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Top Songwriter Chart: August 2012

 

Dr Luke

Dr Luke and co-writer Henry Walter are again of the pops – they were #1 in our July chart – with mega-hits for Katy Perry and Rihanna. Fellow super-producer Max Martin rose two positions from July, thanks to co-writes on Katy Perry’s Wide Awake and Usher’s Scream. An honorable mention goes to prolific songwriter Savan Kotecha, who features on four Top 10 hits.

Our Top Songwriter Chart highlights the amazing versatility and creativity of the minds behind the music. To find out more about how we calculate this chart using Billboard Radio Songs and Digital Songs data, check out the full methodology.


Overall Songwriting Chart


#1 – 9.3 pts

Dr Luke, Henry Walter (-)
Where Have You Been (Rihanna), Wide Awake (Katy Perry)

#2 – 7.8 pts

Max Martin (+2)
Katy Perry (Wide Awake), Scream (Usher)

#3 – 6.0 pts

Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry (+3)
Wide Awake (Katy Perry)

#4 – 5.9 pts

Carly Rae Jepsen, Josh Ramsay, Tavish Crowe (-2)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)

#5 – 4.8 pts

Adam Levine (-2)
Payphone (Maroon 5), One More Night (Maroon 5)

#6 – 4.4 pts

Ammar Malik, Benjamin Joseph Levin, Dan Omelio, Shellback, Wiz Khalifa (-3)
Payphone (Maroon 5)


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#7 – 4.2 pts

Calvin Harris (-)
Where Have You Been (Rihanna), Let’s Go (Calvin Harris)

#8 – 4.1 pts

Ashley Francis, Ellie Goulding, Richard Frederick Stannard (-)
Lights (Ellie Goulding)

#9 – 3.9 pts

Flo Rida, Marcus Killian Thompson, Justin Franks, David Glass, Breyan Isaac, Antonio Clarence Mobley (*)
Whistle (Flo Rida)

#10 – 3.3 pts

Geoff Mack, Esther Dean (-3)
Where Have You Been (Rihanna)

Savan Kotecha (-)
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction), Scream (Usher), Want U Back (Cher Lloyd), One More Night (Maroon 5)

Data compiled by Sam Tall and Josh Elkes.

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  1. […] Luke and co-writer Henry Walter are again #1 on the Songtrust Top Songwriter Chart for August. Their hits for Rihanna and Katy Perry helped them see of a challenge from fellow […]

  2. […] Luke and co-writer Henry Walter are again #1 on the Songtrust Top Songwriter Chart for August. Their hits for Rihanna and Katy Perry helped them see off a challenge from fellow […]

  3. […] Luke and co-writer Henry Walter are again #1 on the Songtrust Top Songwriter Chart for August. Their hits for Rihanna and Katy Perry helped them see off a challenge from fellow […]

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