US Songwriting Chart – 28 January 2017

Auli’i Cravalho
Auli'i Cravalho

Auli’i Cravalho of Disney’s Moana: singer of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s chart-topping theme song How Far I’ll Go

Our Hot Hitmakers partnership with Royalty Exchange recognises the top songwriters behind the biggest hits on this week’s Hot 100

In this special catch-up edition of the Hot Hitmakers Chart, Ed Sheeran and his songwriting partners made a strong debut on the list at No 3, 11, and 18… But the success of the animated hit film Moana has not slowed down, and all four of the tracks from the soundtrack that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 last week moved up in ranking.

That, combined with the rare scenario of the same song sung by two different performers both charting in the Hot 100, drove songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda to the very top of this week’s Hot Hitmakers. Meanwhile, Sam Hollander found his way at long last into the chart with the enduring popularity of HandClap by Fitz And The Tantrums.

1LIN-MANUEL MIRANDAHow Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara
How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho
You’re Welcome – Dwayne Johnson
2 GREG KURSTINWater Under The Bridge – Adele
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
The Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
3ED SHEERANCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
4 JERMAINE COLEDéjà Vu – J. Cole
Neighbors – J. Cole
Immortal – J. Cole
5TAYLOR SWIFTBetter Man – Little Big Town
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – Zayn/Taylor Swift
6 TYLER JOSEPHHeathens – Twenty One Pilots
7 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)
8 AUBREY GRAHAMFake Love – Drake
Sneakin’ – Drake (ft. 21 Savage)
Used To This – Future (ft. Drake)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
9SIA FURLERThe Greatest – Sia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Cheap Thrills – Sia (ft. Sean Paul)
10ASHLEY GORLEYA Guy With A Girl – Blake Shelton
Today – Brad Paisley
Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi
11BENJAMIN LEVINCastle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Cold Water – Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MO
12 SCOTT HARRISTreat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (ft. Daya)
13 SAM HOLLANDERHandClap – Fitz And The Tantrums
14 MILES MCCOLLUMBroccoli – D.R.A.M (ft. Lil Yachty)
iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
15 SHAWN MENDES & TEDDY GEIGERTreat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Mercy – Shawn Mendes
16 RADRIC DAVISParty – Chris Brown (ft. Usher & Gucci Mane)
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd (ft. Gucci Mane)
17 ABEL TESFAYE & MARTIN MCKINNEYParty Monster – The Weeknd
Starboy – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
18STEVE MACRockabye – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
19 SHAYAA JOSEPHX – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (f. Future)
No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
Sneakin’ – Drake (f. 21 Savage)
20 ADAM 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 –

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