Happy birthday, Bob Dylan! One may ask, "How old is Bob Dylan? What is legacy to the world?"
As the artist turned 80 last May 24, the world remembered Bob's significant transformation as well as most-acclaimed tracks that touched the heart of his fans through the decades.
To date, the country music-singer made waves being the second-most covered artist of all time next to Beatles. The singer defied his genre as he continued to do experiments in his music across albums that amazed singers and musicians from folk to country to pop.
The songwriter may have released songs about heartaches and darker themes. However, people would never forget her fertile comedy at the start of his career.
New York Times pointed out a 2017 interview when the singer denied being a joker and diverted the topic to discussing his serious songs such as 'Masters of War' and 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall.' If one walks through memory lane, one can remember Dylan performing a dark comedy in 1961.
"From the start, he was making up benign lies about himself and mixing grave, socially conscious songs with dark comedies," the news source said.
Top Ten Bob Dylan Songs
Here are the top 10 of the best of Bob Dylan songs that you may want to give a listen to pay tribute to this fantastic, visceral artist.
'All Along the Watchtower' covered by Jimi Hendrix
Many people would like to believe that Jimi is the original of this track. Dylan did not deny Hendrix's immense talent and improvisation in making this song his own. "He [Hendrix] probably improved upon it by the spaces he was using. I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day," Bob once said in an interview.
'I Shall Be Released' covered by The Band.
Dylan included this track in his album in 1968 but officially released it in 1991. By then, The Band's cover had been more influential than the original.
'Girl From the North Country' covered by Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash were good friends and have collaborated many times in their music careers. John and Joni Mitchell had an unforgettable cover of this song during the Johnny Cash Show in 1970.
'Mr. Tambourine Man' covered by The Byrds
This track consists of lovely harmonies and musicality. It had topped the Billboards during its heyday.
'Just Like A Woman' covered by Van Morrison
When he covered this song, Morrison had already undergone positive transformations as a person and musician. The result is a soulful, slow-version that undeniably Morrison's style.
To complete the top ten, one must also play and experience the goodness of these Bob Dylan songs: 'Blowin' in the Wind (covered by Sam Cooke), 'If Not For You' (covered by George Harrison), 'Just Like A Woman' (covered by Jeff Buckley), 'Make You Feel My Love' (covered by Adele), and 'To Ramona' (covered by Flying Burrito Brothers).