Bob Dylan – If Not for You

Bob Dylan – If Not for You

Bob Dylan – “If Not For You”

This song, from Dylan’s 1970 record New Morning, was part of the record rushed out after the brutally criticized Self Portrait. Finding Dylan in a more personal, introspective mode, the song’s whimsical reflections on love and partnership found a wide audience of fans, especially after George Harrison covered the song on his solo smash All Things Must Pass. Olivia Newton-John even took a version of the song to number one on the US Easy Listening charts, showing that a great song can perform in all sorts of settings.¬†