Greatest Love Story Writer Skyrockets to Top 10

Nov 22, 2017

Brandon Lancaster is taking on veteran hot hitmakers this week, riding the wave of his song "Greatest Love Story" to No. 8. The breakthrough single from his band Lanco's debut EP, it has been climbing the Billboard Hot 100 for the past 8 weeks, and has taken the No. 4 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. 

The soundtrack to reunions and proposals alike, "Greatest Love Story" transcends the country genre with its relatable and realistic message - one of heartbreak, reconciliation, and compromise. For Lancaster, the song's success is vindicating. In an interview with Billboard's Taylor Weatherby earlier last month, he exclaimed, “It inspires me, and I think that if anything it should inspire anybody -- they could literally be in any circumstance, put a pen to paper, writing something that could be a song that millions of people are going to hear and people are going to respond to.”

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

December 2, 2017
1

Ed Sheeran

"Perfect"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
2

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
3

Michael Williams II

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Rake It Up "   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
4

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Go Flex"   Post Malone
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
"Candy Paint"   Post Malone
5

Leland Wayne

"Rap Saved Me"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Quavo]
"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]
6

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
"How Long"   Charlie Puth
7

Louis Bell

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

Brandon Lancaster

"Greatest Love Story"   LANCO
9

Quavious Marshall

"I Get The Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Rap Saved Me"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Quavo]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
10

Belcalis Almanzar

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

Taylor Swift

"Gorgeous"   Taylor Swift
"...Ready For It?"   Taylor Swift
"Look What You Made Me Do"   Taylor Swift
"Call It What You Want"   Taylor Swift
12

Khalid Robinson

"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
13

Nathan Feuerstein

"Let You Down"   NF
14

Kiari Cephus

"Rap Saved Me"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Quavo]
"Ghostface Killers"   21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin [ft. Travis Scott]
"Patek Water"   Future & Young Thug [ft. Offset]
"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minak, & Cardi B
"Ric Flair Drip"   Offset & Metro Boomin
15

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]
16

Steve Mac

"What About Us"   P!nk
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
17

Onika Maraj

"Motor Sport"   Migos, Nicki Minaj, & Cardi B
"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
18

Symere Woods

"Sauce it Up"   Lil Uzi Vert
"The Way Life Goes"   Lil Uzi Vert
"XO TOUR Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
19

Johnny McDaid

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"What About Us"   P!nk
20

Kendrick Lamar

"Humble."   Kendrick Lamar
"Love. "   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]