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PostPosted: Tue December 4th, 2012, 20:09 GMT 

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58 submissions were received and a total of 147 songs voted. See the submissions here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=73192

Note: I wanted to upload the file for verification but I encountered too many problems. If anyone is hard up for the file, PM me with your email and I'll send it to you. I did some random double checks with the submissions and the numbers matched. Of course I cannot swear on the bible it is 100% correct, but I did my best to get it right. I'm just a one man 'goofy' team :lol:

Here are the results (top 49 most voted favourites) of 'Your 10 favourite Bob Dylan songs'. Note: Songs 50 and onwards received 3 votes or less:


Song /Total Votes

Visions of Johanna 25
Tangled Up In Blue 22
Mississippi 19
Blind Willie McTell 18
Desolation Row 18
Idiot Wind 16
Every Grain Of Sand 14
Like A Rolling Stone 14
Mr. Tambourine Man 14
Don't Think Twice 11
It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding 11
Not Dark Yet 11
Shelter From the Storm 11
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall 10
Abandoned Love 10
Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands 9
Chimes Of Freedom 7
I'm Not There 7
Isis 7
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry 7
nettie moore 7
Red River Shore 7
Brownsville Girl 6
Changing of the Guards 6
Girl From the North Country 6
I Want You Blonde On Blonde 6
Man in the Long Black Coat 6
Trying To Get To Heaven 6
Boots of Spanish leather 5
Cross The Green Mountain 5
Dark Eyes 5
It's All Over Now Baby Blue 5
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 5
One More Cup of Coffee 5
Ring Them Bells 5
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again 5
Where are you tonight? 5
Ain't Talkin' 4
Carribean Wind 4
High Water (For Charley Patton) 4
If You See Her Say hello 4
Jokerman 4
Knockin' on Heaven's door 4
Lay Down Your Weary Tune 4
lily rosemary & jack of hearts 4
Love Minus Zero/No Limit 4
Most of the Time 4
My Back Pages 4
Tears of Rage 4

50 onwards received 3 votes and less

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Thanks to all those who participated. We didn't quite reach 60 submissions, but I think we have a nice list here.

What are the stand outs for you? What are the surprises? What were much higher than you had expected? What songs did you think would make top 10 or 49 but didn't? Much to discuss I think. Over to you.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Tue December 4th, 2012, 21:42 GMT 
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Surprised that I'm Not There ranks that high. I guess that's a lot of people's 'recently ' officially released formerly bootleg song du jour.


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PostPosted: Tue December 4th, 2012, 21:51 GMT 

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Ain't Talkin' wrote:
Surprised that I'm Not There ranks that high. I guess that's a lot of people's 'recently ' officially released formerly bootleg song du jour.


Initially I was also surprised by how many votes it was getting, so I relistened to it (over and over) and now I understand why it's quite popular. It's a gem.

Without a doubt the biggest NICE surprises (refreshing) for me are the following (just To Name a Few):

1. Mississippi 3rd (may be a bit too on the uppish side for my liking hehe)
2. Blind Willie McTell equal fourth
3. Every Grain of Sand equal 6th

NOT SO NICE SURPRISES (just to name a few):

If You See Say Hello, Carribean Wind much lower than I would have assumed to be their appeal.

And Idiot Wind, Man in the Long Black Coat, Nettie Moore were much higher than I would have thought be their appeal.

NOT ONE SONG from Tempest made top 49

Highest were Pay in Blood and Soon After Midnight with 3 each. I suppose the album is very new which may explain this.
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One thing that peeves me about what I left out when I did the initial conditions post was not including that people write which album version of a song did they vote for. I still have recorded on the database every song voted against their original release album, but of course people may have voted their song according to a later release version. It would be great to know for example how many voted for 'Visions' according to the studio version or live 1966. I for one, am with 66 Royal Albert.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 01:02 GMT 

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heck...its a damn good list and quite interesting too...surprisede VISIONS of Johanna was #1..but i do love that song...

couple missing ...FOOT OF PRIDE and AINT GONNA GO TO HELL FOR ANYBODY...woulda made my own list( didnt know there was a list going on)

good job tho...shows a nice cross section of tunes !


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 01:10 GMT 
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I didn't know Mississippi was that well liked around these parts. I'll have to go give it another listen. (Abandoned Love too)


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 01:21 GMT 

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LUCKY wrote:
heck...its a damn good list and quite interesting too...surprisede VISIONS of Johanna was #1..but i do love that song...

couple missing ...FOOT OF PRIDE and AINT GONNA GO TO HELL FOR ANYBODY...woulda made my own list( didnt know there was a list going on)

good job tho...shows a nice cross section of tunes !


Foot of Pride got 2 votes. Ain't going to hell for anybody? You've got me stumped there. Did he write it? Was it released on an official album including Bootlegs?

Oh another thing 50 songs received just 1 vote including Forever Young, Blowin' in the Wind, Hurricane, Subterranean Homesick Blues and Wedding Song

Interestingly if this had been a vote of his 'best songs' I imagine at least 2 of these would have been in the top 20.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 04:28 GMT 

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Learnersrealm wrote:
LUCKY wrote:
heck...its a damn good list and quite interesting too...surprisede VISIONS of Johanna was #1..but i do love that song...

couple missing ...FOOT OF PRIDE and AINT GONNA GO TO HELL FOR ANYBODY...woulda made my own list( didnt know there was a list going on)

good job tho...shows a nice cross section of tunes !


Foot of Pride got 2 votes. Ain't going to hell for anybody? You've got me stumped there. Did he write it? Was it released on an official album including Bootlegs?

Oh another thing 50 songs received just 1 vote including Forever Young, Blowin' in the Wind, Hurricane, Subterranean Homesick Blues and Wedding Song

Interestingly if this had been a vote of his 'best songs' I imagine at least 2 of these would have been in the top 20.



aint gonna go to hell for anybody was during gospel period... a nice utube exists....can't figure out how to post it, but you can google it ez enough ...
great list !


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 07:30 GMT 

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I didn't know Mississippi was that well liked around these parts. I'll have to go give it another listen. (Abandoned Love too)


Likeable enough song, but not particularly layered IMHO.

No Watchtower in top 49 :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 09:16 GMT 
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John B. Stetson wrote:
I didn't know Mississippi was that well liked around these parts. I'll have to go give it another listen. (Abandoned Love too)


Abandoned Love is one of my absolute favorites, you should hear the only live version that exists too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1InCcT909h8


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 09:42 GMT 
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I'm actually a bit surprised at the "Blind Willie McTell" love. Good song, sure, but I never grasped why it's always been regarded as a 'Dylan classic'.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 11:56 GMT 
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I went around the circle and back again with that one.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 12:08 GMT 
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SirDogg wrote:
John B. Stetson wrote:
I didn't know Mississippi was that well liked around these parts. I'll have to go give it another listen. (Abandoned Love too)


Abandoned Love is one of my absolute favorites, you should hear the only live version that exists too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1InCcT909h8


That was great, thanks! (and I enjoyed the audience response-sure sounds like an intimate affair).


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 12:31 GMT 

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TheGunfighter wrote:
I'm actually a bit surprised at the "Blind Willie McTell" love. Good song, sure, but I never grasped why it's always been regarded as a 'Dylan classic'.


For me 'Blind Willie McTell' is a classic Dylan song. Why? Hmm. Well not only are the lyrics intensely rich, but the way Dylan sings this song it's anthem-esque - like his own sermon on the mount. It is also a magical tribute song to the birth of THE music and to his mentors and the old traditions.

This song is a stunning prelude to what he would be singing about in the 90's and onwards. He's turned his head back and that's where he will be heading from now on, into the rich tapestry of music which proceeded his and inspired him.

Another thing about the song which is extremely engaging is how the momentum of the lyric and melody intensifies gradually until it hits 'overdrive' in the last verse,

Well, God is in His heaven
And we all want what’s His
But power and greed and corruptible seed
Seem to be all that there is

There are not enough superlatives available to express how wonderful this song is, nor should it be underestimated how momentous this song is in respect to laying the path of where he would be headed - which paradoxically would be going back and a long way back.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 13:10 GMT 

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An excellent list again - well done us.

Surprises - no songs from John Wesley Harding.

I would have guessed Hard Rain and Like a Rolling Stone would be higher. I suspect there's some inverse snobbery involved here.

Three songs from Blood on the Tracks in the top dozen - Dylan fans are a group of heart-broken romantics.


And no Hurricane! Doubly well done us.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 13:23 GMT 
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Visions of Johanna
Tangled Up In Blue
Mississippi
Blind Willie McTell
Desolation Row
Idiot Wind
Every Grain Of Sand
Like A Rolling Stone
Mr. Tambourine Man
Don't Think Twice
It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
Not Dark Yet
Shelter From the Storm
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Abandoned Love
Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
Chimes Of Freedom

The ultimate set list.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 13:24 GMT 
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Mississippi 19, Love Minus Zero 4. The people have spoken :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 13:30 GMT 

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RichardW wrote:

Surprises - no songs from John Wesley Harding.



JWH results below

All Along the Watchtower 3
I Dreamed I Saw Saint Augustine 3
Dear Landlord 2
I Pity The Poor Immigrant 2
Drifter's Escape 1
Frankie Lee & Judas Priest 1
As I went out one morning 1


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 13:36 GMT 

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Blood on the Tracks 'Original Album Release' Song Results

Tangled Up In Blue 22
Idiot Wind 16
Shelter From the Storm 11
If You See Her Say hello 4
lily rosemary & jack of hearts 4
Simple Twist of Fate 3
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When Yo Go 2
You're a big girl now 1

No Buckets of Rain :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 13:59 GMT 

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'Down in the Groove' is the only album with original song releases not to receive a single song vote.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 14:21 GMT 
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FINALLY.

a definative list of our favorite songs :)

wait, no Senor??? FAIL


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Where is Highlander? New York 1999 is unbelievable!!!


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 17:49 GMT 
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Where is Highlander?

did someone call for me?
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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 18:06 GMT 
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RichardW wrote:


I would have guessed Hard Rain and Like a Rolling Stone would be higher. I suspect there's some inverse snobbery involved here.



More likely fan burnout. Same thing that kept Watchtower sitting out in the carrot patch. I'd figure they'd be much lower.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 18:57 GMT 
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Fabe wrote:
Visions of Johanna
Tangled Up In Blue
Mississippi
Blind Willie McTell
Desolation Row
Idiot Wind
Every Grain Of Sand
Like A Rolling Stone
Mr. Tambourine Man
Don't Think Twice
It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
Not Dark Yet
Shelter From the Storm
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Abandoned Love
Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
Chimes Of Freedom

The ultimate set list.


Strikes me, actually, how many of the favorite songs are played regularly in his shows - from the top 10, 8 are played (somewhat) regularly the last two, three years (Idiot Wind and Mr Tambourine Man are not, the rest is).

Anyway, good list. Of course I don't agree, but it's not bad and I would, perhaps, even go along with the number 1 spot of Visions of Johanna.


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PostPosted: Wed December 5th, 2012, 19:06 GMT 

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Ain't Talkin' wrote:
RichardW wrote:


I would have guessed Hard Rain and Like a Rolling Stone would be higher. I suspect there's some inverse snobbery involved here.



More likely fan burnout. Same thing that kept Watchtower sitting out in the carrot patch. I'd figure they'd be much lower.

Interesting point.

Of the "I play them every night because people want to hear them" songs only Like A Rolling Stone has a high score. No Ballad of a Thin Man, no Watchtower and, less surprisingly, no Highway 61 Revisited or Chunder on the Mountain.

But Hard Rain isn't played that often. Or maybe it is, but I just don't recognise it anymore!


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