The great storyteller and singer Bob Dylan turned 70 years old last month, generating a mountain of ‘Best Bob Dylan Songs’ lists.
However, this GalleyCat editor couldn’t find a single list focused on Dylan’s legacy as a storyteller. Below, we’ve collected our ten favorite Dylan songs that tell a story.
Add your picks in the comments section–many of our picks focus on a particular part of Dylan’s career, so we are happy to add more.
1. “Tangled Up in Blue”
2. “Hurricane” (written with Jacques Levy)
5. “Simple Twist of Fate”
6. “Isis” (written with Jacques Levy)
7. “Joey” (written with Jacques Levy)
10. “Ballad Of Hollis Brown”
UPDATE: Our readers have added a long list of more suggestions. Enjoy!