The big hitters of the hit-parade

Quite an easy one to explain, this: who are the best producers of some the year’s best-selling records? And it’s not just about what you might call generic pop music – our list covers producers in multiple genres.

There’s no ignoring the influence of house music on today’s hit-parade, so you won’t be surprised to find a few house producers on this list, but are they the ones responsible for crafting the year’s topper-most charting tracks? Here’s who think deserves the accolades.

5. Mark Ralph

UK session musician turned producer Mark Ralph has worked the boards for some of the most interesting acts in modern pop, from Hudson Mohawke to Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires and Hot Chip. 


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