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Most Present Musical Acts in 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (according to Rolling Stone, 2004)

Name those with at least 4 entries in the top 500! For each, we give you the # of songs in the top 500 and the initials of their top 4 songs
Songs in the top 10 are highlighted in red, songs in the top 100 in yellow
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First submittedNovember 26, 2014
Last updatedMay 9, 2017
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# of songs
Band
Top Song
Song #2
Song #3
Song #4
22
The Beatles
H J
Y
I W T H Y H
L T B
14
The Rolling Stones
S
S F T D
G S
Y C't A G W Y W
12
Bob Dylan
L A R S
B I T W
T T T A A-C
T U I B
11
Elvis Presley
H D
H H
J R
M T
7
Jimi Hendrix
P H
A A T W
V C (S R)
F L
7
The Beach Boys
G V
G O K
C G
D't W B
6
Chuck Berry
J B G
M
R O B
R & R M
6
James Brown
P's G A B N B
I G Y (I F G)
I's A M's M's M's W
P, P, P
6
Led Zeppelin
S T H
W L L
K
B D
6
Prince
W D C
L R C
P R
#
6
U2
O
I S H't F W I'm L F
W O W Y
S B S
5
Elton John
Y S
R M
C I T W
G Y B R
5
Little Richard
T-F
L T S
G G, M M
T G C't H I
5
Ray Charles
W'd I S
G O M M
I C't S L Y
I G A W
5
The Clash
L C
S I S O S I G
T I V
C C
# of songs
Band
Top Song
Song #2
Song #3
Song #4
5
The Drifters
U O T R
S T L D F M
T G M B
M H
5
The Who
M G
W't G F A
I C S F M
B O'R
4
Al Green
L's S T
L A H
T M T T R
T O B A
4
Aretha Franklin
R
I N L A M (T W I L Y)
C O F
D R W, D R M
4
Buddy Holly and the Crickets
T'l B T D
N T A
R O
E
4
David Bowie
H
C
Z S
Y A
4
Marvin Gaye
W's G O
I H I T T G
L's G I O
S H
4
Muddy Waters
H C M
M B
G M M W
R S
4
Nirvana
S L T S
I B
C A Y A
A A
4
Roy Orbison
C
O, P W
O T L
I D
4
Sam Cooke
A C I G C
Y S M
W W
C
4
Sly and the Family Stone
F A
E P
D T T M
S
4
Stevie Wonder
S
L F T C
H G
Y A T S O M F
4
The Everly Brothers
A I H T D I D
C's C
B B L
W U L S
4
The Four Tops
R O, I'l B T
B I N Y L
I C't H M
S I T S O L
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level 72
Nov 26, 2014
This list is SO subjective. I had a look at the original article and its list doesn't seem to correspond with where songs came on the charts, how long they was there, or any objective measure. I think two or three people just made this list up over a long lunch hour. A lot of pseuds in the music industry love to declare that this is so pretentious or behind-the-times, not taking a blind bit of notice of what the public actually think. I think it is very flattering to Rolling Stone to call this random list "data".
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level 39
Nov 26, 2014
This is such a messy-looking quiz! It will put people off even trying to do it.
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level 58
May 7, 2017
Hendrix's song is VC (Voodoo Chile)
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level 70
May 9, 2017
fixed, thanks!
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level 39
Sep 17, 2018
I like this quiz. I'm happy that it has many of the older musicians on there.
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