UK & US Songwriting Charts (28 April – 13 May 2017)

6 May, 2017 in News

Max Martin Polar Music Prize 2016

Max Martin: the Scandinavian pop master returns as a new entry, once again, to both songwriting charts

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart

Things settled a bit this week following the earth-shattering debut of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. While several of the tracks from the new album fell in the Billboard Hot 100 rankings (as is to be expected), enough of them retained their staying power to keep Lamar atop our chart recognising the most influential songwriters of the week. A few of his co-writers also fell in ranking as well.

As a result, the songwriters behind songs with consistent staying power returned to the chart, including Steve Mac, Bruno Mars and co, Adam Feeney, and the indomitable Max Martin.

US Songwriting Chart (13 May 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Fear – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
2 LELAND WAYNE Bounce 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)
3 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
4 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL Good Drank – 2 Chainz & Gucci Mane & Quavo
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
5 MARK SPEARS Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
6 AUBREY GRAHAM Gyalchester – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
No Frauds – Nicki Minaj, Drake, & Lil Wayne
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
7 SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
8 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
9 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
10 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
11 RAMÓN RODRIQUEZ & LUIS FONSEY Despacito – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee)
12 ANTHONY TIFFITH Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
13 JOSHUA LUELLEN Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
14 KYLE HARVEY & MILES MCCOLLUM iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
15 KIARA CEPHUS Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
16 BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
17 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
18 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
19 MAX MARTIN Can’t Stop The Feeling! — Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm — Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey (ft. The Weeknd)
20 ADAM FEENEY Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
Still Got Time – Zayne (ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)

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 (28 April 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know – Ed Sheeran
2 BENJAMIN LEVIN Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Run Up – Major Lazer (ft. PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj)
3 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
4 AUBREY GRAHAM Blem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Gyalchester – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
KMT – Drake (ft. Giggs)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Get It Together – Drake (ft. Jorja Smith & Black Coffee)
5 J HUS Did You See? – Drake
6 JOHNNY MCDAID Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
7 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
8 DISCIPLES On My Mind – Disciples
9 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
10 RORY GRAHAM Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
11 CHARLIE PUTH Attention – Charlie Puth
12 MICHAEL OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
13 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
14 AMMAR MALIK Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
New Man – Ed Sheeran
15 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
The One – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
16 FOY VANCE Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
17 LUIS FONSI & ERIKA ENDER Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
18 MAX MARTIN Can’t Stop The Feeling! — Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm — Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey (ft. The Weeknd)
19 MARK SPEARS Element – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
20 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man

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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