UK & US Songwriting Charts (12 – 27 May 2017)

22 May, 2017 in News

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Kendrick Lamar: retains his position as the top songwriter

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart

After back-to-back weeks of Kendrick Lamar retaining his position as the top songwriter, several tracks from DAMN slip in the Hot 100 rankings making room for a familiar face. Russ Vitale makes his return to the chart with his hit Losin Control. In last week’s debuts, Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (aka Alessia Caracciolo), holds strong to her No 16 position largely thanks to the her collaboration with EDM producer Zedd on Stay which is steadily moving up the charts.

Brothers and YouTube viral breakout stars Ayo & Teo (Ayleo and Mateo Bowles) maintain their seat on the chart despite moving down to No 20. The brothers gained their following posting videos of themselves dancing to hits of others, and now have one of their own with Rolex.

US Songwriting Chart (27 May 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1KENDRICK LAMARDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
2QUAVIOUS MARSHALLPeek A Boo – Lil Yachty (ft. Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Good Drank – 2 Chainz & Gucci Mane & Quavo
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
3LELAND WAYNEBounce Back – Big Sean
Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
4MICHAEL WILLIAMS IIDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
5 SYMERE WOODSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
6 AUBREY GRAHAMPassionfruit – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
7 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
8 JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
9 KIARA CEPHUSPeek A Boo – Lil Yachty (ft. Migos)
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
10 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
11 ED SHEERANGalway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
12 BRYAN SIMMONSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
13 JOSHUA LUELLENMask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
14 MILES MCCOLLUMPeek A Boo – Lil Yachty (ft. Migos)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
15 KYLE HARVEYiSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
16ALESSIA CARACCIOLOScars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara
1-800-273-8255 – Logic (ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
Stay by Zedd & Alessia Cara
17 NANA ROGUESPassionfruit – Drake
18 RUSS VITALELosin Control – Russ
19 SHANE MCANALLYDrinkin’ Problem’ – Midland
If I Told You – Darius Rucker
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
20 AYLEO & MATEO BOWLESRolex – Ayo & Teo

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 (12 May 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANBarcelona – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know – Ed Sheeran
2BENJAMIN LEVINBarcelona – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
Run Up – Major Lazer (ft. PartyNextDoor and Nicki Minaj)
3 J HUSDid You See? – Drake
4 NIALL HORANSlow Hands – Niall Horan
5AUBREY GRAHAMBlem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
KMT – Drake (ft. Giggs)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
6 KENDRICK LAMARDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
7JOHNNY MCDAIDBarcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
8 MICHAEL WILLIAMS IIDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
9 INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
10 JACOB KASHERAttention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
11 RORY GRAHAMHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
12 MICHAEL OMARIBig For Your Boots – Stormzy
13 LUIS FONSI & ERIKA ENDERDespacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
14 AMMAR MALIKRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
New Man – Ed Sheeran
15 NANA ROGUESPassionfruit – Drake
16 MAGGIE LINDEMANNPretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann
17 CHARLIE PUTHAttention – Charlie Puth
18 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Bon Appetit – Katy Perry (ft. Migos)
Congratulations – Post Malone & Quavo
19 SERGIO PIZZORNOYou’re In Love With A Psycho – Kasabian
20 FOY VANCEBarcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran

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 – royaltyexchange.com


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