UK & US Songwriting Charts (5 – 20 May 2017)

13 May, 2017 in News

Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

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

While Kendrick Lamar retains his position as the top songwriter of the week, several tracks from DAMN slipped in the Hot 100 rankings… and along with them so did several DAMN co-writers. That created room for a few newcomers. Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (aka Alessia Caracciolo) debuts at No 16 largely thanks to the surge in the charts of her collaboration with EDM producer Zedd on Stay.

Also new to the chart are YouTube viral breakout stars Ayo & Teo (Ayleo and Mateo Bowles). The brothers gained their following posting videos of themselves dancing to hits of others, and now have one of their own with Rolex.

US Songwriting Chart (20 May 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
2 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Bon Appetit – Katy Perry (ft. Migos)
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)
3 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)
4 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
5 AUBREY GRAHAM Passionfruit – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
6 SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
7 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
8 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
9 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
10 JOSHUA LUELLEN Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
11 KYLE HARVEY & MILES MCCOLLUM iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
12 KIARA CEPHUS Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
13 BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
14 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
15 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
16 ALESSIA CARACCIOLO Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara
Stay by Zedd & Alessia Cara
17 SHANE MCANALLY If I Told You – Darius Rucker
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
18 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS AND PHILIP LAWRENCE 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
19 AYLEO & MATEO BOWLES Rolex – Ayo & Teo
20 TIM & KEVIN GOMRINGER Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black
Goosebumps – Travis Scott

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 (5 May 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
New Man – 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
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
Run Up – Major Lazer (ft. PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj)
3 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
4 J HUS Did You See? – Drake
5 AUBREY GRAHAM Blem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
KMT – Drake (ft. Giggs)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Get It Together – Drake (ft. Jorja Smith & Black Coffee)
6 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
7 JOHNNY MCDAID Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
8 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
9 RORY GRAHAM Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
10 MICHAEL OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
11 LUIS FONSI & ERIKA ENDER Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
12 JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
13 AMMAR MALIK Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
New Man – Ed Sheeran
14 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
15 FOY VANCE Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
16 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
17 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Bon Appetit – Katy Perry (ft. Migos)
18 MAX MARTIN Can’t Stop The Feeling! — Justin Timberlake
Bon Appetit – Katy Perry (ft. Migos)
Chained To The Rhythm — Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey (ft. The Weeknd)
19 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
20 CHARLIE PUTH Attention – Charlie Puth

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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