Bob Dylan – Top 200 songs


Well, I just drifted into it, you know. I started singing, writing my own songs some place or somewhere. I always kinda written my own songs but I never really would play them. Nobody played their own songs; the only person that I ever heard do that was Woody Guthrie. And then one day I just wrote a song, and it was the first song I ever wrote that I performed in public was the song that I wrote to Woody Guthrie. And I just felt like playing it one night. And I played it.
~Bob Dylan (30 July 1984 – The Bert Kleinman Interview)

This is an ongoing series… I will fill in the holes as I create new posts…

1. Visions Of Johanna (Updated – 14.09.2018)
1. Like A Rolling Stone (Updated – 21.09.2018)
3. Tangled Up in Blue (Updated – 27.09.2018)
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)
11. Every Grain Of Sand
12. Mr. Tambourine Man
13. Positively 4th Street
14. Subterranean Homesick Blues
15. Mississippi
16. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
17. She’s Your Lover Now
18. Shelter From the Storm
19. Brownsville Girl
20. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

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21. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

22. Isis 

23. Changing of The Guards

24. Just Like A Woman (update)

25. Queen Jane Approximately (NEW)

26. Not Dark Yet (NEW)

27. Jokerman (NEW)

28. Red River Shore (NEW)

29. Forever Young (NEW)

30. Most Of The Time

31. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (NEW)

32. One To Many Mornings (live version – TBS4)

33. You’re A Big Girl Now

34.Caribbean Wind

35. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (NEW)

36. Absolutely Sweet Marie (NEW)

37. Blowin’ In The Wind (NEW)

42. Up To Me
43. Dignity

46. It Ain’t Me Babe

49. Simple Twist Of Fate

50. Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

56. If You See Her, Say Hello

62. Series Of Dreams

65. I’ll Keep It With Mine 

75. Tombstone Blues

78. Slow Train

80. Angelina (updated)

84. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

90. Call Letter Blues

97. Scarlet Town (new post)

98. Abandoned Love

99. ‘Cross The Green Mountain (28.09.2018)

100. This Wheel’s On Fire

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101. Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)

110. Fourth Time Aroung

113. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky

120. Lonesome Day Blues

130. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

140. Tweeter and The Monkey Man (New post)

146. Nettie Moore (New post)

148. Lenny Bruce

150: Can’t Wait

160: Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (New post!)

176: I Believe In You

191. Let Me Die In My Footsteps

200: Meet Me In the Morning

Other songs not in top 200

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24 thoughts on “Bob Dylan – Top 200 songs”

  1. I really loving this 200 songs countdown list, man! Dylan has some of the most amazing songs that one can analyze. I also love your song selections, it’s nice to see songs like Lenny Bruce, Can’t Wait, and Let Me Die in My Footsteps on this list. I hope Foot of Pride, Dark Eyes, and I’m Not There on your list.

  2. I love reading ‘top Dylan Songs’ lists and this is probably the closest to mine, except I’d switch It’s All Right Ma with Tambourine Man. Maybe also move up Sad Eyed Lady and Abandoned Love. But all of the songs are so good so it’s ok . I also like how you left blank spaces! I often try to create lists like this but find spaces in them (some songs just don’t fit in a perfect spot) and I look forward to seeing these spaces filled 🙂

    1. Thanks for great feedback Samantha!

      You’ve probably guessed by visiting our site.. we LOVE lists here @ JV… and Bob Dylan lists most of all 🙂

      I love putting together these posts.. I probably start another one today.. but then again I love writing all kinds of Dylan posts 🙂


  3. Hmmmm, “When the night comes falling from the sky as 112. place … surely someone is joking? April fools was the other day.
    I can live with it not being no. 1 but this is easily a to 10 from Bob. At least when you consider the version from The Bootleg Series!

    Also, any rating for “Senor” yet?

    Geir Are

    1. Hi Geir Are.. and thanks for your feedback!

      No joke.. my list of Dylan’s 200 bests songs is serious shit 🙂

      Senor is @ #77… looking forward to this post .. got some real cool live versions to embed.

      If you got a list… put it in a comment..


  4. Love the updated list – I’m forever doing them.
    Just took receipt of 4 x Dylan bootleg live albums from early 60’s so am hearing some more obscure tracks and versions.
    What I must ask is – on your list there is no ‘Sad Eyed Lady’ which would be in by top 5 for sure. I love the Dylan anthems best of all.
    My guess is that ‘Tempest’ will storm up your chart soon too – It will on mine! What a performance – 45 verses of pure genius – spine tingling!
    All the best always Dave

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