Hot Hitmakers: October 2016

Nov 09, 2016

The Hot Hitmakers chart ranks the top 20 songwriters responsible for the top hits of the month. We do so by analyzing the Billboard Hot 100 and surface the songwriters behind each track to give them equal recognition with the artist who recorded it. 

This first edition highlights over a dozen songwriters who are not recording artists, including the likes of Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, Shellback, Scott Harris, and more. It also showcases recording artists who write their own material, led by Tyler Joseph of the band twenty one pilots, who penned three tracks that charted in the Hot 100 over the course of the month. He's one of the seven recording artists on the chart credited as the sole songwriter. 

Interestingly, while Taylor Swift is best known as a hugely popular recording artist, she makes the October chart thanks to her contributions as a songwriter for her ex Calvin Harris' track "This is What You Came For."

Take a look at the full chart below, and feel free to share as you like. 

Hot Hitmakers 2016

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