UK & US Songwriting Charts (13 – 28 Oct 2017)

21 October, 2017 in News

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher: the success of his debut album puts him second on this week’s UK chart. Photo: Stefan Brending/Wikimedia Commons

This week’s round-up of the Top 10 songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic includes some new, but familiar, names

Tragedy often breeds creativity and many an artist has used this power for good. Lin-Manuel Miranda is no different, though notably successful in this endeavor. Hamilton creator and composer for Disney’s Moana, Miranda penned Almost Like Praying just days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Paying homage to his musical theatre background, the song opens with a line from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story: “Say it loud and there’s music playing. Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.” Interestingly enough, these lyrics are that of Bernstein’s Maria, a contradiction Miranda embraced and reimagined in a positive light.

Miranda wasted no time bringing a group of all-star artists together to record and release the song (benefitting The Hispanic Federation). The charitable effort is his first to break the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100, claiming his No 4 spot among this week’s US Songwriting Chart.

On this side of the Atlantic, the list of Top 10 songwriters includes three new names: Liam Gallagher, Giggs and Austin Post. The ex-Oasis frontman almost unseated Sheeran from the top spot, thanks to the release of his debut studio album, As You Were, this week.

US Songwriting Chart (28 October 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
2 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
3 ED SHEERAN Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
4 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA Almost Like Praying – Lin-Manuel Miranda (ft. Artists for Puerto Rico)
5 JAHSEH ONFROY Roll In Peace – Kodak Black (ft. XXXTENTACION)
Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION
F**k Love – XXXTENTACION (ft. Trippie Redd)
6 AUSTIN POST Go Flex – Post Malone
I Fall Apart – Post Malone
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
7 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
How Long – Charlie Puth
8 KHALID ROBINSON Location – Khalid
1-800-273-8255 – Logic (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
Silence – Marshmello (ft. Khalid)
9 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)
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 (13 October 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 LIAM GALLAGHER Bold – Liam Gallagher
For What It’s Worth – Liam Gallagher
Greedy Soul – Liam Gallagher
3 YXNG BANE Bestie – Yungen (ft. Yxng Bane)
Rihanna – Yxng Bane
4 KHALID ROBINSON Young Dumb & Broke – Khalid
1-800-273-8255 – Logic (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
Silence – Marshmello (ft. Khalid)
5 GIGGS Ultimate Gangsta – Giggs (ft. 2 Chainz)
Peligro – Giggs (ft. Dave)
Linguo – Giggs (ft. Donaeo)
Active – Sneakbo (ft. Giggs)
6 MICHAEL DAPAAH Man’s Not Hot – Big Shaq
7 BELCALIS ALMANZAR Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) – Cardi B
8 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)
9 FRENCH MONTANA Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
Hurtin’ Me – Stefflon Don & French Montana
10 AUSTIN POST I Fall Apart – Post Malone
Congratulations – Post Malone & Quavo
Rockstar – Post Malone (ft. 21 Savage)

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.

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