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Knock Knock

Yes, I’m a little bit obsessed with playlists. This post triggered a quick browse through my iTunes library. I didn’t bother with all the variants of Knockin’ On Heavens Door by Bob Dylan, there are literally dozens, and not all are worth hearing very often. The original is my favorite: from the Sam Peckinpah western, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. Also ignored a few other covers of that song by other artists, but this list as configured isn’t bad. My favorite is probably still the Rolling Stones song, too bad Mick Taylor didn’t last longer with the band: those records are the best albums they ever recorded.

  1. B.B. KingBowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man
    More Treasures From The Vault
  2. Jay-ZCan’t Knock The Hustle
    Jay-Z Unplugged
  3. Rolling StonesCan’t You Hear Me Knocking
    Sticky Fingers
  4. Fats DominoDon’t Come Knockin’
    Fats Domino – Walking to New Orleans (Disc 3)
  5. Mavis StaplesDon’t Knock
    You Are Not Alone
  6. Pickett, WilsonDon’t Knock My Love (Part 1)
    Greatest Hits
  7. Jay-ZHard Knock Life
    Chapter One
  8. Dave EdmundsI Hear You Knocking
    Rockpile
  9. Fats DominoI Hear You Knocking
    Fats Domino – Walking to New Orleans (Disc 3)
  10. Smiley LewisI Hear You Knocking
    Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens
  11. Little RichardKeep A Knockin’
    Uncut Not Fade Away: 15 Classics That Fired Up The Rolling Stones
  12. Sonics, TheKeep A Knockin’
    Here Are The Sonics!!!
  13. Louis Jordan & His Tympany FiveKeep A Knockin’ But You Can’t Come In
    Disc A: 1938-1940
  14. Fleetwood MacKeep A Knocking
    The Early Years
  15. Little RichardKeep On Knockin’
    Greatest Gold Hits
  16. DeathKeep On Knocking
    Uncut: May 2010 Search And Destroy
  17. Mississippi John HurtKeep On Knocking
    The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt
  18. Allen, LilyKnock ’em Out
    Uncut August 2006
  19. WeezerKnock Down Drag Out
    Weezer (Green Album)
  20. HivesKnock Knock
    Veni Vidi Vicious
  21. Louis Jordan & His Tympany FiveKnock Me A Kiss
    Disc B: 1941-1944
  22. La’s, TheKnock Me Down
    The La’s
  23. Redding, OtisKnock On Wood (w/ Carla Thomas)
    The Very Best Of Otis Redding, Vol 2
  24. The UpsettersKnock Three Times
    Trojan Upsetter Box Set (Disc 1)
  25. The Humane SocietyKnock, Knock
    Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 3
  26. Kings Of LeonKnocked Up
    Because Of The Times
  27. Armstrong, LouisKnockin’ A Jug
    Hot Fives & Sevens Volume 3
  28. Lil GreenKnockin’ Myself Out
    Reefer Songs
  29. Antony & The JohnsonsKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    I’m Not There
  30. Booker T. JonesKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan
  31. Denny, SandyKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Disc 3
  32. Dylan, BobKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
  33. Ferry, BryanKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Dylanesque
  34. Grateful DeadKnockin’ on Heaven’s Door
    Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
  35. Guns N’ RosesKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Use Your Illusion II
  36. LucianoKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Is It Rolling Bob?
  37. U2Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    Covering ‘Em
  38. Warren ZevonKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door
    The Wind
  39. The UnknownKnockin’ On Heaven’s Door Dub
    Is It Rolling Bob?
  40. Dylan, BobKnockin’ On Heavens Door
    Live 1975 – The Rolling Thunder Revue (Bootleg Series Vol. 5)
  41. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsKnockin’ On Joe
    The Firstborn Is Dead
  42. Elmore JamesKnocking At Your Door
    Uncut – April 2008 – When The Levee Breaks
  43. Uncle TupeloKnocking On heavens door
    Colorblind & Rhymeless
  44. Wonder, StevieKnocks Me Off My Feet
    Songs In The Key of Life
  45. Bonnie “Prince” BillyKnockturne
    I See A Darkness
  46. Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsLet Them Knock
    100 Days, 100 Nights
  47. LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out (w/ Bob Dylan intro)
    Bob Dylan – Theme Time 2 Mother
  48. Gil Scott-HeronNo Knock
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  49. Social DistortionShe’s A Knockout
    Social Distortion
  50. Plant, Robert and the Strange SensationSomebody Knocking
    Mighty Rearranger
  51. Louis Jordan & His Tympany FiveThat’ll Just ‘Bout Knock Me Out
    Disc B: 1941-1944