UK & US Songwriting Charts (29 Sep – 14 Oct 2017)

7 October, 2017 in News

Ed Sheeran. Photo: Greg Williams

Ed Sheeran: returns prompted by the resurgence of his songs Shape Of You and Perfect. Photo: Greg Williams

Ed Sheeran continues to exceed expectations across our lists, as ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Perfect’ remain on the singles charts

After a brief respite, Ed Sheeran has returned, prompted by the resurgence of his songs Shape Of You and Perfect. Now celebrating 38 consecutive weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, Shape Of You surpassed The Chainsmokers’ Closer in August for most time spent in the Top 10 (33 weeks!). Many a Sheeran fan must be “barefoot on the grass listening to [their] favourite song.”

New this week is Lil Pump with Gucci Gang. A rapper from Miami, he is set to release his debut album this Friday. With streaming creating the perfect environment for hip-hop songwriters to make a name for themselves, Lil Pump is one to watch!

US Songwriting Chart (14 October 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)
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 JAHSEH ONFROY Roll In Peace – Kodak Black (ft. XXXTENTACION)
Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION
F**k Love – XXXTENTACION (ft. Trippie Redd)
5 KHALID ROBINSON Location – Khalid
1-800-273-8255 – Logic (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
Silence – Marshmello (ft. Khalid)
6 SYMERE WOODS Sauce It Up – Lil Uzi Vert
The Way Life Goes – Lil Uzi Vert
XO TOUR Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
7 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)
8 KENDRICK LAMAR Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
9 LIL PUMP Gucci Gang – Lil Pump
10 FRENCH MONTANA & SWAE LEE Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)

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 (29 September 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 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
4 KHALID ROBINSON Young Dumb & Broke – Khalid
1-800-273-8255 – Logic (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
Silence – Marshmello (ft. Khalid)
5 MICHAEL DAPAAH Man’s Not Hot – Big Shaq
6 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
6 FRENCH MONTANA Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
Hurtin’ Me – Stefflon Don & French Montana
7 BELCALIS ALMANZAR Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) – Cardi B
8 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
If I’m Lucky – Jason Derulo
Issues – Julia Michaels
Friends – Justin Bieber & Bloodpop
9 JAHSEH ONFROY Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION
10 J HUS Spirit – J Hus

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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