100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs

From "Just Like a Woman" to "John Wesley Harding," we count down the American icon's key masterpieces

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74. "All I Really Want to Do" (1964)

1964's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" got the upstart Dylan tagged the angry voice of a rebellious, socially conscious generation. So, true to chameleon form, he opened his next album with a bit of lighthearted flirtiness that's also a sly shot at the then-burgeoning cult of male sensitivity. He piles up an absurd list of things he won't do ("fight with you," "tighten you," "drain you down," "bring you down") en route to winning a woman's friendship. His Jimmie Rodgers yodel and sneaky fit of midsong laughter gives the tune an anything-goes sense of optimism expanded by the Byrds' wide-open electric version from 1965.

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