“Like A Rolling Stone,” Bob Dylan’s classic 1965 single, has been named the greatest cultural moment of the last 50 years.
Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” came a close second in the poll on Friday to find the 100 top cultural moments in music, movies, TV and books, reports the BBC.
The survey for the new issue of U.K. magazine Uncut was voted on by musicians, actors and industry experts, led by Sir Paul McCartney.
The highest-ranking film on the list was Stanley Kubrick?s controversial ?A Clockwork Orange? (No. 5), followed by ?The Godfather? and ?The Godfather II? films in sixth place.
The top TV show was ?60s cult series ?The Prisoner? with Patrick McGoohan (No. 10), while the highest-ranking book was Jack Kerouac?s ?On The Road? (No. 19).
McCartney, Oasis? Noel Gallagher, Robert Downey Jr., Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones and Lou Reed were among those who gave their input for the poll.
Veteran rocker Patti Smith had high praise for the winning song, saying, ?I absolutely remember where I was when I first heard it. It got me through adolescence.?
Ex-Beatle McCartney chose ?Heartbreak Hotel? as his top pick.
?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 Me? landed the No. 3 spot on the list, followed by ?(I Can?t Get No) Satisfaction? by The Rolling Stones.
Actors Edward Norton and Juliette Lewis and ex-Beach Boy Brian Wilson also participated in the survey, which marks the magazine?s 100th issue.
?It is sure to spark discussions,? said Uncut editor Allan Jones.
?This list has been a massive undertaking and considering which films have had a greater cultural impact than Bowie, for example, has fuelled many discussions.
“What we have been left with is Dylan as the most seminal artistic statement of the last five decades – but I’m sure others will disagree.”
Music, Films, TV and Books that ?Changed the World? (Source: Uncut magazine):
1. Bob Dylan ? ?Like a Rolling Stone?
2. Elvis Presley ? ?Heartbreak Hotel?
3. The Beatles ? ?She Loves You?
4. The Rolling Stones ? ?(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction?
5. ?A Clockwork Orange?
6. ?The Godfather? and ?The Godfather II?
7. David Bowie ? ?The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust?
8. ?Taxi Driver?
9. Sex Pistols ? ?Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols?
10. ?The Prisoner?