Ringo Starr of The Beatles once revealed his all-time favorite songs, including one by Bob Dylan. Interestingly, he chose one of Dylan’s more obscure songs. Here’s a look at the track and why Ringo loves it so much.
Beatles’ Ringo Starr found one of Bob Dylan’s songs “beautiful” and moving
ABC News asked Ringo to list his favorite songs in 2009. “I love music,” he said. “You know, people say, ‘Your top 10’. I don’t have a top 10, I have a top 1,000 or 2,000. Music was so important, you know. Ringo just listed the songs that seemed best to him at the time. These songs included “Rain” by The Beatles, “Don’t Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley and one of Dylan’s songs.
When people think of classic Dylan songs, they often think of songs from the 1960s and 1970s. However, Dylan has steadily released new albums since then, many of which contain brilliant songs. Interestingly, Ringo’s favorite song on Dylan was from 2006.
“You just have to love Bob,” Ringo added. “My old favorite lately is ‘When the Deal Goes Down’, and it’s just a beautiful love song.… It’s that beautiful love song, it’s very romantic in a lot of songs, all the time. world listens to his wacky dream stuff, which is awesome, he moves me on this record.
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“That’s why I love him,” Ringo added. “If that moves me, it’s the feeling of the record and the way it says it. But no one else can say it like that. … We met him in the 60s in New York. Since then, we have kind of crossed paths with him. He’s just an amazing artist who is well placed in the musical history of American music and world music, so I put Bob down because of it all. You couldn’t make a list without mentioning Bob.
How the world reacted to Bob Dylan’s “When the Deal Goes Down” and his parent album
“When the Deal Goes Down” did not appear on the Billboard Hot 100. However, its parent album, Modern times, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album remained on the charts for 27 weeks. Modern Times has been a critical success as well as a commercial success. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary / American Folk Album. One of the songs on the album, “Someday Baby,” won the Grammy Award for best solo rock vocal performance.
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The celebrity besides Ringo Starr who is connected to ‘When the Deal Goes Down’
Certainly, Dylan’s songs have become staples of pop culture, endlessly reused in films. “When the Deal Goes Down” is not one of those songs. However, there is something that most of Dylan’s other songs don’t have: a music video with Scarlett Johannsonn. For this reason, it arguably has a higher profile than many other Dylan songs of this century. “When the Deal Goes Down” might not be one of Dylan’s hit songs, but it has some interesting connections to a movie star and one of the Beatles.
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