UK & US Songwriting Charts (7 – 27 Jul 2017)

12 July, 2017 in News

Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi: Despacito serves as his first Top 100 No 1 seat. Photo: Nicolas Lacoste/Wikimedia Commons

This week ‘Despacito’ proves a success for the track’s songwriters: Puerto Rican pop artist Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee

As the first predominately Spanish song to top the charts since Macarena in 1996, Despacito is rewriting the standards. Owning the Billboard Top 100 as well as the Digital Song Sales chart and Streaming Songs chart, Despacito, translated to “slowly” in English, shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

For Puerto Rican artists, Luis Fonsi and Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez, better known as Daddy Yankee, Despacito serves as their first Top 100 No 1 seat. For featured remix artist, Justin Bieber, it serves as his fifth. For Bieber, the song solidified him as the first ever artist to earn back-to-back new No 1 seats in consecutive weeks. Proceeding Despacito No 1 seat was DJ Khaled’s I’m The One, which featured Bieber as well.

Songwriters Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez and Erika Ender worked with Fonsi in order to create the swinging hit. Ender claims the original lyrics were born in Fonsi’s home in 2015. The addition of Daddy Yankee added a reggaeton-pop feel, ultimately solidifying the song for huge success on Latin and US charts.

US Songwriting Chart (22 July 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 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)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
2 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
3 BENJAMIN LEVIN Crying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
4 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
5 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
6 LELAND WAYNE Met Gala – Gucci Mane (ft. Offset)
Mask Off – Future
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
7 SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
8 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)
9 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
10 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
11 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
12 LUDWIG GÖRANSSON & DONALD GLOVER Redbone – Childish Gambino
13 BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
14 MICHAEL JAMES RYAN BUSBEE The Fighter – Keith Urban (ft. Carrie Underwood)
You Look Good – Lady Antebellum
15 AUBREY GRAHAM Passionfruit – Drake
Signs – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
16 JORDAN JENKS & JORDAN CARTER Magnolia – Playboi Carti
17 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOEL Malibu – Miley Cyrus
18 AYLEO & MATEO BOWLES Rolex – Ayo & Teo
19 MILES MCCOLLUM & KYLE HARVEY iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
11 LUIS FONSI & RAMÓN AYALA LUIS RODRIGUEZ & ERIKA ENDER Despacito – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee)

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 (7 July 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
2 PAUL SIMON Bridge Over Troubled Water – Artists For Grenfell
3 BENJAMIN LEVIN Crying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
4 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
5 J HUS Did You See – J Hus
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Bon Appetit – Katy Perry (ft. Migos)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
Congratulations – Post Malone & Quavo
7 ADAM WILES Rollin – Calvin Harris (ft. Future & Khalid)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
8 JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
9 SAMANTHA HARVEY Forgive Forget – Samantha Harvey
10 NOEL GALLAGHER Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
11 SEAN MYER & SASHA SLOAN Pretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann
12 BRITTANY HAZARD Now Or Never – Halsey
Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
Swish Swish – Katy Perry (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
13 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
14 CHARLIE PUTH Attention – Charlie Puth
15 LIAM GALLAGHER & GREG KURSTIN Chinatown – Liam Gallagher
Wall Of Glass – Liam Gallagher
16 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOEL Malibu – Miley Cyrus
17 BRYAN SIMMONS & SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
18 AUBREY GRAHAM Passionfruit – Drake
Signs – Drake
19 GEORGIO TUINFORT & DAVID GUETTA One Last Time – Ariana Grande
2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
20 NAYVADIUS WILBURN Rollin – Calvin Harris (ft. Future & Khalid)
Mask Off – Future
Pie – Future (ft. Chris Brown)

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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