In the May 26th issue of Rolling Stone, a panel of alleged "experts" selected their top 70 Bob Dylan songs in honor of the songwriter's 70th birthday.
Last week, I decided I'd come up with my top ten Dylan songs list, and happened to mention this in passing to Stephen T. McCarthy, he of the STUFFS blog, who wanted in. A blog hop of two was born.
Stephen wanted to post both lists on the same day and suggested May 24, Dylan's birthday. Good idea, but that meant I actually had to come up with my list this weekend.
Well come up with a list I did, and I attempted to pair it with videos of Dylan performing the tracks, but the Dylan camp has been aggressive about removing clips from YouTube. When necessary, I included covers of the songs.
Any reader who has an interest can post their list as well. Come and leave me a comment Tuesday and I'll update the list of participants with a link to your post.
TOP TEN BOB DYLAN SONGS SECRET BLOG HOP
It's a secret because we didn't decide to do this until yesterday. Anyone who holds Dylan's songwriting ability in similar regard can join in by leaving a comment-I'll update the list.
(2) STEPHEN T. McCARTHY'S STUFFS
(3) TOSSING IT OUT
ROLLING STONE'S TOP TEN
(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
So that's their list! Can you do better? Start thinking about it, and we'll see you Tuesday!
Oh, and if you're a Dylan fan, you may want to check out THE BOB DYLAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, a blog about...guess who?