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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31. "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" (1965)

Dylan famously kicked folk singer Phil Ochs out of a limousine for saying he didn't like "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" In fact, it's one of Dylan's great diss tracks. A sequel of sorts to "Like a Rolling Stone," the song distills its predecessor's torrent of contempt down to a taut three and a half minutes of lean, tossed-off spite. The driving, no-frills style came courtesy of Levon and the Hawks, who were backing Dylan in the studio for the first time after playing only a handful of live shows with him. But like Ochs, the public wasn't buying it: "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" fizzled at Number 58 on the Billboard charts.

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