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November 18, 2004

The Greatest Rock Song of All Time

Dylan

Sez Reuters: 

"Like a Rolling Stone," Bob Dylan's scornful, ironic ode to a spoiled woman's reversal of fortune, was named the greatest rock 'n' roll song of all time on Wednesday by Rolling Stone magazine.

The six-minute opening track from his landmark 1965 album "Highway 61 Revisited" broke the barrier of the three-minute hit single and established Dylan as a mainstream pop artist, marking his transformation from folk troubadour to rock sensation.

Here's the rest of the top 10. Note that "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac doesn't show up anywhere in the whole 500-song list.

2. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - Rolling Stones
3. "Imagine" - John Lennon
4. "What's Going On" - Marvin Gaye
5. "Respect" - Aretha Franklin
6. "Good Vibrations" - Beach Boys
7. "Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
8. "Hey Jude" - Beatles
9. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana
10. "What'd I Say" - Ray Charles

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Byron Crawford a/k/a Bol is the celebrated author of several books, most recently NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey.

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