Chart FAQ

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How do I vote? Where do I vote?
I post a link here, on Twitter and on Facebook each week for the voting. Click on that link, fill out the entire survey and click submit.

How do songs get added to the voting and therefore the chart?
I use a variety of websites, mostly airplay charts, to find songs for each of the 8 categories (90s #1, Australian, Canadian, Indie, Roots, Texas Regional, “Tribute” and United States).

Can I request a song to be in the voting?
Of course! I just need to know the song and the artist and I will determine which of the categories it fits into best.

How do you decide that a song is no longer to be in the voting (I call it “Retirement”)?
I use a formula to determine the percent of the vote a song needs during the voting to be able to stay on the chart; the current formula calls for songs to get a percentage of the votes greater than or equal to the number of weeks it has been in the voting; this formula applies to the Entry Level and Levels 1 through 9.

Songs on Level 10 are not subject to the formula. Instead, there are three different results they have to avoid to stay in the voting.
#1) They cannot finish last (does not apply to songs on their first week on Level 10).
#2) If they are the #1 song on the chart, they cannot finish lower than 3rd.
#3) Once a song reaches its 21st week in the voting, it cannot finish lower than 4th.

Once a song meets one of the above requirements, it is removed from the voting and eventually the chart.  All songs are limited to 30 weeks in the voting and will be retired from the voting after their 30th week regardless of what percent of the vote they got.

Are there any exceptions to your “Retirement Policy”?
Yes, there is, but only for songs on Levels 1 through 9 and the Entry Level. Currently, the Top 5 or the number being promoted (whichever is largest) are not subject to retirement. The rest of the songs on these Levels are subject to the formula and must reach their percentage to remain in the voting.

Can an artist have multiple songs in the voting at one time?
Yes! Beginning in 2020, I now allow artist to have more than one song in the voting as long as the songs are not added in the same week as each other.

More questions to come soon…

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