UK & US Songwriting Charts (21 April – 6 May 2017)

27 April, 2017 in News

Kendrick Lamar DAMN

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN takes the charts by storm on both sides of the Atlantic

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

Well that’s a first. We’ve seen the artist/songwriter behind a best-selling debut take over the US songwriting chart before. We’ve even seen other songwriters involved in the album find placement among the Top 20. But we’ve never seen both the artist/songwriter and associated collaborators take over the top four positions on the chart the way Kendrick Lamar and his songwriters have this week.

With Lamar sitting at No 1, DAMN songwriters Mark Spears, Anthony Tiffith, and Michael Williams II debut with him in second, third, and fourth, respectively. Dacoury Natche joins them at No 10, meaning half of the Top 10 songwriters of the week stem from Lamar’s debut album.

US Songwriting Chart (6 May 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1 KENDRICK LAMAR DUCKWORTHDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Fear – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Duckworth – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Blood – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
2 MARK SPEARSFeel – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
3 ANTHONY TIFFITHYah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Blood – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
4 MICHAEL WILLIAMS IIDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
5 LELAND 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)
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLGood 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)
7 AUBREY GRAHAMGyalchester – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
No Frauds – Nicki Minaj, Drake, & Lil Wayne
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
8 SYMERE WOODSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
9 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
10 DACOURY NATCHEYah – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
11 JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
12 KYLE HARVEY & MILES MCCOLLUMiSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
13 RAMÓN RODRIQUEZ & LUIS FONSEYDespacito – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee)
14 BRYAN SIMMONSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
15 JOSHUA LUELLENMask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
16 BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
17 KIARA CEPHUSSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
18 NANA ROGUESPassionfruit – Drake
19 ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
20 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho

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 (21 April 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANPerfect – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
2 KENDRICK LAMARHumble – Kendrick Lamar
DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Blood – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Fear – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Duckworth – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
3BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
4 AUBREY GRAHAMPassionfruit – Drake
Blem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Gyalchester – Drake
Madiba Riddim – 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)
5 JOHNNY MCDAIDWhat Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
6 MICHAEL WILLIAMS IIHumble – Kendrick Lamar
DNA – Kendrick Lamar
7 MARK SPEARSYah – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
8 ANTHONY TIFFITHBlood – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
9 DISCIPLESOn My Mind – Disciples
10 INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Places – Martin Solveig & Inoa Wroldsen
11 J HUSDid You See? – Drake
12 MICHAEL OMARIBig For Your Boots – Stormzy
13 RORY GRAHAMHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
14 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – Chainsmokers
The One – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
15 AMMAR MALIKRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
New Man – Ed Sheeran
16 NANA ROGUESPassionfruit – Drake
17 FOY VANCEWhat Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
18 DACOURY NATCHEYah – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
19 JAMIE HARTMANHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
20 MARTIN PICANDETPlaces – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen

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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