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 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 52 1
2 Bob Dylan 47
3 The Rolling Stones 46 2
4 Bruce Springsteen 43  
5 David Bowie 41 1
6 The Beach Boys 41 2
7 Ella Fitzgerald 36
7 Grateful Dead 36
9 Tom Waits 36 1
10 Kate Bush 35 2
11 Joni Mitchell 33  
12 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 32 3
13 Pink Floyd 31 2
14 The Fall 29  
14 Richard Thompson 29  
16 The Who 29 1
17 The Smiths 27
17 Stevie Wonder 27
19 Johnny Cash 26
19 R.E.M. 26
21 The Pogues 26 1
22 Billy Bragg 25
22 Elvis Costello 25
22 The Kinks 25
25 Prince 25 1
25 Nina Simone 25 1
25 Neil Young 25 1
28 Captain Beefheart 24
29 The Cure 24 1
29 Van Morrison 24 1
31 Leonard Cohen 23
31 Elvis Presley 23
33 Louis Armstrong 23 1
33 The Clash 23 1
35 Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 22 1
36 Pet Shop Boys 21
36 Pixies 21
36 Scott Walker 21
39 Marvin Gaye 21 1
39 Fela Kuti 21 1
39 Frank Sinatra 21 1
42 James Brown 20  
42 Bob Marley & the Wailers 20  
42 XTC 20
42 Frank Zappa 20
46 Miles Davis 20 1
46 Half Man Half Biscuit 20 1
48 The Byrds 19  
48 John Cale 19  
48 Aretha Franklin 19
48 Jimi Hendrix 19
48 Kraftwerk 19
48 Pulp 19
54 Gil Scott-Heron 19 1
55 Björk 18  
55 Peter Hammill 18  
55 Paul Kelly 18
55 Lou Reed 18
55 Jake Thackray 18
60 Serge Gainsbourg 18 1
60 Radiohead 18 1
60 The Specials 18 1
60 The Temptations 18 1
60 The Velvet Underground 18 1
65 P J Harvey 17  
65 Led Zeppelin 17  
65 Queen 17
65 Loudon Wainwright III 17
69 Billie Holiday 17 1
70 Brian Eno 17 3
71 Ray Charles 16
71
The Jam 16
71 Ramones 16
71 Sonic Youth 16
71 Robert Wyatt 16
71 Warren Zevon 16
77 Nick Drake 16 1
77 John Lennon 16 1
77 Public Enemy 16 1
77 Roxy Music 16 1
81 Talking Heads 16 3
82 The Beautiful South 15  
82 Belle and Sebastian 15  
82 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 15
82 The Decemberists 15
82 Ian Dury & the Blockheads 15
82 Jackie Leven 15
82 Randy Newman 15
82 Paul Simon 15
82 Sly & the Family Stone 15
82 Al Stewart 15
82 Wire 15
93 10,000 Maniacs 15 1
93 AC/DC 15 1
93 The Streets 15 1
96 Fairport Convention 14
96 Madness 14
96 Dusty Springfield 14
96 Van der Graaf Generator 14
96 The White Stripes 14
96 Wilco 14
102 The Divine Comedy 14 2
102 Yo La Tengo 14 2
104 Arctic Monkeys 13
104 Barenaked Ladies 13
104 Blondie 13
104 Ry Cooder
13
104 Katzenjammer 13
104 Karine Polwart 13
104 Simon & Garfunkel 13
104 Sufjan Stevens 13
104 The Stranglers 13
104 They Might Be Giants 13
114 Mark Knopfler 13 1
114 The Pretenders 13 1
114 The Unthanks 13 1