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)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1 LELAND WAYNENo 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)
2TAYLOR SWIFTBetter Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
3 NAYVADIUS WILBURNEveryday – 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 MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
5 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLSlide – 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)
7TYLER JOSEPHHeathens – 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 CEPHUSSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
10 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
11 ABEL TESFAYEComin 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 FENTYSelfish – Future (ft. Rihanna)
Love On The Brain – Rihanna
13 JERMAINE COLEDéjà Vu – J. Cole
14 ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
15 JOSHUA LUELLENNo Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Future)
Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
16 ADAM FEENEYFake Love – Drake
Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
17 MILES MCCOLLUM & KYLE HARVEYiSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
18 AUBREY GRAHAMFake Love – Drake
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
19 JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
20 SAMANTHA GONGOL & JEREMY LLOYDDown – 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)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANCastle 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
2RORY GRAHAMHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
3 MICHAEL OMARIBig For Your Boots – Stormzy
4 DOMINIC WYNN WOODSNow And Later – Sage The Gemini
5 GREG KURSTINWater Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
6 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle 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 ZANETTIYou Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
8 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
9 MARTIN JENSENSolo Dance – Martin Jensen
10 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
11 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
12 SIA FURLERCheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
13JOHNNY MCDAIDPhotograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
14 JAMIE HARTMANHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
15 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMSCall On Me – Starley
16 JOHN PAUL COOPER & ALEX SMITHPerfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
17 NICHOLAS JAMES GALE & LUCY TAYLORBe The One – Dua Lipa
18JAMES ARTHURSafe Inside – James Arthur
Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur
19INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe
20 CALVIN HARRISMy 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.


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