The 30 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs: Your Turn
“We always did feel the same, we just saw if it from a different point of view.”
Thank you for reading American Songwriter’s inaugural list, the 30 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs of All Time. We hope you can respect us going the maverick route, and we’ve sure enjoyed hearing your feedback along the way.
Ultimately, these aren’t really the top 30 Bob Dylan songs; they’re the top 30 Bob Dylan songs at any given moment. The truth is, nearly every Bob Dylan song is worthy of being regarded as the greatest Bob Dylan song ever. Except for maybe “All The Tired Horses.” That one comes in second.
Some of you may approve of our attempts at combining Dylan- and Numer-ology (Compare and contrast our list with Mojo’s for a dissenting point of view.) Others would say we’re blinder than Willie McTell, picking “Dear Landlord” over “I Shall Be Released” and “to Ramona” over “Brownsville Girl.”
Well, you know….
“Half of the people can be part right all of the time,
Some of the people can be all right part of the time.
But all the people can’t be all right all the time.”
I think Mark Knopfler said that.
“I’ll let you be in my list if I can be in yours.”
We said that.
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What would your list of the greatest Bob Dylan songs look like? What songs deserved to be on our list but weren’t, and why? What are some of your all-time favorite Dylan lyrics? Chime in below.