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Plug Into AC/DC — Now on Rdio!

We are thrilled to welcome the deep catalogue of AC/DC, Australia’s greatest hard rock import of all time, to Rdio — it’s now streaming for the first time!

The group’s 17 studio albums, four live albums and two soundtracks are all here, starting from 1975’s debut High Voltage and running all the way to last year’s Rock or Bust. This is an influential and extensive discography that has allowed AC/DC to sell more than 200 million albums across the world.

Don’t miss iconic releases like Highway to Hell, featuring the late great vocalist Bon Scott; Back in Black, the band’s bestseller which also happens to be of the top selling albums of all time; and the monster number one album Black Ice, the band’s first chart-topper in over two decades.

Let there be rock in your ears!

∞  June 30, 2015 — 8:09AM


Celebrate 40 Years of Led Zeppelin's "Physical Graffiti" Today

Today’s release of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition) marks the 40th anniversary of this seminal double album. Everything has been completely remastered on this 16x Platinum powerhouse. The set includes the addition of seven previously unreleased versions of songs, including early takes on “Houses of the Holy” and “In The Light,” the latter with different lyrics!

As well, today we celebrate the amazing news that the whole Led Zeppelin catalog is now available for your rock music pleasure! Fans of the almighty band have also been enjoying a wave of remastered classics, which started in 2014 and continues on this year. Stay tuned for much more to come from the epic Led Zeppelin catalog!


#MonoMonday: Joni Mitchell’s Classic Self-Portrait, “Blue”

Joni Mitchell’s 1971 album Blue is considered to be one of the finest in the singer/songwriter genre. It’s a stark, brutally honest work that continues to inspire both listeners and other musicians today. From the opening strains of “All I Want” to the classic cuts “River” and “A Case of You,” Blue cuts to the soul and sticks around long after its final piano chord. A masterclass in confessional writing, Blue is an album to savor and return to for repeated listenings.


#MonoMonday: The Holiday Magic of Burl Ives' Rudolph

For many, the warm vocal tones of legendary folk singer and actor Burl Ives is identified as the voice of Christmas through his songs and as the voice of Sam the Snowman. And it was for sure one of the late star's favorite occasions, having released albums about Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Today we revisit his classic 1967 album Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the soundtrack to the television special of the same name. It's overflowing with a bounty of familiar favorites like "A Holly Jolly Christmas," "The Most Wonderful Day of The Year" and, of course, "Rudolph" himself.

No matter where you are in the world, you'll be transported to an instant White Christmas. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Rdio!


12 Days of Holiday Stations Starts Now

Today begins Rdio’s 12 Days of Holiday Stations to serve all of your musical needs for the rest of the year! Stay tuned to discover a new station highlighted each day on Facebook until Christmas.

It all begins with a partridge in a pear tree, and today that means a focus on our Holiday Hits Station, a festive set of standards from artists like Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Elton John. From there, you can stay traditional or go adventurous with a wide array of choices in many styles. Hanukkah Hits will get you ready for next week’s start to the Festival of Lights with the help of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Alitsut and Matisyahu, while Reggae Christmas brings irie vibes from Yellowman, Culture and Bob Marley.

Whether you’re looking for holiday music for kids, a country Christmas or want to feel like the wild card Misfit that you are, let Rdio help you celebrate the holidays your way, with your soundtrack!


Rdio Year-End 2014: Iggy and Beyoncé Lead Your Global Favourites Lists

As this major year for music winds down, it’s time to discover the releases that stayed in your permanent heavy rotation this year. We've crunched all the numbers to bring you the top songs and albums of 2014.

Who did you love the most? The flawless Beyoncé took the top honors internationally with her anthem “Drunk in Love,” which is the most played song around the world this year. Newcomer Iggy Azalea likewise topped the global charts for her album The New Classic. As Bey might say, “Who run the world? Girls!” In Canada, Sam Smith took top honors with his critically acclaimed album, In the Lonely Hour and Pharrell Williams' "Happy" as most streamed song of 2014.

Before we bring you the full year-end lists, it’s time to glimpse the future: Get acquainted with Mikky Ekko, our first Rdio Artist to Watch for January 2015. He leads the pack of a series of hand-picked artists that Rdio will support in their rise to the top next year. Don’t miss the Best of 2014: Rdio Recommends and Staff Picks lists, our hand-picked personal favourites. With "Your 2014 on Rdio," you can find out the songs and artists you loved the most in 2014.

And now, we present Rdio’s Top Charts for 2014:

1. Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
2. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
3. Rick Ross, Mastermind
4. Jason DeRulo, Talk Dirty
5. Ed Sheeran, X
6. Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron
7. Childish Gambino, Because The Internet
8. Jorge and Mateus, Live In London at the Royal Albert Hall
9. Ariana Grande, Yours Truly
10. Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence

1. Beyoncé, “Drunk in Love”
2. Ariana Grande, “Problem”
3. Idina Menzel, “Let It Go”
4. Katy Perry, “Dark Horse”
5. Pharrell Williams, "Happy" (From "Despicable Me 2")
6. John Legend, “All of Me”
7. Magic!, “Rude”
8. Iggy Azalea, “Fancy”
9. DJ Snake, Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”
10. Jason DeRulo, “Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)”

1. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
2. Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
3. Ed Sheeran, x>br> 4. Beck, Morning Phase
5. Pharrell Williams, G I R L
6. Childish Gambino, Because The Internet
7. Lana del Rey, Ultraviolence
8. John Legend, Love in the Future
9. Jason DeRulo, Tattoos
10. The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream

1. Pharrell Williams, Happy (From "Despicable Me 2")
2. Idina Menzel, “Let It Go”
3. Pitbull, "Timber"
4. Katy Perry, “Dark Horse”
5. Calvin Harris, "Summer"
6. Ariana Grande, “Problem”
7. Avicii, “Hey Brother”
8. Beyonce, “Drunk in Love”
9. Magic!, “Rude”
10. DJ Snake, Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”

Check out all the above and more at


New Music Weekly - November 25, 2014

The latest edition of our hand-picked New Music Weekly playlist (have you subscribed yet?) is a great way to familiarize yourself with the latest hot releases from some of the biggest names in the business as well as the artists who are creating a buzz right now, like New Zealand psychedelic pop artist Connan Mockasin, Omaha emo act Cursive and Flake Music (James Mercer’s pre-Shins band). Hit up the Rdio New Releases pages for more music from these artists and much more.


  • Beyoncé - Beyoncé
    An updated edition of last year’s surprise album brings six new tracks, including the insatiable "7-11," along with remixes of “Flawless” and “Drunk In Love.”

  • David Guetta - Listen (Deluxe)
    The French DJ/producer’s sixth album features guest stars like Sia, John Legend and Afrojack.

  • Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire
    Miami’s reigning rap king collaborates with Jay-Z, R. Kelly and Snoop Dogg on his seventh album.

  • Selena Gomez - For You
    The first collection of the Disney star’s greatest hits includes remixes and two new songs she co-wrote.

  • Pitbull - Globalization
    The Miami rapper’s dancefloor-ready eighth album features stars like Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez and Chris Brown.

  • Cole Swindell - Down Home Sessions
    The country hitmaker drops a new EP featuring songs originally recorded for his debut album.

  • Various Artists - SHADY XV (Explicit)
    Eminem produced the majority of songs on this compilation album from his Shady label.


#MonoMonday: Celebrating 45 Years of The Velvet Underground

Today we're celebrating the 45th anniversary of the self-titled third album by The Velvet Underground. Check out the brand new deluxe reissue of The Velvet Underground (45th Anniversary/Deluxe Edition), featuring the original 10 songs (all penned by the late Lou Reed) and the addition of a dozen songs recorded live at The Matrix in San Francisco in 1969. At the time, the album was considered a stylistic departure for the influential band, showcasing a previously unheard range from ballads to rock.


#MonoMonday: The Smiths - "Hatful of Hollow"

Less than a year after The Smiths released their self-titled debut album in 1984, the band emerged with Hatful of Hollow, a compilation album of singles, B-Sides and songs recorded at BBC Radio 1 that has come to be just as seminal. Though three decades have passed, this collection remains a timeless reminder of the potency of this legendary British act.


#MonoMonday: Kraftwerk's "Autobahn"

Kraftwerk, the pioneering German act that has put its indelible stamp on hip-hop and electronic music for nearly half a century, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its fourth album Autobahn. The cruising 22-minute title track about the infamously fast motorway was an international hit and broke the group from experimental circles to mainstream exposure.

Listen to Autobahn (2009 Remastered Version) to hear how the “robots” were architects of sounds that are still relevant today with the benefit of modern engineering.