Bob Dylan Best Songs from the 80s – 6 different lists (Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Guardian and more..)

In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
When the pool of tears beneath my feet floods every newborn seed

Four of the original lists aren’t actually made up of songs only from the 1980s, but I’ve pulled out the songs recorded in the 1980s and ranked accordingly.

The Guardian

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

    1. Blind Willie McTell – The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 (1991)
    2. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar – Biograph (1985)
    3. Most Of The Time – Oh Mercy (1989)
    4. Brownsville Girl – Knocked Out Loaded (1986)
    5. Jokerman – Infidels (1983)

Blind Willie McTell

The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar

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The Allman Brothers Band Best Songs – 7 different lists (Billboard, Guitar World, Stereogum and more)

The original six-piece band, with Duane and Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe created inspired, utterly unique magic. From their remarkable self-titled debut album in 1969, the band succeeded in reinventing blues-based music in a way that was both visionary and true to the original material.
— Alan Paul (One Way Out – 2015)

The Allman Brothers Band’s 25 All-Time Greatest Songs

Guitar World – July 2017

1. Whipping Post (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
2. Blue Sky (1972 – Eat a Peach)
3. Midnight Rider (1970 – Idlewild South)
4. Dreams (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
5. It’s Not My Cross to Bear (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
6. Melissa (1972 – Eat a Peach)
7. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
8. Jessica (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
9. Revival (1970 – Idlewild South)
10. Ramblin’ Man (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
11. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (1972 – Eat a Peach)
12. Les Brers in A Minor (1972 – Eat a Peach)
13. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (1970 – Idlewild South)
14. Statesboro Blues (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
15. Mountain Jam (Live) (1972 – Eat a Peach)
16. Nobody Knows (1991 – Shades of Two Worlds)
17. Little Martha (1972 – Eat a Peach)
18. One Way Out (1972 – Eat a Peach)
19. Come and Go Blues (1973 – Brothers and Sisters)
20. Black Hearted Woman (1969 – The Allman Brothers Band)
21. Seven Turns (1990 – Seven Turns)
22. You Don’t Love Me (Live) (1971 – At Fillmore East)
23. No One to Run With (1994 – An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set)
24. Hot ‘Lanta (1971 – At Fillmore East)
25. Stormy Monday (1971 – At Fillmore East)


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Tom Waits Best Songs (4 very different lists)

Here are 4 very different lists (as might be expected).

Barney Hoskyns – Author of  the great book “Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits

Published in his book in 2010 (before “Bad As Me” was released). Great book by the way.

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May 24: Happy 76th Birthday Bob Dylan

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
Proud ’neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Our other blog – alldylan.com – is an “only Dylan” blog, that´s why we don´t post Dylan-stuff over here @ bortolisten.com.

But today we make an exception.

Here are a collection of links to interesting Bob Dylan posts @ alldylan.com.

Bob Dylan quotes

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