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Rolling Stone: The 70 Greatest Dylan Songs

The new issue of Rolling Stone salutes Bob Dylan's 70th birthday by polling a panel of experts (including critics and artists like Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy and Jim James) for a list of the man's 70 greatest songs. Here it is:

1 Like a Rolling Stone
2 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
3 Tangled Up in Blue
4 Just Like a Woman
5 All Along the Watchtower
6 I Shall Be Released
7 It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
8 Mr. Tambourine Man
9 Visions of Johanna
10 Every Grain of Sand
11 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
12 Desolation Row
13 Subterranean Homesick Blues
14 Highway 61 Revisited
15 Simple Twist of Fate
16 Positively 4th Street
17 This Wheel's on Fire
18 Ballad of a Thin Man
19 Blind Willie McTell
20 Blowin' in the Wind
21 Mississippi
22 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
23 Forever Young
24 Lay, Lady, Lay
25 Knockin' on Heaven's Door
26 Masters of War
27 Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
28 The Times They Are A-Changin'
29 You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
30 Girl from the North Country
31 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
32 Chimes of Freedom
33 Idiot Wind
34 Isis
35 The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
36 With God on Our Side
37 Maggie's Farm
38 My Back Pages
39 Hurricane
40 I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
41 I'll Keep It With Mine
42 I Threw It All Away
43 Gotta Serve Somebody
44 Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
45 It Ain't Me, Babe
46 Jokerman
47 Spanish Harlem Incident
48 Sara
49 Up to Me
50 Not Dark Yet
51 Things Have Changed
52 Tears of Rage
53 When I Paint My Masterpiece
54 4th Time Around
55 If Not for You
56 You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
57 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
58 Percy's Song
59 Million Dollar Bash
60 Buckets of Rain
61 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
62 Queen Jane Approximately
63 If You See Her, Say Hello
64 Abandoned Love
65 Tough Mama
66 Shelter from the Storm
67 Leopard Skin Pill-Box Hat
68 One Too Many Mornings
69 One More Cup of Coffee (The Valley Below)
70 To Ramona

Re: Rolling Stone: The 70 Greatest Dylan Songs

Harold Wexler
8 Mr. Tambourine Man

There we go!
Rolling Stone seems to be the only maganize that like the song.

Re: Rolling Stone: The 70 Greatest Dylan Songs

It seems odd that Rolling Stone magazine cites "Blowin' in the Wind" as the 14th greatest song of all time, yet only the 20th greatest Bob Dylan song

Re: Rolling Stone: The 70 Greatest Dylan Songs

Aside from there being different judges in both lists, the Rolling stone's 500 list takes cultural impact into account along side the quality of the song, where as the Dylan list only looks at the quality. I don't agree with every song on this list but overall its a good ranking imo