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)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 AUBREY GRAHAM Blem – 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)
2 LELAND WAYNE Bounce 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)
3 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL 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)
4 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
5 SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
6 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
7 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
8 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
9 ADAM FEENEY Fake Love – Drake
Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
10 MILES MCCOLLUM & KYLE HARVEY iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
11 JOSHUA LUELLEN Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
12 BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
13 KIARA CEPHUS Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
14 KENDRICK LAMAR Humble – Kendrick Lamar
The Heart Part 4 – Kendrick Lamar
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
15 JACK ANTONOFF Green Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn & Taylor Swift
16 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
17 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
18 RUSS VITALE Losin Control – Russ
19 MAX MARTIN Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
20 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE 24K 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)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Perfect – 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
2 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle 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
3 AUBREY GRAHAM Passionfruit – 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)
4 JOHNNY MCDAID What 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 WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Places – Martin Solveig & Inoa Wroldsen
6 DISCIPLES On My Mind – Disciples
7 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – 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 OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
9 J HUS Samantha – Dave & J Hus
Did You See? – Drake
10 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
Skepta Interlude – Drake
11 RORY GRAHAM Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
12 FOY VANCE What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
13 AMMAR MALIK Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
New Man – Ed Sheeran
14 JAMIE HARTMAN Passport Home – JP Cooper
Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
15 EMILY WARREN The 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 ANTONOFF Green Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
17 ADAM FEENEY Fake Love – Drake
Madiba Riddim – Drake
Still Got Time – Zayn (ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
18 JULIA MICHAELS Dive – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
19 MARTIN PICANDET Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
20 ADAM WILES Slide – 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.


Royalty Exchange logo The Hot Hitmakers chart is repurposed with kind permission of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace – royaltyexchange.com

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