UK & US Songwriting Charts (20 Oct-4 Nov 2017)

1 November, 2017 in News

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Post Malone: the songwriter Austin Post continues to make waves with his song Rockstar. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Austin Post continues the ‘Rockstar’ climb on the US chart as the songwriter benefits from a clever YouTube monetisation hack

It’s often been said that YouTube doesn’t value artists. The platform has built itself on the DMCA Safe Harbor provisions and pays one of the lowest streaming rates in music. But that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a useful tool.

This week, Austin Post continues to make waves with his song Rockstar, due in part to a clever YouTube ‘hack’ by Republic Records. The label uploaded the track to Youtube on September 21st, except it wasn’t the full track. What they uploaded was a three-minute-thirty-eight-second loop of the chorus. The thing is, even though you cannot hear Rockstar in its entirety, each play still counts towards its ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 and other industry metrics.

Due in part to this play for better monetization, (If you want to hear the full track, you have to use another service which pays the rights-holders more favorably) Austin Post continues his ascent through the ranks of today’s Hot Hitmakers, coming in at No 4 this week.

US Songwriting Chart (4 November 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Stunting Ain’t Nuthin – Gucci Mane (ft. Slim Jxmmi & Young Dolph)
2 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
3 ED SHEERAN Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
4 AUSTIN POST Go Flex – Post Malone
I Fall Apart – Post Malone
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
5 KHALID ROBINSON Location – Khalid
1-800-273-8255 – Logic (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
Silence – Marshmello (ft. Khalid)
6 JAHSEH ONFROY Roll In Peace – Kodak Black (ft. XXXTENTACION)
Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION
F**k Love – XXXTENTACION (ft. Trippie Redd)
7 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
How Long – Charlie Puth
8 DIEUSON OCTAVE Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) – Cardi B
Pills And Automobiles – Chris Brown (ft. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie & Kodak Black)
Transportin’ – Kodak Black
Roll In Peace – Kodak Black (ft. XXXTENTACION)
9 FRENCH MONTANA & SWAE LEE Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
10 SYMERE WOODS Sauce It Up – Lil Uzi Vert
The Way Life Goes – Lil Uzi Vert
XO TOUR Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert

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 (20 October 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN A Different Way – DJ Snake (ft. Lauv)
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
2 YXNG BANE Bestie – Yungen (ft. Yxng Bane)
Rihanna – Yxng Bane
3 KHALID ROBINSON Young Dumb & Broke – Khalid
1-800-273-8255 – Logic (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
Silence – Marshmello (ft. Khalid)
4 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
5 MICHAEL DAPAAH Man’s Not Hot – Big Shaq
6 BELCALIS ALMANZAR Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) – Cardi B
7 FRENCH MONTANA Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
Hurtin’ Me – Stefflon Don & French Montana
8 STEVE MAC A Different Way – DJ Snake (ft. Lauv)
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
What About Us – Pink
Your Song – Rita Ora
9 AUSTIN POST I Fall Apart – Post Malone
Congratulations – Post Malone & Quavo
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
10 JAHSEH ONFROY Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION

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.

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