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Our most played artists of 2023

Written by on 11 January 2024

We’ve crunched our airtime numbers for the past year and can now reveal our top 100 most played artists of 2023 with their comparative ranks for 2022 and 2021.

2023 Artist 2022 2021
1 Paolo Nutini 9 9
2 The Proclaimers 14 3
3 Joseph Malik 1 10
4 Adam Holmes 19 38
5 Karine Polwart 97 4
6 Katie Gregson-MacLeod 6
7 Rachel Newton
8 Constant Follower
9 CHVRCHES 2 21
10 Nati Dreddd 81
11 Kathryn Joseph
12 KT Tunstall 18 2
13 Amy Macdonald 4 23
14 Sorcha Richardson 22 48
15 Travis 40 5
16 Lucia & The Best Boys 30
17 Del Amitri 20 11
18 Emma Pollock 85 7
19 Sandi Thom 27
20 Elvis Costello 33
21 VUKOVI 23
22 Capercaillie 45
23 Niteworks 11 17
24 Dean Owens
25 Annie Lennox 50
26 Stanley Odd 17 43
27 A Band Called Paul 13 63
28 John Martyn 31 86
29 Emeli Sandé 83
30 Eddi Reader 16 26
31 The Vegan Leather 28 32
32 Blondie 68 58
33 Rebecca Pidgeon 39
34 Cocteau Twins 36
35 Cannons
36 Iona Fyfe 7 28
37 Susan O’Neill 8 100
38 Lloyd Cole and the Commotions 47
39 Simple Minds 32 14
40 HYYTS 10 54
41 Bob Dylan 39
42 Eurythmics 60 34
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Brian Ó hEadhra
38
44 Honeyblood 6
45 Jackson Browne 15 13
46 Joesef
47 D Cullen
48 Mànran 57
49 Declan Welsh and The Decadent West 42 57
50 Bob Marley 12 29
51 The Blue Nile 50 41
52 Martha Ffion 24
53 The Associates 82 95
54 The Clash 73 80
55 Kobi Onyame
56 Gerry Rafferty 35 98
57 Big Country 81 1
58 Niamh Regan 49 59
59 Alex Amor 64
60 Denise Chaila 59 61
61 The Ninth Wave 63 37
62 King Creosote 55 44
63 The Fratellis 53 76
64 Garbage 60
65 Karen Matheson 36 25
66 Camera Obscura 89
67 The Delgados 90
68 Trashcan Sinatras 62 64
69 Runrig 43 19
70 Fatherson 100
71 Idlewild 66 71
72 Snack Villain
73 Admiral Fallow
74 UB40 37 47
75 Young Fathers 77 93
76 Franz Ferdinand 86 73
77 Larkin Poe
78 Tom Petty 21 22
79 Loki 45 97
80 Arctic Monkeys 74
81 Hozier 48
82 Edwyn Collins 84
83 The Phantom Band 65
84 Vistas 70
85 Chiara Berardelli
86 CMAT 92
87 Malcolm MacWatt 89 75
88 Taylor Swift 71
89 Saltwater Sun 29 52
90 Anna Leyden 67 99
91 Texas 26 15
92 Della Mae
93 The Specials
94 The Silencers 75 94
95 David Bowie
96 Biffy Clyro 69 20
97 swim school
98 Fairground Attraction 95
99 Richard Thompson 90
100 First Aid Kit 72 79