The day before the official announcement, Bob Dylan was installed as UK betting company Ladbrokes' favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
As we didn't think he had a harmonica's chance in hell of winning, we thought we'd helpfully come up with a playlist for the gravelly voiced folkmaster to sing as he copes with his sad defeat.
Was this a joke, or was he a serious contender for the prize? One of us must know (sooner or later). Tell us your thoughts in the comments as you singalong with Bob, perhaps one-day winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature!
UPDATE: This post was originally written before the announcement of the Nobel Prize winner. The text was subsequently updated to reflect the fact that Bob Dylan did not, in fact, win.