iHeartMedia and Rolling Stone Announce New Podcast Series and Music Playlist Celebrating Iconic “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” List

The first podcast episode is available today, March 13, 2024,

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March 13, 2024, New York, NY – Today, iHeartMedia, together with Rolling Stone, announced the release of a new iHeartPodcast series, which explores the brand's acclaimed “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. Hosts Brittany Spanos and Rob Sheffield dissect Rolling Stone's iconic list and dig deep into the magic and mythology behind the songs. From classics like Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” to The Ronettes “Be My Baby,” and modern-era hits like The Killers “Mr. Bright Side,” and Britney Spears' “Baby One More Time,” the hosts talk to artists and insiders about what makes these the greatest songs of all time.  The series is available now on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are head. Additionally, a companion playlist of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” is also available to stream exclusively on the iHeartRadio app.

“We are excited to join forces with Rolling Stone to help bring a whole new audience to this carefully curated list,” said Will Pearson, President of iHeartPodcasts. “Having the opportunity to take amazing journalism from Rolling Stone writers into audio and bring it to iHeart’s millions of podcast listeners is a winning partnership. Plus, offering a music playlist of the ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ on the iHeartRadio app makes it even easier for fans to enjoy the full list while taking a deep dive into the music that has mattered so much to them.”

“We’re thrilled to launch the 500 Greatest Songs podcast, bringing the stories behind some of the greatest music ever made to life on a new platform,” said Jason Fine, SVP of Rolling Stone Films. “Brittany and Rob bring deep knowledge and enthusiasm for music to these conversations and help the listener understand each song's relevance. iHeartMedia’s audio expertise has given this list a new format and platform, bringing the 500 songs to an entirely new audience. We look forward to seeing the opportunities in store for this partnership.”

The “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list was first published in 2004 and completely updated in 2021 with more than 300 voters, including artists from Beyoncé and Stevie Nicks to Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish, along with top executives, critics, producers, journalists, and industry professionals. The current list has received more than one billion page views since publication.

Season One consists of 25 weekly 30-minute episodes airing every Wednesday.

500 Greatest Songs of All Time” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts.

Listen to the custom playlist [HERE]

Download Cover Art [HERE]


About Rolling Stone 

Five decades since its founding, Rolling Stone today has evolved into a multi-platform content brand with unrivaled access and authority. Published in 10 languages, Rolling Stone has a global audience of over 75 million across 14 international editions. Staying true to its mission to tell exceptional stories that illuminate the culture of our times, Rolling Stone is an authority for music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary, and award-winning journalism across print, digital, mobile, video, social, and events. Operated and published by Penske Media Corporation, Rolling Stone provides “all the news that fits.”

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.