Avicii and Tove Lo beat Max Martin in list of Sweden’s biggest songwriters

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Songwriter, producer and artist Tim ‘Avicii’ Bergling was the most successful songwriter in Sweden last year – claiming no less than six of the country’s top 100 most popular songs.

According to Musikforlaggarna (The Swedish Music Publishers Association), Avicii, signed to Sony ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia, was ahead of songwriters Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontare (Universal Music Publishing) – who penned four tracks in the market’s top 100.

Tove Lo was at No.3, with work including her co-write of Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do from the Fifty Shades Of Grey Soundtrack.

International superstar songwriter Max Martin came in at No.4 in his homeland in 2015, having co-written hits such as Love Me Like You Do and The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face.

Nearly all of Sweden’s biggest songwriters of 2015 co-wrote their music – par for the course for most of the world’s biggest modern day singles.

“There’s nothing better for a musician than hearing that your songs is appreciated and played a lot. It provides both encouragement and affirmation to continue and to make even more effort,” said Tim ‘Avicii’ Bergling.

As previously revealed on MBW, the most popular song in Sweden last year was Major Lazer’s Lean On, followed by Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do and Kygo’s Stole The Show.

The list is based on statistics from the official chart of 2015, created by IFPI, and recognizes the 100 most consumed songs in 2015 in Sweden across physical, digital and streaming – and both singles and albums.

Top 5 Swedish songwriters 2015 (based on number of songs and position):

  1. Tim “Avicii” Bergling (Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia). Songs: Avicii – Waiting For Love, Avicii – The Nights, Avicii – Gonna Love Ya, Avicii – For A Better Day, Avicii – Broken Arrows, Wyclef Jean feat. Avicii – Divine Sorrow
  2. Salem Al Fakir and Vincent Pontare (Universal Music Publishing). Songs: Avicii – Waiting For Love, Axwell / \ Ingrosso – Sun Is Shining, Axwell / \ Ingrosso – On My Way, Wyclef Jean feat. Avicii – Divine Sorrow.
  3. Tove “Tove Lo” Nilsson (Wolf Cousins / Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia). Songs: Tove Lo – Talking Body, Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High), Alesso feat. Tove Lo – Heroes (We could be), Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do.
  4. Martin “Max Martin” Sandberg (MXM / Kobalt Music). Songs: Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do, The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face, Adam Lambert – Ghost Town.
  5. Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad (BMG Scandinavia). Songs: Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes, Samir & Viktor – Groupie, Samir & Viktor – Saxofuckingfon

Sweden’s top 100 songs (with songwriters):

  1. Major Lazer Feat. Mø & Dj Snake – Lean On
    Orsted, Pentz, Meckseper, Bresso, Grigahcine (BMG, Stereoscope, Kobalt Music, Songs Music)
  2. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
    Max Martin, Payami, Ilya, Tove Lo, Kotecha (Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia, Kobalt Music, Universal Music Publishing)
  3. Kygo Feat. Parson James – Stole The Show
    Harwood, Harwood, Parson, Kelso (Sony/ATV, Kobalt Music, Edition Björlund)
  4. Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth – See You Again
    Franks, Cedar, Puth, Thomaz (Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia)
  5. Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me
    James, McBride, McAnally (BMG, Kobalt Music)
  6. Omi – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)
    Dillon, Pasley, Bradford, Dunbar, Dillon (Sony/ATV)
  7. Kygo Feat. Conrad – Firestone
    Konijnenburg, Gørvell-Dahll, Sewell (Sony/ATV, BMG, The Kennel)
  8. Avicii – Waiting For Love
    Aldred, Bergling, Pontare, Al Fakir, Garritsen (Universal Music Publishing, Kobalt Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia)
  9. Norlie & KKV – Ingen Annan Rör Mig Som Du
    Badr, Bornebusch Alverus, Fahlberg, Vadenhag, Kocuvie-Tay, Landolf, Simonen (Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia, Manus)
  10. Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
    Levy, Bieber, Pooh (Warner/Chappell, Universal Music Publishing, BMG, Sony/ATV)
  11. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
    Iman, Sepehrmanesh, Södahl, Abrahamsson, Walcher, Bauss (Publishing Company TEN, BMG Scandinavia, IZ Publishing)
  12. Hozier – Take Me To Church
    Hozier-Byrne (Sony/ATV)
  13. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
    Sheeran, Wadge (Sony/ATV, Stereoscope)
  14. Shawn Mendes – Stitches
    Geiger, Parker, Kyriakides (BMG)
  15. Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
    Deb, Deb, Malmberg Hård af Segerstad (BMG Scandinavia)
  16. Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
    Petricca, Maiman, McMahon, Berger, Ray, Waugaman (Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell)
  17. Alfons – Ganjaman 2015
    Fahmi Vahid (Manus)
  18. Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk!
    Bhasker, Ronson, Lawrence, Hernandez, Gallaspy, Williams, Simmons, Taylor, Wilson, Wilson, Wilson (Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing, Minder Music, Scandinavian Songs, BMG, Songs Music, Warner/Chappell)
  19. Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul Mccartney – Fourfiveseconds
    McCartney, Dockery, Fenty, Dean, Austin, Rutberg, Griffin, Goldstein, West, Longstrength, Young (Sony/ATV, Kobalt, Warner/Chappell, Domino, Reach global)
  20. Skrillex & Diplo Feat. Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now
    Bieber, Moore, Pentz, Pooh, Brutus, Ware (Universal Music Publishing, Kobalt,  Songs Music, Sony/ATV, BMG)
  21. Lukas Graham – 7 Years
    Forchhammer, Jensen, Forrest, Pilegaard, Brown, Labrel  (Warner/Chappell, Then We Take The World)
  22. Felix Jaehn Feat. Jasmine Thompson – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)
    Wolinski (Sony/ATV)
  23. Vigiland Feat. Tham Sway – Shots & Squats
    Petersson, Remmered Persson, Simonen, Strömstedt, Landolf (Universal Music Publishing)
  24. Axwell^Ingrosso – Sun Is Shining
    Al Fakir, Pontare, Ingrosso, Hedfors (Universal Music Publishing)
  25. The Weeknd – Can’T Feel My Face
    Tesfaye, Max Martin, Svensson, Payami, Kotecha (Kobalt Music, Songs Music, Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia)
  26. Nicky Jam Feat. Enrique Iglesias – El Perdón
    Rivera-Caminero, Mena, Medina Velez (Sony/ATV, Kobalt Music)
  27. Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me
    Robbins, Desrouleaux, Mitch, Kirkpatrick, Martin (Warner/Chappell,  Kobalt, BMG, Universal Music Publishing)
  28. Adele – Hello
    Adkins, Kurstin  (Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing)
  29. David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – Hey Mama
    Tuinfort, Minaj, Guetta, Dean, Lomax, Rexha, Van de Wall, Douglas, Lomax (BMG, Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell, Peermusic)
  30. Jakob Karlberg – Fan Va Bra
    Strömstedt, Landolf, Simonen, Karlberg (Universal Music Publishing)
  31. Avicii – The Nights
    Furlong, Budin-Smithers, Suecof, Feldmann, Bergling, Pournouri (Sony/ATV, BMG, Reach Global)
  32. Darin – Ta Mig Tillbaka
    Zanyar, Lindgren Zacharias, Olson (Universal Music Publishing, Manus)
  33. Tungevaag & Raaban Feat. Emila – Samsara 2015
    Tungevåg, Clausen, Larsen, Söderlund (Warner/Chappell, Sony/ATV)
  34. Deorro x Chris Brown – Five More Hours
    Bunetta, Brown, Orrosquieta, Ryan (Cloud 9, Universal Music Publishing, BMG)
  35. Vigiland – UFO
    Pettersson, Remmered Persson (Universal Music Publishing)
  36. Justin Bieber – Sorry
    Moore, Tranter, Michaels, Bieber, Tucker (Warner/Chappell, Kobalt, Universal Music Publishing, CTM Scandinavia)
  37. Matoma & The Notorious B.I.G. – Old Thing Back (Feat. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant)
    Wallace, Frampton, Atkins, Thompson, Combs, Ellis, Glover (Sony/ATV, TVT Music, Manus)
  38. Otto Knows – Next To Me
    Jettman, Strömstedt (Universal Music Publishing)
  39. Badpojken – Johnny G (The Guidetti Song)
    Andersson, Irhagen, Saxell (Cardiac Publishing, Sifty Songs)
  40. Ed Sheeran – Photograph
    Sheeran, McDaid (Sony/ATV, Kobalt)
  41. The Weeknd – Earned It
    Moccio, Quenneville, Tesfaye, Balshe (Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell, Songs Music)
  42. Danny Saucedo – Dör För Dig
    Saucedo Grzechowski, Larsson, Råskmark (Peermusic, Manus)
  43. Timmy Trumpet And Savage – Freaks
    Valton, Smith, Gough, Bunawan (Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing)
  44. R.City Feat. Adam Levine – Locked Away
    Tennille, Walter, Gottwald, Thomas, Thomas (Kobalt, Universal Music Publishing, BMG)
  45. James Bay – Hold Back The River
    Archer, Bay (Kobalt)
  46. Emil Berg – Du Swipa Höger
    Berg, Videsater (Scandinavian Songs, Queenside, Manus)
  47. Zara Larsson & Mnek – Never Forget You
    Emenike, Davey, Larsson (Warner/Chappell, Ten, Manus)
  48. Tove Lo – Talking Body
    Söderberg, Jerlström, Tove Lo (Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia)
  49. Samir & Viktor – Groupie
    Thell, Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Högdahl, Smith (Sony/ATV, BMG, Manus)
  50. Hasse Andersson – Guld Och Gröna Skogar
    Wrethov, Wrethov, Deltinger, Bejerholm (BMG Scandinavia, Manus)
  51. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
    Sheeran, Blanco, Bieber (Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV)
  52. Miriam Bryant – Ett Sista Glas
    Trad., Forssell, Björlin (Manus)
  53. Pitbull & Ne-Yo – Time Of Our Lives
    Smith, Burna, Gottwald, Perez, Taft, Walter (Sony/ATV, Kobalt, Universal Music Publishing)
  54. Calvin Harris + Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love
    Wroldsen, Wiles, Duvall, McDermott, Koolmon (Sony/ATV, Stereoscope, BMG)
  55. Robin Schulz Feat. Francesco Yates – Sugar
    Bautista, Perez, Bryant, Schulz, Yates (Universal Music Publishing, Manus)
  56. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
    Maxwell, Tony Fadd (BMG, Zoovier, Goodfella4life)
  57. John Legend – All Of Me
    Gad, Legend (BMG, Kobalt)
  58. Danny Saucedo Feat. Malcolm B – Brinner I Bröstet
    Saucedo Grzechowski, Gontevas, Shekoni Brandin (Peermusic, Manus)
  59. Lost Frequencies Feat. Janieck Devy – Reality
    Van de Polder, Miedema, De Laet (Sony/ATV, Scandinavian Songs)
  60. Flo Rida Feat. Sage The Gemini & Lookas – GDFR
    Franks, Cedar, Caren, Rodriquez, Dillard, Allen, Brown, Dickerson, Jordan, Miller, Levitin, Scott, Goldstein, Woods (Warner/Chappell, BMG, Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing)
  61. Sia – Elastic Heart
    Furler, Swanson,  Pentz, Tesfaye (Sony/ATV, Kobalt, Songs Music)
  62. Samir & Viktor – Saxofuckingfon
    Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Thell, Hoegdahl (BMG Scandinavia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia, Manus)
  63. The Weeknd – The Hills
    Balshe, Nickerson, Tesfaye, Montagnese  (Warner/Chappell,Sony/ATV, Songs Music)
  64. Allyawan Feat. Näääk – Jag Hade En Gång En Båt
    Vreeswijk (Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia)
  65. Robin Schulz Feat. Ilsey – Headlights
    Schuller, Frederic, Ryan, Spargur, Peyton, Juber, Schultz (BMG, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell, Reach global, Cloud 9)
  66. Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One
    Napier, Smith (Sony/ATV, Universal Music Publishing)
  67. Omi – Hula Hoop
    Vaughn, Wolf, James, Pasley, Buelles (Warner/Chappell, Manus)
  68. Maroon 5 – Sugar
    Hindlin, Walter, Coleman, Gottwald, Levine, Postner (Kobalt Music, Sony/ATV)
  69. Ariana Grande – One Last Time
    Kotecha, Falk, Yacoub, Guetta, Tuinfort (Kobalt Music, BMG, Peermusic, Ole)
  70. One Direction – Drag Me Down
    Scott, Ryan, Bunetta (Sony/ATV, BMG, Universal Music Publishing)
  71. Sam Smith – Stay With Me
    Napier, Phillips, Smith, Petty, Lynne (Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV, Edition Björlund)
  72. Avicii – Gonna Love Ya
    Napier, Phillips, Smith, Petty, Lynne (Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV, Edition Björlund)
  73. Sia – Chandelier
    Furler, Shatkin (Sony/ATV)
  74. Axel Wikner – Det Draaar
    Rheborg, Daif, Wikner (Manus)
  75. Axwell^Ingrosso – On My Way
    Al Fakir, Ingrosso, Pontare, Hedfors (Universal Music Publishing)
  76. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
    Posner (Sony/ATV)
  77. Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding – Outside
    Harris, Goulding (Scandinavian Songs, Sony/ATV)
  78. Years & Years – King
    Turkmen, Goldsworthy, Thornton, Smith, Ralph (Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV, Snowflake Music)
  79. Selena Gomez Feat. A$Ap Rocky – Good For You
    Tranter, Michaels, Monson, Mayers, Delgado, Lambroza (Warner/Chappell, BMG, Sony/ATV, Reach global)
  80. Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
    Jepsen, Hindlin, Svensson (Kobalt, Universal Music Publishing)
  81. Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
    Sheeran (Sony/ATV)
  82. Galantis – Peanut Butter Jelly
    Jonback, Bell, Hurtt, Karlsson, Sorbara, Eklöw, Koitzsch (Warner/Chappell, Sony/ATV, BMG, Universal Music Publishing, CTM)
  83. Sigala – Easy Love
    Perren, Mizell, Lussier, Gordy Jr (Sony/ATV)
  84. Avicii – For A Better Day
    Bergling, Ebert (BMG, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia)
  85. Madcon Feat. Ray Dalton – Don’t Worry
    Sandell, Severin, Baqwa Pias, Dizza, Wolde Mariam (Ole, Manus)
  86. Icona Pop – Emergency
    Hjelt, Jawo, Persson Hassle, Peuton Geiger, Frederic, Leoni, Bortolotti, Puntillo, Cittadini (Publishing Company TEN, Warner/Chappell, Sony/ATV, BMG, Reach global)
  87. Miriam Bryant – One Last Time
    Strömstedt (Sony/ATV)
  88. Avicii – Broken Arrows
    Bergling, Yacoub, Falk, Turner, Brown, Moon (Sony/ATV, Kobalt, BMG, Reach Global, Manus)
  89. Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High)
    Tove Lo, Jerlström, Söderberg, Ledinsky (Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia)
  90. Tiësto & Kshmr Feat. Vassy – Secrets
    Karagiorgos, Bentley, Hollaway-Dahr, Verwest (BMG, Kobalt, Sony/ATV, Stereoscope)
  91. Nicki Minaj – Bed Of Lies
    Isaac, Brook, Coleman, Johnson, Davey, Vyas, Minaj (Sony/ATV, Scandinavian Songs, Manus)
  92. Galantis – Runaway (U & I)
    Karlsson, Eklöw, Rundberg, Karlsson, Svidden, Dennis,  (Universal Music Publishing, Scandinavian Songs, Kobalt, Domino)
  93. Mr. Probz – Nothing Really Matters
    Thaim, Gosling, Stehr, Tuinfort (BMG, Sony/ATV, Stereoscope)
  94. De Vet Du – Fy Fan Va Stek
    Gunterberg, Martland (Manus)
  95. Eric Saade – Sting
    Kempe, Fahmi Vahid, Pirouzpanah, Kreuger (Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell, Manus)
  96. Charlie Puth Feat. Meghan Trainor – Marvin Gaye
    Puth, Frost, Seeley, Luttrell (Warner/Chappell, Sony/ATV)
  97. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
    Max Martin, Karlsson, Payami, Lowry, Lambert (BMG, Kobalt, Warner/Chappell, Manus)
  98. Wyclef Jean Feat. Avicii – Divine Sorrow
    Al Fakir, Lidehäll, Pontare, Bergling, Jean, Pournouri (Universal Music Publishing, Sony/ATV)
  99. Zedd Feat. Selena Gomez – I Want You To Know
    Tedder, Zaslavski (Kobalt)
  100. Alesso – Heroes (We Could Be)
    Tove Lo, Lindblad, Bowie, Eno (Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia, MMB Music, Sony/ATV)

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