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This is a project I've been working on for a while. Coming up with an all-time list of the most successful Hot 100 songwriters based on the chart position, number of weeks and number of co-writers for their hits.

 

I'll be revealing the songwriters over the next couple weeks.

 

Ranking

 

1. Diane Warren - 89698 points

2. Babyface - 80982 points

3. Paul McCartney - 72393 points

4. Max Martin - 71671 points

5. R. Kelly - 61842 points

6. Prince - 59421 points

7. John Lennon - 57601 points

8. Stevie Wonder - 49489 points

9. Lionel Richie - 47083 points

10. Taylor Swift - 45915 points

11. Smokey Robinson - 44967 points

12. Neil Diamond - 41117 points

13. Michael Jackson - 39249 points

14. Billy Joel - 38664 points

15. Barry Gibb - 37960 points

16. Curtis Mayfield - 37896 points

17. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis - 36950 points

19. Burt Bacharach - 35779 points

20. Paul Simon - 35183 points

 

21. Dr. Luke - 33698 points

22. Elton John - 33694 points

23. Sting - 33673 points

24. Carole King - 33387 points

25. Hal David - 32665 points

26. Pharrell Williams - 32344 points

27. Phil Collins - 31846 points

28. Timbaland - 31780 points

29. Bruce Springsteen - 31092 points

30. Bernie Taupin - 30919 points

31. Gerry Goffin - 30582 points

32. George Michael - 30341 points

33. Eddie Holland - 29821 points

34. Norman Whitfield - 29514 points

35. Drake - 29358 points

36. Kenny Gamble - 29167 points

37. Brian Holland - 29100 points

38. Ryan Tedder - 28297 points

39. Leon Huff - 28224 points

40. Lamont Dozier - 27944 points

 

41. Robert "Mutt" Lange - 27645 points

42. Shellback - 27545 points

43. Madonna - 27255 points

44. James Brown - 26827 points

45. Richard Marx - 26662 points

46. Sam Cooke - 26565 points

47. Paul Anka - 26480 points

48. Barry Mann - 26403 points

49. Rob Thomas - 25776 points

50. Robin Gibb - 25522 points

51. Jermaine Dupri - 25428 points

52. T.E. Hermansen & M. Eriksen (Stargate) - 24932 points

54. Jeff Lynne - 24763 points

55. John Mellencamp - 24602 points

56. Cynthia Weil - 24588 points

57. Mick Jagger - 24258 points

58. Daryl Hall - 24086 points

59. Lil Wayne - 23679 points

60. Bob Dylan - 23677 points

 

61. Mariah Carey - 22899 points

62. Benny Blanco - 22709 points

63. Keith Richards - 22289 points

64. Jim Steinman - 21846 points

65. Ed Sheeran - 21498 points

66. Rod Temperton - 20935 points

67. Howard Greenfield - 20565 points

68. Neil Sedaka - 20235 points

69. Bob Seger - 19290 points

70. Kal Mann - 19145 points

71. Jeff Barry - 18954 points

72. David Foster - 18904 points

73. John D. Loudermilk - 18831 points

74. Jon Bon Jovi - 18268 points

75. Ludacris - 17997 points

76. Chuck Berry - 17964 points

77. John Fogerty - 17923 points

78. Daryl Simmons - 17922 points

79. David Gates - 17831 points

80. Maurice Gibb - 17791 points

 

81. Brian Wilson - 17782 points

82. Scott Storch - 17645 points

83. Beyoncé - 17587 points

84. Bob Crewe - 17564 points

85. Akon - 17411 points

86. Sly Stone - 17284 points

87. Jay-Z - 17248 points

88. Calvin Harris - 17175 points

89. Berry Gordy - 17156 points

90. Kanye West - 17105 points

91. Jerry Leiber - 17013 points

92. Alicia Keys - 17070 points

93. Savan Kotecha - 16979 points

94. Barrett Strong - 16810 points

95. Barry White - 16761 points

96. Bryan Adams - 16689 points

97. Justin Timberlake - 16632 points

98. Ne-Yo - 16573 points

99. Chad Hugo - 16553 points

100. Desmond Child - 16525 points

 

Honorable Mentions (10,000+ points)

 

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John Denver - 16480 points

will.i.am - 16466 points

Dallas Austin - 16425 points

Mick Jones - 15886 points

Lady Gaga - 15802 points

Pete Townshend - 15744 points

Chad Kroeger - 15644 points

Stevie Nicks - 14737 points

Will Jennings - 14705 points

Missy Elliott - 14639 points

Bruno Mars - 14589 points

Carole Bayer Sager - 14575 points

P!nk - 14473 points

T-Pain - 14235 points

Tom Petty - 14296 points

John Farrar - 14215 points

Louis Bell - 14056 points

Nicki Minaj - 14016 points

Gloria Estefan - 13965 points

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - 13896 points

Katy Perry - 13859 points

Ray Davies - 13790 points

Janet Jackson - 13707 points

John Rzeznik - 13169 points

Adele - 13149 points

Rod Stewart - 13110 points

Tyler Joseph - 12530 points

Giorgio Moroder - 12381 points

Billy Steinberg - 12174 points

Nile Rodgers - 12006 points

The-Dream - 11973 points

Don Henley - 11912 points

Sean Garrett - 11057 points

Sonny Bono - 11019 points

Snoop Dogg - 10924 points

Nelly - 10797 points

Tricky Stewart - 10604 points

Johnta Austin - 10133 points

Dolly Parton - 10090 points

 

 

Others/requests

 

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Linda Creed - 9498 points

Annie Lennox - 9264 points

Gwen Stefani - 9070 points

Narada Michael Walden - 9065 points

Dr. Dre - 8933 points

Joni Mitchell - 8896 points

Avril Lavigne - 8853 points

Fergie - 8682 points

Walter Afanasieff - 8451 points

Donna Summer - 8382 points

Shania Twain - 8331 points

Ester Dean - 8159 points

Hillary Lindsey - 7967 points

Linda Perry - 7449 points

Sia Furler - 7420 points

Meghan Trainor - 7312 points

Kara DioGuardi - 7167 points

Joel Little - 7044 points

Sheryl Crow - 6754 points

Kesha Sebert - 6387 points

Kandi Burruss - 6225 points

Ilya - 5888 points

Bonnie McKee - 5618 points

Kelly Clarkson - 5607 points

Robbie Robertson - 5448 points

Cathy Dennis - 5193 points

Swae Lee - 5076 points

Charlie Puth - 4810 points

Lorde - 4778 points

Ariana Grande - 4548 points

Alanis Morissette - 4481 points

Shakira - 4227 points

Ciara - 4091 points

Julia Michaels - 4008 points

Charli XCX - 3077 points

Tove Lo - 2757 points

Britney Spears - 930 points

Neil Peart - 742 points

 

 

 

Here's the list of all the songwriters whose points I've checked. If there's anyone else you think I should check let me know.

 

Here's a Spotify playlist with the 5 most streamed songs for each songwriter.

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Methodology

 

Add up the points for each week each song charted, and divide the songs points equally among all the songwriters, ie the fewer co-writers a songwriter has on one of their hits, the higher the % of points they get for that song.

 

Weekly Hot 100 points are based on the following formula.

 

#1 - 250 points

#2 - 180 points

#3 - 170 points

#4 - 160 points

#5 - 150 points

#6 - 140 points

#7 - 130 points

#8 - 120 points

#9 - 110 points

#10 - 100 points

#11 - 90 points

...

(at this point points decrease by one with every position)

...

#100 - 1 point

 

Songwriter credits are taken from the BMI and ASCAP websites. In rare cases when the songs are not in either of those databases, I use the credits from discogs.com, 45cat.com and Spotify, cross-checking the three sources.

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Before I start reveals, I'm going to give people a chance to post any songwriters they think can make it into the top 100 of all time, just in case I forgot to check some. I've checked the stats of every songwriter in the Songwriter Hall of Fame that was relevant post Hot 100 (the Hall of Fame also have songwriters from the early 1900s to 50s that weren't that relevant in the Hot 100 charts). I also checked several "greatest of all time" songwriters lists, and the main songwriters behind the most successful artists on the all time Hot 100 Artists chart and top selling artists of all time.

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2 minutes ago, Timber said:

Excited tho. This looks like a lot of work.

 

I expect Mariah to win.

Max Martin, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

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Here's the list of all the songwriters whose points I've checked. So yeah, if there's anyone else you think I should check let me know. I also checked some artists that never had a chance at making the all-time top 100 just to see what their points are. I can post their points too if anyone's interested, like I did most of the pop girls.

 

BTW if you've already seen the (incomplete) results, don't share the results here to avoid spoiling the reveals for others.

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Just now, Ash12345 said:

Here's the list of all the songwriters whose points I've checked. So yeah, if there's anyone else you think I should check let me know. I also checked some artists that never had a chance at making the all-time top 100 just to see what their points are. I can post their points too if anyone's interested, like I did most of the pop girls.

 

BTW if you've already seen the (incomplete) results, don't share the results here to avoid spoiling the reveals for others.

I was hoping you would do a countdown. Oh well. :kiss:

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21 minutes ago, suburbannature said:

Can you wait until after Christmas :eli: 

I'll start the reveals this week but I'll only post 1-2 per day so I don't expect to get to Mariah until after Christmas.

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1 minute ago, Ash12345 said:

 

I'll start the reveals this week but I'll only post 1-2 per day so I don't expect to get to Mariah until after Christmas.

Oh, that's gonna take forever. I don't have the patience for this, but I'll be perched anyways. :gaycat1:

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3 minutes ago, Ash12345 said:

 

I'll start the reveals this week but I'll only post 1-2 per day so I don't expect to get to Mariah until after Christmas.

I’m just kidding; go at the pace you want, boo. 

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All I want for xmas peak #3 

Always Be My Baby #1 (4 weeks)

Anytime You Need A Friend #12

#beautiful #15

Bye Bye #18

Can't Let Go #2

Crybaby #28

Don't Forget About Us #1 (2 weeks)

Dreamlover #1 (8 weeks)

Emotions #1 (3 weeks)

Fantasy #1 (8 weeks)

Heartbreaker #1 (2 weeks)

Hero #1 (4 weeks)

Honey #1 (3 weeks)

I Don't Wanna Cry #1 (2 weeks)

Infinity #80

Its Like That #18

Loverboy #2

Love Takes Time #1 

Make It Happen #5

My All #1 (3 weeks)

Obsessed #7

One Sweet Day #1 (16 weeks) :rip: 

Shake It Off #2

Someday #1

Thank God I Found You #1 (1 week)

Through The Rain #81

Touch My Body #1 (2 weeks)

Up Out My Face #100

Vision Of Love #1 (4 weeks)

We Belong Together #1 (14 weeks)

When You Believe #15

Without You #2

You're Mine (Eternal) #88

 

She wrote most of her #1s wow :rip: 

I'm sure she is one of the names that will be in the top 3 of this list

 

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11 minutes ago, Ash12345 said:

 

I'll start the reveals this week but I'll only post 1-2 per day so I don't expect to get to Mariah until after Christmas.

Gurl how many names are on that list? :deadbanana: Just post the list! 

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10 minutes ago, ChatshireCat said:

This must have taken forever to do omg :jonny5:

I've been working on it for months lol... Lets just say I wouldn't have had the motivation to finish it if I didn't think my fave was going to do well. But it was also a fun way to discover all kind of great songwriters that have shaped the history of music throughout the decades.

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8 minutes ago, Alpha Male said:

Paul McCartney 

 

Beatles

Wings

+Solo Career

 

Who else is doing it? :rip:

 

Don't forget dozens upon dozens of cover songs that charted on the Hot 100.

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