Happy birthday Bob Dylan: His top 10 songs

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 24, 2015 18:08 IST

When Bob Dylan announced his 36th album would be a collection of pop standards originally recorded by Frank Sinatra, most long-time fans were dumbfounded. But the resultant album "Shadows In The Night" showed the singer-songwriter make the tunes all his own, using his ageing, gravelly voice to produce a record that was, well, Dylanesque.

But then Dylan has always been about change, whether it was trading in his trusted acoustic guitar to go electric in 1965, becoming a born again Christian in the late 1970s (a change that influenced his music on several albums) or flirting disastrously with contemporary sounds in the mid-1980s before making a strong comeback with the album "Oh Mercy".

As Dylan blows out 74 candles on his birthday cake on Sunday, here’s a playlist that captures some of the changes in the legend’s musical style over the decades.

1. Blowin In The Wind

2. Mr Tambourine Man

3. Like A Rolling Stone

4. Just Like A Woman

5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

6. Forever Young

7. Not Dark Yet

8. Things Have Changed

9. Series Of Dreams

10. The Night We Called It A Day

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