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Exclusive: Calvin Harris was top songwriter of 2012 in UK

Paul Williams
Exclusive: Calvin Harris was top songwriter of 2012 in UK

Calvin Harris has finished as the top hit songwriter in the UK for a second successive year, according to exclusive Music Week research.

The Scottish DJ and producer tops our exclusive countdown based on writing shares of the Official Charts Company’s top 100 downloads of 2012 after a run of successes including solo singles Let’s Go (with Ne-Yo), We’ll Be Coming Back (with Example) and Sweet Nothing (with Florence Welch) plus penning Cheryl’s chart-topping Call My Name and hits for Rihanna.

He beats into second place fellow Sony/ATV/EMI signing Sia Furler who scored a string of big songwriting successes last year, including co-penning UK No 1 singles Titanium by David Guetta and Diamonds by Rihanna in addition to hits for Flo Rida and Ne-Yo.

Read the full story in Music Week today, or check out our in-depth analysis of 2012 songwriting - complete with exclusive charts and graphs - online through here.

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