75 years of age and the first singer-songwriter to win the Nobel is the most talked-about musician on the planet. Ladies and Gentlemen, Bob Dylan for you!
In 10th grade, Dylan and his back-up band were rejected from a high school talent show because the student council judged his performance at the audition too shocking. But that didn’t stop him from creating mind-boggling music.
Bob Dylan is famous for a lot of Music Hits and here we list a few of his career best songs.
- Like a rolling stone
This six-minute piece made it to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and was on top of the list of Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘500 Greatest Songs Of All Time’. Released in 1965, it was far different from the singles topping charts that year. This song tells the tale of a young rich girl who falls from grace and has to fend her herself “with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone.”
2. The Times They Are a-Changin’
This song was released in Dylan’s 1964 album of the same name and in turn became the anthem of change. It has been famous for its universal lyrics like ‘If your time to you is worth savin’, then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin’ which holds true for any time and age. In the year of its release, the song ranked nine in the British Top ten
3. Blowing in the wind
This was one of Dylan’s career-defining songs which he wrote at the age 21! The song asks rhetorical questions about a range of issues like peace, war, freedom, oppression and established Dylan as the pioneer of the protest song.
4. Mr. Tambourine Man
With lyrics like “Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin’ ship, my senses have been stripped, my hands can’t feel to grip” many interpreted this song to revolve around Dylan’s experience with drugs, though Dylan claimed to deny so. The Byrds released their version of this song, the same year as Dylan and both versions received the Grammy Hall of Fame Awards
5. Forever Young
Dylan wrote this as a lullaby for his eldest son Jesse when he was 7. Lyrics like “May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true, may you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you” expresses a father’s hopes and wishes for his child to remain strong, righteous and ambitious.
We congratulate Bob Dylan for the Nobel Prize and as a tribute we dedicate this to him. This one is our personal favorite:
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Keep rocking Bob!