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Image Artist Covers Covered songs Covering artists
1 [Traditional] 63798 1989 24230
2 John Lennon 23358 270 10135
3 Paul McCartney 23019 342 9893
4 Richard Rodgers 17199 225 8822
5 Ira Gershwin 15951 138 8494
6 George Gershwin 15085 113 8143
7 Cole Porter 13824 169 7738
8 Duke Ellington 13096 171 6876
9 Johnny Mercer 12314 170 7485
10 Oscar Hammerstein II 11553 164 7166
11 Irving Berlin 11224 212 7522
12 Lorenz Hart 11056 86 6578
13 Antônio Carlos Jobim 10729 105 4844
14 Harold Arlen 8568 102 5847
15 Jerome Kern 8070 76 5430
16 Bob Dylan 7982 372 4510
17 Sammy Cahn 7729 162 5810
18 Gus Kahn 6977 134 5097
19 Jimmy Van Heusen 6663 112 4663
20 Harry Warren 6650 126 5041
21 Burt Bacharach 6442 216 4029
22 Vinícius de Moraes 6384 90 3445
23 Hal David 6280 195 4010
24 Irving Mills 6280 73 4845
25 Hoagy Carmichael 6172 57 4863
26 Thelonious Monk 6131 65 3119
27 Jule Styne 5995 109 4877
28 Dorothy Fields 5080 80 4133
29 Jimmy McHugh 4993 99 4011
30 Victor Young 4930 41 4304
31 Johnny Burke [US] 4750 85 3858
32 Ned Washington 4674 52 4280
33 Andy Razaf 4633 82 3459
34 Paul Francis Webster 4405 79 3953
35 E.Y. Harburg 4291 70 3843
36 Kurt Weill 4189 166 2927
37 Jerry Leiber 4149 144 3417
38 Fats Waller 4097 104 2867
39 Stevie Wonder 4096 185 3067
40 Walter Donaldson 4068 96 3140
41 Stephen Sondheim 3989 190 2592
42 Frank Loesser 3976 98 3543
43 Franz Gruber 3950 1 4369
44 Joseph Mohr 3950 1 4369
45 Billy Strayhorn 3830 42 2895
46 Mike Stoller 3787 138 3077
47 Mack Gordon 3741 73 3196
48 Keith Richards 3732 196 2670
49 Mick Jagger 3723 199 2657
50 DuBose Heyward 3695 13 3382
51 Alan Jay Lerner 3640 77 2604
52 Hank Williams 3633 98 2264
53 Edward Heyman 3619 28 3459
54 Paul Simon 3598 133 2559
55 Carole King 3580 187 2977
56 B.G. DeSylva 3534 74 2725
57 Henry Mancini 3508 105 2761
58 Ted Koehler 3343 49 2837
59 David Bowie 3230 235 2188
60 Mitchell Parish 3222 61 3117
61 Lew Brown 3179 83 2624
62 Ray Henderson 3084 60 2600
63 Max Martin [SE] 3053 191 1256
64 Alan Bergman 3030 93 2348
65 Marilyn Bergman 3014 92 2344
66 Sammy Fain 3011 60 2905
67 Jay Livingston 2982 60 2894
68 Ray Evans 2982 60 2894
69 Elton John 2944 170 1899
70 Michel Legrand 2939 89 2270
71 Leo Robin 2928 67 2726
72 Spencer Williams 2916 52 2263
73 Sam Lewis 2907 66 2800
74 Chico Buarque 2892 130 1455
75 Al Dubin 2875 72 2492
76 Frederick Loewe 2858 51 2082
77 Joe Young [US1] 2835 78 2515
78 Benny Andersson 2821 128 1505
79 Gerry Goffin 2816 180 2456
80 Barry Gibb 2801 182 2011
81 Björn Ulvaeus 2795 127 1488
82 Joni Mitchell 2795 128 2029
83 Clarence Williams [US1] 2778 95 1932
84 J. Fred Coots 2774 32 2974
85 [Unknown] 2731 158 2771
86 Otto Harbach 2713 34 2501
87 George David Weiss 2708 69 2810
88 Hugh Martin 2658 23 2862
89 Haven Gillespie 2649 22 2869
90 Vincent Youmans 2634 24 2357
91 Ralph Blane 2616 17 2849
92 Scott Joplin 2608 89 793
93 George Harrison 2601 113 2010
94 Bertolt Brecht 2594 152 1381
95 Jelly Roll Morton 2591 89 1168
96 Billy Rose 2560 53 2391
97 Andrew Lloyd Webber 2545 128 1418
98 Robin Gibb 2504 143 1848
99 Johnny Green [US] 2473 15 2476
100 Arthur Schwartz 2461 49 2166