Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Post-1960s Bob Dylan Songs

See what tune managed to top 'Hurricane,' 'Not Dark Yet' and 'Shelter From the Storm'

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4. 'Things Have Changed'

Dylan's career was in a real upswing in 2000. Time Out of Mind, his first album of original material in seven years, won a Grammy for Album of the Year, and the shows on his Never Ending Tour were absolutely amazing night after night. He took this energy back into the studio when director Curtis Hanson asked him to write a song for The Wonder Boys, a film about a college professor (played by Michael Douglas) that gets deeply involved in the chaotic life of a troubled student. The resulting song perfectly captured the vibe of the movie, and it won Dylan an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It also began every show of his 2014 tour, sending off a clear message to people that showed up expecting to hear old hits: "I used to care, but things have changed."

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