UK & US Songwriting Charts (3-11 Feb 2017)

6 February, 2017 in News

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Taylor Swift: claims the top spot on our US Songwriting Chart this week. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/David Shankbone

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

The new release schedule from the larger acts slow down considerably once the New Year settles in the way it has, and we’re starting to see the effect of that on the US Songwriting Chart. Plenty of reshuffling, but no newcomers debuting this week. The notable move is of course that of Taylor Swift claiming the No 1 position on the strength of her sole songwriting credit on Little Big Town’s Better Man – enough to hold off Ed Sheeran’s hit new release – as well as Greg Kurstin’s impressive staying power.

Whereas, this week’s UK Songwriting Chart sees new entries from Danish DJ and producer Martin Jensen for his track Solo Dance, and English singer-songwriter Isobel Beardshaw – better known as Izzy Bizu – who benefits from her latest single Talking To You creeping into the Official Singles Chart. Elsewhere, Sheeran’s record-breaking, coordinated single releases keep him on top, followed by Rag’n’Bone Man AKA Rory Graham who jumps up several places after his latest single Skin joined Human in the singles chart…

UK Songwriting Chart (3 February 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
2 RORY GRAHAM Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
3 DOMINIC WYNN WOODS Now And Later – Sage The Gemini
4 TOM ZANETTI You Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
5 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
6 GREG KURSTIN Water Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
7 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
8 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
All We Know – Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan
9 CALVIN HARRIS My Way – Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
10 JOHNNY MCDAID Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love Of My Life – Robbie Williams
11 ALEX SMITH & JOHN PAUL COOPER Perfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
12 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
13 STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMS Call On Me – Starley
14 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
14 MARTIN JENSEN Solo Dance – Martin Jensen
15 ISOBEL BEARDSHAW Talking To You – Izzy Bizu
16 LUCY TAYLOR & NICHOLAS JAMES GALE Be The One – Dua Lipa
17 SIA FURLER Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
18 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe
19 TAYLOR SWIFT This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
20 RACHEL KEEN After The Afterparty – Charli XCX ft. Lil Yachty
You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones & Raye
Not In Love – MO & Kent Jones
Don’t Leave – Snakehips & MO

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.

US Songwriting Chart (11 February 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 TAYLOR SWIFT Better Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
2 GREG KURSTIN Water Under The Bridge – Adele
The Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
3 LELAND WAYNE X – 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)
4 TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
5 ASHLEY GORLEY A Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton
Today – Brad Paisley
Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi
6 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
7 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
8 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
All We Know – The Chainsmokers (ft. Phoebe Ryan)
9 SIA FURLER The Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
10 AUBREY GRAHAM Fake Love – Drake
Sneakin’ – Drake (ft. 21 Savage)
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
11 JERMAINE COLE Déjà Vu – J. Cole
Neighbors – J. Cole
12 MILES MCCOLLUM Broccoli – D.R.A.M (ft. Lil Yachty)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
13 SAM HOLLANDER HandClap – Fitz And The Tantrums
14 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
15 SCOTT HARRIS Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
16 ROBYN FENTY Love On The Brain – Rihanna
Sex With Me – Rihanna
17 SHAWN MENDES & TEDDY GEIGER Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Mercy – Shawn Mendes
18 RADRIC DAVIS Party – Chris Brown (ft. Usher & Gucci Mane)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane)
19 ABEL TESFAYE & MARTIN MCKINNEY Party Monster – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
20 ADAM DANIEL & IRVIN MEJIA Caroline – 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.


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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