UK & US Songwriting Charts (11-25 March 2017)

15 March, 2017 in News

Ed Sheeran

Divide and conquer: Ed Sheeran dominates both UK and US Songwriting Charts. Photo: Eva Renaldi/Creative Commons

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic

Surprising absolutely no-one, Ed Sheeran took over the top spot on this week’s Songwriting Chart following the monster debut of his latest album Divide. With every track from the new album charting on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Top 40 Singles Chart – with songwriting credits on each of them – his dominance this week was fully expected. But also notable is the lift this hit album has had on the other songwriters involved.

The second, fifth and twelfth spots on the chart are also held by Divide‘s songwriters, meaning four of the Top 20 songwriters of the week are all Ed Sheeran collaborators. They include Benjamin Levin (2), Johnny McDaid (5), and Steve Mac (12). Also making his debut this week is Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, driven mainly by his credits on the new Lorde single Green Light.

US Songwriting Chart (25 March 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERANShape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
2 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
3 LELAND WAYNEBounce Back – Big Sean
Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
4 TAYLOR SWIFTBetter Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
5 JOHNNY MCDAIDShape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
6 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
7 JACK ANTONOFFGreen Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn & Taylor Swift
8 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
9 TYLER JOSEPHHeathens – Twenty One Pilots
10 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
11 MAX MARTIN Side To Side – Ariana Grande (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
12 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
13 NAYVADIUS WILBURNEveryday – Ariana Grande (ft. Future)
Draco – Future
Mask Off – Future
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Selfish – Future (ft. Rihanna)
Comin Out Strong – Future (ft. The Weeknd)
14 JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
15 ADAM FEENEYFake Love – Drake
Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
16 KIARA CEPHUSSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
17MILES MCCOLLUM & KYLE HARVEYiSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
18 JOSHUA LUELLENNo Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Future)
Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
19 ROBYN FENTYSelfish – Future (ft. Rihanna)
Love On The Brain – Rihanna
20 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN & PHILIP LAWRENCE & BRUNO MARS24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Every track charting on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week is given a point value, which is then split equally among the songwriters listed for each, and then ranked in order of those totals.

UK Songwriting Chart (11 March 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANPerfect – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Save Myself – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
2 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Love – Lana Del Rey
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
3 JOHNNY MCDAID Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
4 MICHAEL OMARICold – Stormzy
First Things First – Stormzy
Mr Skeng – Stormzy
Return Of The Rucksack – Stormzy
Shut Up – Stormzy
Velvet/Jenny Francis – Stormzy
Bad Boys – Stormzy ft. Ghetts & J Hus
Cigarettes & Cush – Stormzy ft. Kehlani
Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2 – Stormzy ft. MNEK
Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
5 AMY WADGESave Myself – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
6 FOY VANCEWhat Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
7 RORY GRAHAMHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
8 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
9 J HUSSamantha – Dave & J Hus
Did You See? – J Hus
10 FOY VANCEWhat Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
11 JACK ANTONOFFGreen Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
12 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
13 JAMIE HARTMANHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
14 JULIA MICHAELSDive – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
15 AMMAR MALIKRockabye – Clean Bandit
Now And Later – Sage The Gemini
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
Shed A Light – Shultz/Guetta/Cheat Codes
16 DOMINIC WYNN WOODSNow And Later – Sage The Gemini
17 JOHN PAUL COOPER & ALEX SMITHSeptember Song – JP Cooper
18 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMSCall On Me – Starley
19 NICHOLAS JAMES GALE & LUCY TAYLORBe The One – Dua Lipa
20 JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)

Every track charting on the UK’s Official Singles Chart for the week is given a point value, which is then split equally among the songwriters listed for each, and then ranked in order of those totals.


Royalty Exchange logoThe Hot Hitmakers chart is repurposed with kind permission of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace – royaltyexchange.com


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