Most Underrated Bob Dylan Songs


The Top Ten

1 Jokerman
2 It Ain't Me Babe
3 I Shall Be Released
4 All Along the Watchtower

I agree, Bob Dylan's version is very underrated. I prefer it to Jimi Hendrix's, but that's just me. - PetSounds

5 Emotionally Yours

Maybe his best song. his voice fits with the lyrics and anyone who dislikes this shouldn't love anyone then

6 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
7 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
8 Ballad of a Thin Man
9 Maggie's Farm

It's great, but not underrated. It's on a lot of Greatest Hits Compilations and that's not being underrated

10 Every Grain of Sand

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The Contenders

11 We Better Talk This Over
12 When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky

Dylan may be the Best at making different versions of his own songs - slow, fast, different sounds and instruments as well as vocal inflection. I prefer the original release of this one from Empire Burlesque (an underrated album) but the iTunes link here takes you to another strong and interesting version. - Billyv

13 Gates of Eden
14 Political World
15 Abandoned Love

He was such a prolific writer and often overly meticulous in the studio. This gem was left off of Desire, not because he didn't like it but because he felt the other songs fit more cohesively. I think it was a mistake. - Billyv

16 One of Us Must Know (Sooner of Later)
17 Most of the Time
18 Tangled Up in Blue

Not really underrated. its pretty widely reconized as one of bobs best songs - RecklessGreed

19 Sara

Criminally under-rated. One of his finest in my opinion.

20 Day of the Locusts
21 Silvio
22 I and I
23 Changing of the Guards

Underrated song, underrated album. street legal is his best album. nothing against blonde on blonde or blood on the tracks, those are masterpieces. but this album has every track that really makes you wonder about life. this song is #1 on this album. empire burlesque is also very underrated

24 High Water (For Charley Patton)
25 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
26 Ain't Talkin'
27 My Back Pages

Again, I refer all to the version from Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert with George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan all playing guitars and sharing lead vocals and harmonies, with excellent back up musicians! - Billyv

28 Tomorrow Is a Long Time
29 I Threw It All Away
30 To Ramona
31 Tight Connection to My Heart

Good lyrics, good vocal performance, good backing vocals, good sound of the song, good rhythm... why so underrated?

32 Isis
33 On a Night Like This
34 Shelter from the Storm
35 Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

Takes up a full side of a vinyl, yet not a second wasted.

36 Outlaw Blues
37 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
38 Masters of War

In my opionion, his best protest song - RecklessGreed

39 Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
40 Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
41 Hurricane
42 A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall
43 You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
44 When I Paint My Masterpiece
45 Absolutely Sweet Marie

Excellent cover by George Harrison at The Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert - Billyv

46 Down In the Flood
47 Things Have Changed
48 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
49 Fourth Time Around
50 Only a Pawn in Their Game
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Jokerman
2. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky
3. Emotionally Yours
1. We Better Talk This Over
2. Political World
3. Emotionally Yours
1. Ballad of a Thin Man
2. Every Grain of Sand
3. Gates of Eden

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