Monday, March 21, 2022

List Your FAV FIVE: Bob Dylan Songs


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Let's continue the FAV FIVE Series by moving from the recent readership participation of creating a group Beatles playlist. 

This week, your assignment should you choose to accept it- 
LIST Your FAV FIVE: Bob Dylan Songs

You will make your list in the Comments section at the end of the blog post below. 

So to begin, let's start at the end. The big idea is for all of us to create a Monday Monday Music™ Readers: Bob Dylan Songs Playlist.

I'll start the playlist with my favorite five Dylan songs and then, as readers leave me their five in the Comments section below, we will grow the playlist together. Note- I'm sure we will have duplicates which is great, but I will only include a song once in the YouTube playlist as I receive the lists.

Songs must be originals recorded by Bob himself, that can include any collaborations like his work with the Traveling Wilburys. So, no covers from other artists doing Dylan songs, which is another whole blog in itself that I will do someday. 

So here's my five to kick this thing off.
  1. Like a Rolling Stone
  2. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  3. It's All over Now, Baby Blue
  4. Don't Think Twice
  5. With God On Our Side
Now if you want a little help in making your list, here's a great resource.
Also, here's the same little tutorial I made for The Beatles list.
  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the blog to the Comment section. Number and name you Bob Dylan songs 1-5.
  2. Comment as: If you're logged into your computer, tablet or smartphone with a Gmail (Google) account, pick the first selection. I would recommend using the Chrome browser.
    Or, pick Name/URL, write your name and leave URL blank,
    Or, if you pick Anonymous, just write your first and last name in the Comments box itself.
  3. Hit the Publish button, and I'll list your five songs in the post here (if you provided your first and last name), and then I will mix your list in the Youtube playlist.
  4. One last thing, if someone else has picked one of your favorite 5 already, still include it in your list. It may reveal a clear winner that in the end needs to sit at the top of the playlist.
Thanks in advance for playing along and come back later in the week to listen to OUR growing playlist!


  1. Ken Forman

    1. Like a Rolling Stone
    2. I Shall Be Released
    3. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    4. Tangled Up in Blue
    5. Positively 4th Street

    Just like listing our 5 favorite Beatle songs, this is a fluid challenge depending on the day and the moment. I can easily pick 25 more that could be in my top 5. Given that, whenever one of these comes on the radio or my current listening list I reach for the volume control and crank it up. Fun stuff! Keep up the good work!!

  2. 1. Tweeter And The Monkey Man
    2. It Ain't Me Babe
    3. Tangled up in Blue
    4. Congratulations
    5. Blowin' In The Wind

  3. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    You Ain't Going Nowhere
    Stuck Inside of Mobile with Those Memphis Blues Again
    It's All Over Now Baby Blue

    Ron O.

  4. Hurricane
    It Ain't Me, Babe
    You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    Love Is Just A Four—letter Word
    Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

  5. Tangled Up In Blue
    Pretty Saro
    Dark Eyes
    Lay Lady Lay
    Girl From the North Country

  6. 1. Idiot Wind
    2. My Back Pages
    3. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
    4. Just Like A Woman
    5.Maggie’s Farm

  7. 1. Boots of Spanish Leather
    2. All Along the Watchtower
    3. Like a Rolling Stone
    4. If Not For You
    5. Stuck Inside of Mobile with Those Memphis Blues Again

  8. 1. Tangled up in Blue
    2. Desolation Row
    3. Knockin on Heaven's Door
    4. Hurricane
    5. Like a Rolling Stone

  9. 1. Like a Rolling Stone
    2. Mr. Tamborine Man
    3. It's Alright, Ma
    4. Just Like a Woman
    5. Maggie's Farm

  10. Hey Doug,
    Just discovered it but love your blog!

    Your descriptions of artists and songs reminds me of one of the initial sparks that led to a lifetime love of all music. It was in junior high through a friend I had who introduced me to several artists, but two albums in particular. The first I’ll mention showed me how insightful and heartfelt lyrics could be. The album “Himself” by Gilbert O’Sullivan touched me as never before. The other album hit home because of the pure smooth sound I heard. It was the album Buffalo Springfield.

    Have you guessed who the friend was and who I am? This is Lance Weinberg and you are that friend! I discovered your blog and see that you are in San Diego. Similarly to you, I moved to San Diego in 1978 after college, and though have moved around a little bit have lived in Poway for the last 29 years.

    What I said above about you being one of my first influencers of music is true, and although I haven’t expressed it as eloquently as you do, I have grown to appreciate music as you seem to. Even though today you really don’t need to own any music, I have accumulated quite a collection of LP’s CD’s, and a digital library of almost all genres.

    Hopefully you remember me, and if you are inclined, I would love to meet up with you sometime and catch up on the last 50 years. You can reach me via email at, or even call my cell at 858 699-2797.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Lance W.

  11. 1. Mr Tambourine Man
    2. Like a Rolling Stone
    3. Lay Lady Lay
    4. Blowin in the Wind
    5. The Times They Are A Changing


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