UK & US Songwriting Charts (17 Feb-4 Mar 2017)

23 February, 2017 in News

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Max Martin: the formidable Swedish songwriter and record producer is back on our charts

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

MMax Martin returns, while Bruno Mars debuts on this week’s chart ranking the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week. Martin is a prolific and successful songwriter with credits across multiple songs in the Billboard Hot 100, and he’s back on the US Songwriting Chart thanks to his contributions to Katy Perry’s latest hit Chained To The Rhythm.

Meanwhile, Bruno Mars blasts into the chart for a pair of tracks (24K Magic and That’s What I Like) and brings with him co-writers Christopher Brody Brown and Phillip Lawrence. Rounding out the newcomers is rapper Kyle for iSpy, a track bolstered by the contributions of Lil Yachty.

US Songwriting Chart (4 March 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1TAYLOR SWIFTBetter Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
2 SAM HUNTBody Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt
3 TYLER JOSEPHHeathens – Twenty One Pilots
4 LELAND WAYNEX – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Future)
No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
5 ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
6 MAX MARTIN Side To Side – Ariana Grande (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
7 MILES MCCOLLUMBroccoli – D.R.A.M (ft. Lil Yachty)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
8 JERMAINE COLEDéjà Vu – J. Cole
9 ASHLEY GORLEYA Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton
Today – Brad Paisley
Black – Dierks Bentley
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi
10 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
11 AUBREY GRAHAMFake Love – Drake
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
12 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLT-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
13 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – The Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
14 SEAN ANDERSONBounce Back – Big Sean
Moves – Big Sean
No Favors – Big Sean (ft. Eminem)
15 RADRIC DAVISParty – Chris Brown (ft. Usher & Gucci Mane)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane)
16 SHAWN MENDES & TEDDY GEIGERMercy – Shawn Mendes
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
17 MARTIN MCKINNEY & ABEL TESFAYEParty Monster – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
18 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
19 KYLE HARVEYiSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
19IRVIN MEJIA & ADAM DANIELCaroline – Aminé

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 (17 February 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
2RORY GRAHAMHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
3 SIA FURLERChained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley
Chandelier – Sia
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Helium – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
4 MICHAEL OMARIBig For Your Boots – Stormzy
5GREG KURSTINHello – Adele
Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
6 DOMINIC WYNN WOODSNow And Later – Sage The Gemini
7 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
8 TOM ZANETTIYou Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
9 ANNE-MARIECiao Adios – Anne Marie
10MARTIN JENSENSolo Dance – Martin Jensen
11 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
12ANDREW TAGGARTParis – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
13 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
14JOHNNY MCDAIDPhotograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
15JAMIE HARTMANHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
16 JOHN PAUL COOPER & ALEX SMITHPerfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
17 NICHOLAS JAMES GALE & LUCY TAYLORBe The One – Dua Lipa
18 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMSCall On Me – Starley
19 MAX MARTIN Side To Side – Ariana Grande (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
20 INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe

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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