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 41
3 The Rolling Stones 41 2
4 Bruce Springsteen 40
5 David Bowie 34 1
6 Beach Boys 33 1
7 Tom Waits 32 1
8 Kate Bush 32 2
9 Ella Fitzgerald 31 2
10 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 31 3
11 The Who 28 1
12 Pink Floyd 28 2
13 Grateful Dead 27
13 Stevie Wonder 27
15 Joni Mitchell 26
16 Johnny Cash 25
16 Richard Thompson 25
18 The Smiths 24
19 Billy Bragg 23
19 Leonard Cohen 23
19 The Fall 23
19 The Kinks 23
19 Neil Young 23
24 Captain Beefheart 22
24 R.E.M. 22
25 Nina Simone 22 1
26 The Clash 21
26 Van Morrison 21
26 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 Pixies 19
42 Marvin Gaye 19 1
43 James Brown 18
43 John Cale 18
43 Kraftwerk 18
43 Elvis Presley 18
43 Pulp 18
48 Miles Davis 18 1
48 Gil Scott-Heron 18 1
50 Serge Gainsbourg 17
50 Bob Marley & the Wailers 17
50 Queen 17
50 Lou Reed 17
54 Brian Eno 17 3
55 Ramones 16
55 Loudon Wainwright III 16
55 Frank Zappa 16
58 Radiohead 16 1
58 The Specials 16 1
58 The Velvet Underground 16 1
61 The Byrds 15
61 Ian Dury & the Blockheads 15
61 P J Harvey 15
61 Led Zeppelin 15
61 Randy Newman 15
61 Pet Shop Boys 15
61 Sly & the Family Stone 15
61 Al Stewart 15
61 Jake Thackray 15
61 Robert Wyatt 15
71 Billie Holiday 15 1
71 John Lennon 15 1
71 Public Enemy 15 1
74 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 14
74 Nick Drake 14
74 The Jam 14
73 Paul Kelly 14
74 Paul Simon 14
74 Sonic Youth 14
74 Dusty Springfield 14
74 Van der Graaf Generator 14
74 Wire 14
74 XTC 14
74 Warren Zevon 14
85 AC/DC 14 1
85 The Streets 14 1
87 Talking Heads 14 2
88 Barenaked Ladies 13
88 The Beautiful South 13
88 Belle & Sebastian 13
88 Björk 13
88 Blondie 13
88 Ray Charles 13
88 The Decemberists 13
88 Peter Hammill 13
88 Katzenjammer 13
88 Jackie Leven 13
88 Simon & Garfunkel 13
88 Sufjan Stevens 13
100 Roxy Music 13 1
101 The Divine Comedy 13 2
101 Yo La Tengo 13 2