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  • 50 Best Songs of 2012

    December 5, 2012 7:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Taylor Swift made weapons-grade teen pop; Kanye West put his brain on cruise-control, dubstep kingpins and stadium rockers invited us all to their parties   Contributors: Jon Dolan, David Fricke, Andy Greene, Will Hermes, Christian Hoard, Jody Rosen, Rob Sheffield, Rob Tannenbaum, Simon Vozick-Levinson  | More »

  • Hear Steven Tyler's Top Rolling Stones Songs

    November 30, 2012 10:38 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    "I always got labeled a Mick Jagger lookalike, a wanna-be, and I fucking hated it," says Tyler. "Then I realized Mick was the baddest boy on the block. I learned from the Stones – and from Janis Joplin – that it's not about hitting the notes, it's about having style."  | More »

  • Photos: Readers' Poll: The Best Elton John Songs of All Time

    November 28, 2012 5:45 PM ET

    Your picks include 'Levon,' 'Your Song' and 'Rocket Man'  | More »

  • Hear Songs From Rolling Stone's December 6th Issue

    November 23, 2012 9:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Jimmy Page looks back, Ke$ha goes 'rock,' Tiesto previews his new charity disc and JD McPherson breaks out. Here tracks from these artists and more:  | More »

  • Rihanna's Hit Parade

    November 21, 2012 8:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Rihanna has been behind some of pop's biggest tunes over the last six years, from 2006's "SOS" to "Diamonds" from her latest disc, Unapolagetic. Hear 10 of her biggest songs, from the bombastic dance floor hits to the shadowy R&B cuts:  | More »

  • Hear Songs from the 2012 American Music Awards Nominees

    November 16, 2012 10:45 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    With 20 categories covering everything from EDM to hip-hop, the 40th annual American Music Awards showcase a wide range of today's hottest music makers. Get ready for this Sunday's telecast with our playlist of nominated acts, from Bieber to Beyoncé.  | More »

  • Hear Adam Levine's Top Stevie Wonder Songs

    November 15, 2012 9:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    "I didn't really know Stevie's music until I was about 18, when my drummer played me 'Pastime Paradise,'" recalls the Maroon 5 frontman and Voice judge. "It started me on a whole new path musically. He defined a vocal style that still gets emulated, and everything he does seems so effortless. It kind of pisses me off."  | More »

  • Hear Songs From Rolling Stone's November 22nd Issue

    November 9, 2012 7:00 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In the new issue of Rolling Stone, the sixth James Bond, Daniel Craig, loosens up for the cover, former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio talks about how breaking up his band and getting busted helped him save himself, Pitbull takes us out on a wild weekend in Brazil and Thom Yorke previews the debut LP from Atoms for Peace. Hear tracks by these artists and more:  | More »

  • Nas' Top Hip-Hop Lyricists

    November 6, 2012 12:00 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    "When I said 'hip-hop is dead' a few years ago, I felt we'd gotten away from the great wordplay and storytelling," Nas told Rolling Stone in 2010. "There's a place for the party shit and a place for the gangster shit. I focus on the guys that are always pushing themselves forward." Listen to his handpicked selection of songs from hip-hop's best lyricists.  | More »

  • Simon Vozick-Levinson: My 2012 Playlist

    November 1, 2012 6:15 PM ET
     |  Simon Vozick-Levinson

    Hear songs from Sleigh Bells, Frank Ocean, Grimes and more:  | More »

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