UK Songwriting Chart – 27 January 2017

Ina Wroldsen
Ina Wroldsen

Ina Wroldsen in 2015: this week’s highest new entry on the UK Songwriting Chart. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Ellwood1903

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we unveil the most successful writers behind the biggest hits on the latest Official Singles Chart

This week’s UK Songwriting Chart sees Ed Sheeran holding firm at the No 1 spot, as his double-header of singles Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill are both non-movers on the Official Singles Chart at first and second respectively. Three weeks ago, Sheeran joined the ranks of Madonna, The Beatles and Justin Bieber to hold at the top two spots concurrently.

Looking at new entries, Dua Lipa’s current solo hit Be The One leaping up the chart brought the song’s writers, Lucy Taylor and Nicholas James Gale, into our Top 20. But this week’s highest new entry goes to Norwegian songwriter Ina Wroldsen (pictured) who is seeing the fruits of her collaborative labours for a number of high-profile pop acts.

1ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
2 DOMINIC WYNN WOODSNow And Later – Sage The Gemini
3 GREG KURSTINHello – Adele
Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
4 TOM ZANETTIYou Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
5 STEVE MACAlarm – Anne-Marie
Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
6 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
All We Know – Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan
7 CALVIN HARRISMy Way – Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
8 JOHNNY MCDAIDPhotograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love Of My Life – Robbie Williams
9 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
10 ALEX SMITH & JOHN PAUL COOPERPerfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
11 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
12 RORY GRAHAM & JAMIE HARTMANHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
14TAYLOR SWIFTThis Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
15 INA WROLDSENAlarm – Anne-Marie
Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe
16SIA FURLERCheap Thrills – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
17 JOHN RYANLove Me Now – John Legend
Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar
Shed A Light – Robin Schulz & David Guetta ft. Cheat Codes
18 RACHEL KEEMAfter The Afterparty – Charli XCX ft. Lil Yachty
You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones & Raye
Not In Love – MO & Kent Jones
Don’t Leave – Snakehips & MO
19 TYLER JOSEPHHeathens – Twenty One Pilots

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