Bob Dylan Best Songs from the 60s – 4 different lists (Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Guardian and Mojo)

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you?
People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall”
You thought they were all kiddin’ you

The original lists aren’t actually made up of songs only from the 1960s, but I’ve pulled out the songs recorded in the 1960s and ranked accordingly.

The Guardian

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

    1. Like a Rolling Stone – Highway 61 Revisited – recorded June 16, 1965
    2. Visions of Johanna – Blonde On Blonde – recorded February 14, 1966
    3. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 14, 1965
    4. Desolation Row – Highway 61 Revisited – recorded August 04, 1965
    5. Positively 4th Street – Single only – recorded July 29, 1965
    6. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands – Blonde On Blonde – recorded February 16, 1966
    7. It Ain’t Me Babe – Another Side of Bob Dylan – recorded June 09, 1964
    8. Girl From the North Country – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded April 24, 1963
    9. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll – The Times They Are a-Changin’ – recorded October 23, 1963
    10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 15, 1965
    11. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) – Blonde On Blonde – recorded January 25, 1966
    12. Ballad Of A Thin Man – Highway 61 Revisited – recorded August 02, 1965
    13. Mr. Tambourine Man – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 15, 1965
    14. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded December 06, 1962
    15. I Threw It All Away – Nashville Skyline – recorded February 13, 1969
    16. Chimes of Freedom – Another Side of Bob Dylan – recorded June 09, 1964
    17. I Want You – Blonde On Blonde – recorded March 10, 1966
    18. All Along the Watchtower – John Wesley Harding – recorded November 06, 1967
    19. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded November 14, 1962
    20. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 15, 1965
    21. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Bringing It All Back Home – recorded January 14, 1965
    22. The Times They Are a-Changin’ – The Times They Are a-Changin’ – recorded October 24, 1963
    23. One Too Many Mornings – The Times They Are a-Changin’ – recorded October 24, 1963
    24. Blowin’ in the Wind – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – recorded July 09, 1962
    25. My Back Pages – Another Side of Bob Dylan – recorded June 09, 1964
    26. This Wheel’s on Fire – The Basement Tapes – recorded May-October 1967

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Nick Cave Best Songs – 5 different lists (Mojo, Uncut, The Guardian and more)

And the mercy seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I’m yearning
To be done with all this measuring of proof.
-> Nick Cave (The Mercy Seat)

The 50 Greatest Songs of Nick Cave

MOJO Magazine – June 2020

1 The Mercy Seat (Tender Prey, 1988)
2 Into My Arms (The Boatman’s Call, 1997)
3 From Her to Eternity (From Her to Eternity, 1984)
4 Tupelo (The Firstborn Is Dead, 1985)
5 The Ship Song (The Good Son, 1990)
6 Red Right Hand (Let Love In, 1994)
7 (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For? (The Boatman’s Call, 1997)
8 Mutiny in Heaven (Mutiny EP, 1983) – The Birthday Party
9 Straight to You (Henry’s Dream, 1992)
10 Ghosteen (Ghosteen, 2019)
11 Jubilee Street (Push the Sky Away, 2013)
12 We Call Upon the Author (Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, 2008)
13 People Ain’t No Good (The Boatman’s Call, 1997)
14 Skeleton Tree (Skeleton Tree, 2016)
15 Deanne (Tender Prey, 1988)
16 Bright Horses (Ghosteen, 2019)
17 The Weeping Song (The Good Son, 1990)
18 Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, 2008)
19 Saint Huck (From Her to Eternity, 1984)
20 Push the Sky Away (Push the Sky Away, 2013)
21 The Carny (Your Funeral… My Trial, 1986)
22 City of Refugee (Tender Prey, 1988)
23 Stagger Lee (Murder Ballads, 1996)
24 More News from Nowhere (Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, 2008)
25 No Pussy Blues (Grinderman, 2007) – Grinderman
26 Jesus Alone (Skeleton Tree, 2016)
27 Do You Love Me? (Part 2) (Let Love In, 1994)
28 Leviathan (Ghosteen, 2019)
29 Breathless (Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, 2004)
30 Stranger Than Kindness (Your Funeral… My Trial, 1986)
31 There She Goes, My Beautiful World (Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, 2004)
32 Where the Wild Roses Grow (The Abbey Road Sessions, 2012) – Kylie Minogue
33 Higgs Boson Blues (Push the Sky Away, 2013)
34 God Is in the House (The Abattoir Blues Tour, 2007)
35 The Good Son (The Good Son, 1990)
36 Hollywood (Ghosteen, 2019)
37 Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow (No More Shall We Part, 2001)
38 Sad Waters (Your Funeral… My Trial, 1986)
39 Easy Money (Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, 2004)
40 Helpless (The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young, 1989)
41 Release the Bats (Non-album single, 1981) – The Birthday Party
42 Palaces of Montezuma (Grinderman 2, 2010) – Grinderman
43 Sonny’s Burning (The Bad Seed EP, 1982) – The Birthday Party
44 Mermaids (Push the Sky Away, 2013)
45 Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry (Henry’s Dream, 1992)
46 Rock of Gibraltar (Nocturama, 2003)
47 She’s Not There (True Blood: Music from the HBO Series: Vol.3, 2011)
48 Nature Boy (Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, 2004)
49 End Crawl (Lawless OST, 2012)
50 Scum (Flexidisc, 1986)
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