Toby Keith
Status of Current #1: “Speak Love” by The Family Sowell, the #1 song on last week’s chart, won this week’s Level 10 Poll and therefore will continue in the voting.
Automatically Retired Songs:
The songs listed here are being retired from the voting either because the artist has requested the song to be retired or the song has now spent 30 weeks on the chart, which is the most a song is permitted to be in the voting.
No songs are being automatically retired this week.
The Voting to Create the 3/3-3/9/19 Chart will run from 4pmEDT on Tuesday, 2/26 until 4pmET on Thursday, 2/28 (8am in Canberra on Wednesday, 2/27 until 8am in Canberra on Friday, 3/1 for my Australian voters). The 3/3-3/9/19 Chart will be revealed on Sunday, 3/3.