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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 pm

Hello!

I am actually not starting this for 2 or 3 months, but I am posting this now because I was hoping to seek out some advice from fellow UKMixers regarding calculations for this.

I am going to base this off my personal charts to come up with my top 100 artists. So, some questions:

1. If it is something you do, how do you calculate points for a particular song in general?

2. For an artist chart, do you distinguish between whether an artist is featured or lead? For example, Dua Lipa is featured on "Scared to Be Lonely," but Martin Garrix is the lead artist - would you qualify her for full points? Some other examples:
a. Love the Way You Lie - Rihanna?
b. Monster - Nicki Minaj?
c. E.T. - Kanye West?

3, If a song debuts in one year, but peaks in another, to which year do you attribute that song?

Thanks for any advice, and I hope to see you all when I start this. :)
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:43 am

cheapthrills wrote:1. If it is something you do, how do you calculate points for a particular song in general?
If it's a Top 20 chart, 20 points for #1, 19 points for #2, and so on.

cheapthrills wrote:2. For an artist chart, do you distinguish between whether an artist is featured or lead? For example, Dua Lipa is featured on "Scared to Be Lonely," but Martin Garrix is the lead artist - would you qualify her for full points? Some other examples:
a. Love the Way You Lie - Rihanna?
b. Monster - Nicki Minaj?
c. E.T. - Kanye West?
For me, this has to do with how key the featured artist is to my enjoyment of the song. For all the examples listed, the featured artists play key roles (for me) so I'd give them full points.

cheapthrills wrote:3, If a song debuts in one year, but peaks in another, to which year do you attribute that song?
To the year in which it accumulates the greater number of points. On the off chance that the points are spread out exactly evenly, then to the year in which I feel best represents my love for the song, if that makes any sense (for instance, "Drunk in Love" first hit #1 on my chart in 2013, but it got most of its plays within, and I have more memories of it from, 2014).

cheapthrills wrote:I hope to see you all when I start this. :)
Looking forward to it.
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Postby cheapthrills » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:01 pm

Thanks, JSparks :D

I like your approach to featured artists. I guess I ask because there's a small handful of artists who have a lot of top tens because they are featured often rather than lead, so it feels like their position might be inflated.
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Postby JSparksFan » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:49 pm

cheapthrills wrote:Thanks, JSparks :D

I like your approach to featured artists. I guess I ask because there's a small handful of artists who have a lot of top tens because they are featured often rather than lead, so it feels like their position might be inflated.
No problem!

Yeah, some artists shine more on other acts' songs than they do on their own. Nicki Minaj is one of my all-time favourite artists, and a huge chunk of her best verses are on others' songs (most notably "Monster" and "Bottoms Up"). It'd be tough for me to disassociate her from those songs despite the fact that she's not the lead act.
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Postby cheapthrills » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:11 am

Thanks, JSF :D

I am in the process of scoring my artists, but it is taking way longer than I ever imagined :P
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Postby leomedar » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:25 am

I 'd do something different. For me just one point difference between #1 and #2 seems way too low! In general I'd give something like this:
I tend to start with a 5 points gap between positions, at a certain point move to 4 point gap, then 3 points gap, then 2 points gap and then 1 point gap.

Also, When there is an artist and features, what aI do is this:
Let's say #1 song gets 100 points. If it is a solo artist, 100 points for him/her; if it is one artist + 1 feat, 75/25 as for me the lead artist is the one representing the song; then if it two equal leads, I give 50/50, but if you have clearly 1 or more leads and 1 or more feats, I digvide 75 equally between the leads and 25 equally between the feats

ie: Charlotte Lawrence, Nina Nesbitt & Sasha Sloan - Psychopath
Than would be 33.33% of the points for each artist

Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani - Done For Me
75% for Charlie, 25% fro Kehlani

Banx & Ranx + Ella Eyre ft. Yxng Bane - Answerphone
75% divided between Banx & Ranx and Ella Eyre, 25% for Yxng Bane

I know, it may seem complicated LOL That's me
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Postby cheapthrills » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 pm

Thanks, leo! Not sure if you will see this response, but I am only considering top ten positions. What do you think I should make the gap between them? I Kind of want to reward acts that managed to make the top ten rather than give them too much weight for havign one really successful song, so I'm trying to figure out how that could best work.
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Postby trebor » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:14 pm

cheapthrills wrote:2. For an artist chart, do you distinguish between whether an artist is featured or lead? For example, Dua Lipa is featured on "Scared to Be Lonely," but Martin Garrix is the lead artist - would you qualify her for full points? Some other examples:
My 2 cents: The lead artist always gets 100% and the featured artist(s) 25%

Points: Also, if you are only using a Top 10 then the ESC formula is simple and a known standard (12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1).
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Postby cheapthrills » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:09 pm

I've finally gone through all my top tens, and will be assigning artists points, so hopefully, I can finally get this started in the next few weeks.

After the above, I think I will take JSparks suggestions for features, and assign them accordingly to my enjoyment of the song. Akon is featured on Sexy Chick, but is the vocal of the song, so I wouldn't assign him featuring credit there. However, he is more incidental in Gwen Stefanis Sweet Escape, so I would assign 25% there as trebor suggested.

I think in scoring, I will use a modified version of trebor's Eurovision suggestion 12.10. 8. 7. 6. and then 5 for anything ranked 6-10. I am also going to count weeks at #1 and weeks in the top 10 as part of the scoring.

I also am going to restrict placement to artists who have either had at least three top five songs or four top ten songs.
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Postby BodyShop » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:15 pm

I'm excited for this ! :D
Could you PM me when it starts?
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Postby JakeP » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:21 pm

Ohh nice :D Look forward to following this countdown. I've no doubt that it'll be spectacular.

Crazy Frog for #99 :lol: :P
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Postby cheapthrills » Wed May 02, 2018 11:11 pm

Yay, some interest! :D

I will definitely PM you guys when it gets started. I am almost done doing the calculations. The way I did the calcuations seems to align with how I feel the artists so I don't think there is any need to reconfigure. There are a handful of artists whose rankings are a bit inflated, but not enough to complete change the methodology. I think I will start this at the end of the month - a nice summer countdown :)
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Postby BodyShop » Wed May 09, 2018 3:31 am

Bring it :D
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Postby cheapthrills » Wed May 16, 2018 5:25 am

UGH, my spreadsheet with all the calculations is on my laptop which I can no longer charge. Hope I can get it working soon :(
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