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 48
3 The Rolling Stones 46 2
4 Bruce Springsteen 43  
5 David Bowie 41 1
6 The Beach Boys 41 2
7 Ella Fitzgerald 38  
8 Tom Waits 38 1
9 Grateful Dead 37
10 Kate Bush 35 2
11 Joni Mitchell 34  
12 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 33 3
13 Pink Floyd 31 2
14 The Who 30 1
15 The Fall 29  
15 Richard Thompson 29  
17 The Smiths 27
17 Stevie Wonder 27
19 The Pogues 27 1
20 Johnny Cash 26
20 Elvis Costello 26
20 R.E.M. 26
23 Billy Bragg 25
23 The Kinks 25
25 The Cure 25 1
25 Prince 25 1
25 Nina Simone 25 1
25 Neil Young 25 1
29 Captain Beefheart 24
30 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
36 Frank Zappa 21
40 Marvin Gaye 21 1
40 Half Man Half Biscuit 21 1
40 Fela Kuti 21 1
40 Frank Sinatra 21 1
44 James Brown 20  
44 The Byrds 20  
44 John Cale 20  
44 Bob Marley & the Wailers 20  
44 XTC 20
49 Miles Davis 20 1
50 Aretha Franklin 19
50 Jimi Hendrix 19
50 Kraftwerk 19
50 Pulp 19
50 Lou Reed 19
55 Gil Scott-Heron 19 1
56 Bj√∂rk 18  
56 Peter Hammill 18  
56 Paul Kelly 18
56 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 Talking Heads 18 3
66 P J Harvey 17  
66 Led Zeppelin 17  
66 Queen 17
66 Loudon Wainwright III 17
70 Billie Holiday 17 1
71 Brian Eno 17 3
72 Ray Charles 16
72 Ian Dury & the Blockheads 16
72
The Jam 16
72 Jackie Leven 16
72 Randy Newman 16
72 Ramones 16
72 Sonic Youth 16
72 Robert Wyatt 16
72 Warren Zevon 16
81 Nick Drake 16 1
81 John Lennon 16 1
81 Public Enemy 16 1
81 Roxy Music 16 1
85 The Beautiful South 15  
85 Belle and Sebastian 15  
85 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 15
85 The Decemberists 15
85 Paul Simon 15
85 Sly & the Family Stone 15
85 Al Stewart 15
85 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 Simon & Garfunkel 14
96 Sufjan Stevens 14
96 Van der Graaf Generator 14
96 The White Stripes 14
96 Wilco 14
104 The Unthanks 14 1
105 The Divine Comedy 14 2
105 Yo La Tengo 14 2
107 Arctic Monkeys 13
107 Barenaked Ladies 13
107 Blondie 13
107 Ry Cooder
13
107 Katzenjammer 13
107 Karine Polwart 13
107 The Stranglers 13
107 They Might Be Giants 13
115 Mark Knopfler 13 1
115 Charles Mingus 13 1
115 The Pretenders 13 1