"Positively 4th Street" is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan, first recorded by Dylan in New York City on July 29, 1965. It was released as a single by Columbia Records on September 7, 1965, reaching No.1 on Canada's RPM chart, No.7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and No.8 on the UK Singles Chart. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song as No.206 in their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
The song was released between the albums Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, as the follow-up to Dylan's hit single "Like a Rolling Stone", but wasn't included on either LP. The song's title does not appear anywhere in the lyrics and there has been much debate over the years as to the significance or which individual the song concerns.
An unreleased promo spot of the song can be found on the No Direction Home DVD special features.
1965, Blossom Music Ltd
USA, Witmark & Son