US Songwriting Chart – 5 December 2016

14 December, 2016 in News

Greg Kurstin

Greg Kurstin: his songwriting with Sia and Adele puts him third in this week’s chart. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Lyndsey Byrnes

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

There wasn’t an awful lot of movement on the chart this week, with only three debuts and a lot of rank reshuffling. But what stood out was that two of the three newcomers are for classic holiday songs: Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Johnny Marks, and All I Want For Christmas Is You by Walter Afanasieff and Mariah Carey. As the festive season continues and Christmas grows ever closer, we expect additional holiday classics to edge into the chart next week.

RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 (2) TYLER JOSEPH Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
Ride – Twenty One Pilots
2 (1) ABEL TESFAYE Attention – The Weeknd
Die For You – The Weeknd
False Alarm – The Weeknd
Party Monster – 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)
3 (5) GREG KURSTIN Cheap Thrills – Sia (f. Sean Paul)
The Greatest – Sia (f. Kendrick Lamar)
Water Under The Bridge – Adele
4 (3) MARTIN MCKINNEY Die For You – The Weeknd
False Alarm – The Weeknd
Party Monster – 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)
5 (7) 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)
6 (10) TAYLOR SWIFT Better Man – Little Big Town
This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris (f. Rihanna)
7 (8) SIA FURLER Cheap Thrills – Sia (f. Sean Paul)
The Greatest – Sia (f. Kendrick Lamar)
8 (–) JOHNNY MARKS Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
9 (11) 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)
10 (16) LEONARD COHEN Hallelujah – Pentatonix
11 (19) 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)
12 (12) SCOTT HARRIS Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers (f. Daya)
13 (–) HILLARY LINDSEY Dirty Laundry – Carrie Underwood
Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
Million Reasons – Lady Gaga
14 (14) JAMES MCCALL & JONATHAN LEWIS Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem) – Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
15 (15) 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 (16) TEDDY GEIGER & SHAWN MENDES Mercy – Shawn Mendes
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
17 (20) ADAM DANIEL & IRVIN MEJIA Caroline – Aminé
18 (9) MAX MARTIN Ordinary Life – The Weeknd
Rockin’ – The Weeknd
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Side To Side – Ariana Grande (f. Nicki Minaj)
19 (18) GARRETT NASH & OLIVIA O’BRIEN I Hate U I Love U – Gnash (f. Olivia O’Brien)
20 (–) WALTER AFANSIEFF & MARIAH CAREY All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

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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