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How and why to create a chart

The idea of a chart comes from historical lists of top songs by hit parades like those first published by Billboard nearly a century ago. A chart provides a list of the biggest hits of the week, with the song at #1 the biggest of them all. But more than a week-by-week snapshot of musical preferences, a chart provides a link to the past, with archives that connect your favorite songs to memories and events in your life.  By creating a chart, you're also influencing other music fans following your charts by helping them discover new music on your chart, and your charts are contributing to Crownnote's Crown 100 chart.

Not sure if you have a lot of favorite songs at the moment? Feel free to start small, with a chart of five or ten songs, and increase the size of later charts if you want. There's no limit to the number of songs you can put on a chart in any given week, whether that's just five songs or a few hundred.

When adding a chart, songs on the chart will receive points based on their position, led by 10,000 points for your #1 song. Those point totals impact the leaderboards on the site and the weekly Crown 100, so if you want your favorite songs to move up, be sure to keep your chart updated week after week!

How to create a chart on Crownnote

To create a chart, select Add Chart from the menu.  Enter a title for your chart and select a date corresponding to the chart.  Optionally enter body content, which appears above the chart if filled out, and chart notes, which appear below the chart if filled out.

The Songs field contains two fields per row: a position and a song.  Enter a number for the position corresponding with each song, with 1 representing your top song.  In the Song field, enter the title of the song you want to place on your chart. If there are multiple songs with the same title, you can verify the song you've selected is the right song by using the NID displayed after the song title in a link: crownnote.com/node/NID.  To add another row for another song, click the "Add more rows" button; to add more than one row at a time, change the "0" in the select box to a higher number before clicking the button. 

After saving your chart, your chart will appear in order, with the #1 song at the top.  Ten songs at a time will load, automatically including songs' relations to their positions on your previous chart, their peak positions among your charts, and the amount of your charts on which they've appeared.

Note that you can also create a chart by importing a spreadsheet that includes your chart data. See this page for details and instructions on how to format and import your spreadsheet.