Taylor Swift & Aaron Dessner Continue Commands on Hot 100 Songwriters, Producers Charts

Taylor Swift
Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift

Swift lands 10 songs from 'Folklore' on the latest Hot 100.

Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner repeat at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts (dated Aug. 15), respectively, on the strength of the former's new LP Folklore, which tallies its second consecutive week atop the Billboard 200.

The set earned 135,000 equivalent album units in its second frame, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It debuted with the biggest opening week (846,000) since Swift's previous LP Lover in September 2019.

Swift logs her fifth total week atop Hot 100 Songwriters, thanks to 10 songwriting credits on the latest Billboard Hot 100. Here's a rundown:

Rank, Title (songwriters in addition to Swift)
No. 8, "Cardigan" (Aaron Dessner)
No. 23, "The 1" (Dessner)
No. 36, "Exile" feat. Bon Iver (Dessner, William Bowery, Justin Vernon)
No. 66, "The Last Great American Dynasty" (Dessner)
No. 69, "My Tears Ricochet"
No. 73, "August" (Jack Antonoff)
No. 85, "Invisible String" (Dessner)
No. 91, "Betty" (Bowery)
No. 93, "Mirrorball" (Antonoff)
No. 98, "Seven" (Dessner)

Dessner holds at No. 2 on Hot 100 Songwriters, thanks to his six writing credits above.

On the Hot 100 Producers chart, Dessner scores his second week at No. 1, fueled by seven Folklore production credits on the Hot 100. Here's a recap:

Rank, Title (producers in addition to Dessner)
No. 8, "Cardigan"
No. 23, "The 1"
No. 36, "Exile"
No. 66, "The Last Great American Dynasty"
No. 85, "Invisible String"
No. 91, "Betty" (Antonoff, Swift)
No. 98, "Seven"

The weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100; plus, genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding "Hot"-named genre charts. As with Billboard's yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

The full Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts, in addition to the full genre rankings, can be found on Billboard.com.

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