UK Songwriting Chart – 6 January 2017

Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin

Greg Kurstin, producer, photographed in 2013. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Lyndsey Byrnes

With Royalty Exchange’s help, we reveal the top 20 songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Official Singles Chart

Welcome to the first of our weekly chart – brought to you by Royalty Exchange – which recognises the most successful songwriters of the biggest hits on the UK’s Official Singles Chart. As with the US equivalent based on the Billboard Hot 100, every track appearing on the 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.

Our inaugural rundown below sees Canadian writer-producer Greg Kurstin coming out on top, seeing the fruits of his labour collaborating with the female pop giants Adele and Sia…

1GREG KURSTINWater Under The Bridge – Adele
Hello – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
3CALVIN HARRISMy Way – Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
4TOM ZANETTIYou Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
5JAZ JONESYou Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones & Raye
6SIA FURLERCheap Thrills – Sia
Chandelier – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
7TYLER JOSEPHHeathens – Twenty One Pilots
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
8ALEX SMITH & JOHN PAUL COOPERPerfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
9GEORGE MICHAELFaith – George Michael
Careless Whisper – George Michael
10STEVE MACAlarm – Anne-Marie
Rockabye – Clean Bandit
So Good – Louisa Johnson
11ADELE ADKINSWater Under The Bridge – Adele
Hello – Adele
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
12TAYLOR SWIFTThis Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
13ROBIN SCHULZShed A Light – Schulz/Guetta/Cheat Codes
14MAX MARTINSend My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
Into You – Ariana Grande
Side To Side – Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
15DOMINIC WYNN WOODSNow And Later – Sage The Gemini
17TEDDY GEIGERTreat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Mercy – Shawn Mendes
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
18SIGMAFind Me – Sigma ft. Birdy
19ANDREW TAGGARTDon’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
All We Know – Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan
20HÉLOÏSE LETISSIERTilted – Christine And The Queens

Royalty Exchange logoThe UK Songwriting chart is produced with the help of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace –

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