Taylor Swift Regains Her Songwriting Throne

Sep 15, 2017

It's no secret that Taylor Swift withdrew from streaming services prior to the release of her 5th album, 1989, accusing these services of undervaluing the art of the album. However, a new stance has since been taken by the songwriter, her entire catalog recently returned to Spotify and other such services in advance of the long-awaited reputation.

In the months since this return, Taylor's back catalog has seen an incredible leap in the charts, streaming having also contributed to the success of her two newest singles, "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready For It?" In fact, "Look" broke the female weekly streaming record and ended the 16-week #1 streak of "Despacito." 

Also new to the chart this week is Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons. Hailed as the next go-to pop songwriter, he joins Hot Hitmakers as a co-writer with Imagine Dragons and Justin Bieber, but it's Halsey's new "Bad At Love" which cemented his position. While an experienced writer herself, pop songwriters like Halsey have come to rely on those like Tranter to better express the vulnerability inherent in music.

Hot Hitmakers

Recognizing the songwriters behind the biggest hits of the week

September 23, 2017
1

Jahseh Onfroy

"Roll In Peace"   Kodak Black [ft. XXXTENTACION
"Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares"   XXXTENTACION
"Jocelyn Flores"   XXXTENTACION
"Revenge"   XXXTENTACION
"F**k Love"   XXXTENTACION [ft. Trippie Redd]
2

Michael Williams II

"Unforgettable"   French Montana [ft. Swae Lee]
"Humble"   Kendrick Lamar
"Rake It Up "   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
3

Belcalis Almanzar

"Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)"   Cardi B
4

Shayaa Abraham-Joseph

"Bank Account"   21 Savage
5

Symere Woods

"Dark Queen"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Sauce it Up"   Lil Uzi Vert
"444+222"   Lil Uzi Vert
"The Way Life Goes"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Two"   Lil Uzi Vert
"Neon Guts"   Lil Uzi Vert [ft. Pharrell Williams]
6

Khalid Robinson

"Location"   Khalid
"1-800-273-8255"   Logic [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
"Silence"   Marshmello [ft. Khalid]
7

Tay-K

"The Race"   Tay-K
8

Kendrick Lamar

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

Charlie Puth & Jacob Kasher

"Attention"   Charlie Puth
10

Taylor Swift

"...Ready For It?"   Taylor Swift
"Look What You Made Me Do"   Taylor Swift
11

Swae Lee & French Montana

"Unforgettable"   French Montana
12

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]
13

Steve Mac

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

Leland Wayne

"Mask Off"   Future
"I Get That Bag"   Gucci Mane [ft. Migos]
"Congratulations"   Post Malone [ft. Quavo]
"X"   Lil Uzi Vert
15

Bryan Simmons

"XO Tour Llif3"   Lil Uzi Vert
16

Onika Maraj

"Swish Swish"   Katy Perry [ft. Nicki Minaj]
"Rake It Up"   Yo Gotti [ft. Nicki Minaj]
17

John McDaid

"Shape Of You"   Ed Sheeran
"What About Us"   P!nk
18

Justin Tranter

"Bad At Love"   Halsey
"Believer"   Imagine Dragons
"Friends"   Justin Bieber + BloodPop
19

Josh Osborne

"All The Pretty Girls"   Kenny Chesney
"Drinkin' Problem"   Midland
"Body Like A Back Road"   Sam Hunt
20

Ludwig Göransson & Donald Glover

"Redbone"   Childish Gambino