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Timeline Top Artists post-1972

# OF SONGS

ARTIST NAME (other artist names, if any)

SPAN OF YEARS

APPROXIMATE TOTAL TIME

30

Bruce Springsteen

1974-2012

over two hours





19

Prince

1979-2013

over one hour

18

U2

1983-2014

over one hour

17

Elvis Costello

1977-2013

over 45 minutes

15 Jack White, incl. White Stripes (9), Raconteurs (2), Dead Weather (1) 2001-2014 over 45 minutes
15 Kanye West 2004-2013 over one hour

14

Lucinda Williams

1988-2014

over 45 minutes

13
Tom Waits
1985-2011
over 45 minutes

13

Jay-Z

1996-2013

over 45 minutes





11

Bob Marley & The Wailers

1973-1980

over 45 minutes

11

The Clash

1979-1982

over 30 minutes

11

R.E.M.

1983-1994

over 30 minutes

11

Los Lobos

1983-2006

over 30 minutes

11
Radiohead
1993-2011
over 45 minutes

10

Talking Heads

1978-1988

over 30 minutes

10

Madonna

1983-2000

over 30 minutes

10

Steve Earle

1986-2013

over 30 minutes

10

Pearl Jam

1992-2013

over 30 minutes

10

Beyonce, incl. Destiny's Child (3)

2000-2014

over 30 minutes





9

The Eagles

1972-1979

over 30 minutes

9

David Bowie

1972-2013

over 30 minutes

9

Steely Dan

1973-1980

over 30 minutes

9

Tom Petty, incl. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (7) and Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1)

1977-2014

over 30 minutes

9

OutKast

1998-2003

over 30 minutes

9 Eminem 1999-2013 over 30 minutes

9

Wilco

1999-2011

over 30 minutes

9
TV on the Radio
2003-2014
over 30 minutes





8

Jackson Browne

1972-1986

over 30 minutes

8

The Replacements

1984-1989

over 25 minutes

8

Public Enemy

1988-1998

over 30 minutes

8

PJ Harvey

1992-2011

over 25 minutes

8

Green Day

1994-2009

over 30 minutes

8 Arcade Fire 2004-2013 over 30 minutes





7

Bonnie Raitt, incl. Bonnie Raitt with John Prine (1)

1972-2012

over 30 minutes

7

George Clinton, incl. Parliament (4) and Funkadelic (2)

1974-1983

over 30 minutes

7

Donna Summer

1975-1983

over 25 minutes

7

The Police

1979-1983

over 25 minutes

7

The Pretenders

1980-1986

over 25 minutes

7

X

1980-1987

over 20 minutes

7

Rosanne Cash

1981-2014

over 20 minutes

7

John Cougar Mellencamp

1982-1987

over 25 minutes

7

Beck

1994-2005

over 25 minutes

7

D'Angelo, incl. D'Angelo & The Vanguard (3)

1995-2014

over 30 minutes

7

Ani DiFranco

1995-1998

over 30 minutes





6

The Ramones

1976-1979

under 20 minutes

6

Graham Parker

1976-1979

over 20 minutes

6

Blondie

1977-1981

over 20 minutes

6

The Cars

1978-1984

over 20 minutes

6

Run-D.M.C.

1983-1993

over 25 minutes

6

Michelle Shocked

1988-1992

over 25 minutes

6

Nirvana

1991-1993

over 25 minutes

6

Lauryn Hill, incl. Fugees (3)

1996-1998

over 25 minutes

6
The Roots
1999-2011
over 25 minutes

6

Alicia Keys

2001-2012

over 25 minutes

6

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

2003-2009

over 20 minutes

6

M.I.A.

2005-2007

over 20 minutes

Notes: Song totals do not include "Featured" appearances on other artists' recordings in the hip-hop era.

Ties in ranking are ordered from earliest to latest Timeline careers.