Hot Hitmakers: Russ Vitale Makes His Return While Brothers Ayo & Teo Hold Their Spot

May 17, 2017

After back-to-back weeks of Kendrick Lamar retaining his position as the top songwriter, several tracks from DAMN slip in the Hot 100 rankings making room for a familiar face. Russ Vitale makes his return to the chart with his hit "Losin Control."

In last week's debuts, Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara (aka Alessia Caracciolo), holds strong to her No. 16 position largely thanks to the her collaboration with EDM producer Zedd on "Stay" which is steadily moving up the charts.

Brothers and YouTube viral breakout stars Ayo & Teo (Ayleo and Mateo Bowles) maintain their seat on the chart despite moving down to No. 20. The brothers gained their following posting videos of themselves dancing to hits of others, and now have one of their own with "Rolex."

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

May 27, 2017
1

Kendrick Lamar

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Element"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
"Love"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Zacari]
"Goosebumps"   Travis Scott
2

Quavious Marshall

"Peek A Boo"   Lil Yachty [ft. Migos]
"I’m The One"   DJ Khaled [f. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne]
"Good Drank"   2 Chainz [ft. Gucci Mane & Quavo]
"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]
3

Leland Wayne

"Bounce Back"   Big Sean
"Mask Off"   Future
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
"Tunnel Vision"   Kodak Black
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
4

Michael Williams II

"DNA"   Kendrick Lamar
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
5

Symere Woods

"Woke Up Like This"   Playboi Carti
"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
6

Audrey Graham

"Gyalchester"   Drake
"Passionfruit"   Drake
"Portland"   Drake [ft. Quavo & Travis Scott]
"Both"   Gucci Mane [ft. Drake]
7

Benjamin Levin

"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Now or Never"   Halsey
8

Justin Tranter

"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Issues"   Julia Michaels
"Heavy"   Linkin Park [ft. Kiiara]
"Cold"   Maroon 5 [ft. Future]
9

Kiara Cephus

"Peek A Boo"   Lil Yachty [ft. Migos]
"Slippery"   Migos [ft. Gucci Mane]
"Slide"   Calvin Harris [ft. Frank Ocean & Migos]
"T-Shirt"   Migos
"Bad And Boujee"   Migos [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]
10

Andrew Taggart

"Paris"   The Chainsmokers
"Something Just Like This"   The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
"Closer"   The Chainsmokers [ft. Halsey]
11

Ed Sheeran

"Galaway Girl"   Ed Sheeran
"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Castle On The Hill"   Ed Sheeran
12

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
13

Joshua Luellen

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

Lil Yachty

"Peek A Boo"   Lil Yachty [ft. Migos]
"iSpy"   KYLE [ft. Lil Yachty]
15

Kyle Harvey

"iSpy"   KYLE [ft. Lil Yachty]
16

Alessia Caracciolo

"Stay"   Zedd & Alessia Cara
"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [f. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Scars To Your Beautiful"   Alessia Cara
17

Nana Rogues

"Passionfruit"   Drake
18

Russ Vitale

"Losin Control"   Russ
19

Shane McAnally

"Drinkin' Problem"   Midland
"If I Told You"   Darius Rucker
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
20

Ayleo & Mateo Bowles

"Rolex"   Ayo & Teo