Most Listed Artists

Here are the 100 or so artists with the most number of A-listed songs. If a song has been listed two or more times, each separate listing still counts towards the total in the third column. The fourth column shows how many of the A-listings are repeats of previously listed songs.

Rank Artist A-listers Re-zeds
1 The Beatles 44 1
2 Bob Dylan 42
3 The Rolling Stones 41 2
4 Bruce Springsteen 40
5 David Bowie 37 1
6 Beach Boys 33 1
7 Ella Fitzgerald 33 2
8 Tom Waits 32 1
9 Kate Bush 32 2
10 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 31 3
11 Grateful Dead 29  
12 The Who 29 1
13 Pink Floyd 28 2
14 Joni Mitchell 27
14 Stevie Wonder 27
16 Johnny Cash 25
16 The Smiths 25
16 Richard Thompson 25
19 Billy Bragg 23
19 Leonard Cohen 23
19 The Fall 23
19 The Kinks 23
19 R.E.M. 23
19 Neil Young 23
25 Captain Beefheart 22
26 Nina Simone 22 1
27 The Clash 21
27 Van Morrison 21
27 Prince 21
30 Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 21 1
31 Louis Armstrong 20
31 Elvis Costello 20
31 The Pogues 20
31 Scott Walker 20
35 The Cure 20 1
35 Half Man Half Biscuit 20 1
35 Fela Kuti 20 1
35 Frank Sinatra 20 1
39 Aretha Franklin 19
39 Jimi Hendrix 19
39 Pet Shop Boys 19
39 Pixies 19
43 Marvin Gaye 19 1
44 James Brown 18
44 John Cale 18
44 Kraftwerk 18
44 Elvis Presley 18
44 Pulp 18
49 Miles Davis 18 1
49 Gil Scott-Heron 18 1
51 Serge Gainsbourg 17
51 Bob Marley & the Wailers 17
51 Queen 17
51 Lou Reed 17
55 Brian Eno 17 3
56 Ramones 16
56 Loudon Wainwright III 16
56 Frank Zappa 16
59 Radiohead 16 1
59 The Specials 16 1
59 The Velvet Underground 16 1
62 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 15
62 The Byrds 15
62 Ian Dury & the Blockheads 15
62 P J Harvey 15
62 Led Zeppelin 15
62 Randy Newman 15
62 Sly & the Family Stone 15
62 Al Stewart 15
62 Jake Thackray 15
62 Wire 15
62 Robert Wyatt 15
73 Billie Holiday 15 1
73 John Lennon 15 1
73 Public Enemy 15 1
73 The Streets 15 1
73 AC/DC 15 1
78 Talking Heads 15 3
79 Belle & Sebastian 14  
79 Ray Charles 14
79 Nick Drake 14
79 The Jam 14
79 Paul Kelly 14
79 Paul Simon 14
79 Sonic Youth 14
79 Dusty Springfield 14
79 Van der Graaf Generator 14
79 XTC 14
79 Warren Zevon 14
90 Barenaked Ladies 13
90 The Beautiful South 13
90 Björk 13
90 Blondie 13
90 The Decemberists 13
90 Peter Hammill 13
90 Katzenjammer 13
90 Jackie Leven 13
90 Simon & Garfunkel 13
90 Sufjan Stevens 13
90 The Stranglers 13
90 The White Stripes 13
102 10,000 Maniacs 13 1
102 Roxy Music 13 1
104 The Divine Comedy 13 2
104 Yo La Tengo 13 2