Blowin' in the Wind (5:32)

Cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

From The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and 239 other releases

“Blowin’ in the Wind” is a song written by Bob Dylan and released on his 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of philosophical questions about peace, war, and freedom without supplying concrete answers. The refrain “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” has been described as “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind”. The song makes no reference to a specific event.

There are many famous covers of Blowin’ in the Wind, and it is often regarded as one of the most covered songs of all time.


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  • KingNoCrown

    We called them Protets songs, where are these songs today? [2] Genre called hip hop might interest you.

    10 Jul 3:42am Reply
  • TheJohnBrooks

    love it

    8 Jul 1:56am Reply
  • racheln92

    ah, good old Bob. Who can say no to this song? such a great song writer, perhaps not such a great singer, but a great musician. He is so right about his message in this song. The lack of caring and compassion for others and the justice towards others hurts both us and them.

    12 May 2:16pm Reply
  • Bronskosos

    Sacré Bob

    5 Mar 9:21pm Reply
  • marjo47

    We called them Protets songs, where are these songs today?

    12 Jan 5:12pm Reply
  • djsweetlips1971

    Covers don't do it when you got the real mcoy. COME on.

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wolfy76484

    a good cover

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • andrewirving

    still beautiful all these years on :)

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • RAY7654321

    Listening to the album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" released in May 1963 by Columbia, Dylan's second studio album. This album established Dylan as a true Folk songwriter. It also started a big fight over his management between John Hammond and Albert Grossman which Grossman won, and pushed Dylan to Mega-Stardome all the while robbing him of 50% of his earnings until Dylan dumped him in 1970.

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    Nice video! Dylan backed up by Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary.

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Fritbread

    This is not Bob Dylan. Sounds absolutely nothing like him... Sounds like a parody. Go get The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan! [2]

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • Storchel

    Love it....

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • marshallajonesj

    This is not Bob Dylan. Sounds absolutely nothing like him... Sounds like a parody. Go get The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan!

    18 Apr 2014 Reply
  • raisenCZ

    I started to listen to, since I've read Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World from Haruki Murakami. I love it :)

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • SUPpro

    Great version of a very profound song!

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Each Generation sings this, and still...there is no Peace.

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    There is no answer my friend

    22 Feb 2014 Reply
  • kid__raien

    the answer is blowin in the wind.... :)

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • swollenappetite

    Not much reverence for The Great Bob on this page, love Naftallina's wicked parody. But come on, this is probably the greatest protest song ever written if you haven't heard PF Sloan's Eve of Destruction, and it still sounds as fresh and timeless today.

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • sofadecouro

    The answer, my friend, is 42 [10]

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
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