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Sam Hollander Leads Rock Songwriters Chart For 5th Consecutive Week

He rules on the strength of two Panic! At The Disco songs and Blink-182’s new single.

Sam Hollander rules Billboard’s Rock Songwriters chart for a fifth consecutive week (on the chart dated Aug. 3), on the strength of three producing credits on the Hot Rock Songs chart.

Panic! At The Disco’s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” which Hollander co-wrote with Brendon Urie, Dillon Hart, Michael Angelakos, Jake Sinclair and Morgan Kibby, leads the trio, as it spends its fifth week at No. 1. Panic!’s former 34-week No. 1 smash “High Hopes” (co-written with  Urie, Sinclair, Jenny Owen Youngs, Lolo, Cook Classics, Jonas Jeberg, Tayla Parx and Ilsey Juber) trails at No. 2, followed by Blink-182’s “Blame It On My Youth” (co-written with Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, Matt Skiba, Tim Pagnotta and Matt Malpass) at No. 43.

“Hey Look Ma, I Made It” and “High Hopes” concurrently stand at Nos. 16 and 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

The weekly Rock Songwriters and Rock Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Rock Songs chart; 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).

Elsewhere on the Rock Songwriters chart, Hollander collaborators Brendon Urie and Jake Sinclair tie at No. 2, thanks to “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” and “High Hopes.” Sinclair concurrently rules the Rock Producers chart for an eighth total week (the entirety of the chart’s existence), as he co-produced “Look” (with Dillon Francis” and “Hopes” (with Jonas Jeberg).

Check out this week’s full Rock Songwriters and Rock Producers charts, in addition to the other full genre rankings, at Billboard.com/biz.

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