UK & US Songwriting Charts (3-18 March 2017)

9 March, 2017 in News

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Rihanna: Robyn Fenty returns to the US Songwriting Chart this week. Photo: EJ Hersom/Wikimedia Commons

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic

With songwriting credits on seven songs from seven different artists – including Future, Kodak, Gucci Mane, Post Malone and more – the prolific Leland Wayne takes over the top spot on this week’s chart recognising the most influential songwriters of the week.

Other newcomers include Migos’ Kiari Cephus, a return to the chart for Rihanna, Joshua ‘Southside’ Luellen, and the songwriting duo behind Marian Hill: Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd.

But it’s all likely just the calm before the storm, as next week’s results will reflect what’s expected to be a monster release from Ed Sheeran, with Divide.

US Songwriting Chart (18 March 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 LELAND WAYNE No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
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)
2 TAYLOR SWIFT Better Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
3 NAYVADIUS WILBURN Everyday – Ariana Grande (ft. Future)
Draco – Future
Mask Off – Future
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Selfish – Future (ft. Rihanna)
Comin Out Strong – Future (ft. The Weeknd)
4 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
5 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
7 TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
8 MAX MARTIN Side To Side – Ariana Grande (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
9 KIARA CEPHUS Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
10 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
11 ABEL TESFAYE Comin Out Strong – Future (ft. The Weeknd)
Party Monster – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
12 ROBYN FENTY Selfish – Future (ft. Rihanna)
Love On The Brain – Rihanna
13 JERMAINE COLE Déjà Vu – J. Cole
14 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
15 JOSHUA LUELLEN No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Future)
Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
16 ADAM FEENEY Fake Love – Drake
Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
17 MILES MCCOLLUM & KYLE HARVEY iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
18 AUBREY GRAHAM Fake Love – Drake
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
19 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
20 SAMANTHA GONGOL & JEREMY LLOYD Down – Marian Hill

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 (3 March 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – 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 MICHAEL OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
4 DOMINIC WYNN WOODS Now And Later – Sage The Gemini
5 GREG KURSTIN Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
6 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
7 TOM ZANETTI You Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
8 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
9 MARTIN JENSEN Solo Dance – Martin Jensen
10 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
11 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
12 SIA FURLER Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
13 JOHNNY MCDAID Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
14 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
15 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMS Call On Me – Starley
16 JOHN PAUL COOPER & ALEX SMITH Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
17 NICHOLAS JAMES GALE & LUCY TAYLOR Be The One – Dua Lipa
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 CALVIN HARRIS My Way – Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

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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