Happy birthday Bob!
Well today is Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday, amazing to think how long this guy has lived and how much music he has made! Later this week I’ll have a countdown of (what I feel) are his best albums – a debate that’ll never grow old. But first here are some of my favorite Dylan songs. I tried to stay away from just picking his most popular songs – notice how I didn’t put “Like A Rolling Stone” on here – and I chose the songs that I have grown up with and have the most meaning to me. I also feel like these songs are pretty accessible and likable for all you haters out there (the fact that he doesn’t have a great voice isn’t a good enough excuse anymore). I hope these songs are as meaningful to you as they are to me.
“Visions Of Johanna” (Blonde On Blonde)
“Just Like A Woman” (Blonde On Blonde)
“Desolation Row (live)” (Live 1966: The Royal Albert Hall Concert)
“Mississippi” (Tell Tale Signs)
“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (The Freewhellin’ Bob Dylan)
“Girl From The North Country” (The Freewhellin’ Bob Dylan)
“Precious Angel” (Slow Train Coming)
“Make You Feel My Love” (Time Out Of Mind)
“One Too Many Mornings” (The Times They Are A-Changin’)
“Boots Of Spanish Leather” (The Times They Are A-Changin’)
“Tomorrow Is A Long Time” (Bob Dylan Greatest Hits Volume 2)
“Shelter From The Storm” (Blood On The Tracks)
“When The Ship Comes In” (No Direction Home)
“Ring Them Bells” (Oh Mercy)
And here is something to hold you over till my next Bob Dylan post.
Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber