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Listen to These 14 Incredible Bob Dylan Covers

May 24, 2017

Bob Dylan is one of the most covered artists of our time. Not only does he have an absolutely massive catalog to choose from, but, to put it simply, he’s one of the greatest singer-songwriters—if not the greatest—of all time.

But how can one use a simple statement like that to reference Bob Dylan? His influence and reach over past, present, and undoubtedly future musicians is incomparable. Perhaps that’s exactly why he was the first songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature—and why he's an artist so often covered.

Below, we put together a list of some of our favorite Dylan covers (in no particular order), including some of the most popular and even some lesser-known versions. Give ‘em a listen below!

The Byrds “Mr. Tambourine Man”

Eric Clapton “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”

Old Crow Medicine Show “I Want You”

Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac “Dink’s Song”

Adele “Make You Feel My Love”

Jimi Hendrix “All Along the Watchtower”

Johnny Cash and June Carter “It Ain’t Me Babe”

The Lumineers “Boots of Spanish Leather”

Sufjan Stevens “Ring Them Bells”

Jeff Buckley “Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind”

Sam Cooke “Blowing in the Wind”

The White Stripes “One More Cup of Coffee”

Tracy Chapman “The Times They Are A Changin’”

Eddie Vedder “Masters of War”

What do you think? Which covers would you have liked to see on our list?