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)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1 MICHAEL WILLIAMS IIDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
2BENJAMIN LEVINCrying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
3 KENDRICK LAMARDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
4 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPHBank Account – 21 Savage
5 ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLI’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 WOODSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
8 BELCALIS ALMANZARBodak Yellow (Money Moves) – Cardi B
9 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHERAttention – Charlie Puth
10 LUDWIG GÖRANSSON & DONALD GLOVERRedbone – Childish Gambino
11 LELAND WAYNEMask 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 LAWRENCE24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
13 BRYAN SIMMONSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
14 JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
15 JOHN BALDWIN GOURLEYFeel It Still – Portugal. The Man
16JORDAN JECKS & JORDAN CARTERMagnolia – Playboi Carti
17SELENA GOMEZIt Ain’t Me – Kygo & Selena Gomez
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
Fetish – Selena Gomez (ft. Gucci Mane)
18 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOELMalibu – Miley Cyrus
19 RAKIM ALLEN & RASHAWN BENNETTEveryday We Lit – YFN Lucci (ft. PnB Rock)
20 ZACH CROWELLDo 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)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANCastle 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
2STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
3BENJAMIN LEVINCrying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
4J HUSDid You See – J Hus
5QUAVIOUS MARSHALLSlide – 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
6ADAM WILESRollin – Calvin Harris (ft. Future & Khalid)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
7 CAMILLE PURCELLPowder – Little Mix
Call Me – Neiked (ft. Mimi)
Script – Rain
8 JACOB KASHERAttention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
9SASHA SLOAN & SEAN MYERPretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann
10 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOELMalibu – Miley Cyrus
11BRITTANY HAZARDFeels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
Swish Swish – Katy Perry (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
12 INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
13 CHARLIE PUTHAttention – Charlie Puth
14 JUSTIN BIEBER2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber)
15 DEMI LOVATONo Promises – Cheat Codes (ft. Demi Lovato)
Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
Instruction – Jax Jones (ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon)
16 SYMERE WOODS & BRYAN SIMMONSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
17 IAN KIRKPATRICKNew Rules – Dua Lipa
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
18 DAVID GUETTA & GEORGIO TUINFORTOne Last Time – Ariana Grande
2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
19 MIKE WILL MADE-IT, SWAE LEE & FRENCH MONTANAUnforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
20 ED DREWETTMama – 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 logoThe Hot Hitmakers chart is repurposed with kind permission of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace.


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