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!

New Weighting Change to Retroactively Apply: Promotional Track Point Caps

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 absurd 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!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

2017 Chart Year - 9/16/17 - Week 42/52 - Aurelleah Leads With Different We're Not Flawless Remix, Notion Debuts Megasmash With Vylet Pony

In the music sphere, a remix of We're Not Flawless gets usurped by a different remix of it, as the remixing artists trading hands are UndreamedPanic and Aurelleah. However, outside of strictly music, we have one big debut this week: A New Pair of Wings by Notion featuring Vylet Pony, flying in at #6. As a music video was the cause of virality, it suffers big time from current music video weights, but it could still end up challenging for #1 on a later week.