Best Songs On the Album Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds

Gg2000
I realized that The Byrds are under-represented on the site, and there are no lists for their albums, so I figured that I would take initiative and give them some love. I'm planning on going from Mr. Tambourine Man to Sweetheart of the Rodeo; if you think I should chart the later albums, let me know. Also, if I don't add your favorite song on the album, feel free to add it to the list.

The Top Ten

1 I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better

Gene Clark wrote this, and it's considered by most fans to be his best work. I love it. - Gg2000

2 Mr. Tambourine Man

You have indeed added my favourite song on here. The fact that I'm not that familiar with the others has nothing to do with it... - Britgirl

The song that broke them into the mainstream; it also helped to break Bob Dylan himself into the mainstream. - Gg2000

3 The Bells of Rhymney

This is a song that originated as a poem about a Welsh mining disaster. Pete Seeger set it to music, and the Byrds gave it an update. - Gg2000

4 Here Without You

Another Gene Clark original; I love the bridge in this one. - Gg2000

5 Chimes of Freedom

Another Bob Dylan cover; I think this one had potential to be a single. - Gg2000

6 I Knew I'd Want You

Written by Gene Clark. It's different in that it's in 6/8 time (as opposed to 4/4) and is mainly written in a minor key. - Gg2000

7 All I Really Want to Do

Their second single. I like how the Byrds turned one of the verses from the original Dylan version into a bridge. - Gg2000

8 Spanish Harlem Incident

The fourth Bob Dylan cover. I don't like this one quite as much as the others, but I still think it's great. - Gg2000

9 You Won't Have to Cry

Written by Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn. I dig the melody on this song. - Gg2000

10 Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe

Jackie DeShannon wrote this song especially for the band because she was a fan. The band added a Bo Diddley beat and tremolo guitar, giving it an authentic Diddley-like feeling. - Gg2000

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