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 47 1
2 Bob Dylan 43
3 The Rolling Stones 42 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 Grateful Dead 31  
11 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 31 3
12 The Who 29 1
13 Pink Floyd 28 2
14 Joni Mitchell 27
14 Stevie Wonder 27
16 The Smiths 26
17 Johnny Cash 25
17 The Fall 25
17 Richard Thompson 25
17 Neil Young 25 
21 The Kinks 24
22 Billy Bragg 23
22 Leonard Cohen 23
22 Prince 23
22 R.E.M. 23
26 Nina Simone 23 1
27 Captain Beefheart 22
27 Van Morrison 22
29 The Pogues 22 1
30 The Clash 21
30 Elvis Costello 21
32 Louis Armstrong 21 1
32 The Cure 21 1
32 Fela Kuti 21 1
32 Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers 21 1
32 Frank Sinatra 21 1
37 Pixies 20
37 Scott Walker 20
39 Miles Davis 20 1
39 Half Man Half Biscuit 20 1
41 John Cale 19  
41 Aretha Franklin 19
41 Jimi Hendrix 19
41 Bob Marley & the Wailers 19
41 Pet Shop Boys 19
46 Marvin Gaye 19 1
46 Gil Scott-Heron 19 1
48 James Brown 18
48 Kraftwerk 18
48 Elvis Presley 18
48 Pulp 18
48 Frank Zappa 18
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 Peter Hammill 16
60 P J Harvey 16
60 Led Zeppelin 16
60 Ramones 16
60 Loudon Wainwright III 16
60 Robert Wyatt 16
67 Billie Holiday 16 1
67 The Temptations 16 1
67 The Velvet Underground 16 1
70 Belle & Sebastian 15  
70 Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 15
70 Ray Charles 15
70 Ian Dury & the Blockheads 15
70 The Jam 15
70 Randy Newman 15
70 Paul Simon 15
70 Sly & the Family Stone 15
70 Al Stewart 15
70 Jake Thackray 15
70 Wire 15
81 AC/DC 15 1
81 John Lennon 15 1
81 Public Enemy 15 1
81 The Streets 15 1
85 Talking Heads 15 3
86 Björk 14
86 Nick Drake 14
86 Sonic Youth 14
86 Dusty Springfield 14
86 Van der Graaf Generator 14
86 XTC 14
86 Warren Zevon 14
93 10,000 Maniacs 14 1
93 Roxy Music 14 1
95 Yo La Tengo 14 2
96 Arctic Monkeys 13
96 Barenaked Ladies 13
96 The Beautiful South 13
96 Blondie 13
96 The Decemberists 13
96 Emmylou Harris 13
96 Katzenjammer 13
96 Jackie Leven 13
96 Karine Polwart 13
96 Simon & Garfunkel 13
96 Sufjan Stevens 13
96 The Stranglers 13
96 The White Stripes 13
109 The Pretenders 13 1
110 The Divine Comedy 13 2