UK & US Songwriting Charts (4 – 19 Aug 2017)

12 August, 2017 in News

Thomas Rhett. Photo: John Shearer

Thomas Rhett: his new release Unforgettable helps songwriter Shane McAnally back onto the chart. Photo: John Shearer

Find out who are top of the pop songwriters, based on last week’s UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100

With the release of Billboard’s chart delayed last week, we’re back on track with our weekly Songwriting Charts. A huge spike for Belcalis Almanzar, also known by her stage name Cardi B, lands her in the top position at No 1 for hit song Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). At No 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song is currently at its peak position showing huge gains in performance and streaming from last week. Nicki Minaj joins the chart after the debut of her song with Future, You Da Baddest. The song marked Minaj’s 80th Billboard Hot 100 chart entry, debuting at No 38.

Shane McAnally has returned to the chart after a collaboration on Thomas Rhett’s Unforgettable. A brand new release, the song is currently at No 68 and rising on the Billboard Hot 100. Ironically, it’s in competition with another song on our chart titled Unforgettable written by Mike WiLL Made-It, French Montana and Swae Lee. Their track is currently seated at No 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 after 17 weeks on the chart, with the trio sitting at No 18 on our chart.

A win for country artists this week comes not only from Rhett, but also from the Kenny Chesney song All The Pretty Girls. The hit skyrocketed writer Josh Osborne onto the US Songwriting Chart, landing him at the No 14 slot.

Two other newcomers wrap up the chart, Jacques Webster (aka Travis Scott) at No 17 and Shane Lindstrom (aka Murda Beats) at No 20. Both songwriters are benefiting from Butterfly Effect performed by Travis Scott.

US Songwriting Chart (19 August 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 BELCALIS ALMANZAR Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) – Cardi B
2 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
3 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
4 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
5 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
6 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
7 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
8 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
9 LUDWIG GÖRANSSON & DONALD GLOVER Redbone – Childish Gambino
10 ONIKA MARAJ You Da Baddest – Future (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Swalla – Jason Derulo (ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign)
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
11 SHANE MCANALLY Drinkin’ Problem – Midland
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
Unforgettable – Thomas Rhett
12 BRYAN SIMMONS & SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
13 ZACH CROWELL Do I Make You Wanna – Billy Currington
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
14 JOSH OSBORNE All The Pretty Girls – Kenny Chesney
Drinkin’ Problem – Midland
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
15 RAMÓN LUIS AYALA RODRÍGUEZ, LUIS FONSI & ERIKA ENDER Despacito – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee)
16 JORDAN JENKS & JORDAN CARTER Magnolia – Playboi Carti
17 JACQUES WEBSTER Love Galore – SZA (ft. Travis Scott)
Butterfly Effect – Travis Scott
18 MIKE WILL MADE-IT, FRENCH MONTANA & SWAE LEE Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
19 RAKIM ALLEN & RASHAWN BENNETT Everyday We Lit – YFN Lucci (ft. PnB Rock)
20 SHANE LINDSTROM 4am – 2 Chainz (ft. Travis Scott)
It’s A Vibe – 2 Chainz (ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhene Aiko)
Butterfly Effect – Travis Scott

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 (4 August 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
2 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
3 BENJAMIN LEVIN Crying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
4 J HUS Did You See – J Hus
5 LINKIN PARK In The End – Linkin Park
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
Congratulations – Post Malone & Quavo
7 ARCADE FIRE Everything Now – Arcade Fire
8 LINKIN PARK In The End – Linkin Park
9 CAMILLE PURCELL Powder – Little Mix
Call Me – Neiked (ft. Mimi)
Rain – The Script
10 EMILY WARREN Boys – Charli XCX
New Rules – Dua Lipa
No More Sad Songs – Little Mix
11 DEMI LOVATO No Promises – Cheat Codes (ft. Demi Lovato)
Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
Instruction – Jax Jones (ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon)
12 SASHA SLOAN & SEAN MYER Pretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann
13 JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
14 CASS LOWE Boys – Charli XCX
Sun Comes Up – Rudimental (ft. James Arthur)
15 IAN KIRKPATRICK New Rules – Dua Lipa
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
16 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOEL Malibu – Miley Cyrus
17 JUSTIN BIEBER 2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber)
18 SYMERE WOODS & BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
19 ADAM WILES Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
20 YUNGEN & YXNG BANE Bestie – Yungen (ft. Yxng Bane)

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.


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