Get Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs on Your iPad

Stream rock's greatest songs in a digital version of our definitive playlist

August 5, 2010 5:32 PM ET

This summer, Rolling Stone published a special issue devoted to the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, as voted on by an all-star panel that included Chris Martin, Slash, Lil Wayne and more. From Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Beyoncé and M.I.A., the issue was the ultimate playlist. Now a multimedia version of the the 500 Greatest Songs is hitting Apple's iPad, iPhone and iTouch, as well as PCs and Macs. The digital edition beefs up the print version with over four hours of streaming audio — so while you're reading about the origins of Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" — Berry's groove was inspired by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys' 1938 song "Ida Red" — you can get the full experience by listening to Berry's classic song.

Pick up the issue for $9.95 now here.

The digital edition also features personal Top 10s from Tom Morello, Brian Wilson and Ozzy Osbourne, an introduction by Jay-Z on the art of writing hit songs, and classic and rarely seen photos of the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, the Beatles and more. “It's very simple and easy to use,” says Jeanniey Mullen, Executive Vice President at Zinio, the company Rolling Stone teamed with to create the digital edition. "And the photos look so awesome in hi-def. It's addicting."

Check out more of Rolling Stone's lists here:
The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

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Song Stories


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