Top Artists, Albums, and Songs, episodes 801-899!

Every once in a while it’s fun to tally up our playlists to see which artists, songs, and albums have been played most on the show up to that point. Previously, I’ve always done it cumulatively, adding on new plays to historic statistics to look at our all-time leaders. Those lists are always skewed toward artists that have been around for a long time, have released a lot of albums, and played in Winnipeg a lot over the nearly 20 years that we’ve been on the air.

But what about the new kids?

That’s why, this time, I thought I’d just look at what’s been played most since the last major tally, looking at our first 800 episodes.

You can view that list here

You can hear the show dedicated to reviewing those lists here

Since I’ll probably want to do another full tally next year when we officially complete 20 full years on the air (!) (assuming I last that long…), this set of standings is just based on episodes 801-899, making for a rather interesting snapshot of the last two years. Some artists high atop the all-time list have been nearly absent over the past couple of years, and some new artists have become mainstays. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about that if you wish, but just for fun, you’ll find lists below of our most played artists, albums, and songs, covering episodes 801-899.

Most-played songs:

Artist Song # of plays
Slow Leaves Miss You 6
Joe Nolan Maybe We Didn’t Get Our Timing Right 5
Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues 5
NQ Arbuckle Love Songs for the Long Game 5
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King of This Town 4
Corin Raymond Rec Room 4
Jim Bryson Mama Tried 4
Joe Nolan Looking For Your Heart 4
Kathleen Edwards Hard On Everyone 4
Katie Pruitt Expectations 4
Leaf Rapids Dear Sister 4
Sean Burns Gasoline 4

Most-played albums:

Artist Album # of plays
Del Barber Easy Keeper 14
Ben de la Cour Shadow Land 11
Corin Raymond Dirty Mansions 11
Kathleen Edwards Total Freedom 11
Slow Leaves Shelf Life 11
Joe Nolan Drifters 10
Sean Burns It Takes Luck To Get The Best Of Me 10
Chuck Prophet The Land that Time Forgot 9
Melissa Payne Darker Than Your Dark 9
Scott Cook Tangle of Souls 9
Ken Yates Quiet Talkers 8
Leaf Rapids Citizen Alien 8
Lynn Miles We’ll Look for Stars 8
Sean Burns & Lost Country A Bakersfield Half Dozen 8
Stephanie Lambring Autonomy 8
American Aquarium Lamentations 7
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings King of this Town 7
Del Barber Stray Dogs 7
Mike Plume Lonesome Stretch of Highway 7
Sean Burns & Lost Country We Gotta Lotta Truckin’ To Do 7
Suzie Ungerleider My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider 7

Most played artists:

Artist # of plays
Del Barber 38
Sean Burns 35
Joe Nolan 31
Keri Latimer (Leaf Rapids/Nathan) 31
Jim Bryson 27
Mike Plume 25
Kathleen Edwards 22
Matthew Ryan 22
Bob Schneider 19
Skydiggers 19
Spirit of the West 19
Steve Earle 19
Corin Raymond 18
Leeroy Stagger 18
Slow Leaves 17
Scott Nolan 16
Suzie Ungerleider 16
Ben de la Cour 15
Brock Zeman 15
Leaf Rapids 15
Nathan 15
David Francey 14
Paul MacLeod 14
Chuck Prophet 13
John Blek 13
John Bottomley 13
Lynn Miles 13
NQ Arbuckle 13
Alex Dezen 12
Anthony Da Costa 12
Ken Yates 12
Mayhemingways 12
Stephen Fearing 12
Drive-By Truckers 11
Fred Eaglesmith 11
James McMurtry 11
Justin Townes Earle 11
Rheostatics 11
William Prince 11
Willie P Bennett 11
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings 10
Christina Martin 10
Courtney Marie Andrews 10
Elliott BROOD 10
Jon Dee Graham 10
Lucinda Williams 10
Melissa Payne 10
Shannon Lyon 10
The Damnwells 10
The Oldest Forest 10

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