Cowriters Find Favor in the New Popular Music Landscape

Oct 10, 2017

It's rare the popular music landscape changes so minimally, even in so little time as a week. That's exactly what happened, however, with last week's top 5 hitmakers continuing their reign. Few of these songwriters did it alone. It is through collaborative efforts that they are able to achieve a hit. 

Brandon Lancaster is no different. A rising star with his Nashville country band LANCO, Lancaster sought out country producer Jay Joyce in creating LANCO's new album. The two met while Lancaster was working a Keith Urban concert hot dog stand. Their joint effort, "Greatest Love Story," has shone a new light on the band, and its writers. 

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

October 21, 2017
1

Michael Williams II

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Rake It Up "   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
2

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Undefeated"   A Boogie Wit da Hoodie [ft. 21 Savage]
3

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
4

Jahseh Onfroy

"Roll In Peace"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION]
"Jocelyn Flores"   XXXTENTACION
"F**k Love"   XXXTENTACION [ft. Trippie Redd]
5

Khalid Robinson

"Location"   Khalid
"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
6

Austin Post

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

Lil Pump

"Gucci Gang"   Lil Pump
8

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]
"Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"   Cardi B
9

Symere Woods

"Sauce it Up"   Lil Uzi Vert
"The Way Life Goes"   Lil Uzi Vert
"XO TOUR Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
10

Kendrick Lamar

"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
11

French Montana & Swae Lee

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
12

Steve Mac

"What About Us"   P!nk
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
13

Tay-K

"The Race"   Tay-K
14

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
15

Cody Fayne

"The Weekend"   SZA
"Love Galore"   SZA [ft. Travis Scott]
16

Justin Tranter

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Friends"   Justin Bieber + BloodPop
17

Jacques Webster

"Love Galore"   SZA [ft. Travis Scott]
"Butterfly Effect"   Travis Scott
"Sky Walker"   Miguel [ft. Travis Scott]
18

Johnny McDaid

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"What About Us"   P!nk
19

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
20

Brandon Lancaster

"Greatest Love Story"   LANCO