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.
Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week