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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel for Literature: Top 10 Songs to Celebrate the Genius That He Is

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First published: October 13, 2016, 6:05 PM IST | Updated: October 13, 2016
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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel for Literature: Top 10 Songs to Celebrate the Genius That He Is
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"Every songwriter after him carries his baggage”, U2 front man Bono had rightly said about legendary musician Bob Dylan. Writer, composer and singer Bob Dylan has inspired musicians across the world with his soulful, though provoking music for over five decades. His music has been a tool for social change, with some of his songs becoming anti-war anthems. The man’s songs have hadd political, social, philosophical influence and he is till date considered a cult in soft rock and pop music.

When his name was announced on Thursday morning as the recipient for 2016 Nobel Prize for literature, it was met with loud gasps and cheer in the room. The Swedish Academy cited that Dylan, the first song writer to receive such a coveted award, was selected “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

And what better way to celebrate the day than to listen to the legend himself. Here are the top 10 songs by Bob Dylan to celebrate and understand the genius that he is.

The Times They Are a-Changing

Positively 4th Street

Knockin` On Heaven`s Door

Like A Rolling Stone

Blowin’ In The Wind

Desolation Row

Mr Tambourine Man

Tangled Up In Blue

Just Like A Woman

It's Alright Ma (I'm only bleeding)

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