UK & US Songwriting Charts (24 Feb-11 Mar 2017)

1 March, 2017 in Drafts, News

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran: No 1 songwriter on our charts this week, both sides of the Atlantic. 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

Ed Sheeran took the top spot with the release of several new tracks in advance of his Divide album. Once the LP officially drops, we expect Ed and his fellow songwriters to take a commanding hold of the Songwriting Chart for some time. But the real goal of this chart is to highlight the songwriters with the biggest creative impact on the Hot 100 and the UK Official Singles Chart. While artists like Future will gain a dominant position by virtue of having songwriting credits on multiple tracks from a new album, it’s the songwriters contributing to multiple songs by different performing artists that catch our eye most.

On that front, Leland ‘Metro Boomin‘ Wayne in the No 5 spot contributed to five different tracks (including one of his own). Justin Tranter debuted at No 10 and Ashley Gorley held on for another week at No. 20, both with four songs from four different performers each.

Meanwhile chart standard Max Martin (10), and newcomers Benjamin Levin (16) and Adam Feeney (17) all make the chart with credits on three different songs performed by three different artists each.

US Songwriting Chart (11 March 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
2 TAYLOR SWIFT Better Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
3 SAM HUNT Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
4 KODAK BLACK Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black
5 LELAND WAYNE 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)
6 NAYVADIUS WILBURN Draco – Future
Mask Off – Future
Rent Money – Future
Super Trapper – Future
Zoom – Future
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
7 TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
8 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
9 MAX MARTIN Side To Side – Ariana Grande (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
10 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
11 MILES MCCOLLUM Broccoli – D.R.A.M (ft. Lil Yachty)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
12 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
13 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
14 AUBREY GRAHAM Fake Love – Drake
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
15 JERMAINE COLE Déjà Vu – J. Cole
16 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Love – Lana Del Rey
17 ADAM FEENEY Fake Love – Drake
Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
18 KHALIF BROWN & AAQUIL BROWN Swang – Sremmurd
Black Beatles – Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane)
19 MARTIN MCKINNEY & ABEL TESFAYE Party Monster – The Weeknd
Reminder – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
20 ASHLEY GORLEY A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton
Today – Brad Paisley
Black – Dierks Bentley
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi

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 (24 February 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – 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
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Helium – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
4 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Love – Lana Del Rey
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
5 MICHAEL OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
6 ANNE-MARIE Ciao Adios – Anne Marie
7 GREG KURSTIN Hello – Adele
Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
8 DOMINIC WYNN WOODS Now And Later – Sage The Gemini
9 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
10 TOM ZANETTI You Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
11 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
12 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
13 JOHNNY MCDAID Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love My Life – Robbie Williams
13 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Heavy – Linkin Park ft. Kiiara
Cold – Maroon 5 ft. Future
14 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
15 NICHOLAS JAMES GALE & LUCY TAYLOR Be The One – Dua Lipa
16 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMS Call On Me – Starley
17 JOHN PAUL COOPER & ALEX SMITH Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
18 JAMES ARTHUR Safe Inside – James Arthur
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
19 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe
20 JOHN RYAN Love Me Now – John Legend
Cold – Maroon 5 ft. Future
Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
Shed A Light – Robin Schulz & David Guetta ft. Cheat Codes

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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