Bob Dylan Best Songs from the 70s – 6 different lists (Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Guardian and more..)

Early one mornin’ the sun was shinin’
I was layin’ in bed
Wondrin’ if she’d changed at all
If her hair was still red

Four of the original lists aren’t actually made up of songs only from the 1970s, but I’ve pulled out the songs recorded in the 1970s and ranked accordingly.

The Guardian

From the list “Bob Dylan’s 50 greatest songs – ranked!” – April 2020

    1. Idiot Wind – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    2. Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    3. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    4. Hurricane – Desire (1976)
    5. Simple Twist of Fate – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    6. Isis – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    7. Slow Train – Slow Train Coming (1979)
    8. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    9. If Not For You – New Morning (1970)
    10. Forever Young – Planet Waves (1974)
    11. Went to See the Gypsy – New Morning (1970)
    12. Changing of the Guards – Street-Legal (1978)

Idiot Wind

Tangled Up In Blue

Rolling Stone Magazine

From the list “100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs” – April 2016

    1. Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    2. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    3. Simple Twist of Fate – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    4. Forever Young – Planet Waves (1974)
    5. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    6. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    7. Idiot Wind – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    8. Isis – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    9. Hurricane – Desire (1976)
    10. Gotta Serve Somebody – Slow Train Coming (1979)
    11. Sara – Desire (1976)
    12. Up To Me – Outtake from “Blood on the Tracks” (1975)
    13. When I Paint My Masterpiece – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    14. If Not For You – New Morning (1970)
    15. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    16. Buckets of Rain – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    17. If You See Her, Say Hello – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    18. Abandoned Love – Outtake from “Desire” (1976)
    19. Tough Mama – Planet Waves (1974)
    20. Shelter From the Storm – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    21. One More Cup of Coffee – Desire (1976)
    22. Romance in Durango – Desire (1976)
    23. The Man in Me – New Morning (1970)
    24. Meet Me in the Morning – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    25. Changing of the Guards – Street-Legal (1978)
    26. You’re A Big Girl Now – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    27. Going, Going, Gone – Planet Waves (1974)
    28. On a Night Like This – Planet Waves (1974)
    29. Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat) – Street-Legal (1978)
    30. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) – Street-Legal (1978)

I Shall Be Released

Simple Twist of Fate

MOJO Magazine

From the list “100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs” – September 2005

    1. Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    2. Idiot Wind – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    3. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    4. Hurricane – Desire (1976)
    5. Shelter From the Storm – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    6. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    7. Isis – Desire (1976)
    8. Gotta Serve Somebody – Slow Train Coming (1979)
    9. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    10. Forever Young – Planet Waves (1974)
    11. If You See Her, Say Hello – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    12. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    13. One More Cup of Coffee – Desire (1976)
    14. Romance in Durango – Desire (1976)
    15. If Not For You – New Morning (1970)
    16. Simple Twist of Fate – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    17. You’re A Big Girl Now – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    18. Changing of the Guards – Street-Legal (1978)
    19. I Believe in You – Slow Train Coming (1979)
    20. The Man in Me – New Morning (1970)
    21. Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) – Street-Legal (1978)
    22. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    23. Sign On The Window – New Morning (1970)
    24. Oh, Sister – Desire (1976)

Hurricane

Shelter From The Storm

UNCUT Magazine

From the list “Bob Dylan’s 40 best songs” – June 2002

    1. Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    2. Idiot Wind – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    3. Hurricane – Desire (1976)
    4. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    5. One More Cup of Coffee – Desire (1976)
    6. Shelter From the Storm – Blood on the Tracks (1975)

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

One More Cup of Coffee

Spectrum Culture

From the list “Bob Dylan’s 20 Best Songs of the ’70s” – July 2020

  • If Not For You – New Morning (1970)
  • Day of the Locusts – New Morning (1970)
  • The Man in Me – New Morning (1970)
  • Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
  • Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • Simple Twist of Fate – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • Idiot Wind – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • If You See Her, Say Hello – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • Shelter From the Storm – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • Buckets of Rain – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  • Goin’ to Acapulco (NB! recorded 1967) – The Basement Tapes (1975)
  • Hurricane – Desire (1976)
  • Isis – Desire (1976)
  • One More Cup of Coffee – Desire (1976)
  • Sara – Desire (1976)
  • Changing of the Guards – Street-Legal (1978)
  • Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) – Street-Legal (1978)
  • Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat) – Street-Legal (1978)
  • Gotta Serve Somebody – Slow Train Coming (1979)

If You See Her, Say Hello

Sara

Classic Rock History

From the list “Best Bob Dylan Songs Of The 1970’s” – 2016

    1. Forever Young – Planet Waves (1974)
    2. Hurricane – Desire (1976)
    3. Tangled Up in Blue – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    4. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
    5. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971)
    6. Is Your Love in Vain – Street-Legal (1978)
    7. Gotta Serve Somebody – Slow Train Coming (1979)
    8. Oh, Sister – Desire (1976)
    9. Shelter From the Storm – Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    10. If Not For You – New Morning (1970)

Forever Young

Oh, Sister

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