UK Songwriting Chart – 6 January 2017

7 January, 2017 in News

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…

RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 GREG KURSTIN Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Hello – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
2 HANNI IBRAHIM, PATRICK PATRIKIOS, A.S. GOVERE & PHIL PLESTED Touch – Little Mix
3 CALVIN HARRIS My Way – Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
4 TOM ZANETTI You Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
5 JAZ JONES You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones & Raye
6 SIA FURLER Cheap Thrills – Sia
Chandelier – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
7 TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
8 ALEX SMITH & JOHN PAUL COOPER Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
9 GEORGE MICHAEL Faith – George Michael
Careless Whisper – George Michael
10 STEVE MAC Alarm – Anne-Marie
Rockabye – Clean Bandit
So Good – Louisa Johnson
11 ADELE ADKINS Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Hello – Adele
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
12 TAYLOR SWIFT This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
13 ROBIN SCHULZ Shed A Light – Schulz/Guetta/Cheat Codes
14 MAX MARTIN Send 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
15 DOMINIC WYNN WOODS Now And Later – Sage The Gemini
16 RORY GRAHAM & JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
17 TEDDY GEIGER Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Mercy – Shawn Mendes
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
18 SIGMA Find Me – Sigma ft. Birdy
19 ANDREW TAGGART Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
All We Know – Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan
20 HÉLOÏSE LETISSIER Tilted – Christine And The Queens

Royalty Exchange logo The UK Songwriting chart is produced with the help of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace – royaltyexchange.com

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