10/05/2011 12:31 pm ET Updated Dec 05, 2011

13 Songs Bob Dylan Will Sing When He Doesn't Win The Nobel Prize For Literature

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.

Related video: