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 43
3 The Rolling Stones 41 2
4 Bruce Springsteen 40
5 David Bowie 38 1
6 The Beach Boys 35 2
7 Tom Waits 34 1
8 Ella Fitzgerald 33 2
9 Kate Bush 32 2
10 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 31 3
11 Grateful Dead 30  
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 The Fall 24
19 The Kinks 24
21 Billy Bragg 23
21 Leonard Cohen 23
21 R.E.M. 23
21 Neil Young 23
25 Nina Simone 23 1
26 Captain Beefheart 22
26 Prince 22
28 The Pogues 22 1
29 The Clash 21
29 Elvis Costello 21
29 Van Morrison 21
32 The Cure 21 1
32 Fela Kuti 21 1
32 Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 21 1
35 Louis Armstrong 20
35 Pixies 20
35 Scott Walker 20
38 Half Man Half Biscuit 20 1
38 Frank Sinatra 20 1
40 Aretha Franklin 19
40 Jimi Hendrix 19
40 Bob Marley & the Wailers 19
40 Pet Shop Boys 19
44 Miles Davis 19 1
44 Marvin Gaye 19 1
46 James Brown 18
46 John Cale 18
46 Kraftwerk 18
46 Elvis Presley 18
46 Pulp 18
46 Frank Zappa 18
52 Gil Scott-Heron 18 1
53 Serge Gainsbourg 17
53 Paul Kelly 17
53 Queen 17
53 Lou Reed 17
57 Radiohead 17 1
57 The Specials 17 1
59 Brian Eno 17 3
60 The Byrds 16  
60 PJ Harvey 16
60 Led Zeppelin 16
60 Ramones 16
60 Loudon Wainwright III 16
60 Robert Wyatt 16
66 The Velvet Underground 16 1
67 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 15
67 Ian Dury & the Blockheads 15
67 The Jam 15
67 Randy Newman 15
67 Paul Simon 15
67 Sly & the Family Stone 15
67 Al Stewart 15
67 Jake Thackray 15
67 Wire 15
76 AC/DC 15 1
76 Billie Holiday 15 1
76 John Lennon 15 1
76 Public Enemy 15 1
76 The Streets 15 1
81 Talking Heads 15 3
82 Belle & Sebastian 14  
82 Ray Charles 14
82 Nick Drake 14
82 Peter Hammill 14
82 Sonic Youth 14
82 Dusty Springfield 14
82 Van der Graaf Generator 14
82 XTC 14
82 Warren Zevon 14
91 10,000 Maniacs 14 1
91 The Temptations 14 1
93 Arctic Monkeys 13  
93 Barenaked Ladies 13
93 The Beautiful South 13
93 Björk 13
93 Blondie 13
93 The Decemberists 13
93 Emmylou Harris 13
93 Katzenjammer 13
93 Jackie Leven 13
93 Simon & Garfunkel 13
93 Sufjan Stevens 13
93 The Stranglers 13
93 The White Stripes 13
106 The Pretenders 13 1
106 Roxy Music 13 1
108 The Divine Comedy 13 2
108 Yo La Tengo 13 2