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InfoFrom its first double-drum crack (which Bruce Springsteen later described as the sound of someone "kicking open the door to your mind"), to its mythical opening couplet (a perfectly seething "Once upon a time..."), "Like a Rolling Stone" is one of Dylan's strangest and most enthralling moments, a big, shambling statement that hovers on the verge of total dissolution, threatening to shimmy your record player (and, potentially, your entire life) off the shelf and onto the floor. One minute in, when Dylan finally hits the chorus, glibly hollering "How does it feeeel?" to an unnamed subject (or possibly himself), his sneer is so convincing it's difficult not to feel deeply ashamed of everything you've ever done, but still desperate for five more minutes of lashings.

It's hard to overstate the cultural heft of "Like a Rolling Stone", which puttered to #2 on the pop chart (the first song of its length to do so) and hovered there for nearly three months. In 2005's Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads, Greil Marcus exhausts 200 pages dissecting the socio-political context and lyrical nuances of "Like a Rolling Stone", ultimately christening the track "a triumph of craft, inspiration, will, and intent," and, more importantly, "a rewrite of the world itself." Certainly, the song transforms every time it's played, expertly adapting to new generations and new vices, just wobbly and amorphous and dangerous enough to knock us over again and again. --Amanda Petrusich

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Cover-Dylan-H61R.jpg (xpx) Bob Dylan: "Highway 61 Revisted"
    Columbia (August 1965) Platz 1 von 500 im US-Rolling Stone! #1 von 500 Platz 1 von 500 im deutschen Rolling Stone! #1 von 500 Platz 4 von 200! #4 von 200 Platz 4 von 100! #4 von 100
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    White Whale (October 1965)
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Cover-YoungRascals-1966.jpg (xpx) The Rascals: "The Young Rascals"
    Atlantic (May 1966)
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Cover-Spirit-76.jpg (xpx) Spirit: "Spirit Of '76"
    Mercury (March 1975)
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