UK Songwriting Chart – 13 January 2017

16 January, 2017 in News

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran: the record-breaking recording artist tops this week’s UK Songwriting Chart. Photo: Eva Rinaldi/Wikimedia Commons

With Royalty Exchange’s help, we reveal the top 20 songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Official Singles Chart

Brits can’t get enough of Ed Sheeran’s record-breaking new tracks Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill, and it looks like his return has triggered renewed interest in his back catalogue of hit singles, making him this week’s top songwriter. His highly anticipated new releases broke the UK’s all-time streaming record for most plays in a single week, with Shape Of You being streamed over 13 million times.

Sheeran’s success also meant reflected glory for his co-writers – Steve Mac, Johnny McDaid and Benjamin Levin – who all appear in the top half of this week’s UK Songwriting Chart. Elsewhere, there are new entries for American songwriter/producer John Ryan, Australian artist Starley Hope with co-writer/producer Peter Wadams (aka P-Money), and Lin-Manuel Miranda whose song for the latest Disney animated movie, Moana, charts with versions by two different singers.

RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Don’t – Ed Sheeran
Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
2 STEVE MAC Alarm – Anne-Marie
Rockabye – Clean Bandit
So Good – Louisa Johnson
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Years & Years – Olly Murs
3 GREG KURSTIN Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
4 JOHNNY MCDAID Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love Of My Life – Robbie Williams
5 TOM ZANETTI You Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
6 CALVIN HARRIS My Way – Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
7 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Don’t – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
8 ALEX SMITH Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
9 DOMINIC WYNN WOODS Now And Later – Sage The Gemini
10 RORY GRAHAM & JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
11 TAYLOR SWIFT This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
12 SIA FURLER Cheap Thrills – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
13 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMS Call On Me – Starley
14 TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
15 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
16 JOHN RYAN Love Me Now – John Legend
Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
Shed A Light – Robin Schulz & David Guetta ft. Cheat Codes
17 ANDREW TAGGART Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
All We Know – Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan
18 JERMAINE COLE Deja Vu – J. Cole
19 AMMAR MALIK Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
Shed A Light – Robin Schulz & David Guetta ft. Cheat Codes
20 SCOTT HARRIS Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Should’ve Been Me – Naughty Boy ft. Kyla & Popcaan
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes

Royalty Exchange logo The UK Songwriting Chart is produced with the help of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace – royaltyexchange.com

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