UK & US Songwriting Charts (21 Jul – 5 Aug 2017)

27 July, 2017 in News

John Baldwin Gourley at 2010 Sasquatch! Festival

John Baldwin Gourley: lead singer of Portugal. The Man at the Sasquatch! Festival in 2010. Photo: Musicisentropy/Creative Commons

With assistance from Royalty Exchange, we plot the top songwriters of the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic

Lead singer of Portugal. The Man, John Gourley, is new to this week’s chart landing at the solid position of No 15 for the song Feel It Still. Originally from a small rural town in Alaska, Gourley claims the inspiration behind the bands sound comes from a combination of The Beatles and Wu-Tang.

Another addition can be seen in Belcalis Almanzar also known by her stage name, Cardi B. An American hip-hop recording artist from the Bronx, Cardi B has received huge success surrounding her most recent release Bodak Yellow. The song has been on Billboard’s Hot 100 for three weeks now, currently at No 49, having risen from No 78 the previous week.

It is worth noting that last week Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter skyrocketed to the No 1 seat on our Hot Hitmakers chart. The album earned Jay-Z his 14th No 1 Billboard hit, the most ever achieved by a solo artist. Yet with a lack of availability through streaming platform Spotify, Jay-Z has seen a severe drop off in popularity behind the album. Jay-Z allowed streaming through his company Tidal, limiting plays to only those subscribed to the platform.

US Songwriting Chart (5 August 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
2 BENJAMIN LEVIN Crying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
3 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
4 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
5 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
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 BELCALIS ALMANZAR Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) – Cardi B
9 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
10 LUDWIG GÖRANSSON & DONALD GLOVER Redbone – Childish Gambino
11 LELAND WAYNE Mask Off – Future
No Complaints – Metro Boomin (ft. Offset & Drake)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
12 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
13 BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
14 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
15 JOHN BALDWIN GOURLEY Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
16 JORDAN JECKS & JORDAN CARTER Magnolia – Playboi Carti
17 SELENA GOMEZ It Ain’t Me – Kygo & Selena Gomez
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
Fetish – Selena Gomez (ft. Gucci Mane)
18 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOEL Malibu – Miley Cyrus
19 RAKIM ALLEN & RASHAWN BENNETT Everyday We Lit – YFN Lucci (ft. PnB Rock)
20 ZACH CROWELL Do I Make You Wanna – Billy Currington
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt

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 (21 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 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
3 BENJAMIN LEVIN Crying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
4 J HUS Did You See – J Hus
5 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
Congratulations – Post Malone & Quavo
6 ADAM WILES Rollin – Calvin Harris (ft. Future & Khalid)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
7 CAMILLE PURCELL Powder – Little Mix
Call Me – Neiked (ft. Mimi)
Script – Rain
8 JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
9 SASHA SLOAN & SEAN MYER Pretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann
10 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOEL Malibu – Miley Cyrus
11 BRITTANY HAZARD Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
Swish Swish – Katy Perry (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
12 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
13 CHARLIE PUTH Attention – Charlie Puth
14 JUSTIN BIEBER 2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber)
15 DEMI LOVATO No Promises – Cheat Codes (ft. Demi Lovato)
Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
Instruction – Jax Jones (ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon)
16 SYMERE WOODS & BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
17 IAN KIRKPATRICK New Rules – Dua Lipa
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
18 DAVID GUETTA & GEORGIO TUINFORT One Last Time – Ariana Grande
2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
19 MIKE WILL MADE-IT, SWAE LEE & FRENCH MONTANA Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
20 ED DREWETT Mama – Jonas Blue (ft.
William Singe

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.

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