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Image Artist Covers Covered songs Covering artists
1 [Traditional] 37682 1223 16288
2 John Lennon 17155 240 7850
3 Paul McCartney 17027 315 7669
4 Richard Rodgers 12696 205 6385
5 Ira Gershwin 11628 124 6246
6 George Gershwin 10825 96 5925
7 Cole Porter 9954 153 5484
8 Johnny Mercer 9028 119 5334
9 Duke Ellington 8564 103 4653
10 Antônio Carlos Jobim 8405 100 3553
11 Oscar Hammerstein II 8094 149 4976
12 Lorenz Hart 7987 74 4672
13 Irving Berlin 7148 170 4960
14 Harold Arlen 6457 80 4270
15 Bob Dylan 6153 341 3528
16 Sammy Cahn 5554 119 4069
17 Jerome Kern 5528 64 3736
18 Burt Bacharach 4988 184 3056
19 Jimmy Van Heusen 4978 83 3368
20 Hal David 4869 163 3042
21 Thelonious Monk 4804 59 2359
22 Vinicius de Moraes 4774 72 2507
23 Harry Warren 4290 94 3292
24 Jule Styne 4284 78 3380
25 Hoagy Carmichael 3953 41 3183
26 Irving Mills 3948 51 3183
27 Gus Kahn 3936 81 3137
28 Victor Young 3418 32 3000
29 Johnny Burke 3409 59 2714
30 Kurt Weill 3394 163 2216
31 Ned Washington 3300 44 3017
32 Paul Francis Webster 3261 63 2871
33 Dorothy Fields 3216 52 2634
34 Jerry Leiber 3210 135 2589
35 E.Y. Harburg 3191 53 2794
36 Stevie Wonder 3149 168 2344
37 Mike Stoller 2946 129 2350
38 Jimmy McHugh 2924 58 2408
39 Frank Loesser 2907 77 2571
40 Franz Gruber 2883 1 3182
41 Joseph Mohr 2883 1 3182
42 Carole King 2850 160 2333
43 Keith Richards 2806 174 2133
44 Mick Jagger 2801 176 2125
45 DuBose Heyward 2787 11 2609
46 Billy Strayhorn 2777 26 2091
47 Andy Razaf 2716 47 2141
48 Stephen Sondheim 2690 127 1704
49 Hank Williams 2664 93 1626
50 Edward Heyman 2662 24 2503
51 Paul Simon 2587 121 1909
52 Henry Mancini 2576 82 1958
53 Alan Jay Lerner 2561 65 1864
54 Mack Gordon 2549 60 2180
55 David Bowie 2488 215 1759
56 Alan Bergman 2297 73 1731
57 Marilyn Bergman 2287 73 1731
58 Gerry Goffin 2272 156 1935
59 [Unknown] 2269 148 2316
60 Mitchell Parish 2225 49 2108
61 Ted Koehler 2200 28 1861
62 Fats Waller 2170 42 1698
63 Bertolt Brecht 2165 149 1061
64 Jay Livingston 2151 46 2079
65 Ray Evans 2146 45 2078
66 Michel Legrand 2137 51 1651
67 Sammy Fain 2036 44 1969
68 Benny Andersson 2015 120 1104
69 Björn Ulvaeus 2000 119 1091
70 Frederick Loewe 1951 40 1466
71 J. Fred Coots 1950 19 2083
72 Walter Donaldson 1946 41 1729
73 Elton John 1919 129 1380
74 George David Weiss 1902 53 1974
75 Willie Dixon 1889 105 1314
76 Charlie Parker 1889 46 1338
77 Leo Robin 1875 45 1762
78 Haven Gillespie 1866 15 2017
79 Barry Gibb 1857 140 1418
80 George Harrison 1851 96 1463
81 Hugh Martin 1848 12 1962
82 Eddie Holland 1829 115 1350
83 Ralph Blane 1827 14 1949
84 Andrew Lloyd Webber 1824 108 966
85 Joni Mitchell 1815 116 1298
86 Chuck Berry 1802 65 1274
87 Johnny Green 1798 10 1770
88 Scott Joplin 1793 90 431
89 Brian Holland 1791 113 1369
90 Max Martin 1765 155 823
91 Vincent Youmans 1764 22 1605
92 Lamont Dozier 1747 118 1322
93 Norman Gimbel 1744 54 1543
94 Otto Harbach 1743 31 1655
95 Al Dubin 1730 53 1533
96 Leslie Bricusse 1727 52 1441
97 Arthur Schwartz 1724 34 1524
98 Gene de Paul 1724 27 1705
99 Miles Davis 1721 43 1394
100 B.G. DeSylva 1717 52 1448