US Songwriting Chart – 28 November 2016

7 December, 2016 in News

The Weeknd

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye). Photo: Kayla Johnson/Wikimedia Commons

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

The debut of The Weeknd’s new album Starboy simply slayed every chart measuring music last week, including our Hot Hitmakers songwriting chart. With a songwriting credit on 17 tracks across the Billboard Hot 100, The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye), debuted as the No 1 songwriter of the week. Another four non-performing songwriters entered this Hot Hitmakers chart as a result of their contributions to the hit album as well. They include Martin McKinney, Ahmad Balshe, Benjamin Diehl and Henry Russell Walter.

The album also helped propel perennial hitmaker Max Martin back up the chart, from 18 to 9, thanks to his writing credits on four tracks from the album. Overall, three tracks from the album had four different songwriters credited who made this week’s Hot Hitmakers chart: False Alarm, Ordinary Life, and Six Feet Under.

RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 (-) ABEL TESFAYE A Lonely Night – The Weeknd
Attention – The Weeknd
Die For You – The Weeknd
False Alarm – The Weeknd
Love To Lay – The Weeknd
Nothing Without You – The Weeknd
Ordinary Life – The Weeknd
Reminder – The Weeknd
Rockin’ – The Weeknd
Secrets – The Weeknd
Six Feet Under – The Weeknd
True Colors – The Weeknd
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (f. Daft Punk)
Starboy – The Weeknd (f. Daft Punk)
All I Know – The Weeknd (f. Future)
Sidewalks – The Weeknd (f. Kendrick Lamar)
Stargirl Interlude – The Weeknd (f. Lana Del Rey)
2 (1) TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
Ride – Twenty One Pilots
3 (-) MARTIN MCKINNEY Die For You – The Weeknd
False Alarm – The Weeknd
Ordinary Life – The Weeknd
Reminder – The Weeknd
Secrets – The Weeknd
Six Feet Under – The Weeknd
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd (f. Daft Punk)
Starboy – The Weeknd (f. Daft Punk)
Sidewalks – The Weeknd (f. Kendrick Lamar)
Stargirl Interlude – The Weeknd (f. Lana Del Rey)
4 (-) LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara & Auli’I Cravalho
You’re Welcome – Dwayne Johnson
We Know The Way – Opetaia Foa’I & Lin-Manuel Miranda
5 (3) GREG KURSTIN Cheap Thrills – Sia (f. Sean Paul)
The Greatest – Sia (f. Kendrick Lamar)
Water Under The Bridge – Adele
6 (-) AHMAD BALSHE A Lonely Night – The Weeknd
False Alarm – The Weeknd
Love To Lay – The Weeknd
Nothing Without You – The Weeknd
Ordinary Life – The Weeknd
Rockin’ – The Weeknd
Six Feet Under – The Weeknd
Party Monster – The Weeknd
All I Know – The Weeknd (f. Future)
7 (2) AUBREY GRAHAM One Dance – Drake (f. WizKid & Kyla)
Come And See Me – PARTYNEXTDOOR (f. Drake)
Fake Love – Drake
Sneakin’ – Drake (f. 21 Savage)
Used To This – Future (f. Drake)
8 (5) SIA FURLER Cheap Thrills – Sia (f. Sean Paul)
The Greatest – Sia (f. Kendrick Lamar)
9 (18) MAX MARTIN A Lonely Night – The Weeknd
Love To Lay – The Weeknd
Ordinary Life – The Weeknd
Rockin’ – The Weeknd
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Side To Side – Ariana Grande (f. Nicki Minaj)
10 (4) TAYLOR SWIFT Better Man – Little Big Town
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris (f.   Rihanna)
11 (6) NAYVADIUS WILBURN X – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (f. Future)
Too Much Sauce – DJ ESCO (f. Future & Lil Uzi Vert)
Do You Mind – DJ Khaled (f. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown & August Alsina)
Used To This – Future (f. Drake)
12 (9) SCOTT HARRIS Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (f. Daya)
13 (-) BENJAMIN DIEHL False Alarm – The Weeknd
Nothing Without You – The Weeknd
Six Feet Under – The Weeknd
Party Monster – The Weeknd
All I Know – The Weeknd (f. Future)
14 (11) JAMES MCCALL & JONATHAN LEWIS Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem) – Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
15 (8) ANDREW TAGGART Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (f. Daya)
Closer – The Chainsmokers (f. Halsey)
All We Know – The Chainsmokers (f. Phoebe Ryan)
16 (-) LEONARD COHEN Hallelujah – Pentatonix
17 (-) HENRY RUSSELL WALTER False Alarm – The Weeknd
Nothing Without You – The Weeknd
Ordinary Life – The Weeknd
Reminder – The Weeknd
Secrets – The Weeknd
Six Feet Under – The Weeknd
18 (17) GARRETT NASH & OLIVIA O’BRIEN I Hate U I Love U – Gnash (f. Olivia O’Brien)
19 (14) LELAND WAYNE No Heart – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin
X – 21 Savage & Metro Boomin (f. Future)
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Bad And Boujee – Migos (f. Lil Uzi Vert)
20 (15) 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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