The 25 Best Bob Dylan Songs of All Time

Celebrating one of the greats on his birthday

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The magical wonderful Bob Dylan is celebrating his 82nd birthday today, and boy is there is a lot to celebrate when you are Bob Dylan. A songwriting legend, Dylan is often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters and musicians of all time with a career that spans over 60 years. That means Bob Dylan has been a professional musician for nearly 80% of his life (hope we did that math correctly), and what a 60 years it's been. Never afraid to challenge the tough political, social, and philosophical topics, Dylan's discography includes 39 studio albums and over 145 million records sold, making him one of the best-selling artists in history. He's also received countless awards and honors including a Presidential Medal of Freedom, an Academy Award, ten Grammys, and inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Today we've got the tough task of picking the 25 best Bob Dylan songs. Here's are selections.

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1. The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin' (1964)

2. Mr. Tambourine Man

Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

3. Girl from The North Country

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Nashville Skyline (1969)

4. Forever Young

Planet Waves (1974)

5. Blowin’ In The Wind

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

6. Like a Rolling Stone

Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

7. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

8. Subterranean Home Sick Blues

Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

9. Visions of Johnanna

Blonde on Blonde (1966)

10. It Ain't Me Babe

11. Just Like a Woman

Blonde on Blonde (1966)

12. All Along the Watchtower

John Wesley Harding (1967)

13. Things Have Changed

Wonder Boys (2000)

14. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll

The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)

15. Tangled Up in Blue

Blood on the Tracks (1975)

16. Simple Twist of Fate

Blood on the Tracks (1975)

17. Isis

Desire (1976)

18. I Want You

Blonde on Blonde (1966)

19. Not Dark Yet

Time Out of Mind (1997)

20. Desolation Row

Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

21. Positively Fourth Street

Released By Itself

22. Blind Willie McTell

The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased)

23. Idiot Wind

Blood on the Tracks (1975)

24. A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna-Fall

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)

25. The Man in Me

New Morning (1970)

If you need some more music suggestions, check our list of Beatles albums here.

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