Two great singles battle it out: which most changed the world?
See the Uncut magazine survey where music, movies, and books (of the last half century) were all in the running. Music claimed the top four slots and you have to go all the way to #19 to get to the first book, which tells you more about who the magazine surveyed than anything else. The book, by the way, is "On the Road." The top movie is "A Clockwork Orange." I wonder how far down the list you have to go to get to something done by a woman.
In any case, I'm not sure how "Heartbreak Hotel" changed the world, but it's interesting to see that opinion has crystallized that it's Elvis's greatest single. I always love hearing it. Even just hearing the guitar solo. Quite perfect.