Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” Named Greatest Song Of All Time
Bob Dylan’s immortal “Like A Rolling Stone” topped the list in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time” issue. Rolling Stone editors asked a panel of 162 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest songs of all time. The resulting list was then compiled by Rolling Stone editors, based on the results of the polls.
Dylan’s masterpiece was written when the songwriting icon was a mere 24-years-old. “I wrote it. I didn’t fail. It was straight,” Bob Dylan said simply of his greatest song shortly after he recorded it in June 1965.
“The most stunning thing about ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ is how unprecedented it was,” remarked the magazine. “The impressionist voltage of Dylan’s language, the intensely personal accusation in his voice, the apocalyptic charge of Kooper’s garage-gospel organ and Mike Bloomfield’s stiletto-sharp spirals of Telecaster guitar, the defiant six-minute length of the June 16th master take. No other pop song has thoroughly challenged and transformed the commercial laws and artistic conventions of its time, for all time.”