Bob Dylan is arguably the biggest name to ever hit the music industry and possibly pop culture in general. No need to introduce him after almost every single legend that walked the earth paid their respect to him from Hendrix, to Cash, to even Martin Scorsese that made a haunting documentary about the lost prophet! Even if you weren’t a big fan, you probably love someone that was heavily influenced by him. He even shaped the Beatles sound, and he gave music its political weight.
Bob Dylan changed the world with a broken acoustic guitar and his powerfully honest words.
Let’s go over some of the best Bob Dylan covers that were made. There are hundreds of Dylan covers floating around, so this is just a compilation of our personal favorites.
(Playlist at the bottom)
By Rani Nasr
15. The Dead Weather – New Pony
14. Nina Simone – The Ballad of Hollis Brown
13. Guns N’ Roses – Knocking on Heaven’s Door
12. Jeff Buckley – Just Like a Woman
11. Tracy Chapman – The Times They Are a Changin’
10. The White Stripes – One More Cup of Coffee
9. Norah Jones – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
8. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Wanted Man
7. Stereophonics – Positively 4th Street
6. Rage Against the Machine – Maggie’s Farm
5. The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Subterranean Homesick Blues
3. Johnny Cash & June Carter – It Ain’t Me Babe
2. George Harrison – If Not For You
1. Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower
You can listen to the playlist on YouTube here: