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Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs
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This exclusive podcast from Rolling Stone tells the stories behind the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time." Hosts Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield dissect Rolling... more

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Episodes

How 'Midnight Train to Georgia' Gave Gladys Knight & the Pips a Fresh Start

Gladys Knight and the Pips were two decades into their career when they released their signature song, “Midnight Train to... more

12 Jun 2024 · 30 minutes
Why 'Maps' Is One of Rock's Most Iconic Love Songs

In 2003, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were not only emerging as one of the most stellar bands in a particularly... more

05 Jun 2024 · 31 minutes
How Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Became His Peak Emo Ballad

Drake has always been a magnet for attention. His strange journey has taken him from teen fame on Degrassi to... more

29 May 2024 · 36 minutes
How Jeff Buckley’s Legacy Was Immortalized with “Grace”

On this week’s episode hosts Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield break down Jeff Buckley's "Grace" as well as his much-too-short... more

22 May 2024 · 28 minutes
The Killer’s Ageless Classic: Mr. Brightside

Anyone who’s heard The Killers' "Mr. Brightside" has an almost Pavlovian response to the song's opening lines. It's hard to... more

15 May 2024 · 29 minutes
The Timeless Raw Power of “Be My Baby”

On this week’s episode of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs, hosts Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield discuss the story of... more

09 May 2024 · 28 minutes
Beyonce’s Solo Career Evolution: From “Crazy in Love” to Cowboy Carter and Beyond

Even before Beyoncé kicked off her solo career, it was clear that she was a legend-in-the-making. As the de facto... more

01 May 2024 · 30 minutes
Why Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” Is a Timeless Synth-Goth Anthem

Kate Bush has always been a fiercely original art-pop icon. But with “Running Up That Hill,” she achieved a new... more

24 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
How Taylor Swift Transformed with “Blank Space”

Taylor Swift knows a thing or two about swerving when her listeners and detractors least expect it, but nothing could... more

17 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
The Futuristic Pop Genius of Missy Elliott and Timbaland’s “Get Ur Freak On”

On this episode of our 500 Greatest Songs podcast, we dive into the unique chemistry Missy Elliot and Timbaland have... more

10 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs
How 'Midnight Train to Georgia' Gave Gladys Knight & the Pips a Fresh Start
Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs