Top Songwriter Chart: May 2012

Songtrust Staff
Songtrust Staff on Jun 1, 2012


Wayne Hector

UK songwriter Wayne Hector has trumped May's Songwriter Chart with cuts on Starships (performed by Nicki Minaj) and Glad You Came (The Wanted). This is latest accolade in a stellar career for Hector, who has over 30 #1 singles worldwide. Australian singer-songwriter Gotye finished a close second with his monster hit Somebody That I Used To Know. Full list below.

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 - 7.1 pts

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

#2 - 7.0 pts

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

#3 - 6.8 pts

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

#4 - 5.6 pts

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

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#5 - 4.3 pts

Benjamin Joseph Levin
Work Hard Play Hard (Wiz Khalifa), Payphone (Maroon 5)

#6 - 4.0 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)

#7 - 3.8 pts

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

Adam Noah Levine, Ammar Malik, Dan Omelio, Karl Johan Schuster, Cameron Jibril Thomaz
Payphone (Maroon 5)

#8 - 3.3 pts

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

#9 - 3.0 pts

Carly Rae Jepsen, Joshua Keeler Ramsay, Tavish Joseph Crowe
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)

#10 - 2.6 pts

Justin Bieber, Mason Levy, Michael Robert Henrion Posner, Musto Matt
Boyfriend (Justin Bieber)

Data compiled by Sam Tall and Josh Elkes.

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