US Songwriting Chart – 28 January 2017

19 January, 2017 in Drafts, News

Auli'i Cravalho

Auli’i Cravalho of Disney’s Moana: singer of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s chart-topping theme song How Far I’ll Go

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Hot 100

In this special catch-up edition of the Hot Hitmakers Chart, Ed Sheeran and his songwriting partners made a strong debut on the list at No 3, 11, and 18… But the success of the animated hit film Moana has not slowed down, and all four of the tracks from the soundtrack that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 last week moved up in ranking.

That, combined with the rare scenario of the same song sung by two different performers both charting in the Hot 100, drove songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda to the very top of this week’s Hot Hitmakers. Meanwhile, Sam Hollander found his way at long last into the chart with the enduring popularity of HandClap by Fitz And The Tantrums.

RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
You’re Welcome – Dwayne Johnson
2 GREG KURSTIN Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
The Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
3 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
4 JERMAINE COLE Déjà Vu – J. Cole
Neighbors – J. Cole
Immortal – J. Cole
5 TAYLOR SWIFT Better Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
6 TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
7 LELAND WAYNE X – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Future)
No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
8 AUBREY GRAHAM Fake Love – Drake
Sneakin’ – Drake (ft. 21 Savage)
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
9 SIA FURLER The Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
10 ASHLEY GORLEY A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton
Today – Brad Paisley
Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi
11 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
12 SCOTT HARRIS Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
13 SAM HOLLANDER HandClap – Fitz And The Tantrums
14 MILES MCCOLLUM Broccoli – D.R.A.M (ft. Lil Yachty)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
15 SHAWN MENDES & TEDDY GEIGER Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Mercy – Shawn Mendes
16 RADRIC DAVIS Party – Chris Brown (ft. Usher & Gucci Mane)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane)
17 ABEL TESFAYE & MARTIN MCKINNEY Party Monster – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
18 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
19 SHAYAA JOSEPH X – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (f. Future)
No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Sneakin’ – Drake (f. 21 Savage)
20 ADAM DANIEL & IRVIN MEJIA Caroline – Aminé

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.


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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