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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77. "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" (1969)

"I was on the road for almost five years. It wore me down. I was on drugs, a lot of things. ... I don't want to live that way anymore," Dylan told Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner in 1969. He sounds content to settle down into domestic bliss on Nashville Skyline's laid-back closing track (a close cousin to John Wesley Harding's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"), showcasing his smooth country croon between twangy guitar fills. A more raucous version became a live highlight a few years later during the Rolling Thunder Revue, and Dylan still plays it early in shows on his Never Ending Tour.

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