UK & US Songwriting Charts (7 – 22 April 2017)

15 April, 2017 in News

Busbee

Busbee: a new entry by working with Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban. Photo: Kevinmichaelgray/Wikimedia Commons

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

Drake holds the No 1 spot again, holding strong, while Ed Sheeran fell off the chart completely. Helping that move were the debut of four new songwriters. Michael Busbee co-wrote hits from Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. Hillary Lindsey worked with him on that Lady Antebellum track, with additional credits for Florida Georgia Line and Lady Gaga. And Lil Uzi Vert landed a spot along with his co-writer Bryan Simmons…

US Songwriting Chart (22 April 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 AUBREY GRAHAM Blem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Gyalchester – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
Teenage Fever – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Sacrifices – Drake (ft. 2 Chainz & Young Thug)
No Frauds – Nicki Minaj, Drake, & Lil Wayne
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
2 LELAND WAYNE Bounce 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)
3 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL 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)
4 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
5 KENDRICK LAMAR Humble – Kendrick Lamar
The Heart Part 4 – Kendrick Lamar
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
6 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
7 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
8 KYLE HARVEY & MILES MCCOLLUM iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
9 ADAM FEENEY Fake Love – Drake
Mask Off – Future
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
10 JOSHUA LUELLEN Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
11 KIARA CEPHUS Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
12 MICHAEL BUSBEE The Fighter – Keith Urban (ft. Carrie Underwood)
13 JACK ANTONOFF Green Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn & Taylor Swift
14 HILLARY LINDSEY God, Your Mama, And Me – Florida Georgia Line (ft. Backstreet Boys)
You Look Good – Lady Antebellum
Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
15 BRYAN SIMMONS & SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
16 MAX MARTIN Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Chained To The Rhythm – Katy Perry (ft. Skip Marley)
17 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
18 TIM GOMRINGER & KEVIN GOMRINGER Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
No Long Talk – Drake (ft. Giggs)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
19 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCE 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
20 STEVE MAC Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

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 (7 April 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Perfect – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Save Myslef – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
2 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
New Man – 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
3 AUBREY GRAHAM Passionfruit – Drake
Blem – Drake
Gyalchester – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Madiba Riddim – Drake
Teenage Fever – Drake
Jorja Interlude – Drake
Free Smoke – Drake
Do Not Disturb – Drake
Lose You – Drake
Sacrifices – Drake (ft. 2 Chainz & Young Thug)
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)
4 JOHNNY MCDAID What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
5 MICHAEL OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
6 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
Skepta Interlude – Drake
7 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Places – Martin Solveig & Inoa Wroldsen
8 FOY VANCE What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
9 RORY GRAHAM Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
10 AMMAR MALIK Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
New Man – Ed Sheeran
11 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
The One – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
12 J HUS Samantha – Dave & J Hus
Did You See? – Drake
13 ADAM FEENEY Fake Love – Drake
Madiba Riddim – Drake
Still Got Time – Zayn (ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
14 AMY WADGE Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Save Myself – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
15 ADAM WILES Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Heatstroke – Calvin Harris (ft. Young Thug, Pharrell, and Ariana Grande)
15 SHANE LINDSTROM No Long Talk – Drake (ft. Giggs)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Still Got Time – Zayn (ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
16 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
17 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II Humble – Kendrick Lamar
18 KENDRICK DUCKWORTH Humble – Kendrick Lamar
19 JULIA MICHAELS Dive – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
20 JACK ANTONOFF Green Light – Lorde
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift

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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