Bob Dylan: 40 best songs (poll results)

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Update 29.05.2014: Poll closed & Top 40 are posted further down in this post.


Well we have finished our 5 polls focusing on the different decades:

Now it’s time to simply ask: What are Bob Dylan’s 10 best songs ?

Now is that too much to ask ? 😉

We challenge you to put together a top 10 list, or at least 10 songs (if you only provide a top 5 list, they will count as well). Songs 1-5 will receive 2 points each & 6-10 will receive 1 point.

The poll will close on Tuesday.. ca 17:00 London time (12:00 New York time).

Here are my top 10:

  1. Visions Of Johanna
  2. Like A Rolling Stone
  3. Tangled Up in Blue
  4. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  5. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  6. Blind Willie McTell (electric version)
  7. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  8. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  9. Desolation Row
  10. Idiot Wind (New York version)

And Hallgeir’s:

1. Blind Willie McTell
2. Like a Rolling Stone
3. Tangled Up In Blue
4. Ballad Of A Thin Man
5. Every Grain Of Sand
6. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
7. It’s All Right Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
8. Visions Of Johanna
9. Brownsville Girl
10. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

Use the comments section in this post or move over to our facebook page and comment on my post there.
Now… cast your votes…


Update 29.05.2014:

  • 57 people voted
  • 143 different songs were voted on

Thanks for the input folks… this is GREAT list.

Here are the results of the JV community jury:


Like A Rolling Stone (1965)

67 points


Tangled Up In Blue (1974)

61 points


Visions of Johanna (1966)

46 points


Blind Willie McTell (1983)

34 points


It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) (1965)

33 points


Desolation Row (1965)

28 points


Every Grain of Sand (1981)

28 points


Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)

25 points


A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (1962)

22 points


Idiot Wind (1974)

19 points


Not Dark Yet (1997)

17 points


Don’t Think Twice (1962)

14 points


Mississippi (2001*)

13 points


Changing Of The Guards (1978)

12 points


Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands (1966)

11 points


Ballad Of A Thin Man (1965)

10 points


It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue (1965)

10 points


Jokerman (1983)

10 points


The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (1963)

10 points


All Along The Watchtower (1967)

9 points


Love Minus Zero/No Limit (1965)

9 points


Things Have Changed (1999)

9 points


Brownsville Girl (1984**)

8 points


One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) (1966)

8 points


Shelter From The Storm (1974)

8 points


Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (1966)

8 points


Born In Time (1989***)

7 points


Forever Young (1973)

7 points


Gates Of Eden (1965)

7 points


Red River Shore (1997)

7 points


Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) (1978)

7 points


Simple Twist Of Fate (1974

7 points


Abandoned Love (1975)

6 points


Blowin’ In The Wind (1962)

6 points


Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

6 points


I Shall Be Released (1967****)

6 points


Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (1965)

6 points


Positively 4th Street (1965)

6 points


Series Of Dreams (1989)

6 points


She’s Your Lover Now (1966)

6 points

* first recorded in 1997 & 3 versions was released on “Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006” in 2008. They sound a bit unfinished and a wise (not always the case) Dylan left them in studio & recorded “Mississippi” again in May 2001 for the “Love & Theft” album. This one just a masterpiece.

** It was originally recorded as “New Danville Girl” @ Cherokee Studio, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California 6 December 1984. Overdubbed May 1986 for the “Knocked Out Loaded” album.

*** first recorded in 1989 during the “Oh Mercy” sessions. 2 versions from these sessions were released on “Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006” in 2008. The best version is from these sessions. In 1990 it was recorded & released on “Under The Red Sky”.

**** first recorded with The Band @ the “Basement Tapes” sessions in late summer 1967. This is the best version. Dylan recorded the song a second time in 1971, releasing this new version on Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II.

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    1. Hi Larry,

      As far as I know all my spotify playlists are public.
      My profile settings has always been “Automatically make playlists public”…
      I have subscribers to many of my playlists… but there could be something fishy going on (another friend also complained that he couldn’t browse my spotify playlists)
      If you know of a setting in spotify that I might be missing… please advice 🙂


    1. Like a Rolling Stone
    2. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
    3. Blowin’ In the Wind
    4. Mississippi
    5. Visions of Johanna
    6. The Times They Are A-Changin’
    7. Tangled Up in Blue
    8. Mr. Tambourine Man
    9. Dirge
    10. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    11. My Back Pages
    12. Every Grain of Sand
    13. Desolation Row
    14. Hurricane
    15. Jokerman
    16. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
    17. Just Like a Woman
    18. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
    19. Red River Shore
    20. Idiot Wind
    21. Masters of War
    22. Dark Eyes
    23. Highway 61 Revisited
    24. To Ramona
    25. Tears of Rage
    26. Positively 4th Street
    27. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
    28. Maggie’s Farm
    29. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
    30. Trying to Get to Heaven
    31. All Along the Watchtower
    32. Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts
    33. Mama, You Been On My Mind
    34. Blind Willie McTell
    35. When the Ship Comes In
    36. Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
    37. Changing of the Guards
    38. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar
    39. Brownsville Girl
    40. I’m Not There
    41. Never Say Goodbye
    42. Huck’s Tune
    43. This Wheel’s On Fire
    44. If You See Her Say Hello
    45. Caribbean Wind
    46. Born In Time
    47. High Water (For Charley Patton)
    48. With God On Our Side
    49. The Ballad of Donald White (Unreleased)
    50. Only a Pawn In Their Game
    51. Foot of Pride
    52. Open the Door, Homer
    53. Shelter From the Storm
    54. Ballad of a Thin Man
    55. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
    56. I Shall Be Released
    57. Floater (Too Much To Ask)
    58. Sign On the Cross (Unreleased)
    59. Series of Dreams
    60. Sign On the Window
    61. Copper Kettle
    62. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    63. I’m a Fool For You (Unreleased)
    64. Pay In Blood
    65. Thunder On the Mountain
    66. Only a Hobo
    67. Chimes of Freedom
    68. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
    69. Make You Feel My Love
    70. Sugar Baby
    71. Dignity
    72. ‘Cross the Green Mountain
    73. Abandoned Love
    74. Not Dark Yet
    75. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    76. Tweeter and the Monkey Man (with Traveling Wilburys)
    77. Absolutely Sweet Marie
    78. Thirsty Boots
    79. Goin’ to Acapulco
    80. When the Night Comes Fallin’ From the Sky
    81. Love Sick
    82. No Time to Think
    83. Shooting Star
    84. Wagon Wheel (Unreleased)
    85. Going, Going, Gone
    86. Up to Me
    87. The Death of Emmett Till
    88. Angelina
    89. Workingman’s Blues #2
    90. Romance In Durango
    91. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
    92. I Feel a Change Comin’ On
    93. Most of the Time
    94. One Too Many Mornings
    95. Things Have Changed
    96. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
    97. Forever Young
    98. Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
    99. Fourth Time Around
    100. Is Your Love In Vain?
    101. Boots of Spanish Leather
    102. Isis
    103. I Want You
    104. She’s Your Lover Now
    105. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
    106. Queen Jane Approximately
    107. Long and Wasted Years
    108. I Believe In You
    109. Sara
    110. I Can’t Leave Her Behind
    111. Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight
    112. Girl From the North Country
    113. Talkin’ New York
    114. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
    115. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    116. Dreamin’ Of You
    117. It Ain’t Me Babe
    118. When I Paint My Masterpiece
    119. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
    120. Ain’t Talkin’
    121. Simple Twist of Fate
    122. She Belongs to Me
    123. If Not For You
    124. Tempest
    125. Under the Red Sky
    126. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
    127. Tell Me, Momma
    128. The Wicked Messenger
    129. Lay Lady Lay
    130. Nothing Was Delivered
    131. As I Went Out One Morning
    132. One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
    133. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Gotta Stay All Night)
    134. Long Ago, Far Away
    135. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
    136. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)
    137. Tombstone Blues
    138. The Man In Me
    139. Farewell
    140. Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)
    141. I’ll Keep It With Mine
    142. Precious Angel
    143. Watching the River Flow
    144. Bessie Smith*
    145. Po’ Boy
    146. Million Dollar Bash
    147. Roll On John
    148. Gotta Serve Somebody
    149. Bye and Bye
    150. Ruben Remus*
    151. Sweetheart Like You
    152. In the Summertime
    153. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
    154. I Don’t Believe You
    155. Gates of Eden
    156. Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart
    157. Song to Woody
    158. Someday Baby
    159. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
    160. Emotionally Yours
    161. Wedding Song
    162. Joey
    163. If Dogs Run Free
    164. Walls of Red Wing
    165. Walkin’ Down the Line
    166. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
    167. Who Killed Davey Moore?
    168. I Threw It All Away
    169. True Love Tends to Forget
    170. John Wesley Harding
    171. Black Crow Blues
    172. Katie Been Gone*
    173. Tell Ol’ Bill
    174. Billy 1
    175. Paths of Victory
    176. George Jackson
    177. You’re A Big Girl Now
    178. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
    179. Property of Jesus
    180. Oxford Town
    181. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
    182. Summer Days
    183. Dear Landlord
    184. All I Really Want to Do
    185. City of Gold (Unreleased)
    186. Standing in the Doorway
    187. Day of the Locusts
    188. Santa-Fe
    189. New Morning
    190. Silvio
    191. Seven Days
    192. Soon After Midnight
    193. Where Teardrops Fall
    194. Can’t Escape From You
    195. Went to See the Gypsy
    196. Moonshiner
    197. Highlands
    198. This Dream of You
    199. Tin Angel
    200. Spanish Harlem Incident
    201. He Was a Friend of Mine
    202. Hazel
    203. Slow Train
    204. Everything Is Broken
    205. Handy Dandy
    206. Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat
    207. This Evening So Soon
    208. I Shall Be Free #10
    209. I Shall Be Free
    210. Spirit on the Water
    211. Too Much of Nothing
    212. Can’t Wait
    213. One More Weekend
    214. Drifter’s Escape
    215. I’ll Remember You
    216. Covenant Woman
    217. Cold Irons Bound
    218. Ain’t No More Cane
    219. Rambler, Gambler
    220. Call Letter Blues
    221. Buckets of Rain
    222. When Did You Leave Heaven?
    223. Down in the Flood
    224. Under Your Spell
    225. Neighborhood Bully
    226. Ye Shall Be Changed
    227. Ring Them Bells
    228. Cry a While
    229. Life is Hard
    230. Talking World War III Blues
    231. All Over You
    232. Nobody ‘Cept You
    233. Need a Woman
    234. Mary and the Solider
    235. Please, Mrs. Henry
    236. Man In the Long Black Coat
    237. Saved
    238. New Pony
    239. Handle With Care (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    240. Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love?)
    241. Apple Suckling Tree
    242. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
    243. It’s All Good
    244. Living the Blues
    245. Crash On the Levee (Down In the Flood)
    246. Corrina, Corrina
    247. Inside Out (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    248. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
    249. Temporary Like Achilles
    250. Lo and Behold!
    251. Ye Playboys and Playgirls (Unreleased)
    252. Early Morning Rain
    253. Scarlet Town
    254. Father of Night
    255. Hard Times In New York Town
    256. You Changed My Life
    257. Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues
    258. No More Auction Block
    259. Baby, Stop Crying
    260. The Love That Faded
    261. Meet Me In the Morning
    262. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
    263. From a Buick 6
    264. Why Do You Have to Be So Frantic? (Unreleased)
    265. Solid Rock
    266. On a Rainy Afternoon (Unreleased)
    267. One Man’s Loss (Unreleased)
    268. Mixed-Up Confusion
    269. John Brown
    270. Railroad Bill
    271. Golden Loom
    272. Time Passes Slowly
    273. We Better Talk This Over
    274. I’m Your Teenage Prayer (Unreleased)
    275. Acne (Unreleased)
    276. Man of Constant Sorrow
    277. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
    278. If You Belonged to Me (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    279. Annie’s Going to Sing Her Song
    280. You Angel You
    281. When the Deal Goes Down
    282. Heart of Mine
    283. King of France (Unreleased)
    284. Rita May (Unreleased)
    285. Let Me Die In My Footsteps
    286. Sitting On a Barbed Wire Fence
    287. In Search of Little Sadie
    288. Narrow Way
    289. Sarah Jane
    290. Blood In My Eyes
    291. License to Kill
    292. God Knows
    293. Clothes Line Saga
    294. I Wanna Be Your Lover Baby
    295. The Ballad of Ira Hayes
    296. Something There Is About You
    297. Jet Pilot
    298. Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
    299. Bring Me a Little Water
    300. Farewell, Angelina
    301. Beyond the Horizon
    302. On a Night Like This
    303. You’re No Good
    304. Red Cadillac and a Black Mustache (Unreleased)
    305. Never Let Me Go (Unreleased)
    306. 7 Deadly Sins
    307. Naomi Wise (Unreleased)
    308. Stealin’ (Unreleased)
    309. All the Tired Horses*
    310. Cupid (Unreleased)
    311. Days of 49
    312. Nettie Moore
    313. Country Pie
    314. Belle Isle
    315. Restless Farewell
    316. Little Sadie
    317. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    318. Full Moon and Empty Arms
    319. Tough Mama
    320. Dirty Lie (Unreleased)
    321. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    322. I Am a Lonesome Hobo
    323. Pledging My Time
    324. Never Gonna Be the Same Again
    325. Duquesne Whistle
    326. Sweet Amarillo (Unreleased)
    327. On the Road Again
    328. Working On a Guru
    329. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
    330. Tiny Montgomery
    331. Band of the Hand
    332. Percy’s Song
    333. Pretty Saro
    334. Forgetful Heart
    335. Unbelievable
    336. Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
    337. Yazoo Street Scandal
    338. Down Along the Cove
    339. Jolene
    340. ‘Till I Fell In Love With You
    341. Don’t Ya Tell Henry
    342. Something’s Burning, Baby
    343. Seeing the Real You At Last
    344. Three Angels
    345. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    346. Motorpsycho Nitemare
    347. Winterlude
    348. Million Miles
    349. Lonesome Day Blues
    350. Mozambique
    351. Polly Vaughan (Unreleased)
    352. Black Diamond Bay
    353. Bob Dylan’s Dream
    354. They Killed Him
    355. Down the Highway
    356. Honest With Me
    357. Last Night
    358. Suzie Baby (Unreleased)
    359. Bob Dylan’s Blues
    360. Billy 4
    361. Nashville Skyline Rag
    362. Yesterday (Unreleased)
    363. Tell Me
    364. Duncan and Brady
    365. Moonlight
    366. Medicine Sunday (Unreleased)
    367. Wanted Man (Unreleased)
    368. All You Have to Do Is Dream (Take One) (Unreleased)
    369. All You Have to Do Is Dream (Take Two) (Unreleased)
    370. Ballad for a Friend
    371. The Levee’s Gonna Break
    372. Eternal Circle
    373. Under Control (Unreleased)
    374. Seven Curses
    375. Ain’t No Righteous Man (No Not One) (Unreleased)
    376. Wade in the Water (Unreleased)
    377. Shot of Love
    378. Who You Really Are (Unreleased)
    379. The Usual (Unreleased)
    380. See You Later Allen Ginsberg (Unreleased)
    381. The Lonesome River
    382. Dink’s Song
    383. Straight A’s In Love (Unreleased)
    384. Don’t Start Me Talkin’ (Unreleased)
    385. House Carpenter
    386. Disease of Conceit
    387. I Was Young When I Left Home
    388. One for the Road (Unreleased)
    389. Dirty World (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    390. Wigwam
    391. Clean Cut Kid
    392. In the Garden
    393. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
    394. Don’t Ever Take Yourself Away (Unreleased)
    395. End of the Line
    396. Outlaw Blues
    397. Crazy Love (Unreleased)
    398. Wallflower
    399. A Satisfied Mind
    400. Catfish
    401. Death Is Not the End
    402. I’m Guilty of Loving You (Unreleased)
    403. Roll On John (Traditional) (Unreleased)
    404. Roll On John (Traditional, Alternate Lyrics) (Unreleased)
    405. I Can’t Come In With a Broken Heart (Unreleased)
    406. Orange Juice Blues
    407. Sidewalks, Fences, and Walls (Unreleased)
    408. Down in the Flood (New Version) (Unreleased)
    409. Man On the Street
    410. Peggy Day
    411. Legionnaire’s Disease (Unreleased)
    412. Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
    413. 1913 Massacre (Unreleased)
    414. Where Were You Last Night
    415. I Still Miss Someone (Unreleased)
    416. Get Your Rocks Off (Unreleased)
    417. The Girl On the Greenbriar Shore
    418. Love Is Just a Four Letter Word (Unreleased)
    419. Black Cross (Unreleased)
    420. Sara (Version Two)
    421. Wichita (Unreleased)
    422. Driftin’ Too Far From Shore
    423. Fixin’ to Die
    424. Shirley Temple Don’t Live Here Anymore (Unreleased)
    425. Quit Your Low Down Ways
    426. Hallelujah, I’m Ready to Go (Unreleased)
    427. Dusty Old Fairgrounds (Unreleased)
    428. Baby Won’t You Be My Baby (Unreleased)
    429. Pressing On
    430. Obviously Five Believers
    431. Its Hard to Be Blind (Unreleased)
    432. Headed for the Light (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    433. Got Love If You Want It (Unreleased)
    434. I Am the Man, Thomas (Unreleased)
    435. Mr. Bojangles
    436. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
    437. California (Unreleased)
    438. I Can’t Make It Alone (Unreleased)
    439. TV Talkin’ Song
    440. Kingsport Town
    441. Train-A-Travelin’ (Unreleased)
    442. Fever (Unreleased)
    443. These Hands
    444. Take Me As I Am
    445. The French Girl (Take One) (Unreleased)
    446. The French Girl (Take Two) (Unreleased)
    447. When I Got Troubles
    448. Odds and Ends
    449. Tattle O’Day
    450. Not Alone Any More (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    451. Dixie
    452. Stone Walls and Steel Bars (Unreleased)
    453. Maybe Someday
    454. Silent Weekend
    455. Across the Borderline (Unreleased)
    456. Cold Irons Bound (New Version)
    457. Tell Me That It Isnt True
    458. You Gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around (Unreleased)
    459. Baby, I’m In the Mood For You
    460. Sally Gal
    461. Flight of the Bumblebee (Unreleased)
    462. The Lakes of Pontchartrain (Unreleased)
    463. That’s All Right, Mama (Unreleased)
    464. The Spanish Song 1 (Unreleased)
    465. The Spanish Song 2 (Unreleased)
    466. Alberta #3
    467. Alberta #2
    468. Alberta #1
    469. Young But Daily Growin’ (Unreleased)
    470. Miss the Mississippi
    471. Stepchild (Unreleased)
    472. Barbara Allen (Unreleased)
    473. Joshua Gone Barabados (Unreleased)
    474. VD Blues (Unreleased)
    475. VD Waltz (Unreleased)
    476. VD City (Unreleased)
    477. VD Gunner’s Blues (Unreleased)
    478. Wildwood Flower
    479. Oh, Sister
    480. One More Night
    481. This Land Is Your Land
    482. Long Distance Op’rator
    483. I’d Hate To Be You On That Dreadful Day
    484. Must Be Santa
    485. Delia
    486. The Story of East Orange*
    487. Talkin’ Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
    488. I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know
    489. Standing On the Highway
    490. Soon (Unreleased)
    491. Billy 7
    492. If You Ever Go to Houston
    493. Let’s Stick Together
    494. When He Returns
    495. I Don’t Hurt Anymore (Unreleased)
    496. Rattled (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    497. Next Time on the Highway (Unreleased)
    498. Hard Travel (Unreleased)
    499. Long Time Gone
    500. One Single River (Unreleased)
    501. What Was It You Wanted?
    502. I and I
    503. Maxine (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    504. Suze (The Cough Song)
    505. Early Roman Kings
    506. Congratulations (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    507. Man Gave Names to All the Animals
    508. People Get Ready (Unreleased)
    509. Union Sundown
    510. Poor Lazarus (Unreleased)
    511. Poor Boy Blues
    512. Gonna Get You Now (Unreleased)
    513. Runaway (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    514. Ain’t Gonna Grieve
    515. Hero Blues
    516. Man of Peace
    517. Freight Train Blues
    518. Long Time Man Feel Bad (Unreleased)
    519. Try Me Little Girl (Unreleased)
    520. To Be Alone With You
    521. House of the Risin’ Sun
    522. Mary Ann
    523. Margarita (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    524. Johnny Todd (Unreleased)
    525. The Water Is Wide
    526. Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie*
    527. Gypsy Lou
    528. Saving Grace
    529. Precious Memories
    530. What Can I Do For You?
    531. Bound to Lose, Bound to Win
    532. North Country Blues
    533. Pretty Peggy-O
    534. She’s Love Crazy (Unreleased)
    535. T is For Texas (Unreleased)
    536. World Gone Wrong
    537. Riding In My Car
    538. Waiting for the Morning Light (Unreleased)
    539. Got My Mind Made Up
    540. Remember Me (Unreleased)
    541. Ramblin’ Around (Unreleased)
    542. Cocaine Blues
    543. Trail of the Buffalo (Unreleased)
    544. Shake Shake Mama
    545. Lonesome Whistle Blues (Unreleased)
    546. Trust Yourself
    547. Four Strong Winds (Unreleased)
    548. Big Yellow Taxi
    549. Guess I’m Doing Fine
    550. Bring It On Home (Unreleased)
    551. Comin’ Round the Mountain (Unreleased)
    552. New Blue Moon (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    553. Lord Protect My Child
    554. Bells of Rhymney (Unreleased)
    555. Like a Ship (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    556. Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies (Unreleased)
    557. Gospel Plow
    558. (Banks of) The Royal Canal (Unreleased)
    559. Can’t Help Falling In Love
    560. Goin’ Down the Road (Unreleased)
    561. Pretty Polly
    562. Marchin’ to the City
    563. 10,000 Men
    564. Bonnie Ship the Diamond (Unreleased)
    565. Dirt Road Blues
    566. Cool Dry Place (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    567. Love Henry
    568. Blackwater Blues (Unreleased)
    569. Step It Up and Go
    570. Final Theme
    571. Instrumental Basement Tapes Jam (Unreleased)
    572. All-American Boy (Unreleased)
    573. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
    574. Talkin’ Hava Negeilah Blues
    575. Highway 51 Blues
    576. River Theme
    577. Had a Dream About You Baby
    578. Baby Please Don’t Go (Unreleased)
    579. In The Pines (Black Girl) (Unreleased)
    580. Worried Blues
    581. The Devil’s Been Busy (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    582. Gotta Travel On
    583. My Wife’s Home Town
    584. Trouble
    585. 2 x 2
    586. In the Evening (Unreleased)
    587. Take a Message to Mary
    588. I’m Alright (Unreleased)
    589. Diamond Joe
    590. Poor House (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    591. Here Comes Santa Claus
    592. You Took My Breath Away (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    593. Arthur McBride
    594. Main Title Theme (Billy)
    595. When You Gonna Wake Up
    596. Rambling, Gambling Willie
    597. I Don’t Want to Do It (Unreleased)
    598. Ballad In Plain D
    599. I Ain’t Got No Home (Unreleased)
    600. Froggy Went a Courtin’
    601. Bunkhouse Theme
    602. A Fool Such As I
    603. She’s My Baby (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    604. The Hills of Mexico (Unreleased)
    605. Folsom Prison Blues (Unreleased)
    606. Belchezaar (Take One) (Unreleased)
    607. Belchezaar (Take Two) (Unreleased)
    608. Big River (#1) (Unreleased)
    609. Big River (#2) (Unreleased)
    610. Do You Hear What I Hear?
    611. It Hurts Me Too
    612. Watered Down Love
    613. Cantina Theme (Workin’ for the Law)
    614. Nobody’s Child (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    615. I Forgot to Remember to Forget (Unreleased)
    616. Lenny Bruce
    617. The Sound of Silence (Unreleased)
    618. In My Time of Dyin’
    619. This Old Man
    620. Bourbon Street (Unreleased)
    621. Winter Wonderland
    622. New Orleans Rag (Unreleased)
    623. East Laredo Blues (Unreleased)
    624. What Good Am I?
    625. Waltzin’ With Sin (Unreleased)
    626. Frankie & Albert
    627. Don’t You Try Me (Unreleased)
    628. Wilbury Twist (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    629. Minstrel Boy
    630. Friend of the Devil (Unreleased)
    631. Jim Jones
    632. Turkey Chase
    633. Broke Down Engine
    634. Let It Be Me
    635. You Win Again (Unreleased)
    636. Are You Ready
    637. Confidential (Unreleased)
    638. Silver Bells
    639. Black Jack Davey
    640. I’m In the Mood for Love (Unreleased)
    641. Cool Water (Unreleased)
    642. Candy Man (Unreleased)
    643. Ol’ Roison the Beau (Unreleased)
    644. Baby Ain’t That Fine (Unreleased)
    645. Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
    646. Tell Me Baby (Unreleased)
    647. 32-20 Blues
    648. Fur Slippers (Unreleased)
    649. Rock Salt and Nails (Unreleased)
    650. Shenadoah
    651. Still In Town, Still Around (Unreleased)
    652. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    653. The Weight
    654. Up On Cripple Creek
    655. Endless Highway
    656. Stage Fright
    657. The Shape I’m In
    658. Denise (Unreleased)
    659. When You Awake
    660. Sally Sue Brown
    661. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    662. Silver Dagger
    663. The First Noel
    664. Silhouette (Unreleased)
    665. 900 Miles (Unreleased)
    666. Lock Your Door (Unreleased)
    667. Down On Me (Unreleased)
    668. Long John (Unreleased)
    669. Tupelo (Unreleased)
    670. You Wanna Ramble
    671. Be Careful of the Stones You Throw (Unreleased)
    672. Little Drummer Boy
    673. Little Maggie
    674. Jack a Roe
    675. O Little Town of Bethlehem
    676. The Christmas Song
    677. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
    678. Cover Down, Break Through (Unreleased)
    679. O Come All Ye Faithful
    680. Sitting On Top of the World
    681. Christmas Island
    682. The Christmas Blues
    683. Cat’s In the Well
    684. Lily of the West
    685. Two Soldiers
    686. Lone Pilgrim
    687. Ragged & Dirty (with the Traveling Wilburys)
    688. Hard Times
    689. Blue Moon
    690. Canadee-I-O
    691. Wiggle Wiggle
    692. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    693. Rank Strangers to Me
    694. Dead Man, Dead Man
    695. Tomorrow Night
    696. Woogie Boogie
    697. Stack a Lee
    698. You’re Gonna Quit Me
    699. Ugliest Girl In the World
    700. You’ve Been Hiding Too Long (Unreleased)

    1. Thanks very much Kevin, let’s just hope he hits 1000 one day
      Even nos 600-700 contain music more moving than most artists achieve in their top 100

  2. 1) Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
    2) Blind Willie McTell
    3) Tangled up in Blue
    4 Ring Them Bells
    5) It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
    6) Restless Farewell
    7) Scarlet Town
    8) I Believe in You
    9) When the Deal goes Down
    10) What Good Am I

  3. 1. Visions of Johanna
    2. Mr. Tambourine Man
    3. Shelter from The Storm
    4. Love Minus Zero / No Limit
    5. Changing of The Guards
    6. Not Dark Yet
    7. ‘Cross Green The Green Mountain
    8. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
    9. Man In The Long Black Coat
    10. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky

  4. 1- Tangled up in blue
    2- Desolation row
    3- Like a rolling stone
    4- Shelter from the storm
    5- Isis
    6- Mister tambourine man
    7- It’s all over now baby blue
    8- Changing of the guards
    9- Just like a woman
    10- Don’t think twice it’s allright

    Love is All. Tom Pouce.

  5. How to pick just 10? how to pick just 40, really?
    Every Grain of Sand, Mississippi (2001), Idiot Wind (live), Stuck Inside of Mobile, If You See Her Say Hello, Not Dark Yet, Like A Rolling Stone, Blind Willie McTell, Tangled Up In Blue, Hwy. 61 Revisited, Born In Time, It’s Alright Ma, Masters of War (Eddie Vedder version), It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, Red River Shore, Long And Wasted Years… etc., etc. Can’t Wait (haha) to hear the next batch!

  6. Very nice, good list. Notice there are no songs on the list written in the new century (though 4 of the top 10 are not from the 60’s!), despite the acclaim that Bob’s albums have received. It’ll be interesting to see over the years if this just reflects a generational bias and younger people today will of course list “Ain’t Talkin'” or “Pay in Blood” or others from recent albums as some of the best.


  7. 1) Like a Rolling Stone
    2) Mr. Tambourine Man
    3) Blind Willie McTell
    4) All Along the Watchtower
    5) Highllands
    6) Tangled Up in Blue
    7) Things Have Changed
    8) Subterranean Homesick Blues
    9) Foot of Pride
    10) Visions of Johanna

  8. Now I’m kicking myself: How did I not list Ballad Of A Thin Man ?

    Thank you for the poll.

  9. Top ten songs kinda change on a daily basis but here’s today’s list
    Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
    Tales of Yankee Power
    Things Have Changed
    I Believe in You
    Simple Twist of Fate
    You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    Abandoned Love (live version)
    Blind Willie McTell
    To Ramona

  10. 1. Times They Are A-Changin’
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. Mr. Tambourine Man
    4. Just Like a Woman
    5. Brownsville Girl
    6. Most of the Time
    7. Jokerman
    8. Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
    9. Po’ Boy
    10. Dignity
    Ask me again on Friday.

  11. 1. Desolation Row
    2. Blind Willie McTell
    3. Mr. Tambourine Man
    4. All Along The Watchtower (1995 Concert for RnR HoF version)
    5. Like A Rolling Stone
    6. Jokerman
    7. Every Grain Of Sand
    8. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
    9. Highway 61 Revisited
    10. Tangled Up In Blue

  12. 1. Visions of Johanna
    2. Like a Rolling Stone
    3. Blind Willie McTell
    4. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
    5. Tangled up in Blue
    6. Mississippi
    7. Long and Wasted Years
    8. Things Have Changed
    9. Not Dark Yet
    10. Ain’t Talkin’

  13. 1. Visions of Johanna
    2. Tangled Up In Blue
    3. Like A Rolling Stone
    4. Every Grain of Sand
    5. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
    6. Mr. Tambourine Man
    7. Blind Willie McTell
    8. Blowin in the Wind
    9. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    10. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

  14. 1 Visions of Johanna
    2 One of Us Must Know
    3 It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
    4 Mr Tambourine Man
    5 Dirge
    6 Just Like A Woman
    7 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
    8 She Belongs to Me
    9 Like A Rolling Stone
    10 Tangled Up in Blue

  15. Oh, I’m probably forgetting something, but here’s the list that comes to mind:
    1. Every Grain of Sand
    2. Tangled Up In Blue
    3. Gotta Serve Somebody
    4. Blind Willie McTell
    5. Tempest
    6. Like a Rolling Stone
    7. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
    8. Man in the Long Black Coat
    9. Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar
    10. Mr Tambourine Man

  16. 10, that’s tough…okay, off the top of my head, in no particular order

    Lay Down Your Weary Tune
    Blind Willie McTell (electric)
    Visions Of Johanna
    Gates Of Eden
    Not Dark Yet
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    Chimes Of Freedom
    Series Of Dreams
    Born In Time

  17. Brain fade… #1 track is On The Road Again (Subterranean Homesick Blues) – crank up the volume & give it a spin – Happy birthday Bob !!!

  18. Roger B – tonight’s choice:
    1. Down the Road
    2. Red River Shore
    3. Sad Eyed Lady
    4. Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
    5. Forever Young
    6. Going to Acapulco
    7. Angelina
    8. I Want You
    9. I’ll Be your Baby Tonight
    10. Is Your Love in Vain ?

  19. Like A Rolling Stone
    It’s Alright Ma
    Desolation Row
    A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
    Idiot Wind
    Mr Tambourine Man
    Tangled Up In Blue
    Shelter From The Storm
    Just Like A Woman

    Impossible…he’s written and performed more great songs than,say, Leonard Cohen or Paul Simon have written.

  20. 1.Tangled Up In Blue
    2. You Ain’t Going Nowhere (GH Vol2)
    3. One of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
    4. Blind Willie McTell
    5. Tombstone Blues
    6. Sign In the Window
    7. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. Things Have Changed
    10. Going, Going, Gone

  21. Like a Rolling Stone
    Every Grain of Sand
    Hard Rain
    Things Have Changed
    Dark Eyes
    Buckets of Rain
    I Threw It All Away
    It’s Alright Ma

  22. Visions of Johanna
    Blind Willie McTell
    Desolation Row
    A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    It’s Alright Ma
    Tangled Up in Blue
    Cross the Green Mountain
    Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
    Love Minus Zero/No Limit

  23. Like a Rolling Stone
    Visions of Johanna
    Tangled Up in Blue
    Chimes of Freedom
    Desolation Row
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    All Along the Watchtower
    Blind Willie McTell

  24. 1. Tangled Up In Blue
    2. Hurricane
    3. Like a Rolling Stone
    4. Visions of Johana
    5. Blind Willie McTell
    6. Red River Shore
    7. Series of Dreams
    8. Born In Time
    9. All Along the Watchtower
    10. Not Dark Yet

  25. not in order, or maybe they are:
    Sad eyed lady
    shelter from the storm
    not dark yet
    Hard Rain
    Memphis Blues again
    desolation row
    dont think twice
    changing of the guards

  26. 1.Blind Willie McTell (acoustic)2.Its Alright Ma 3.Like A Rolling Stone 4.Every Grain Of Sand 5. Tangled Up In Blue 6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile 7. Just Like Tom thumbs Blues 8. Not Dark Yet 9.Where Are You Tonight 10. You’re A Big Girl Now

  27. Like a Rolling Stone
    Every Grain of Sand
    I Shall Be Released
    Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
    Blind Willie McTell (electric version)
    Most of the Time
    It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
    Tangled Up in Blue
    Ring Them Bells
    Lay Down Your Weary Tune

  28. 1. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
    2. In the Summertime
    3. Covenant Woman
    4. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    5. Not Dark Yet
    6. Brownsville Girl
    7. Born in Time
    8. Man in the Long Black Coat
    9. Girl from the North Country
    10.Desolation Row

  29. 1. Like a Rolling Stone
    2. Desolation Row
    3. Shelter from the Storm
    4. Tangled Up In Blue
    5. Hard Rain
    6. Mr Tambourine Man
    7. Slow Train
    8. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
    9. Idiot Wind
    10. Isis

  30. Mr Tambourine Man
    It’s Alright Ma….
    Things Have Changed
    Like a Rolling Stone
    Every Grain of Sand
    Not Dark Yet
    I Shall Be Released
    You’re A Big Girl Now (dog bark)
    Born In Time (tell tale)

  31. Here are some of my alltime favorites. Hard to pick out only ten! There is no order of preference…
    Visions of Johanna
    Can’t Wait
    Things Have Changed
    Outlaw Blues
    Subterranean Homesick Blues
    Dirt Road Blues
    Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
    Dark Eyes
    Went To See The Gypsie (Another Self Portrait disc 1 version)
    Just Like A Woman

  32. Desolation Row
    It’s Alright Ma….
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    Narrow Way
    One Too Many Mornings
    Red River Shore
    Stuck Inside Of Mobile….
    Tangled Up In Blue
    Visions Of Johanna
    Where Are You Tonight?

  33. 1. Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands
    2. Abandoned Love
    3. Caribbean Wind
    4. Brownsville Girl
    5. One of us must know (sooner or later)
    6. Changing of the Guards
    7. Idiot Wind
    8. Like A Rolling Stone
    9. Don’t think twice, It’s Alright
    10. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar

  34. 1-5
    Tangled Up in Blue
    Forever Young
    Visions of Johanna
    Mr. Tambourine Man
    Gates of Eden
    ‘Cross the Green Mountain
    Workingman’s Blues #2
    It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
    Make You Feel My Love
    All Along the Watchtower

  35. 1. Tangled up in blue
    2. Hurricane
    3. Like a rolling stone
    4. Don’t think twice, it’s alright
    5. Brownsville girl
    6. Blind Willie McTell
    7. She’s your lover now
    8. Visions of Johanna
    9. Abandoned love
    10. Positively Fourth Street

  36. hard choices to make but here is my list:
    One too many morning
    Mama you´ve been on my mind
    Chimes of freedom
    Like a rolling stone
    Every grain of sand
    The times they are a´changing
    Don´t think twice is alright
    To Ramona
    Desolation row

  37. A Hard Rain’s a gonna fall
    Like a Rolling Stone
    Sad eyed lady of the Lowlands
    Never Say Goodbye
    Buckets of Rain
    Changing of the Guard
    Trust Yourself
    Ring Them Bells
    Not Dark Yet

  38. 1 like a rolling stone (live 66)
    2 mississippi
    3 it’s alright ma I’m only bleeding
    4 tangled up in blue
    5 highway 61 revisited
    6 high water (live 03)
    7 visions of johanna
    8 isis (live 75)
    9 idiot wind
    10 red river shore

  39. 1/2 It’s allright Ma (I’m only bleeding)/Like a Rolling Stone
    3 Visions of Johanna
    4 Desolation Row
    5 Ain’t Talking
    6 Pay in Blood
    7 Jokerman
    8 Idiot Wind
    9 Girl from the North Country
    10 Where are You Tonight

    and it’s a shame the list has to stop here 😉

    1. after having listened to Tell Tale Signs yesterday I think I will have to correct this list:
      1/2 It’s allright Ma (I’m only bleeding)/Like a Rolling Stone
      3 Visions of Johanna
      4 Desolation Row
      5 Ain’t Talking
      6 Cross the Green Mountain (dig the video!)
      7 Red River Shore
      8 Pay in Blood
      9 Jokerman
      10 Idiot Wind

  40. 1. Desolation Row
    2. Love Minus Zero No Limit
    3. 4th Time Around
    4. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    5. Bob Dylan’s Dream
    6. George Jackson
    7.I Shall Be Released
    8. She’s Your Lover Now
    9. Highway 61 Revisited
    10. Visions of Johanna

  41. Ok, very fluid of course…and filtering through different performances, I based some choices on that,,,see any related comment.

    1. Blind Willie McTell – both ‘studio’ versions, finally played live 1997 (love them all), great writing, great story…power and greed and corruptible seed (we ALL should be singing these blues)
    2 . Like a Rolling Stone – the single, the live 74, my personal ‘Bob looked at me’ song 1990, innumerable radio blasts while driving….really, how DOES it feel? loses a point for the Isle of Wight version
    3. It’s Alright Ma, I’m only Bleeding – so so many great quotable lines (tho the President must stand naked is now over-hyped). One of my first, oh my god tunes…like hammer meets nail sort of thing.
    4. Visions of Johanna – just a ghost of a song, those bones in that electricity. Fav live one was in Toledo 2004.
    5. It’s a Hard Rain A-gonna Fall – the Freewheelin’ version is nice, but the early live one from Gaslight is way better, and of course the Nara one from Japan 1994 was total awesomeness. I made up a cd of 12 different Bob versions of this song, it never gets boring, you don’t even realize you’re hearing the same song so many times in a row.
    6. Tangled Up in Blue – love the lyric changes, “I don’t even drink beer” Phoenix 2004, the Rolling Thunder video ‘eye’ dance thing, this song heralds spring to me just as ‘Here Comes the Sun’ from the Beatles does, the 1996 versions are killer.
    7. It Ain’t Me Babe – the song that pushed me over the edge was the live Rolling Thunder one in 1975. Been hard core ever since. It was that blast on the harp that did it.
    8. I’m Not There (1956) – haunting word forms out of the mist…I think I liked it more before it became a movie though
    9. Born in Time – simply gorgeous, and I love the lyric variations. The ones on Tell Tale Signs are better the the Under the Red Sky one, but man, I love this song.
    10. tie – Love Sick, Not Dark Yet, and Can’t Wait…love this whole album (tho I find Dirt Road Blues sorta out of place/sequence so I tend to skip it), The slow sinister Can’t Wait off of Tell Tale Signs would win in a pushing match I guess.
    Barbara Allen would be up in there too, but Bob didn’t write it, but it sure opened a world to me.

  42. 1. Like A Rolling Stone
    2. Every Grain of Sand
    3. Dark Eyes
    4. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    5. Mr. Tambourine Man/
    6. Desolation Row
    7. Tangled Up In Blue
    8. Born In Time
    9. Girl From The North Country
    10. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

  43. 1. Like a Rolling Stone
    2. Visions of Johanna
    3. Mr. Tambourine Man
    4. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
    5. Tangled Up in Blue
    6. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
    7. Isis
    8. Angelina
    9. Not Dark Yet
    10. I Shall be Released

  44. Tangled Up In Blue
    Maggie’s Farm
    You’re A Big Girl Now
    You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome
    Dirt Road Blues
    Desolation Row
    Ain’t Talkin’
    Love Sick
    Cross The Green Mountain

  45. Here`s mine – for today;

    1. She Belongs To Me.
    2. Mozambique.
    3. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky.
    4. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power.
    5. Like A Rolling Stone.
    6. Idiot Wind.
    7. Absolutely Sweet Marie.
    8. Blind Willie McTell.
    9. Desolation Row.
    10. Man In A Long Black Coat.

  46. 1. Like A Rolling Stone
    2. Visions Of Joanna
    3. Tangled Up In Blue
    4. Every Grain Of Sand
    5. Blind Willie McTell
    6. Desolation Row
    7. It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
    8. All Along The Watchtower
    9. Changing Of The Guards
    10.Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar

    1. West of the Jordan/east of the rock of Gibraltar…yes!!!!

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