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Are you a songs person or an albums person? If it’s the latter, you’ll definitely notice a lot of albums are getting very strong representation in the The 2020 Countdown: a playback of our listener-voted best songs of all time.

Seeing an album pop up again and again makes a strong case for “classic” status, but the really interesting thing is how you can look at it two different ways. As of 4 this afternoon, purely by the number of songs in the list, London Calling by the Clash is the most-played, contributing six songs to the XPN 2020.

But at the same time, that album is 19 songs long, meaning we’ve only played 31% of it in the countdown. By comparison, we’ve played five out of the ten songs on Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s Deja Vu; a full 50%.

So is one more of a “top album” than the other? That’s a conversation worth having, and while you’re doing that, check out both versions of the breakdown below.

Top Albums By Song Count

The Clash – London Calling – 6 songs
U2 – The Joshua Tree – 5 songs
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 5 songs
The Beatles – Help! – 5 songs
The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St. – 5 songs
Crosby Stills Nash & Young – Deja Vu – 5 songs
The Band – The Band – 4 songs
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key of Life – 4 songs
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus – 4 songs
Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy – 4 songs

Top Albums By Percentage

Crosby Stills Nash & Young – Deja Vu – 50% of 10 songs
U2 – The Joshua Tree – 45% of 11 songs
Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy – 44% of 9 songs
The Beatles – Help! – 42% of 12 songs
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus – 40% of 10 songs
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 38% of 13 songs
The Band – The Band – 33% of 12 songs
The Clash – London Calling – 31% of 19 songs
The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St. — 27% of 18 songs
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key of Life — 23% of 17 songs

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