Compiled from my iTunes according to my "played" metric which spans a number of years. Number 10 is least played; number 1 has the most plays:
10. Mama, You've Been On My Mind by Rod Stewart from his 1972 LP "Never A Dull Moment."
9. The Mighty Quinn (The Eskimo) by Manfred Mann and his Earth Band (1968).
8. All I Really Want To Do by The Byrds (1965). I have three Byrds songs in my top ten so there is something special about them. I suppose it's their sound. They really did invent a new sound as I described here.
7. Don't Think Twice by Mike Ness (1999)
6. All Along The Watchtower by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)
5. My Back Pages by The Byrds (1967)
4. It's All Over Now Baby Blue by Them (that's Van Morrison in disguise, 1966). I probably under-counted this version and it should be ranked higher. But the song only recently became available on iTunes.
3. Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds (1965)
2. Changing Of The Guards Patti Smith (2007)
1. I Believe In You Cat Power (2008). The original is from Dylan's "Slow Train Coming," the LP some Dylan fans still love to forget. But the song works well at a non-religious level too, in my opinion.
So what did I leave out? What would you add or subtract?