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Bob Dylan

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One of the greatest figures of the 20th century, Bob Dylan helped shape the sound and form of popular music in the rock & roll era. Dylan emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s, earning a reputation as a perceptive, powerful songwriter, equally capable of penning a protest anthem or a romantic love song. His flair for impressionistic, stream-of-conscious lyrics marked a shift within folk music, an evolution Dylan also introduced to rock & roll when he picked up an electric guitar in 1965. Over the course of 18 months, he released Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, a trio of records that broadened the vocabulary of rock & roll, placing Dylan at the cutting edge of popular culture. Although he subsequently stepped away from the zeitgeist, his restless, occasionally messy work of the '70s and the '80s expanded his formidable songbook through a combination of classic albums (Blood on the Tracks) and intriguing detours (Empire Burlesque). By the end of the '90s, Dylan established himself as a road warrior -- his ceaseless concerts were unofficially dubbed "the Never-Ending Tour" -- and righted his recording career, developing a raucous, robust blend of roadhouse blues, rockabilly, torch songs, and folk showcased on the Grammy-winning albums Love and Theft and Modern Times, as well as his acclaimed 2020 record Rough and Rowdy Ways.

For a figure of such substantial influence, Dylan came from humble beginnings. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, from the age of six. As a child he learned how to play guitar and harmonica, forming a rock & roll band called the Golden Chords when he was in high school. Following his graduation in 1959, he began studying art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. While at college, he began performing folk songs at coffee houses under the name Bob Dylan, taking his last name from the poet Dylan Thomas. Already inspired by Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, Dylan began listening to blues in college, and the genre wove its way into his music. He spent the summer of 1960 in Denver, where he met bluesman Jesse Fuller, the inspiration behind the songwriter's signature harmonica rack and guitar. By the time he returned to Minneapolis in the fall, he had grown substantially as a performer and was determined to become a professional musician.

Dylan made his way to New York City in January of 1961, immediately making a substantial impression on the folk community of Greenwich Village. He began visiting his idol Guthrie in the hospital, where he was slowly dying from Huntington's chorea. Dylan also began performing in coffee houses, and his rough charisma won him a significant following. In April, he opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City. Five months later, Dylan performed another concert at the venue, which was reviewed positively by Robert Shelton in The New York Times. Columbia A&R man John Hammond sought Dylan out on the strength of the review, and signed the songwriter in the fall of 1961. Hammond produced Dylan's eponymous debut album (released in March 1962), a collection of folk and blues standards that boasted only two original songs. Over the course of 1962, Dylan began to write a large batch of originals, many of which were political protest songs in the vein of his Greenwich Village contemporaries. These songs were showcased on his second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Before its release, Freewheelin' went through several incarnations. Dylan had recorded a rock & roll single, "Mixed Up Confusion," at the end of 1962, but his manager, Albert Grossman, made sure the record was deleted because he wanted to present him as an acoustic folkie. Similarly, several tracks with a full backing band that were recorded for Freewheelin' were scrapped before the album's release. Furthermore, several tracks recorded for the album -- including "Talking John Birch Society Blues" -- were eliminated from the album before its release.

Comprised entirely of original songs, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan made a huge impact in the U.S. folk community, and many performers began covering songs from the album. Of these, the most significant were Peter, Paul and Mary, who made "Blowin' in the Wind" into a huge pop hit in the summer of 1963, thereby making Bob Dylan a household name. On the strength of Peter, Paul and Mary's cover and his opening gigs for popular folkie Joan Baez, Freewheelin' became a hit in the fall of 1963, climbing to number 23 on the charts. By that point, Baez and Dylan had become romantically involved, and she was recording his songs frequently. Dylan was writing just as fast.

By the time The Times They Are A-Changin' was released in early 1964, Dylan's songwriting had developed far beyond that of his New York peers. Heavily inspired by poets like Arthur Rimbaud and John Keats, his writing took on a more literate and evocative quality. Around the same time, he began to expand his musical boundaries, adding more blues and R&B influences to his songs. Released in the summer of 1964, Another Side of Bob Dylan made these changes evident. However, Dylan was moving faster than his records could indicate. By the end of 1964, he had ended his romantic relationship with Baez and had begun dating a former model named Sara Lowndes, whom he subsequently married. Simultaneously, he gave the Byrds "Mr. Tambourine Man" to record for their debut album. The Byrds gave the song a ringing, electric arrangement, but by the time the single became a hit, Dylan was already exploring his own brand of folk-rock.

Inspired by the British Invasion, particularly the Animals' version of "House of the Rising Sun," Dylan recorded a set of original songs backed by a loud rock & roll band for his next album. While Bringing It All Back Home (March 1965) still had a side of acoustic material, it made it clear that Dylan had turned his back on folk music. For the folk audience, the true breaking point arrived a few months after the album's release, when he played electric at the Newport Folk Festival supported by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The audience greeted him with vicious derision, but he had already been accepted by the growing rock & roll community. Dylan's spring tour of Britain was the basis for D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Don't Look Back, a film that captures the songwriter's edgy charisma and charm.

Dylan made his breakthrough to the pop audience in the summer of 1965, when "Like a Rolling Stone" became a number two hit. Driven by a circular organ riff and a steady beat, the six-minute song broke the barrier of the three-minute pop single. Dylan became the subject of innumerable articles, and his lyrics became the subject of literary analyses across the U.S. and U.K. Well over 100 artists covered his songs between 1964 and 1966; the Byrds and the Turtles, in particular, had big hits with his compositions. Highway 61 Revisited, his first full-fledged rock & roll album, became a Top Ten hit shortly after its summer 1965 release. "Positively 4th Street" and "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" became Top Ten hits in the fall of 1965 and spring of 1966, respectively. Following the May 1966 release of the double album Blonde on Blonde, he had sold over ten million records around the world.

During the fall of 1965, Dylan hired the Hawks, formerly Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, as his touring band. The Hawks, who changed their name to the Band in 1968, would become Dylan's most famous backing band, primarily because of their intuitive chemistry and "wild, thin mercury sound," but also because of their British tour in the spring of 1966. The tour was the first time the British had heard the electric Dylan, and their reaction was disagreeable and violent. At the Manchester concert (long mistakenly identified as the show from London's Royal Albert Hall), an audience member called Dylan "Judas," inspiring a positively vicious version of "Like a Rolling Stone" from Dylan and the band. The performance was immortalized on countless bootleg albums (an official release finally surfaced in 1998), and it indicates the intensity of Dylan in the middle of 1966. He had assumed control of Pennebaker's second Dylan documentary, Eat the Document, and was under deadline to complete his book Tarantula, as well as to record a new record. Following the British tour, he returned to America.

On July 29, 1966, he was injured in a motorcycle accident outside of his home in Woodstock, New York, suffering injuries to his neck vertebrae and a concussion. Details of the accident remain elusive -- he was reportedly in critical condition for a week and had amnesia -- and some biographers have questioned its severity, but the event was a pivotal turning point in his career. After the accident, Dylan became a recluse, disappearing into his home in Woodstock and raising his family with his wife Sara. After a few months, he retreated with the Band to a rented house, subsequently dubbed Big Pink, in West Saugerties to record a number of demos. For several months, Dylan and the Band recorded an enormous amount of material, ranging from old folk, country, and blues songs to newly written originals. The songs indicated that Dylan's songwriting had undergone a metamorphosis, becoming streamlined and more direct. Similarly, his music had changed, owing less to traditional rock & roll, and demonstrating heavy country, blues, and traditional folk influences. None of the Big Pink recordings were intended for release, but tapes from the sessions were circulated by Dylan's music publisher with the intent of generating cover versions. Copies of these tapes, as well as other songs, were available on illegal bootleg albums by the end of the '60s; it was the first time that bootleg copies of unreleased recordings became widely circulated. Portions of the tapes were officially released in 1975 as the double album The Basement Tapes.

While Dylan was in seclusion, rock & roll had become heavier and artier in the wake of the psychedelic revolution. When he returned with John Wesley Harding in December of 1967, its quiet, country ambience was a surprise to the general public, but it was a significant hit, peaking at number two in the U.S. and number one in the U.K. Furthermore, the record arguably became the first significant country-rock record to be released, setting the stage for efforts by the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers later in 1969.

Dylan followed his country inclinations on his next album, 1969's Nashville Skyline, which was recorded in Nashville with several of the country industry's top session men. While the album was a hit, spawning the Top Ten single "Lay Lady Lay," it was criticized in some quarters for its uneven material. The mixed reception was the beginning of a full-blown backlash that arrived with the double album Self Portrait. Released early in June of 1970, it was a hodgepodge of covers, live tracks, reinterpretations, and new songs, and was greeted with negative reviews from all quarters of the press. Dylan followed the album quickly with New Morning, which was hailed as a comeback.

Following the release of New Morning, Dylan began to wander restlessly. He moved back to Greenwich Village, he finally published Tarantula in November of 1970, and he performed at the Concert for Bangladesh in August 1971. During 1972, he began his acting career by playing Alias in Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, which was released in 1973. He also wrote the soundtrack for the film, which featured "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," his biggest hit since "Lay Lady Lay." The Pat Garrett soundtrack was the final record released under his Columbia contract before he moved to David Geffen's fledgling Asylum Records. As retaliation, Columbia assembled Dylan, a collection of Self Portrait outtakes, for release at the end of 1973. Dylan only recorded two albums -- including 1974's Planet Waves, coincidentally his first number one album -- before he moved back to Columbia. The Band supported Dylan on Planet Waves and its accompanying tour, which became the most successful tour in rock & roll history; it was captured on 1974's double-live album Before the Flood.

Dylan's 1974 tour was the beginning of a comeback culminating with 1975's Blood on the Tracks. Largely inspired by the disintegration of his marriage, Blood on the Tracks was hailed as a return to form by critics and it became his second number one album. After jamming with folkies in Greenwich Village, Dylan decided to launch a gigantic tour, loosely based on traveling medicine shows. Lining up an extensive list of supporting musicians -- including Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Mick Ronson, Roger McGuinn, and poet Allen Ginsberg -- Dylan dubbed the tour the Rolling Thunder Revue and set out on the road in the fall of 1975. For the next year, the Rolling Thunder Revue toured on and off, with Dylan filming many of the concerts for a future film. During the tour, Desire was released to considerable acclaim and success, spending five weeks on the top of the charts. Throughout the Rolling Thunder Revue, Dylan showcased "Hurricane," a protest song he had written about boxer Rubin Carter, who had been unjustly imprisoned for murder. The live album Hard Rain was released at the end of the tour. Dylan released Renaldo and Clara, a four-hour film based on the Rolling Thunder tour, to poor reviews in early 1978.

Early in 1978, Dylan set out on another extensive tour, this time backed by a band that resembled a Las Vegas lounge act. The group was featured on the 1978 album Street Legal and the 1979 live album At Budokan. At the conclusion of the tour in late 1978, Dylan announced that he was a born-again Christian, and he launched a series of Christian albums the following summer with Slow Train Coming. Though the reviews were mixed, the album was a success, peaking at number three and going platinum. His supporting tour for Slow Train Coming featured only his new religious material, much to the bafflement of his long-term fans. Two other religious albums -- Saved (1980) and Shot of Love (1981) -- followed, both to poor reviews. In 1982, Dylan traveled to Israel, sparking rumors that his conversion to Christianity was short-lived. He returned to secular recording with 1983's Infidels, which was greeted with favorable reviews.

Dylan returned to performing in 1984, releasing the live album Real Live at the end of the year. Empire Burlesque followed in 1985, but its odd mix of dance tracks and rock & roll won few fans. However, the five-album/triple-disc retrospective box set Biograph appeared that same year to great acclaim. In 1986, Dylan hit the road with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers for a successful and acclaimed tour, but his album that year, Knocked Out Loaded, was received poorly. The following year, he toured with the Grateful Dead as his backing band; two years later, the souvenir album Dylan & the Dead appeared.

In 1988, Dylan embarked on what became known as "the Never-Ending Tour" -- a constant stream of shows that ran on and off into the late '90s. That same year, he appeared on The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 -- by the supergroup also featuring George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne -- and released his own Down in the Groove, an album largely comprising covers. The Never-Ending Tour received far stronger reviews than Down in the Groove (the Traveling Wilburys' album fared much better), but 1989's Oh Mercy was his most acclaimed album since 1975's Blood on the Tracks, due in part to Daniel Lanois' strong production. However, Dylan's 1990 follow-up, Under the Red Sky (issued the same year as the second album by the Traveling Wilburys, now a quartet following the death of Roy Orbison shortly after the release of the Wilburys' first long-player in 1988), was received poorly, especially when compared to the enthusiastic reception of the 1991 box set The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased), a collection of previously unreleased outtakes and rarities.

For the remainder of the '90s, Dylan divided his time between live concerts, painting, and studio projects. He returned to recording in 1992 with Good as I Been to You, an acoustic collection of traditional folk songs. It was followed in 1993 by another folk record, World Gone Wrong, which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. After the release of World Gone Wrong, he released a greatest-hits album and a live record.

Dylan released Time Out of Mind, his first album of original material in seven years, in the fall of 1997. Time Out of Mind received his strongest reviews in years and unexpectedly debuted in the Top Ten, eventually climbing to platinum certification. Such success sparked a revival of interest in Dylan, who appeared on the cover of Newsweek and began selling out concerts once again. Early in 1998, Time Out of Mind received three Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Folk Album, and Best Male Rock Vocal.

Another album of original material, Love and Theft, followed in 2001 and went gold. Soon after its release, Dylan announced that he was making his own film, starring Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, Val Kilmer, and many more. The accompanying soundtrack, Masked and Anonymous, was released in July 2003. Dylan opted to self-produce his new studio album, Modern Times, which topped the Billboard charts and went platinum in both America and the U.K. It was Dylan's third consecutive album to receive praise from critics and support from consumers, and it was followed three years later in 2009 by Together Through Life, another self-produced effort (as Jack Frost) that also featured contributions from David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. He capped off the year with an old-fashioned holiday effort, Christmas in the Heart. Proceeds from the album were donated to various charities around the world.

Dylan released the self-produced (again as Jack Frost) Tempest on September 11, 2012; it debuted at three on both the Billboard 200 and the U.K. charts. The next two years brought acclaimed entries in the ongoing Bootleg Series -- 2013 saw the release of Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), which restored the reputation of a much-maligned era, and 2014 saw the long-awaited appearance of The Basement Tapes Complete -- and then Dylan threw a curve ball for his next studio album. Released in February 2015, Shadows in the Night found the singer/songwriter devoting himself to selections from the Great American Songbook in the pre-rock & roll era. Every one of the ten songs had previously been recorded by Frank Sinatra, and Dylan's album was made up of his versions of Sinatra's saloon songs, arranged by his own touring band. Shadows in the Night debuted at seven in the U.S. and at number one in the U.K. It was followed in the autumn by the next installment in The Bootleg Series, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966. Available in three editions -- a double-disc distillation, a comprehensive six-disc box, and a complete, limited-edition 18-CD set -- The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 collected unreleased (and unbootlegged) outtakes from the recording of Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde.

In May 2016, Dylan returned with Fallen Angels, his second Sinatra-inspired collection of songs from the Great American Songbook; it debuted at number seven on the Billboard charts. Later that year, Columbia/Legacy released The 1966 Live Recordings, a 36-disc box set containing every known recording from that pivotal year, but its release was overshadowed by Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in the autumn of 2016. Dylan continued his exploration of the Great American Songbook with the March 2017 release of Triplicate, a triple album containing three thematically arranged collections of pop standards. Entitled Trouble No More 1979-1981, the 13th volume of The Bootleg Series spotlighted Dylan's Christian era in the early '80s and arrived in November 2017. Live 1962-1966: Rare Performances from the Copyright Collections, a double-disc set of highlights culled from previously released rarities collections, appeared in July 2018. Four months later, the six-disc deluxe version of More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 appeared. It contained all known studio recordings -- full and partial -- that eventually resulted in the classic Blood on the Tracks in 1975. Dylan further explored his 1975 archives in 2019, teaming with director Martin Scorsese for the documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. The film appeared in June, accompanied by a 14-disc box called The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings. Later in 2019, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15: Travelin' Thru -- a triple-disc set concentrating on Dylan's Nashville recordings of the late '60s, highlighted by his sessions with Johnny Cash -- was released.

Dylan released "Murder Most Foul," a nearly 17-minute track about the JFK assassination, on March 27, 2020. It was his first original song in eight years, and it was quickly followed by "I Contain Multitudes" and "False Prophet," a pair of singles that announced the arrival of his 39th studio album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, on June 19, 2020. Rough and Rowdy Ways debuted at number one on Billboard upon its release; it entered the U.K. charts at number one. The outtakes collection 1970 -- a set featuring unreleased material from the Self Portrait and New Morning sessions, including recordings with George Harrison -- appeared in February 2021, followed that July by Shadow Kingdom: The Early Songs of Bob Dylan, an in-studio concert film shot in moody black & white; the soundtrack to the film would arrive in 2023. In September, Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 (1980-1985) was released. Easily one of the artist's most provocative periods, it focused on the years that birthed Shot of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque, with numerous unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, and live performances. Dylan's book The Philosophy of Modern Song, a collection of essays about songs by other artists, was published in November 2022. Containing a remixed version of the original 1997 album along with outtakes, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 17: Fragments--Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996--1997) appeared in January 2023. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Like a Rolling Stone
Like a Rolling Stone
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The Times They Are A-Changin'
The Times They Are A-Changin'
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Hurricane
Hurricane
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Blowin' in the Wind
Blowin' in the Wind
206,765,221 2:45 1963-05-27
Girl from the North Country
Girl from the North Country
165,184,526 3:40 1969-04-09
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
135,324,818 3:37 1963-05-27
Mr. Tambourine Man
Mr. Tambourine Man
112,696,901 5:31 1965-03-22
Lay, Lady, Lay
Lay, Lady, Lay
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Tangled up in Blue
Tangled up in Blue
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Shelter from the Storm
Shelter from the Storm
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The Man in Me
The Man in Me
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The Man In Me
The Man In Me
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I Want You
I Want You
52,533,849 3:05 1966-06-20
Subterranean Homesick Blues
Subterranean Homesick Blues
52,197,745 2:21 1965-03-22
All Along the Watchtower
All Along the Watchtower
38,692,343 2:31 1967-12-27
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
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Simple Twist of Fate
Simple Twist of Fate
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One More Cup of Coffee
One More Cup of Coffee
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Forever Young - Slow Version
Forever Young - Slow Version
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Must Be Santa
Must Be Santa
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Make You Feel My Love
Make You Feel My Love
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Just Like a Woman
Just Like a Woman
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It Ain't Me Babe
It Ain't Me Babe
25,012,778 3:34 1964-08-08
It Ain't Me, Babe
It Ain't Me, Babe
25,012,778 3:34 1967-01-01
Positively 4th Street
Positively 4th Street
24,422,221 3:54 1967-01-01
Ballad of a Thin Man
Ballad of a Thin Man
22,817,745 5:57 1965-08-30
It's All over Now, Baby Blue
It's All over Now, Baby Blue
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It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
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Masters of War
Masters of War
20,727,772 4:31 1963-05-27
Girl from the North Country
Girl from the North Country
20,280,499 3:20 1963-05-27
Like a Rolling Stone - Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - May 26, 1966
Like a Rolling Stone - Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - May 26, 1966
19,895,589 8:25 1966-06-22
My Back Pages - Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - October 1992
My Back Pages - Live at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - October 1992
19,843,454 4:40 1993-03-03
Changing of the Guards
Changing of the Guards
19,496,641 6:37 1978-06-15
Boots of Spanish Leather
Boots of Spanish Leather
18,833,209 4:37 1964-01-13
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
18,453,523 4:34 1966-06-20
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - May 26, 1966
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - Live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - May 26, 1966
18,068,196 3:43 1966-06-22
Visions of Johanna
Visions of Johanna
17,972,424 7:31 1966-06-20
Buckets of Rain
Buckets of Rain
17,412,337 3:24 1975-01-17
Meet Me in the Morning
Meet Me in the Morning
17,301,928 4:19 1975-01-17
If You See Her, Say Hello
If You See Her, Say Hello
17,111,671 4:48 1975-01-17
Lay, Lady, Lay
Lay, Lady, Lay
15,536,030 3:17 1971-01-01
Lay Lady Lay
Lay Lady Lay
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Things Have Changed - Single Version
Things Have Changed - Single Version
15,354,811 5:08 2000-02-02
Jokerman
Jokerman
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Desolation Row
Desolation Row
14,470,677 11:21 1965-08-30
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
14,186,566 7:29 1965-03-22
If Not for You
If Not for You
13,949,875 2:41 1970-10-21
Not Dark Yet
Not Dark Yet
12,774,456 6:28 1997-09-30
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
12,618,822 7:06 1971-01-01
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
12,618,822 7:04 1966-06-20
To Make You Feel My Love
To Make You Feel My Love
12,506,921 3:51 2005-11-22
Maggie's Farm
Maggie's Farm
12,390,515 3:55 1965-03-22
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
12,352,314 3:21 1969-04-09
Isis
Isis
12,281,117 6:58 1976-01-16
Queen Jane Approximately
Queen Jane Approximately
11,493,383 5:27 1965-08-30
Man in the Long Black Coat
Man in the Long Black Coat
11,271,745 4:33 1989-09-22
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
11,085,669 3:26 2004-01-01
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
10,932,605 2:55 1975-01-17
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Live
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Live
10,768,280 5:49 1995-01-01
Gotta Serve Somebody
Gotta Serve Somebody
10,395,308 5:25 1979-08-20
Song to Woody
Song to Woody
10,330,657 2:40 1962-03-19
Song To Woody
Song To Woody
10,330,657 2:44 2014-06-02
Most of the Time
Most of the Time
10,264,283 5:04 1989-09-22
Sara
Sara
10,101,167 5:31 1976-01-16
Billy 1
Billy 1
10,083,744 3:53 1973-07-13
Highway 61 Revisited
Highway 61 Revisited
10,042,812 3:26 1965-08-30
House of the Risin' Sun
House of the Risin' Sun
9,800,303 5:18 1962-03-19
House Of The Risin’ Sun
House Of The Risin’ Sun
9,800,303 5:20 2014-06-02
House of the Risin’ Sun
House of the Risin’ Sun
9,800,303 5:20 2017-01-02
Idiot Wind
Idiot Wind
9,779,119 7:47 1975-01-17
She Belongs to Me
She Belongs to Me
9,734,027 2:47 1965-03-22
You're a Big Girl Now
You're a Big Girl Now
9,679,268 4:32 1975-01-17
Little Drummer Boy
Little Drummer Boy
9,563,580 2:52 2009-10-13
Forever Young - Fast Version
Forever Young - Fast Version
9,498,864 2:49 1974-01-17
One Too Many Mornings
One Too Many Mornings
8,842,831 2:38 1964-01-13
Tombstone Blues
Tombstone Blues
8,720,432 5:56 1965-08-30
I Threw It All Away
I Threw It All Away
8,122,374 2:23 1969-04-09
Goodbye Jimmy Reed
Goodbye Jimmy Reed
8,065,825 4:14 2020-06-19
I Contain Multitudes
I Contain Multitudes
8,046,069 4:37 2020-04-17
Oxford Town
Oxford Town
8,014,638 1:47 1963-05-27
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
7,927,246 2:39 1967-12-27
Mozambique
Mozambique
7,526,070 3:01 1976-01-16
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
7,471,300 8:51 1975-01-17
Love Minus Zero
Love Minus Zero
7,259,206 2:51 1965-03-22
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
7,259,206 2:52 2009-01-01
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
7,247,190 4:05 1965-08-30
To Be Alone with You
To Be Alone with You
7,148,769 2:08 1969-04-09
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
7,144,958 5:28 1965-08-30
Corrina, Corrina
Corrina, Corrina
7,047,634 2:41 1961-01-01
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
7,029,052 11:19 1966-06-20
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Studio Outtake - 1971
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Studio Outtake - 1971
6,952,998 2:44 1971-01-01
False Prophet
False Prophet
6,611,818 6:00 2020-05-08
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
6,581,248 4:52 1966-06-20
Oh, Sister
Oh, Sister
6,354,180 4:02 1976-01-16
Thunder on the Mountain
Thunder on the Mountain
6,331,671 5:54 2006-08-29
Ballad of Hollis Brown
Ballad of Hollis Brown
6,229,698 5:02 1964-01-13
Every Grain of Sand
Every Grain of Sand
6,068,541 6:12 1981-08-12
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Witmark Demo - 1963
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Witmark Demo - 1963
6,054,154 2:58 1963-01-04
Romance in Durango
Romance in Durango
5,841,437 5:44 1976-01-16
Bob Dylan's Dream
Bob Dylan's Dream
5,823,052 5:00 1963-05-27
Cocaine
Cocaine
5,823,052 2:16 2022-02-08
Wigwam
Wigwam
5,788,301 3:08 1970-06-08
Blind Willie McTell - Studio Outtake - 1983
Blind Willie McTell - Studio Outtake - 1983
5,772,069 5:52 1991-03-26
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
5,719,184 3:56 1966-06-20
With God on Our Side
With God on Our Side
5,660,170 7:04 1964-01-13
I Shall Be Free
I Shall Be Free
5,518,001 4:48 1963-05-27
I Shall Be Free No. 10
I Shall Be Free No. 10
5,518,001 4:48 1964-08-08
From a Buick 6
From a Buick 6
5,381,285 3:16 1965-08-30
Murder Most Foul
Murder Most Foul
5,350,624 16:55 2020-03-27
Duquesne Whistle
Duquesne Whistle
5,116,970 5:44 2012-09-10
Bob Dylan's Blues
Bob Dylan's Blues
5,094,680 2:20 1963-05-27
Sweetheart Like You
Sweetheart Like You
5,093,722 4:34 1983-11-01
Precious Angel
Precious Angel
5,048,350 6:30 1979-08-20
Fourth Time Around
Fourth Time Around
4,867,683 4:33 1966-06-20
You Belong To Me
You Belong To Me
4,855,921 3:10 1994-01-01
Here Comes Santa Claus
Here Comes Santa Claus
4,846,085 2:36 2009-10-13
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
4,829,593 5:45 1964-01-13
Down the Highway
Down the Highway
4,827,041 3:25 1963-05-27
Country Pie
Country Pie
4,799,464 1:36 1969-04-09
Mississippi
Mississippi
4,654,097 5:21 2001-01-01
Melancholy Mood
Melancholy Mood
4,649,271 2:52 2016-04-07
Tell Me That It Isn't True
Tell Me That It Isn't True
4,615,785 2:40 1969-04-09
When the Ship Comes In
When the Ship Comes In
4,596,946 3:15 1964-01-13
Talkin' World War III Blues
Talkin' World War III Blues
4,574,399 6:25 1963-05-27
My Own Version of You
My Own Version of You
4,545,597 6:41 2020-06-19
Nashville Skyline Rag
Nashville Skyline Rag
4,473,874 3:12 1969-04-09
I've Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You
I've Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You
4,393,710 6:32 2020-06-19
Ring Them Bells
Ring Them Bells
4,326,290 3:01 1989-09-22
Tomorrow Is a Long Time - Witmark Demo - 1962
Tomorrow Is a Long Time - Witmark Demo - 1962
4,309,049 3:45 1963-01-04
One More Night
One More Night
4,305,651 2:21 1969-04-09
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
4,160,333 3:27 1966-06-20
Wanted Man - Take 1
Wanted Man - Take 1
4,140,661 3:11 2019-11-01
My Back Pages
My Back Pages
4,058,588 4:23 1964-08-08
Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Man Gave Names to All the Animals
4,005,069 4:27 1979-08-20
Masters of War - The Avener Rework
Masters of War - The Avener Rework
3,993,445 2:48 2017-11-02
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
3,976,986 6:30 1965-03-22
Black Diamond Bay
Black Diamond Bay
3,969,446 7:29 1976-01-16
Love Sick
Love Sick
3,964,163 5:21 1997-09-30
Peggy Day
Peggy Day
3,954,454 1:60 1969-04-09
Absolutely Sweet Marie
Absolutely Sweet Marie
3,911,154 4:54 1966-06-20
All I Really Want to Do
All I Really Want to Do
3,901,918 4:06 1964-08-08
Chimes of Freedom
Chimes of Freedom
3,893,436 7:11 1964-08-08
Joey
Joey
3,839,250 11:05 1976-01-16
North Country Blues
North Country Blues
3,820,938 4:31 1964-01-13
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Live at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY - November 1994
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Live at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY - November 1994
3,805,093 5:31 1995-01-01
Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
3,793,767 1:58 1963-05-27
Pledging My Time
Pledging My Time
3,786,357 3:48 1966-06-20
I Could Have Told You
I Could Have Told You
3,781,113 3:37 2017-01-31
Workingman's Blues #2
Workingman's Blues #2
3,751,865 6:07 2006-08-29
Mama, You Been On My Mind - Studio Outtake - 1964
Mama, You Been On My Mind - Studio Outtake - 1964
3,687,592 2:55 1991-03-26
Just Like a Woman - Live at Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK - May 17, 1966
Just Like a Woman - Live at Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK - May 17, 1966
3,649,366 5:52 1966-06-21
Man of Constant Sorrow
Man of Constant Sorrow
3,645,326 3:07 1962-03-19
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Man Of Constant Sorrow
3,645,326 3:09 2014-06-02
Main Title Theme (Billy)
Main Title Theme (Billy)
3,556,008 6:02 1973-07-13
On the Road Again
On the Road Again
3,552,067 2:35 1965-03-22
I Shall Be Released - Studio Outtake - 1971
I Shall Be Released - Studio Outtake - 1971
3,547,225 3:02 1971-01-01
Only a Pawn in Their Game
Only a Pawn in Their Game
3,321,908 3:29 1964-01-13
Moonshiner - Studio Outtake - 1963
Moonshiner - Studio Outtake - 1963
3,309,906 5:05 1991-03-26
Pretty Saro - (Unreleased) [Self Portrait]
Pretty Saro - (Unreleased) [Self Portrait]
3,281,750 2:17 2013-08-13
Outlaw Blues
Outlaw Blues
3,261,121 3:04 1965-03-22
Born In Time - Outtake from 'Oh Mercy' sessions
Born In Time - Outtake from 'Oh Mercy' sessions
3,224,465 4:12 2008-10-07
Slow Train
Slow Train
3,195,110 5:58 1979-08-20
Gates of Eden
Gates of Eden
3,167,714 5:40 1965-03-22
Abandoned Love - Studio Outtake - 1975
Abandoned Love - Studio Outtake - 1975
3,143,820 4:27 2013-11-04
Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
3,131,581 9:34 2020-06-19
Temporary Like Achilles
Temporary Like Achilles
3,114,732 5:00 1966-06-20
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Witmark Demo - 1963
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Witmark Demo - 1963
3,072,717 3:36 1963-01-04
Standing in the Doorway
Standing in the Doorway
3,011,069 7:42 1997-09-30
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
3,009,278 2:35 1962-03-19
Big River - Take 1
Big River - Take 1
3,003,804 2:04 2019-11-01
Soon After Midnight
Soon After Midnight
2,980,297 3:28 2012-09-10
To Ramona
To Ramona
2,979,861 3:53 1964-08-08
Dark Eyes
Dark Eyes
2,968,038 5:07 1985-06-08
Everything Is Broken
Everything Is Broken
2,928,131 3:13 1989-09-22
Series of Dreams - Studio Outtake - 1989
Series of Dreams - Studio Outtake - 1989
2,886,487 5:52 1991-03-26
License to Kill
License to Kill
2,886,275 3:34 1983-11-01
Like a Rolling Stone - Live at Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK - May 17, 1966
Like a Rolling Stone - Live at Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK - May 17, 1966
2,884,529 8:12 1966-06-21
Obviously Five Believers
Obviously Five Believers
2,855,659 3:33 1966-06-20
Pay in Blood
Pay in Blood
2,848,775 5:10 2012-09-10
If You See Her, Say Hello - Take 1
If You See Her, Say Hello - Take 1
2,848,138 3:57 2018-11-02
Sign on the Window
Sign on the Window
2,782,711 3:41 1970-10-21
In My Time of Dyin'
In My Time of Dyin'
2,781,607 2:39 1962-03-19
In My Time Of Dyin'
In My Time Of Dyin'
2,781,607 2:41 2014-06-02
In My Time of Dyin’
In My Time of Dyin’
2,781,607 2:41 2017-01-02
Tangled Up in Blue - Take 3, Remake 3
Tangled Up in Blue - Take 3, Remake 3
2,753,689 6:32 2018-11-02
Nettie Moore
Nettie Moore
2,747,608 6:53 2006-08-29
Wedding Song
Wedding Song
2,703,184 4:42 1974-01-17
Mother of Muses
Mother of Muses
2,695,822 4:29 2020-06-19
Long and Wasted Years
Long and Wasted Years
2,693,174 3:46 2012-09-10
High Water (For Charley Patton)
High Water (For Charley Patton)
2,673,871 4:05 2001-01-01
Black Rider
Black Rider
2,626,081 4:13 2020-06-19
New Morning
New Morning
2,614,162 3:56 1970-10-21
Crossing the Rubicon
Crossing the Rubicon
2,525,595 7:23 2020-06-19
Red River Shore - Outtake from 'Time Out Of Mind' sessions
Red River Shore - Outtake from 'Time Out Of Mind' sessions
2,517,114 7:33 2008-10-07
Christmas Island
Christmas Island
2,467,948 2:28 2009-10-13
One Too Many Mornings
One Too Many Mornings
2,465,558 3:23 1967-12-28
You're No Good
You're No Good
2,454,103 1:38 1962-03-19
You'Re No Good
You'Re No Good
2,454,103 1:42 2014-06-02
You’re No Good
You’re No Good
2,454,103 1:41 2017-01-02
Blowin' In the Wind - Witmark Demo - 1962
Blowin' In the Wind - Witmark Demo - 1962
2,453,437 2:36 1963-01-04
Million Dollar Bash
Million Dollar Bash
2,437,543 2:31 1975-06-26
Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Explicit)
Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Explicit)
2,399,656 3:50 2009-04-28
Sara - Live at Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA - November 21, 1975 - Afternoon
Sara - Live at Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA - November 21, 1975 - Afternoon
2,396,768 4:30 1975-12-31
Winterlude
Winterlude
2,363,718 2:23 1970-10-21
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Live at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec - December 1975
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Live at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec - December 1975
2,357,536 5:13 1975-12-31
Idiot Wind - Take 4, Remake with organ overdub
Idiot Wind - Take 4, Remake with organ overdub
2,346,015 8:52 1991-03-26
Shooting Star
Shooting Star
2,326,280 3:13 1989-09-22
Talkin' New York
Talkin' New York
2,297,927 3:18 1962-03-19
Talkin’ New York
Talkin’ New York
2,297,927 3:20 2017-01-02
Talkin' New-York
Talkin' New-York
2,297,927 3:21 1962-04-01
Restless Farewell
Restless Farewell
2,292,625 5:33 1964-01-13
Ain't Talkin'
Ain't Talkin'
2,279,975 8:48 2006-08-29
Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
2,263,352 5:40 1978-06-15
You're a Big Girl Now - Take 2
You're a Big Girl Now - Take 2
2,262,382 4:41 2018-11-02
Went to See the Gypsy - Demo
Went to See the Gypsy - Demo
2,255,223 3:01 2013-08-27
All the Tired Horses
All the Tired Horses
2,246,460 3:13 1970-06-08
Make You Feel My Love - Take 1
Make You Feel My Love - Take 1
2,240,724 4:10 2023-01-26
Is Your Love in Vain?
Is Your Love in Vain?
2,195,101 4:32 1978-06-15
The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
2,191,984 5:33 1967-12-27
Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight
Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight
2,191,507 5:56 1983-11-01
Tryin' to Get to Heaven
Tryin' to Get to Heaven
2,179,487 5:21 1997-09-30
When I Paint My Masterpiece - Demo
When I Paint My Masterpiece - Demo
2,159,204 3:53 2013-08-27
As I Went out One Morning
As I Went out One Morning
2,134,161 2:49 1967-12-27
Let Me Die In My Footsteps - Studio Outtake - 1962
Let Me Die In My Footsteps - Studio Outtake - 1962
2,116,102 3:32 1991-03-26
I Shall be Released - Take 1
I Shall be Released - Take 1
2,101,504 4:04 1967-12-28
Tomorrow Is a Long Time - Live at Town Hall, New York, NY - April 1963
Tomorrow Is a Long Time - Live at Town Hall, New York, NY - April 1963
2,080,552 3:02 1971-01-01
Up to Me - Take 1
Up to Me - Take 1
2,079,244 6:04 2018-11-02
Spirit on the Water
Spirit on the Water
2,071,160 7:41 2006-08-29
Man of Constant Sorrow - Live on 'Folk Songs and More Folk Songs' - March 1963
Man of Constant Sorrow - Live on 'Folk Songs and More Folk Songs' - March 1963
2,070,006 3:03 1966-06-23
Forever Young (feat. Bob Dylan) - Concert Version
Forever Young (feat. Bob Dylan) - Concert Version
2,053,047 5:51 2002-12-16
John Wesley Harding
John Wesley Harding
2,037,745 2:57 1967-12-27
He Was a Friend of Mine - Studio Outtake - 1961
He Was a Friend of Mine - Studio Outtake - 1961
2,033,445 4:02 1991-03-26
Too Late (Band Version) - Infidels Outtake
Too Late (Band Version) - Infidels Outtake
2,006,946 6:16 2021-09-17
Went to See the Gypsy
Went to See the Gypsy
2,003,038 2:49 1970-10-21
Early Roman Kings
Early Roman Kings
1,965,103 5:14 2012-09-10
Like A Rolling Stone - Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1971 / Remastered 2001
Like A Rolling Stone - Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1971 / Remastered 2001
1,955,055 5:25 1972-01-01
Political World
Political World
1,927,874 3:49 1989-09-22
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear?
1,922,975 3:03 2009-10-13
When the Deal Goes Down
When the Deal Goes Down
1,922,375 5:04 2006-08-29
Dirt Road Blues
Dirt Road Blues
1,897,773 3:35 1997-09-30
Watching the River Flow
Watching the River Flow
1,895,464 3:00 2023-06-02
Mississippi - Outtake from "Time Out Of Mind" Sessions
Mississippi - Out