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 50 1
2 Bob Dylan 45
3 The Rolling Stones 43 2
4 Bruce Springsteen 42  
5 David Bowie 39 1
6 The Beach Boys 36 2
7 Tom Waits 34 1
8 Ella Fitzgerald 34 2
9 Grateful Dead 32  
10 Kate Bush 32 2
11 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 32 3
12 Joni Mitchell 30  
13 The Who 29 1
14 Pink Floyd 28 2
15 The Smiths 27
15 Richard Thompson 27
15 Stevie Wonder 27
18 Neil Young 26 1
19 Johnny Cash 25
19 The Fall 25
19
R.E.M. 25
22 Billy Bragg 24
22 The Kinks 24
24 The Cure 24 1
24 The Pogues 24 1
24 Nina Simone 24 1
27 Captain Beefheart 23  
27 Leonard Cohen 23
27 Prince 23
30 Elvis Costello 22
30 Van Morrison 22
32 The Clash 21
32 Scott Walker 21
34 Louis Armstrong 21 1
34 Fela Kuti 21 1
34 Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 21 1
34 Frank Sinatra 21 1
38 Pet Shop Boys 20  
38 Pixies 20
40 Miles Davis 20 1
40 Half Man Half Biscuit 20 1
42 James Brown 19  
42 John Cale 19  
42 Aretha Franklin 19
42 Jimi Hendrix 19
42 Kraftwerk 19
42 Bob Marley & the Wailers 19
42 Elvis Presley 19
49 Marvin Gaye 19 1
49 Gil Scott-Heron 19 1
51 Paul Kelly 18
51 Pulp 18
51 XTC 18
51 Frank Zappa 18
55 The Specials 18 1
56 The Byrds 17
56 Serge Gainsbourg 17
56 Peter Hammill 17
56 Queen 17
56 Lou Reed 17
56 Jake Thackray 17
62 Billie Holiday 17 1
62 Radiohead 17 1
62 The Temptations 17 1
62 The Velvet Underground 17 1
66 Brian Eno 17 3
67 Björk 16
67 Ray Charles 16
67 P J Harvey 16
67
The Jam 16
67 Led Zeppelin 16
67 Ramones 16
67 Loudon Wainwright III 16
67 Robert Wyatt 16
75 Belle & Sebastian 15  
75 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 15
75 Ian Dury & the Blockheads 15
75 Randy Newman 15
75 Paul Simon 15
75 Sly & the Family Stone 15
75 Sonic Youth 15
75 Al Stewart 15
75 Wire 15
75 Warren Zevon 15
85 AC/DC 15 1
85 John Lennon 15 1
85 Public Enemy 15 1
85 The Streets 15 1
89 Talking Heads 15 3
90 The Decemberists 14
90 Nick Drake 14
90 Emmylou Harris 14
90 Jackie Leven 14
90 Dusty Springfield 14
90 Van der Graaf Generator 14
90 The White Stripes 14
97 10,000 Maniacs 14 1
97 Roxy Music 14 1
99 The Divine Comedy 14 2
99 Yo La Tengo 14 2
101 Arctic Monkeys 13
101 Barenaked Ladies 13
101 The Beautiful South 13
101 Blondie 13
101 Fairport Convention 13
101 Katzenjammer 13
101 Karine Polwart 13
101 Simon & Garfunkel 13
101 Sufjan Stevens 13
101 The Stranglers 13
101 They Might Be Giants 13
101 Wilco 13
113 Mark Knopfler 13 1
113 The Pretenders 13 1