Elvis 2nd In Songs That Changed The World

Bob Dylan's song "Like a Rolling Stone" topped a poll on Friday to find the 100 songs, movies, TV shows and books that "changed the world" in the opinion of musicians, actors and industry experts. Dylan's 1965 single beat Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" into second place in the survey for "Uncut" magazine. Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Robert Downey Jr, Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Lou Reed were among those who gave their views for the poll marking Uncut's 100th issue. "I absolutely remember where I was when I first heard it. It got me through adolescence," rocker Patti Smith said of the winning song. Ex-Beatle McCartney picked "Heartbreak Hotel" as his number one choice. "It's the way (Presley) sings it as if he is singing from the depths of hell," McCartney said. "His phrasing, use of echo, it's all so beautiful. Musically, it's perfect." The Beatles' song "She Loves You" ranked at number three, followed by the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" emerged as the most influential film at number five, followed by "The Godfather" and "The Godfather II" films in sixth place. "The Prisoner" was the top-ranking TV series at number 10, while Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" was the highest-ranking book, in 19th place.
Source: Elvis 2nd To None / Updated: Aug 5, 2005 
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ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 13, 2005report abuse
johnlennon, i see you are another one who gets annoyed with people proclaiming Elvis` greatness-and we dare to do it on an Elvis website too,how risque of us! It`s not bitterness,it doesn`t change anything,it`s just our opinion that Elvis should`ve been No.1. If people aren`t allowed an opinion then what`s the point of having subjects on this site?! Being 100% Elvis is no crime. Chill out. TCB
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 12, 2005report abuse
Elvis and the Beatles both rock. Compared to all the crap in the charts these days they are the best stuff in the world. Just cos Elvis didn't get voted top of the pile doesn't mean people should be bitter. God, who even REALLY cares at the end of the day?
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2005report abuse
buyep01-100% well said! Makes a change having sum1 on this site who isn`t afraid to speak up for The King at the risk of being shot down at for being a `fanatic`.mtm1a,scsa,buyep01 we need more like you.I agree HeartBreak Hotel,or any Elvis song should top poll`s like these.TCB.
buyep01 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 11, 2005report abuse
Sorry the poll is wrong Heartbreak Hotel was the start of fame for the greatest entertainer who ever lived. No one not the Beatles, Rolling stones, or Garth Brooks come any where close and neither do any songs they sang. Elvis is Music all though I am 28 yrs old and was not even thought of in 56 when Heartbreak Hotel came out. I felt the same emotion in 1987 when I heard it the first time I begged my mom to buy me the tape of the song, she did and I heard this mans other songs and my life was never to be the same again. Funny I heard the Beatles during that same time and liked them but no spark if some station played it fine if not I dont care. My first Elvis cassette tape was pure gold I still have it today as a momento to me changing to a fanatic and only getting more into it every day. Music was born in 1954 in Memphis TN and died there the year I was born 1977. My regret is I will never get to see him perform live. As I said I disagree Elvis should have been at #1 listening to my grandparents and reading the Biographies of how the song swept over the nation and then pretty much the world. A lot of these singer editors ect cant stand that the king is still so popular (The Rolling stones,give me a break) Elvis was the King still is "nuff" said.

Christopher Hattaway Columbus GA P.S. Elvis your memory will never die as long as there is music there will be one king.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 10, 2005report abuse
It`s true,this is just a poll and i guess a few years ago Elvis may not have even ranked.I guess it`s good that he is getting better publicity now in what is a respected magazine(is it?) Though i do remember That`s alright...topping one of these polls somewhere? By the way Lex there is no `o` in Enthusiastic-no offence! I`m surprised Take That didn`t make the top4.TCB
Axeman517 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2005report abuse
Shakingruud, I did not say the Beatles changed the world with their harmonies. I said they did thing with harmonies never heard before. Anyone who knows anything about music and music structure knows that the Beatles were no less than fantastic musicians. In the future if you're going to reply to my posts here, please do not put words in my mouth, and try to make it look like you've actually read the post you're replying to. Thank you.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2005report abuse
ta2K, looking at your way of typing I am not surprised you agree with scsa :-). "She Loves You" was a lot more than just 4 Everlies, it was so lively and enthousiastic, something completely different from what people were used to, not to mention it marked the beginning of a very important time in pop-music. I guess if you held a poll of favourite (Beatles) numbers, SLY won't be #1. I kinda agree about the Stones song thou, I love it, and it was rawer than the usual stuff at the time, but "world changing"? I don't know... still it is just a poll.
ta2k (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2005report abuse
i agree with scsa on this one.I don`t see the beatles song as being a world changing event.Heartbreak hotel broke the mould in a lot of way`s and was Bob Dylan`s choice of favourite/life changing song also(i think)For that matter i can`t understand the inclusion of that Stones song either.Perhaps Favourite Song`s as opposed to World changing song`s would`ve been more appropriate.TCB
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 9, 2005report abuse
'heartbreak hotel' is a good song but for choosing that particular song that changed the world is a bit far fetch maybe 'thats alright mama'would be more my choice. Has for the Beatles sorry lads but they were and still brillant songwriters/performers in their own right. 'She loves you' no 'love me do' or 'norwiegan wood' but the latter was released alot later when rock and roll was more the main stream music of the day only my opinion lads,if I had my way Elvis would be no 1. T C B everyone
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005
Invisible because there was no relation to the article
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005report abuse
You have really insulted me where it hurt`s...my punctuation! My comments related to the article.Dressing as `one` is very `today`s` Boyband to me! By the way i feel you made an error by beginning a sentence with the word `But`...never mind,i forgive you.TCB
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005report abuse
I'm not a Beatles fan either, although I can appreciate a lot of their (pre and post psychadelic) music. But comparing them with nowadays boybands says more about you than about The Beatles (as does your punctuation).
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005report abuse
Hey Lexie,untwist your longjohn`s.The `I`m Elvis so i can`t like the beatles` opinion which you are attempting to remark against is old hat.That opinion is not an issue.Being an Elvis fan i can dislike the beatles if i wish.If i were not an Elvis fan i still wouldn`t like them.I personally just don`t `feel` their boyband music.People should be allowed to dislike them,or anyone else for that matter without being referred to as childish.TCB.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005report abuse
Yes, of course, start bashing The Beatles again. Most Elvis fans never grow up. Dylan, Presley, The Beatles, Stones... about the four biggest names in modern music. Does the order really matter?
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 6, 2005report abuse
The Beatles changed the world with their harmonies? Mmmh, like Chuck Berry said in those days, there nothing more than 4 Everly Brothers!
Axeman517 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2005report abuse
I think the inclusion of She Loves You isn't about the song itself but rather the fact that it was the first Beatles hit in the US (I think), thereby marking the start of the Beatles' career. To call them a 'boy-band' is a little harsh in my opinion, John and Paul were great songwriters, the band were all great musicians and they did things with harmonies that had not ever been heard before!
The Beatles did so much great work that I think to judge them based on "She Loves You" is like judging Elvis based on "Do the Clam".
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2005report abuse
`She love`s you` changed the world? i`m not having that! Heartbreak Hotel from Sinatra,Crosby,Como type music-yes,certainly.Beatles from Elvis,not such a world changing development.May have started the onset of Boyband`s but surely no more than that.Bob Dylan,i have no feeling`s for his music either way really but can see it being a change from Elvis`.And he always has a good word for The King,which is good.Anyway,that`s my two-bob`s worth! TCB.

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