Who’s Out? Preview, Part 1: Voting to Create the 7/7-7/13/19 Fan Voted Chart

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 to create the 6/23-6/29/19 Fan Voted Chart, it finished last place on Level 10 (see more below), 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 chart we vote to create this week (the 7/7-7/13/19 Chart), but will lose 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 7/14-7/20/19 Chart).

Songs Who Missed Their Percentage:
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:

ArtistSong% Difference
James Robert Webb“April May”-0.10
Stephen Martines“Alright”-0.10
Midland“Mr. Lonely”-0.10
Jason Owen“The Power of Love”-0.12
Cornell & Carr“A Town Like This”-0.19
Montgomery Church“Your Trouble Mind”-0.29
Bekx“Scissors”-0.57
Jerry Foster & Donna Cunningham“Not Really”-0.57
Bellamy Brothers“If You Ever Leave”-0.60
Holiday State“Friday Feelin'”-0.67
Josh Grider“My First Band”-0.67
Josh Ward“The Devil Don’t Scare Me”-0.86
Tyler Creek Road“Breakfast in Texas”-1.05
Rob Heath“The Day We Learn Why”-1.14
Glen Templeton“Run With Me”-1.19
Lauren Corzine“Ain’t That Lonely”-1.19
The Spur 327 Band“Must Have Lost My Mind”-1.62
Dusty Neuman“Spike Drivin’ Blues”-2.10
Son Volt“The 99”-2.57
Chris Turner“If You Drink”-2.67
Dale Ann Bradley“The Hard Way Every Time”-2.95
Feller & Hill“Stone Woman Blues”-3.57
The Price Sisters“If I’m Gonna Be Lonely”-3.93
Kacey Musgraves“Love Is a Wild Thing”-4.41

Level 10 Rules:
Each week, the song that finishes last on the Level 10 Poll will be retired; any song new to the Level 10 Poll is not eligible.  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: The last place song was ineligible and there was a tie for next-to-last.  Based on policy agreed upon by my Fan Voted Chart Advisory Group, the older song qualifies for this, which means in this case “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs is the one for this.  Since the song was already going to be retired because it timed out, then I will say the other song is safe and that technically no one qualified for this.  

Status of Current #1:  The #1 song leading into the last voting (“I’m Diggin’ It” by Jessie Lynn) was removed from the chart so no song qualified for this method this week.

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.

“Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs.  

As a side note, “Beautiful Crazy” will not be on this week’s chart because that would have been its 32nd week on the chart due to the vacation-created chart for 6/30-7/6/19.  I treated the vacation-created chart like it was the “encore” week for “Beautiful Crazy” so it lost 10% of its points and charted based on that number.

Voting Info:
The Voting to Create the 7/7-7/13/19 Chart will run from 7pm Eastern US Time on Tuesday, 7/2 until 7pm Eastern US Time on Thursday, 7/4 (this would be from 9am in Canberra on Wednesday, 7/3 until 9am in Canberra on Friday, 7/5 for my Australian voters).  The 7/7-7/13/19 Chart will be announced on Saturday, 7/6 at 7pm Eastern time (that is Sunday, 7/7 at 9am in Canberra for my Australia voters).

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