Bob Dylan’s “Murder Most Foul” Is His First No. 1 Song on Any Billboard Chart

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Bob Dylan, July 2019 (Photo by Brian Rasic/WireImage)
Bob Dylan, July 2019 (Photo by Brian Rasic/WireImage)

Bob Dylan received a Nobel Prize in literature in 2016, however as we speak marked a brand new accomplishment: his first No. 1 hit. According to Billboard, Dylan’s new track “Murder Most Foul” has topped its Rock Digital Song Sales chart—his first No. 1 beneath his personal title on any chart.

Dylan surprise released the 17-minute “Murder Most Foul,” which addresses the JFK assassination, on March 27. According to Nielsen information, it offered 10,000 downloads between its launch and April 2. The track was his first new music since his 2012 album Tempest. As Billboard factors out, others have had No. 1 hits with songs Dylan wrote: Peter Paul & Mary in 1963 with “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the Byrds in 1965 with “Mr. Tambourine Man.” He has a summer season tour of the United States scheduled to begin in June.