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Top Songwriter Chart: January 2012


Top Songwriters Chart is the first chart to recognize top songwriters in the US.

Using data from Billboard Radio Songs and Digital Songs charts (full methodology here), Songtrust showcases the immense talents of today’s most versatile and successful writers.

At the end of 2011, we published our first-ever chart and now we’re kicking off monthly charts: including overall top writers, and those specifically from country and hip hop genres.

Overall Songwriting Chart

Lukasz Gottwald (aka Dr. Luke) – 8.9 pts (pictured above)
Good Feelin’, The One That Got Away

David Jamahl Listenbee (GoonRock) – 7.1 pts
Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) – 7.1 pts
Sexy And I Know It, Party Rock Anthem

Adam Richard Wiles (Calvin Harris) – 6.4 pts
We Found Love

Erin Beck – 5.6 pts
George Matthew Robertson – 5.6 pts
Ken Oliver – 5.6 pts
Sexy And I Know It

Peter Gene Hernandez (Bruno Mars) – 5.4 pts
Young Wild & Free, It Will Rain

Country Songwriting Chart

Luke Robert Laird – 5.4 pts
Drink In My Hand, You

Nicholas Cowan – 3.6 pts
Wyatt Durrette III – 3.6 pts
Zac Brown – 3.6 pts
Keep Me In Mind

David Brent Nail – 3.2 pts
Jonathan David Singleton – 3.2 pts
Let It Rain

Eric Church – 3.2 pts
Michael Patrick Heeney – 3.2 pts
Drink In My Hand

Gerald Dallas Davidson – 3.1 pts
I Don’t Want This Night To End, We Owned The Night

Benjamin S. Hayslip – 2.7 pts
I Don’t Want This Night To End, I’m Gonna Love You Through It

Hip Hop Songwriting Chart

Kanye Omari West – 5.9 pts
Ni**s In Paris, Party

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (Wale) – 4.9 pts
That Way, Lotus Flower Bomb

Onika Tanya Maraj (Nikki Minaj) – 4.9 pts
– Make Me Proud, You The Boss

Aubrey Drake Graham (Drake) – 4.8 pts
Make Me Proud, She Will, Headlines

Tyler Mathew Carl Williams – 4.4 pts
Make Me Proud, She Will, The Motto

Jerrin Howard – 4 pts
Miguel Pimentel (Miguel) – 4 pts
Samuel Dew – 4 pts
Walker Johnson – 4 pts
Lotus Flower Bomb

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3 thoughts on “Top Songwriter Chart: January 2012

  1. As a new b…I ask…when entering or submitting lyrics…must it be accompanied by music or add a vocaled cd – so that the listener/reader can get the flow of the written song???
    2/3/12…thanks for the your time!!!  email:

  2. […] taking out the January and February charts, Dr Luke has (finally!) been pipped to the post. Unstoppable British chanteuse […]

  3. […] Songwriter and producer extraordinaire Dr Luke has taken out the #1 spot on Songtrust’s Top Songwriter Chart for July. He’s joined by co-writer Henry Walter, who saw huge chart success with Katy Perry’s Wide Awake and Rihanna’s Where Have You Been. Dr Luke is the first songwriter to hold top spot twice in one year – he did so in January. […]

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