Like a Rolling Stone (6:08)

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Spearheading Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Like A Rolling Stone tells a surrealistic fairytale of a girl falling from high society. Notable not only because of the new rock sound, but also because of its length (clocking in at just over 6 minutes, it was an extremely long track for the time), it became Dylan’s biggest hit up till then, reaching #2 in the UK Pop Singles Charts.

It quickly became a live favourite, most memorably perhaps as a closer for most of Dylan’s 1966 World Tour (documented briliantly in The Bootleg Series, Volume 4: Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” ). Over the years it has been played many times and a version of the song can be found on most of Bob Dylan’s other live albums.

In 2005, music critic Greil Marcus wrote an entire book on the recording of Like A Rolling Stone, called Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads .

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine declared “Like a Rolling Stone” the greatest song of all time.

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  • kiteo

    @riot I think people who go to see Bob now are going to look at a monument, not for the music surely? Although the Stones are supposedly still pretty good and the Who were great!

    14 Jun 2:14pm Reply
  • telephonedance

    not that good bob

    13 Jun 3:37am Reply
  • doowniwevets

    Mono version is higher pitched and about 14 seconds shorter than stereo as a result. The drums are also more explosive. I like it.

    20 May 7:25pm Reply
  • thevelvetjoel

    Some versions they play on here are terrible !

    19 May 12:24pm Reply
  • riot_sqrrl

    Bob visited my city recently, and people complained that he never addressed the audience and only played new material and not his hits. Kids, if you want old material, break out your vinyl or CDs or iPods. Also, he's older than the hills; why would he want to try talking over an audience? Sheesh. Just enjoy the music.

    14 May 9:47pm Reply
  • Eliasfunky

    i love it !

    12 May 1:10am Reply
  • paradrome

    Yes, Legend. <33333333333333333333333333333333

    8 May 10:08pm Reply
  • BenjaminG003

    Greatest song of all time?

    5 May 6:24pm Reply
  • treradical

    how does it feeeeeeeeel

    25 Apr 12:13am Reply
  • Tom_Pullings

    "When you ain't got nothin', you got nothin' to lose." ...so true, so true...

    23 Apr 2:20pm Reply
  • lindabilly

    cool as a cuumber still relevant today

    22 Apr 3:56am Reply
  • nicorebel

    cool

    12 Apr 11:46am Reply
  • ThePowerStation

    Nice!

    11 Apr 1:20am Reply
  • gungh0

    It's just a fucking anthem! [2]

    8 Apr 3:53pm Reply
  • srnduz

    yes..

    3 Apr 12:52pm Reply
  • primusroad

    The song is just MAGIC

    2 Apr 12:43pm Reply
  • qwertywithak

    It's just a fucking anthem!

    30 Mar 12:23am Reply
  • manisimmati

    There's nothing like screaming "How does it feel?!" constantly while listening to this song on a train full of people.

    28 Mar 3:47pm Reply
  • bobopandrebop

    LAY LADY LAY IS THE SEXIEST SONG EVER!! IT MAKES ME... OH YEAH !! I GOTTA HEAR THAT AGAIN...

    23 Mar 6:20pm Reply
  • NowhereGirll

    ;)

    11 Mar 7:29pm Reply
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