I think we can safely say it's happening: once again, an Aurelleah song come and remains the dominant track in the scene for an exorbitant amount of weeks. However, there's rumblings below it. The two big debuts from last week, Jyc Row's Sun of the Night and dxsir's Different Life of Guardian, both climb a rung to new peaks, 7-6 and 6-5 respectively. In addition, 3 songs debut in the top 10 zone: the highest is the #7 hit Everything Comes Natural from Dynamite Grizzly, boosted into the top 100 for the first time by a feature by Cider Party, followed by Tempest Shadow by Jyc Row at #9, high here off hype for the movie, which is the same reason #10, Rainbow by Ricardo Padua, is here, a cover by a non-brony of the breakout hit of the movie. Find out more past the break!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
2017 Chart Year - 10/21/17 - Week 47/52 - Aurelleah's Flawless Leads Fifth Week, Brilliant Venture Gets Top 5, dxSir, Jyc Row, & Felicia Ferrare Get Top 10
We've got quite the busy week here on the Trot 100, folks. While Flawless remains the top song on the countdown, that could change soon, as it was almost beaten this week by A New Pair of Wings, which gained a new remix to help it out once more, which should experience a full boost next tracking week. In addition, debuting at #3 after wallowing below the top 100 in tracking, Brilliant Venture gets to the zone by way of an Aurelleah remix with his track Moving On From Yesterday. Also in the top ten this week are Different Life of Guardian at #6, a dxSir song soundtracking a first-person animation, and Sun of the Night at #7, a collaboration between Jyc Row and vocalist Felicia Farerre. Check out more past the break, because there are a total of 19 entries and a re-entry to account for!
Friday, September 29, 2017
2017 Chart Year - 10/14/17 - Week 46/52 - Aurelleah's Flawless Leads Fourth Week, Two Songs Re-Enter New to Top 10 After Rereleases
Aurelleah now takes a fourth week atop the Trot 100, but what's more notable this week are the rereleases that finally make the top 10 for the first time. First up is Wasted Your Time by ALfiux, originally released in January and pushed once more as part of the new Ponies at Dawn release (which should impact next week's charts even moreso), reaching the lofty height of #5. Next up is Maybe by ertrii, a minor single from the middle of the year boosted by a vocal cover from hitmaker FritzyBeat, shooting the song back up to #8! Find out more past the break!
Friday, September 22, 2017
2017 Chart Year - 10/7/17 - Week 45/52 - Aurelleah's Flawless Returns to Top, loophoof, PrinceWhateverer, 4everfreebrony, & Jyc Row Head Into Top 10
After spending 2 weeks at the summit of the chart and acquiescing a week to Notion's A New Pair of Wings (down 1-2), Aurelleah's We're Not Flawless remix returns to the top for third total nonconsecutive week. In addition, a Cider Party promotion causes Would Stay by loophoof re-entering the chart at the lofty position of #5 after a debut a few weeks ago at #95. Elsewhere in the top 10, Yuugure no Kagayaki debuts at #8, Silhouette debuts at #9, and The Sphinx climbs 16-10 on its second week. Find out more past the break!
Friday, September 15, 2017
2017 Chart Year - 9/30/17 - Week 44/52 - Notion Leads the Trot 100 With Vylet Pony, Jyc Row Climbs Into Top 10
I wasn't sure if it was gonna happen this week or sometime in the near future, but A New Pair of Wings has indeed claimed a tight victory over We're Not Flawless (Aurelleah), aided by a remix of its own by brony artist Bluu. The only other major shakeup in the top 10 is that Don't Run Away runs off after its debut 9-23, meaning the vote aided Nightmare Moon, The Lunar Queen makes an ascension 13-10, finally breaking its old peak of #12 and giving it its first week in the zone. Find out more past the break!
Friday, September 8, 2017
2017 Chart Year - 9/23/17 - Week 43/52 - Aurelleah Takes Second Week With Remix, 4everfreebrony Debuts and Returns
Not much to say this week except Notion is coming. What week? I'm not sure, but for now We're Not Flawless by Aurelleah keeps A New Pair of Wings at bay as it surges 6-2. Find out more past the break!
Already in place are systems that promote variety by weighing against songs in rungs of the top 40 and permanent weighting against music video songs. However, one thing that wasn't dealt with well was the attack of songs that had third party benefits and were thus getting massive-point weeks but not through music videos. Such examples include songs that use instrumentals from the public domain (a recent example being Dream of You) and songs that are pegged for another major project but released solo as regular tracks (current year-end leaders Midnight Frenzy and Run Away being the main culprits this year). As of today, two new rules are being introduced to the fold regarding such weighting:
- Songs without music videos but with third party support that go significantly over 10,000 points in a single week will be temporarily treated the same as music videos for applicable weeks.
- Songs with music videos, while in the beginning weight-up period, will have their permanent weighing against settled on the weight-up period has concluded, meaning they can be lightened in those first few weeks.
These changes have been applied to the internal database, and have resulted in the following major rank change:
- Dream of You debuted at #2, not #1, leading Chant of Benevolence to debut at #1 in its stead.
For full disclosure, the reason this change was pursued was threefold: one, the Project Choices songs have absured leads on everything else on the year-end along with Dream of You (5:1, 4:1, and 3:2 respectively on the brunt of the rest of the year-end entries), Dream of You's 5-week stint atop the charts this summer, and A New Pair of Wings meteoric start getting it a 6th-power weight against it on week one, which would cause it to plummet even if it did well afterwards.
The new chart for this week will have these rules already applied and should be prepared by tomorrow!