UK & US Songwriting Charts (14 – 29 April 2017)

22 April, 2017 in News

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran: top of the UK songwriting chart for yet another week. Photo: Greg Williams

Assisted by Royalty Exchange, we recognise the most successful songwriters behind the biggest hits on both sides of the Atlantic

Drake continues to dominate the US chart measuring the top songwriters behind the week’s biggest tracks on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only did he keep his No 1 position, but he’s involved in the charting of five additional songwriters who either collaborated with him directly or did so on other songs that feature him.

The result is not much movement in the US chart, other than the debut of US rapper “Russ” (Russ Vitale) at No 18. Interestingly, Ed Sheeran collaborator Benjamin Levin pulled away from the superstar, rising to No 8 (from Sheeran’s 17) thanks to additional credits on tracks from Halsey and Julia Michaels…

US Songwriting Chart (29 April 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1AUBREY GRAHAMBlem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Gyalchester – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
Teenage Fever – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Sacrifices – Drake (ft. 2 Chainz & Young Thug)
No Frauds – Nicki Minaj, Drake, & Lil Wayne
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
2LELAND 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)
3QUAVIOUS MARSHALLPortland – 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)
4ANDREW TAGGARTParis – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
5SYMERE WOODSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
6JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
7LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
8 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
9ADAM FEENEYFake Love – Drake
Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
10 MILES MCCOLLUM & KYLE HARVEYiSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
11 JOSHUA LUELLENMask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
12 BRYAN SIMMONSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
13 KIARA CEPHUSSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
14 KENDRICK LAMARHumble – Kendrick Lamar
The Heart Part 4 – Kendrick Lamar
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
15 JACK ANTONOFFGreen Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn & Taylor Swift
16 NANA ROGUESPassionfruit – Drake
17 ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
18 RUSS VITALELosin Control – Russ
19 MAX MARTINCan’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
20 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

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 (14 April 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANPerfect – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Save Myself – Ed Sheeran
2BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
3AUBREY GRAHAMPassionfruit – Drake
Blem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Gyalchester – Drake
Madiba Riddim – Drake
Teenage Fever – Drake
Jorja Interlude – Drake
Free Smoke – Drake
KMT – Drake (ft. Giggs)
No Long Talk – Drake (ft. Giggs)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Get It Together – Drake (ft. Jorja Smith & Black Coffee)
4JOHNNY MCDAIDWhat Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
5 INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Places – Martin Solveig & Inoa Wroldsen
6 DISCIPLESOn My Mind – Disciples
7 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – Chainsmokers
The One – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
8 MICHAEL OMARIBig For Your Boots – Stormzy
9 J HUSSamantha – Dave & J Hus
Did You See? – Drake
10 NANA ROGUESPassionfruit – Drake
Skepta Interlude – Drake
11 RORY GRAHAMHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
12 FOY VANCEWhat Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
13 AMMAR MALIKRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
New Man – Ed Sheeran
14 JAMIE HARTMANPassport Home – JP Cooper
Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
15 EMILY WARRENThe One – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
No More Sad Songs – Little Mix
No Lie – Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa
16 JACK ANTONOFFGreen Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
17 ADAM FEENEYFake Love – Drake
Madiba Riddim – Drake
Still Got Time – Zayn (ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
18 JULIA MICHAELSDive – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
19 MARTIN PICANDETPlaces – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
20 ADAM WILESSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Heatstroke – Calvin Harris (ft. Young Thug, Pharrell, and Ariana Grande)

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.


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