Did you know that Bob Dylan wrote “Golddigger”, “Paradise City”, and “My Humps”? Me either. But according to this video, Bob Dylan wrote every popular song in the last 35 years. Yes, even his 1961 self-admitted clunker, “Had a Bad Day”…
As you may have guessed by now, this is was a joke entirely produced by Super Deluxe, a new website determined on bringing you “top-quality comedy videos”.
I think this video works because after decades of contributing some of the most influential pop/folk/rock music ever created, critics have developed an instantaneous reverential tone when talking about Dylan. Praise for Dylan’s past work is well deserved, but blanketing statements of his God-like greatness is not uncommon. But this video challenges and parodies that “almighty” perception of the legendary musician.
Seriously, if Dylan wrote crappy Top 40 hits, would you hate them (or love them) just the same? Would Dylan still be considered as great of a musician if he had written a song that helped the Black Eyed Peas storm the charts?
So what do you think of the comedic stab at Bob Zimmerman? Yay or nay?
But what about the all-time funniest/cringe-worthy Bob Dylan moment ever captured on film?
Well that would have to be his 2004 Victoria’s Secret commercial! The soundtrack: “Love Sick” off of the 1997 album Time Out of Mind. The setting: Superhot supermodel Adriana Lima in underwear and angel wings, traipsing around various white marble hallways in Venice. Then out of nowhere a cowboy hat falls to the ground, and there Bobby is staring her down. WHAT?!?! I will never forget how shocked I was when I first saw this commercial. My mouth hit the ground and a little part of me died inside. Bob Dylan. Selling. Women’s. Underpanties.
Relive the horror: