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

20 July, 2017 in News

Jay-Z

Jay-Z: at the 2011 Shawn Carter Foundation Carnival in New York City. Photo: Joella Marano via Wikimedia Commons

The new Jay-Z album makes for a new leader of this week’s top performing songwriters on the Billboard Hot 100

Currently basking in the success of his thirteenth studio album 4:44, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter skyrocketed to No 1 on Billboard’s Top Artists Chart and is consecutively the No.1 seat on our Hot Hitmakers chart. The album has earned Jay-Z his 14th No 1 Billboard hit, the most ever achieved by a solo artist.

Producer Ernest Dion Wilson, better known by his stage name No I.D., is the solo producer for the album. He has worked with artists ranging from G-Unit to Kanye West as well as launched the career of Vince Staples. As the president of West’s G.O.O.D. Music label and the executive V.P of Def Jam Records, there is no question of why No I.D. served such a large role in the production of 4:44.

In other chart-rocker news, Shayaa Abraham-Joseph aka 21 Savage joined the rankings a No 3, displacing both Quavo and Kendrick Lamar, who have been leading the chart for months. His recent LP release Issa Album has brought huge success for the rapper.

Zach Crowell also joined the chart at seat No 18 for his country collaborations with Billy Currington and Sam Hunt. Lastly, Rakim Allen and Rashawn Bennett (YFN Lucci), wrap up the chart at No 20 for their hit Everyday We Lit.

US Songwriting Chart (29 July 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 SHAWN COREY CARTER & ERNEST DION WILSON Marcy Me – Jay-Z
Moonlight – Jay-Z
The Story of O.J. – Jay-Z
4:44:00AM – Jay-Z
Family Feud – Jay-Z (ft. Beyonce)
Caught Their Eyes – Jay-Z (ft. Frank Ocean)
Smile – Jay-Z (ft. Gloria Carter)
2 BENJAMIN LEVIN Crying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
3 SHAYAA ABRAHAM-JOSEPH Bank Account – 21 Savage
Famous – 21 Savage
4 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)
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
5 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
6 KENDRICK LAMAR DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
7 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
8 SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
9 LELAND WAYNE Famous – 21 Savage
Mask Off – Future
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
10 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
11 LUDWIG GÖRANSSON & DONALD GLOVER Redbone – Childish Gambino
12 BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
13 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
14 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
15 KIARA CEPHUS Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
16 JORDAN JENKS & JORDAN CARTER Magnolia – Playboi Carti
17 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOEL Malibu – Miley Cyrus
18 ZACH CROWELL Do I Make You Wanna – Billy Currington
Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
19 LUIS FONSI & RAMÓN AYALA LUIS RODRIGUEZ & ERIKA ENDER Despacito – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee)
20 RAKIM ALLEN & RASHAWN BENNETT Everyday We Lit – YFN Lucci (ft. PnB Rock)

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 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
Issues – Julia Michaels
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 JACOB KASHER Attention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
8 PAUL SIMON Bridge Over Troubled Water – Artists For Grenfell
9 SEAN MYER & SASHA SLOAN Pretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann
10 CHARLIE PUTH Attention – Charlie Puth
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 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOEL Malibu – Miley Cyrus
13 JUSTIN BIEBER 2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber)
14 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
15 SYMERE WOODS & BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
16 AUBREY GRAHAM Passionfruit – Drake
Signs – Drake
17 DAVID GUETTA & GEORGIO TUINFORT One Last Time – Ariana Grande
2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
18 MIKE WILL MADE-IT, SWAE LEE & FRENCH MONTANA Unforgettable – French Montana (ft. Swae Lee)
19 DEMI LOVATO No Promises – Cheat Codes (ft. Demi Lovato)
Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
Instruction – Jax Jones (ft. Demi Lovato & Stefflon)
20 NOEL GALLAGHER Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis

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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