Top Songwriter Chart: April 2012

Songtrust Staff
Songtrust Staff on May 1, 2012



New York indie rockers Fun. have topped the Songtrust Top Songwriter Chart for April. Their huge hit We Are Young co-written with hip-hop mega producer Jeffery Bhasker (Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West), narrowly beat Wayne Anthony Hector, a co-writer on Starships by Nicki Minaj and Glad You Came by The Wanted. This is the first time a band has taken out top spot!

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

Overall Songwriting Chart

#1 - 7.4 pts

Andrew Doest, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess
We Are Young (Fun.)

#2 - 7.2 pts

Wayne Anthony Hector
Starships (Nicki Minaj), Glad You Came (The Wanted)

#3 - 5.0 pts

Carl Anthony Falk, Rami Yacoub
Starships (Nicki Minaj), What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)

#4 - 4.7 pts

Edward James Drewett, Steven McCutcheon 
Glad You Came (The Wanted)

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#5 - 4.3 pts

Ali Tamposi, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin, Jorgen Elofssen
Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)

#6 - 4.0 pts

Wouter De Backer (aka Gotye)
Somebody That I Used To Know

#7 - 2.5 pts

Aubrey Drake Graham (aka Drake), Noah James Shebib
Take Care (Drake), The Motto (Drake)

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (aka Katy Perry), Bonnie Leigh McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Martin Karl Sandberg
Part Of Me (Katy Perry)

Onika Tanya Maraj (aka Nicki Minaj), Nadir Khayat
Starships (Nicki Minaj)

Justin Bieber, Mason Levy, Michael Robert Henrion Posner, Musto Matt

Savan Harish Kotecha
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)

#8 - 2.4 pts

Tramar Dillard (aka Flo Rida), Sia Kate I. Furler, Axel Christofer Hedfors, Ben Maddahi, Jacob Elisha Luttrell, Marcus Cooper, Pierre-Antoine Joseph Michel Melki, Raphael David Judrin
Wild Ones (Flo Rida feat. Sia)

#9 - 2.2 pts

Jamie Smith
Take Care (Drake)

#10 - 2.0 pts

Pierre David Guetta, Esther Dean, Giorgio H. Tuinfort
Turn Me On (David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj)

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