Bob Dylan 80 for 80: Listener Poll Results

Bob Dylan illustration by Nicole Atkins

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by WFUV Staff | 05/30/2021 | 11:49am

What better way to celebrate Bob Dylan's 80th birthday than to play the best 80 Bob Dylan songs? And of course we let you, our listeners, pick them. That's how we roll. So this is your playlist (which we mixed with choice Dylan covers on the air) than ran on May 24, 2021. Thank you to the thousands of voters!


  1. Tangled Up in Blue
  2. Like a Rolling Stone
  3. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
  4. Visions of Johanna
  5. A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
  6. Blowin' in the Wind
  7. Desolation Row
  8. Positively 4th Street
  9. Mr. Tambourine Man
  10. Hurricane
  11. Forever Young
  12. Shelter from the Storm
  13. Idiot Wind
  14. Simple Twist of Fate
  15. Highway 61 Revisited
  16. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
  17. Girl from the North Country
  18. Ballad of a Thin Man
  19. Lay Lady Lay
  20. All Along the Watchtower
  21. The Times They Are A-Changin'
  22. Just Like a Woman
  23. I Shall Be Released
  24. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  25. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  26. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  27. Boots of Spanish Leather
  28. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
  29. Blind Willie McTell
  30. My Back Pages
  31. It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
  32. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  33. Jokerman
  34. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  35. If Not for You
  36. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  37. I Want You
  38. Not Dark Yet
  39. Mississippi
  40. Chimes of Freedom
  41. Every Grain of Sand
  42. Make You Feel My Love
  43. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  44. Buckets of Rain
  45. It Ain't Me Babe
  46. Maggie's Farm
  47. If You See Her, Say Hello
  48. Most of the Time
  49. Things Have Changed
  50. Changing of the Guards
  51. Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
  52. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  53. Masters of War
  54. Isis
  55. Abandoned Love
  56. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
  57. Mozambique
  58. Gotta Serve Somebody
  59. Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat
  60. One More Cup of Coffee
  61. Queen Jane Approximately
  62. Brownsville Girl
  63. Black Diamond Bay
  64. Everything Is Broken
  65. Murder Most Foul
  66. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  67. Where Are You?
  68. You're a Big Girl Now
  69. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  70. She Belongs to Me
  71. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  72. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  73. Dignity
  74. Sweetheart Like You
  75. To Ramona
  76. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
  77. With God on Our Side
  78. 4th Time Around
  79. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
  80. Cold Irons Bound

And revisit FUV's Bob Dylan "Album ReCue" series too:

Lucinda Williams on Highway 61 Revisited: "A lot of new ground was being broken."

Susan Tedeschi on The Times They Are A-Changin’: "It's amazing how this record stands up, year after year."

Amy Ray on Infidels: "When I listen to the record now, I'm like, wow, it's got a lot of sexism in it. But it's brilliant, so instead of making me mad, it just makes me more curious."

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