"Perfect" Songwriter Rides Record-Breaking Song to Victory

Oct 04, 2017

After a brief respite, Ed Sheeran has returned, prompted by the resurgence of his songs "Shape of You" & "Perfect." Now celebrating 38 consecutive weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, "Shape of You" surpassed The Chainsmokers' "Closer" in August for most time spent in the top 10 (33 weeks!). Many a Sheeran fan must be "barefoot on the grass listening to [their] favorite song."

New this week is Lil Pump with "Gucci Gang." A rapper from Miami, he is set to release his debut album this Friday. With streaming creating the perfect environment for hip-hop songwriters to make a name for themselves, Lil Pump is one to watch!

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

October 14, 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]
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

Symere Woods

"Sauce it Up"   Lil Uzi Vert
"The Way Life Goes"   Lil Uzi Vert
"XO TOUR Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
7

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
8

Kendrick Lamar

"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Loyalty"   Kendrick Lamar [ft. Rihanna]
9

Lil Pump

"Gucci Gang"   Lil Pump
10

French Montana & Swae Lee

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
11

Austin Post

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"Go Flex"   Post Malone
"I Fall Apart"   Post Malone
12

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
13

Steve Mac

"What About Us"   P!nk
"Shape of You"   Ed Sheeran
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
14

Justin Tranter

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Friends"   Justin Bieber + BloodPop
15

Tay-K

"The Race"   Tay-K
16

Quavious Marshall

"I'm The One"   [ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Little Wayne]
"I Get That Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Strip That Down"   Liam Payne [ft. Quavo]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
17

Cody Fayne

"The Weekend"   SZA
"Love Galore"   SZA [ft. Travis Scott]
18

Louis Bell

"Rockstar"   Post Malone [ft. 21 Savage]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
19

Johnny McDaid

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

Jacques Webster

"Love Galore"   SZA [ft. Travis Scott]
"Butterfly Effect"   Travis Scott