UK & US Songwriting Charts (17 Feb-4 Mar 2017)

23 February, 2017 in News

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Max Martin: the formidable Swedish songwriter and record producer is back on our charts

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

MMax Martin returns, while Bruno Mars debuts on this week’s chart ranking the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week. Martin is a prolific and successful songwriter with credits across multiple songs in the Billboard Hot 100, and he’s back on the US Songwriting Chart thanks to his contributions to Katy Perry’s latest hit Chained To The Rhythm.

Meanwhile, Bruno Mars blasts into the chart for a pair of tracks (24K Magic and That’s What I Like) and brings with him co-writers Christopher Brody Brown and Phillip Lawrence. Rounding out the newcomers is rapper Kyle for iSpy, a track bolstered by the contributions of Lil Yachty.

US Songwriting Chart (4 March 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 TAYLOR SWIFT Better Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
2 SAM HUNT Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
3 TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
4 LELAND WAYNE X – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Future)
No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
5 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
6 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)
7 MILES MCCOLLUM Broccoli – D.R.A.M (ft. Lil Yachty)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
8 JERMAINE COLE Déjà Vu – J. Cole
9 ASHLEY GORLEY A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton
Today – Brad Paisley
Black – Dierks Bentley
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi
10 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
11 AUBREY GRAHAM Fake Love – Drake
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
12 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
13 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
14 SEAN ANDERSON Bounce Back – Big Sean
Moves – Big Sean
No Favors – Big Sean (ft. Eminem)
15 RADRIC DAVIS Party – Chris Brown (ft. Usher & Gucci Mane)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane)
16 SHAWN MENDES & TEDDY GEIGER Mercy – Shawn Mendes
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
17 MARTIN MCKINNEY & ABEL TESFAYE Party Monster – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
18 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
19 KYLE HARVEY iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
19 IRVIN MEJIA & ADAM DANIEL Caroline – Aminé

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 (17 February 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
2 RORY GRAHAM Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
3 SIA FURLER Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley
Chandelier – Sia
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Helium – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
4 MICHAEL OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
5 GREG KURSTIN Hello – Adele
Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
6 DOMINIC WYNN WOODS Now And Later – Sage The Gemini
7 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
8 TOM ZANETTI You Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
9 ANNE-MARIE Ciao Adios – Anne Marie
10 MARTIN JENSEN Solo Dance – Martin Jensen
11 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
12 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
13 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
14 JOHNNY MCDAID Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
15 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
16 JOHN PAUL COOPER & ALEX SMITH Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
17 NICHOLAS JAMES GALE & LUCY TAYLOR Be The One – Dua Lipa
18 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMS Call On Me – Starley
19 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)
20 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe

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

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