Greatest Bob Dylan Songs

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21Masters of War

In high school I was disqualified from the school talent show for playing this. But I went out to the parking lot and played it in front of about forty people after the show. Its the only real protest song of the last fifty years.

Can someone tell me what this song is doing at #24?
Listen to this song, it's the 1 simple melody for 4.30 minutes which makes this song so unique, it deserves to be in the TOP 5.

Describes war in one song. Perfect on every level.

22It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

This song has been extremely Important to me, it inspired my poem 'The social classes'. It explores the way people choose to live their life and his reaction to their choices. He distances himself from those who won't break away from the machine that is society which tries to confine peoples thoughts and behaviour. - liamh1381

Greatest lyrical masterpiece of all of music. Though not as musically powerful as Like a Rolling Stone or Visions of Johanna, this protest of all of society's hypocrisy has a deserved place among the greater of American poetry.

'That it is not he or she or them or it that you belong to' that line alone deserves a place in the top ten

Yeh... Damn so many "best" Dylan songs, each deserving a number one ranking - Billyv

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23Blind Willie McTell

Probably the most beautiful and emotionally charged song I've ever heard.

This song really gives me chills because Dylan sings it so well. Great job with this one.

Many greatly love this song, and perhaps may never find their way to this poll...

It's incredible beautiful and moving.

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24Every Grain of Sand
25Boots of Spanish Leather

A very relatable song for so many people. Girl leaves boy. One of the saddest yet best songs I've ever heard.

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26Ballad of a Thin Man

Why are highway 61 revisited songs rated so low in this list?
People you do realize that this is probably Dylan's best album and not only because of like a rolling stone, there are many great songs on this album, ever wondered why rolling stone put this album at number 3 in their 500 greatest albums of all time

Most mysterious song I ever heard

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27Idiot Wind

This has been my favourite Dylan song since I first heard it over 30 years ago. The anger and sorrow are transcendent. Most honest and moving break up song ever. He even apologised!

Some of the finest lyrics ever written, great music, pure Dylan singing. This song really deserves a better place.

In my view the greatest song of all time never mind just Bobs.

Probably his finest lyrical moment for me

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28Highway 61 Revisited

I believe the song's title is Highway 61 with Revisited added to it as the album title - Billyv

29Forever Young

When I have the opportunity to be a father, I can understand the meaning of this masterpiece! Make me Cry!

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30Jokerman

I always feel like god wrote this

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31One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
32It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

My dad would play this song on guitar almost all the time. I grew up with it and its still my favorite song.

Like all great songs, open to interpretation and meaningful in any way you look at it. This is one of my all time favourite songs

Absolutely fantastic. Sung in his own unique style. A man without an equal.

How the hell this song is so low?

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33Things Have Changed

I have followed Dylan since the 60's. So many good songs. I think this is one of his best.

34Only a Pawn In Their Game

Seriously guys? 91? I won't say that this should be in the top ten but geez, I find this to be the second best song on my favourite dylan album

Wow this list is off this song is at least top 15

Dylan played this song immedatly after martin luther king gave his "i have a dream speech. it's my personal favorite dylan song - RecklessGreed

35Not Dark Yet

"It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there."

Life after 50 and we are all lucky to see it.

36Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat)
37Abandoned Love

Great song, recorded but left off of Blood On The Tracks which helps show how good that album is and what a fantastic period of creativity Dylan was in at the time - Billyv

"My body's tellin me - I love you still...

... Let me feel your love one more time before I abandon it" - Billyv

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38One Too Many Mornings

I really love this song especially when he sang it with Johnny Cash.
Musical heaven

39High Water (For Charley Patton)
40Man In the Long Black Coat
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1. Shelter From the Storm
2. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
3. Visions of Johanna
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