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)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANCastle 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 GRAHAMHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
3 DOMINIC WYNN WOODSNow And Later – Sage The Gemini
4 TOM ZANETTIYou Want Me – Tom Zanetti ft. Sadie Ama
5 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
6 GREG KURSTINWater Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
7 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
So Good – Louisa Johnson
8 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – Chainsmokers
Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers ft. Daya
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
All We Know – Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan
9 CALVIN HARRISMy Way – Calvin Harris
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
10 JOHNNY MCDAIDPhotograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love Of My Life – Robbie Williams
11 ALEX SMITH & JOHN PAUL COOPERPerfect Strangers – Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper
September Song – JP Cooper
12 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
13STARLEY HOPE & PETER WADAMSCall On Me – Starley
14 JAMIE HARTMANHuman – Rag’n’Bone Man
14 MARTIN JENSENSolo Dance – Martin Jensen
15 ISOBEL BEARDSHAWTalking To You – Izzy Bizu
16 LUCY TAYLOR & NICHOLAS JAMES GALEBe The One – Dua Lipa
17 SIA FURLERCheap Thrills – Sia
Move Your Body – Sia
The Greatest – Sia Ft Kendrick Lamar
18 INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Text From Your Ex – Tinie Tempah ft. Tinashe
19 TAYLOR SWIFTThis Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
20 RACHEL KEENAfter 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)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1 TAYLOR SWIFTBetter Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
2 GREG KURSTINWater Under The Bridge – Adele
The Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
3 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)
4 TYLER JOSEPHHeathens – Twenty One Pilots
5 ASHLEY GORLEYA Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton
Today – Brad Paisley
Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi
6ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
7 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
8 ANDREW TAGGARTParis – 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 FURLERThe Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
10 AUBREY GRAHAMFake Love – Drake
Sneakin’ – Drake (ft. 21 Savage)
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
11 JERMAINE COLEDéjà Vu – J. Cole
Neighbors – J. Cole
12MILES MCCOLLUMBroccoli – D.R.A.M (ft. Lil Yachty)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
13 SAM HOLLANDERHandClap – Fitz And The Tantrums
14 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
15 SCOTT HARRISTreat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
16ROBYN FENTYLove On The Brain – Rihanna
Sex With Me – Rihanna
17 SHAWN MENDES & TEDDY GEIGERTreat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Mercy – Shawn Mendes
18 RADRIC DAVISParty – Chris Brown (ft. Usher & Gucci Mane)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane)
19 ABEL TESFAYE & MARTIN MCKINNEYParty Monster – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
20ADAM DANIEL & IRVIN MEJIACaroline – 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 logoThe Hot Hitmakers chart is repurposed with kind permission of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace – royaltyexchange.com


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