Christmas Classics Catapult Their Writers to Hot Hitmaker Return

Dec 12, 2017

Last week saw the return of Mariah Carey and her co-writer Walter Afanasieff with "All I Want For Christmas." Though still holding steady at No. 17, they are not the only writers benefitting from the holiday season. Johnny Marks, a Songwriters Hall of Fame member since 1981,has made a triumphant return this week to the No. 2 Hot Hitmaker spot. Though Marks is Jewish, he is best known for his many Christmas classics like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" & "Silver & Gold." This week, however, it is Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and Burl Ive's version of "A Holly Jolly Christmas" which earn him his place among the hitmakers. 

Also new to the chart this week are Rogét Chahayed & Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine. Chahayed is part of the all-star songwriting team who co-wrote Halsey's "Bad At Love" and Miguel's "Sky Walker." 6ix9ine's "Gummo" has been making waves for quite sometime with the help from Spotify's Rap Caviar playlist with over 1.5 million streams. It's with the success of "Kooda," however, by which he has taken the No. 4 spot this week.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

December 23, 2017
1

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"End Game"   Taylor Swift [ft. Ed Sheeran & Future]
2

Johnny Marks

"A Holly Jolly Christmas"   Burl Ives
3

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
4

6ix9ine

"Gummo"   6ix9ine
"Kooda"   6ix9ine
5

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
6

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
7

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
"Wolves"   Selena Gomez x Marshmello
8

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
"How Long"   Charlie Puth
9

Khalid Robinson

"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
10

Belcalis Almanzar

"No Limit"   G-Eazy [ft. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
11

Pharrell Williams

"Havana"   Camila Cabello [ft. Young Thug]
"Lemon"   N*E*R*D & Rihanna
12

Nick Simmons

"Rubbin Off the Paint"   YBN Nahmir
13

Leland Wayne

"Ghostface Killers"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Travis Scott]
"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
"Congratulations"   Austin Post [ft. Quavo]
14

Dieuson Octave

"Pills and Automobiles"   Chris Brown [ft. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, & Kodak Black]
"Transportin'"   Kodak Black
"Roll In Peace"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
"Codeine Dreaming"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
15

Brandon Lancaster

"Greatest Love Story"   LANCO
16

Quavious Marshall

"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
17

Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff

18

Kiari Cephus

"Ghostface Killers"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Travis Scott]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
19

Rogét Chahayed

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Sky Walker"   Miguel [ft. Travis Scott]
20

Kendrick Duckworth

"Humble."   Kendrick Lamar
"Love."   Kendrick Lamar