Song #55 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “My Back Pages”, originally by Bob Dylan and covered by The Byrds. For the first time in this series I can’t find a YouTube video of a song, in this case Dylan’s original, so all I have for you is the Byrds’ version:
This is another one of those songs where the title didn’t mean anything to me but I recognized the song as I heard it. I’m pretty sure the Dylan version isn’t really different, it just has that unique Dylan voice. Here’s a question to ponder: Do you think there are more Dylan songs that are better known as his or better known as someone else’s cover version? I’d like to see an expert on Dylanology do an accounting of that.