Hot Hitmakers: Kendrick Keeps His Lead

May 03, 2017

Things settled a bit this week following the earth-shattering debut of Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. While several of the tracks from the new album fell in the Billboard Hot 100 rankings (as is to be expected), enough of them retained their staying power to keep Lamar atop our chart recognizing the most influential songwriters of the week. A few of his co-writers also fell in ranking as well.

As a result, the songwriters behind songs with consistent staying power returned to the chart, including Steve Mac, Bruno Mars & Co., Adam Feeney, and the indomitable Max Martin. 

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

May 13, 2017
1

Kendrick Lamar

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Fear"   Kendrick Lamar
"Feel"   Kendrick Lamar
"Yah"   Kendrick Lamar
"Pride"   Kendrick Lamar
"Element"   Kendrick Lamar
"Lust"   Kendrick Lamar
"God"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
"Goosebumps"   Travis Scott
2

Leland Wayne

"Bounce Back"   Big Sean
"Mask Off"   Future
"Tunnel Vision"   Kodak Black
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
3

Michael Williams II

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
4

Quavious Marshall

"Portland"   Drake [ft. Quavo & Travis Scott]
"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"T-Shirt"   Migos
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Good Drank"   2 Chainz [ft. Gucci Mane & Quavo]
5

Mark Spears

"Feel"   Kendrick Lamar
"Yah"   Kendrick Lamar
"Lust"   Kendrick Lamar
"God"   Kendrick Lamar
"Element"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
6

Audrey Graham

"Gyalchester"   Drake
"Passionfruit"   Drake
"Portland"   Drake [ft. Quavo & Travis Scott]
"No Frauds"   Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
7

Symere Woods

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
8

Andrew Taggart

"Paris"   The Chainsmokers
"Closer"   The Chainsmokers [ft. Halsey]
"Something Just Like This"   The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
9

Justin Tranter

"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Heavy"   Linkin Park [ft. Kiiara]
"Cold"   Maroon 5 [ft. Future]
10

Benjamin Levin

"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Now or Never"   Halsey
11

Luis Fonsi & Ramón Rodríguez

"Despacito"   Luis Fonsi [ft. Daddy Yankee]
12

Anthony Tiffith

"Yah"   Kendrick Lamar
"Pride"   Kendrick Lamar
"Blood"   Kendrick Lamar
"God"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"XXX"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. U2]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
13

Joshua Luellen

"Mask Off"   Future
"Tunnel Vision"   Kodak Black
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
14

Myles McCollum & Kyle Harvey

"iSpy"   KYLE [ft. Lil Yachty]
15

Kiara Cephus

"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"T-Shirt"   Migos
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
16

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
17

Ed Sheeran

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
18

Nana Rogues

"Passionfruit"   Drake
19

Max Martin

"Can’t Stop The Feeling!"   Justin Timberlake
"Chained To The Rhythm"   Katy Perry [ft. Skip Marley]
"Lust For Life"   Lana Del Rey [ft. The Weeknd]
20

Adam Feeney

"Mask Off"   Future
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Still Got Time"   ZAYN [ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR]