It’s been a bit of a hectic couple of days for the Vocaloidism staff. We all sorta found VocaRan SP4 at once, and since apparently none of us can translate without babelfish, we don’t have the full story, and that’s sort of put the Weekly Rankings on the back burner, but do not fret (as Miku has seemed to have done above). V-ism is working diligently to publish complete and well-constructed articles about both the Special and the WVR. Your patience is appreciated and any help you can offer will be appreciated even more.
Until then, I have a brief statement about Weekly Ranking 105. Since we’re planning to have a full article, and readers might want to wait until then, I’ll post under the page break, but if you want “spoilers”, click at your own risk.
This week’s #1 song is unique. Not in that it’s a repeat #1; that’s happened plenty of times. The score is unique: 145,948. Since (US) Thanksgiving of 2008, there have been only five #1 songs to score less than 200,000 in a week. I’ll list them for you in reverse chronological order.
Week 105: “Paradichlorobenzene”, 145,948
Week 99: “Acute”, 130172
Week 68: “Meltdown”, 164,951
Week 62: “Honey”, 177,859
Week 60: “Set Up Hurry” 109,794
Before “Set Up Hurry”, there were plenty of weeks where no one topped 200k (or even 100k). I’m not sure what this means aside from the typical ebb and flow of scoring. Points have been trending downward over the past month or so, but certainly not to this degree. If it stays that way, it may mean that the Vocaloid fad is fading, but I’ll reserve judgment until later. Until then, let the theories fly.