UK & US Songwriting Charts (7 – 27 Jul 2017)

12 July, 2017 in News

Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi: Despacito serves as his first Top 100 No 1 seat. Photo: Nicolas Lacoste/Wikimedia Commons

This week ‘Despacito’ proves a success for the track’s songwriters: Puerto Rican pop artist Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee

As the first predominately Spanish song to top the charts since Macarena in 1996, Despacito is rewriting the standards. Owning the Billboard Top 100 as well as the Digital Song Sales chart and Streaming Songs chart, Despacito, translated to “slowly” in English, shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

For Puerto Rican artists, Luis Fonsi and Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez, better known as Daddy Yankee, Despacito serves as their first Top 100 No 1 seat. For featured remix artist, Justin Bieber, it serves as his fifth. For Bieber, the song solidified him as the first ever artist to earn back-to-back new No 1 seats in consecutive weeks. Proceeding Despacito No 1 seat was DJ Khaled’s I’m The One, which featured Bieber as well.

Songwriters Ramón Ayala Luis Rodríguez and Erika Ender worked with Fonsi in order to create the swinging hit. Ender claims the original lyrics were born in Fonsi’s home in 2015. The addition of Daddy Yankee added a reggaeton-pop feel, ultimately solidifying the song for huge success on Latin and US charts.

US Songwriting Chart (22 July 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
2 KENDRICK LAMARDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
3BENJAMIN LEVINCrying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
4MICHAEL WILLIAMS IIDNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Rake It Up – Yo Gotti (ft. Nicki Minaj)
5ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
6LELAND WAYNEMet Gala – Gucci Mane (ft. Offset)
Mask Off – Future
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
7SYMERE WOODSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
8 KIARA CEPHUSSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Slippery – Migos (ft. Gucci Mane)
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
9 CHRISTOPHER BRODY BROWN, BRUNO MARS & PHILIP LAWRENCEBad Liar – Selena Gomez
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Versace On The Floor – Bruno Mars
10 CHARLIE PUTH & JACOB KASHERAttention – Charlie Puth
11 JUSTIN TRANTERBeliever – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Bad Liar – Selena Gomez
12 LUDWIG GÖRANSSON & DONALD GLOVERRedbone – Childish Gambino
13 BRYAN SIMMONSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
14 MICHAEL JAMES RYAN BUSBEEThe Fighter – Keith Urban (ft. Carrie Underwood)
You Look Good – Lady Antebellum
15 AUBREY GRAHAMPassionfruit – Drake
Signs – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
16 JORDAN JENKS & JORDAN CARTERMagnolia – Playboi Carti
17 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOELMalibu – Miley Cyrus
18 AYLEO & MATEO BOWLESRolex – Ayo & Teo
19 MILES MCCOLLUM & KYLE HARVEYiSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
11 LUIS FONSI & RAMÓN AYALA LUIS RODRIGUEZ & ERIKA ENDERDespacito – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee)

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 July 2017)


RANKSONGWRITERSONG – ARTIST
1ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
2PAUL SIMONBridge Over Troubled Water – Artists For Grenfell
3 BENJAMIN LEVINCrying In The Club – Camila Cabello
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
4 STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Your Song – Rita Ora
5 J HUSDid You See – J Hus
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALLSlide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
I’m The One – DJ Khaled (ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne)
Bon Appetit – Katy Perry (ft. Migos)
Strip That Down – Liam Payne (ft. Quavo)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
Congratulations – Post Malone & Quavo
7 ADAM WILESRollin – Calvin Harris (ft. Future & Khalid)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
8 JACOB KASHERAttention – Charlie Puth
Swalla – Jason Derulo/Nicki Minaj/Ty
9 SAMANTHA HARVEYForgive Forget – Samantha Harvey
10 NOEL GALLAGHERDon’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
11 SEAN MYER & SASHA SLOANPretty Girl – Maggie Lindemann
12 BRITTANY HAZARDNow Or Never – Halsey
Feels – Harris, Pharrell, Perry and Big Sean
Swish Swish – Katy Perry (ft. Nicki Minaj)
Know No Better – Major Lazer (ft. Scott/Cabello)
13INA WROLDSENRockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit (ft. Zara Larsson)
Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen
14 CHARLIE PUTHAttention – Charlie Puth
15 LIAM GALLAGHER & GREG KURSTINChinatown – Liam Gallagher
Wall Of Glass – Liam Gallagher
16 MILEY CYRUS & OREN YOELMalibu – Miley Cyrus
17 BRYAN SIMMONS & SYMERE WOODSXO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
18 AUBREY GRAHAMPassionfruit – Drake
Signs – Drake
19 GEORGIO TUINFORT & DAVID GUETTAOne Last Time – Ariana Grande
2U – David Guetta (ft. Justin Bieber)
20 NAYVADIUS WILBURNRollin – Calvin Harris (ft. Future & Khalid)
Mask Off – Future
Pie – Future (ft. Chris Brown)

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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