The Most Played Artists in the History of WCDB

WCDB started charting online in 2002 (8/23/2002 by DJ Starks who played Pharcyde – Passin Me By). Some of us (I) were (was) curious to find out which artists have been played the most on our station since that starting point.  This entire list was constructed through manual searches so there are potential artists that could’ve slipped through the cracks. If you find one make sure to let me know in the comments. (Just know that you have to make sure you don’t count covers of their songs and songs where they were just featured.)

All this being said, I’m proud to present the top 10 artists that I found in WCDB’s charting history!

10. The Smiths

Total Plays: 547

Most Played Year: 2012 (100 plays and counting)

9. Arcade Fire


Total Plays: 558

Most Played Year: 2010 (106 plays)

8. The Shins


Total Plays: 585

Most Played Year: 2012 (126 plays and counting)

7.  Beck


Total Plays: 640

Most Played Year: 2008 (161 plays)

6. Death Cab for Cutie


Total Plays: 663

Most Played Year: 2005(158 plays)

5. Minus the Bear


Total Plays: 704

Most Played Year: 2003 (165 plays)

4. Animal Collective


Total Plays: 857

Most Played Year: 2009 (226 plays)

3. Modest Mouse


Total Plays: 944
Most Played Year: 2009 (206 plays)

2. Radiohead


Total Plays: 955

Most Played Year: 2008 (231 plays)

1. Bright Eyes


Total Plays: 1082

Most Played Year: 2005 (208 plays)

What bands are you surprised didn’t make the cut? Let us know in the comments section.

About kylewcdb

Blog Editor for Airwaves, former alternative rock director of CDB and current host of "Trust the Wizard" on WCDB Sunday nights from 10pm-midnight.
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