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Dylan song 'changed the world'
yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Aug. 5, 2005

Posted on 08/05/2005 8:50:42 AM PDT by nuconvert

Dylan Song 'Changed the World' - Poll

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.

"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.

Actor Edward Norton and ex-Beach Boy Brian Wilson also took part in the poll, marking the magazine's 100th issue.


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1 posted on 08/05/2005 8:50:43 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

What bullshit!!!


2 posted on 08/05/2005 8:52:32 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: nuconvert; xzins

Dylan bump.


3 posted on 08/05/2005 8:52:34 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: nuconvert
I'll vote for Ave Maria.
4 posted on 08/05/2005 8:52:40 AM PDT by T'wit (If any liberals get to Heaven, they'll lecture God on what's wrong with it and reform it all to Hell)
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To: nuconvert

It certainly nailed the counterculture and what it would eventually become.


5 posted on 08/05/2005 8:52:53 AM PDT by Borges
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To: nuconvert

I disagree.

George M. Cohan's "Over There" changed the world!!!


6 posted on 08/05/2005 8:52:56 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: nuconvert

Sorry, but I happen to prefer the way Berry Gordy and Motown changed the world....and NO snide remarks about "yeah, he gave us Michael Jackson".....Mr & Mrs Jackson did that....


7 posted on 08/05/2005 8:53:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("People do stupid things...." and I hear the Vonage music playing.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....)
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To: nuconvert
Ya, i remember that. Things have been so different ever since.

Sheesh.
8 posted on 08/05/2005 8:53:15 AM PDT by mmercier (the needle and the damage done)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

There's a certain arrogance in these polls as they don't give a time period. At least admit you're basically talking about songs in English from the 50 years or so.


9 posted on 08/05/2005 8:53:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Chi-townChief

aw, are you upset they didn't ask you to contribute?


10 posted on 08/05/2005 8:54:33 AM PDT by thefactor
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I think several Dylan songs could have lead this poll


11 posted on 08/05/2005 8:55:14 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Chi-townChief
What bullshit!!!

Which part?

12 posted on 08/05/2005 8:55:21 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: nuconvert
...in the opinion of musicians, actors and industry experts.

In other words: idiots.

13 posted on 08/05/2005 8:55:24 AM PDT by whd23
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To: Chi-townChief
"The Prisoner" was the top-ranking TV series at number 10.

I don't know if it really should be number ten but I think Star Trek should rank higher.

BTW I vote for the Battle Hymn of Republic.

14 posted on 08/05/2005 8:56:29 AM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zat˘ichi: I don't see much)
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To: nuconvert

I thought Alvin Lee and Ten Years After wanted to do so.


15 posted on 08/05/2005 8:58:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: nuconvert

Robert Downey Jr?????????????????...............


16 posted on 08/05/2005 8:58:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? GOOOOGLE your own name. Want to have fun? GOOOOGLE your neighbor's......)
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To: kellynla
George M. Cohan's "Over There" changed the world!!!

I thought it was the Coca-Cola song..,..........I'd like to teach the world to sing.........

17 posted on 08/05/2005 8:59:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? GOOOOGLE your own name. Want to have fun? GOOOOGLE your neighbor's......)
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To: Red Badger

that was strange


18 posted on 08/05/2005 8:59:55 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert
Actor Edward Norton


19 posted on 08/05/2005 9:01:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nuconvert
Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Robert Downey Jr, Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Lou Reed were among those who gave their views for the poll.

oookaaay...

20 posted on 08/05/2005 9:01:45 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: nuconvert
Dylan song 'changed the world'

My first thought was that it was going to be "Lay Lady Lay".

21 posted on 08/05/2005 9:02:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: kellynla

How about Don Mclean's "American Pie?"

http://www.rareexception.com/Garden/American.php


22 posted on 08/05/2005 9:03:05 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: Borges
>> about songs in English

For instance,

A-Wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop-bam-boo
Tutti Frutti, all over rootie,
Tutti Frutti, all over rootie,
Tutti Frutti, all over rootie,
Tutti Frutti, all over rootie,
A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo

23 posted on 08/05/2005 9:03:37 AM PDT by T'wit (If any liberals get to Heaven, they'll lecture God on what's wrong with it and reform it all to Hell)
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To: nuconvert
Not even the most influential Dylan song, I'd guess. "The Times They Are A Changin'" or maybe "Blowin' in the Wind" (unfortunately) helped give us the Sixties that we had.
24 posted on 08/05/2005 9:05:31 AM PDT by VadeRetro (Liberalism is a cancer on society. Creationism is a cancer on conservatism.)
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To: nuconvert

Robert Zimmerman: Songwriter, gun owner, all round cool old dude...


25 posted on 08/05/2005 9:06:03 AM PDT by Clemenza (Intelligent Design Isn't Very Intelligent)
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To: nuconvert

I always said that polls are meaningless. This is a prime example. :)


26 posted on 08/05/2005 9:06:04 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: dts32041

I am NOT a number, I AM A FREE MAN!


27 posted on 08/05/2005 9:06:33 AM PDT by Clemenza (Intelligent Design Isn't Very Intelligent)
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To: VadeRetro

The odd thing was that Dylan DID NOT take part in the antiwar movement.


28 posted on 08/05/2005 9:07:08 AM PDT by Clemenza (Intelligent Design Isn't Very Intelligent)
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To: nuconvert
Like a Rolling Stone is a great song but changed the world????? C'mon, get a grip!
29 posted on 08/05/2005 9:07:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Clemenza

Aha ha ha ha ha ha.......


30 posted on 08/05/2005 9:08:13 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient« "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: T'wit
I'll vote for Ave Maria.

Schubert's? He certainly lived like a rock star--partied hard and died young of VD. :)
31 posted on 08/05/2005 9:08:22 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Performing at a level just a hair above incompetence.)
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To: Mathews

How about MacArthur Park? Did you ever see anyone leave a cake out in the rain after that? It made the world a better place. Or at least a less gooey, disgusting place.


32 posted on 08/05/2005 9:08:25 AM PDT by T'wit (If any liberals get to Heaven, they'll lecture God on what's wrong with it and reform it all to Hell)
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To: nuconvert
Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" was the highest-ranking book, in 19th place.

As Truman Capote said of Kerouac – “That’s not writing. That’s typing.”

“On the Road” is one of those books that people like to say they read, but few really do.

As a person who has actually read it, I can tell you that nobody could possibly read it and think it was a great book. Back and forth, across the country, waiting for something to happen. Relentless tedium, highlighted only by sections that are somewhat less tedious than the others.

33 posted on 08/05/2005 9:08:36 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Chi-townChief

"changed the world"

So then this mess we're in now is HIS fault...


34 posted on 08/05/2005 9:08:37 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: softwarecreator

"The Times They are a-Changin'" would have been a better pick but "changing the world" is reminiscient of something like saying:
"The 1st time I dropped acid, I saw God, mannnnnnnnnn!!!"


35 posted on 08/05/2005 9:08:54 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Clemenza

HA! HA! HA! HA! I lived alone. My mind was blank. I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind... Maiden Rulz


36 posted on 08/05/2005 9:10:15 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: dead

I read it too, and even THE DHARMA BUMS for good measure. But that was it for me and Jack Kerouac!


37 posted on 08/05/2005 9:11:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: dead
nobody could possibly read it and think it was a great book.

The target is not "great", it's "influential". That book turned more people off reading than any other.

38 posted on 08/05/2005 9:12:13 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: dead

And about the only thing I really remember from ON THE ROAD is one of the characters remarking 'there must be a lot of Italians in Sausalito'!


39 posted on 08/05/2005 9:12:19 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Clemenza

OOPS! Wrong song!


40 posted on 08/05/2005 9:13:00 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: nuconvert

Could they have possibly found someone less significant than Patti Smith to interview? I mean, really. A nobody.


41 posted on 08/05/2005 9:14:16 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: Cyclopean Squid
I kind of prefer Gounod but I'm not fussy.

This album has them all

You can even sample a few :-)

42 posted on 08/05/2005 9:15:07 AM PDT by T'wit (If any liberals get to Heaven, they'll lecture God on what's wrong with it and reform it all to Hell)
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To: nuconvert
Peter Ilich Tchaikovski Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beehoven may have "changed the world".

Bob Dylan did not. Even if he did change the world, everyone who thought so was so stoned out they did not care or did not remember.
43 posted on 08/05/2005 9:15:11 AM PDT by mmercier (every junkie is like a setting sun)
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To: Mathews

Well if these lyrics don't make you proud to be an American, give you goosebumps and bring a tear to your eye then you'd better check your pulse.

"Johnnie get your gun, get you gun, get your gun,
Take it on the run, on the run, on the run,
Hear them calling you and me;
Every son of Liberty
Hurry right away, no delay, go today,
Make your daddy glad to have had such a lad
Tell your sweetheart not to pine,
To be proud her boy's in line.

Chorus:

Over There, Over There
Send the word, send the word,
Over There
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum tumming everywhere
So prepare,
Say a Prayer
Send the word,
Send the word to beware
We'll be over, we're coming over.
And we won't be back till it's over over there!

Johnnie get your gun, get you gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun, you're a Son-of-a-Gun,
Hoist the flag and let her fly
Like true heros do or die
Pack your little kit, show your grit, do your bit,
Soldiers to the ranks from the towns and the tanks,
Make your Mother proud of you and to Liberty be true.

Chorus:

Over There, Over There
Send the word, send the word,
Over There
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum tumming everywhere
So prepare,
Say a Prayer
Send the word,
Send the word to beware
We'll be over, we're coming over.
And we won't be back till it's over over there!"

"Over There"
George M.Cohan
1917


44 posted on 08/05/2005 9:16:03 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: dead

Good review.


45 posted on 08/05/2005 9:16:45 AM PDT by T'wit (If any liberals get to Heaven, they'll lecture God on what's wrong with it and reform it all to Hell)
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To: Clemenza
Check your SSN recently?

Yeah and I am one of three people still alive that saw the ending of the program when it was first broadcast.

46 posted on 08/05/2005 9:18:55 AM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zat˘ichi: I don't see much)
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To: nuconvert

Honestly. Bob Dylan can't carry a tune in a bucket with a lid on it.


47 posted on 08/05/2005 9:19:28 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: T'wit

Do you like other religious classical music? My faves in that sub-genre are Requiems. Have you ever heard Berlioz's? Grandiose and awe-inspiring, yet a deeply personal expression of grief and ultimately peace (no, I didn't steal that from the liner notes).


48 posted on 08/05/2005 9:19:53 AM PDT by Cyclopean Squid (Performing at a level just a hair above incompetence.)
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To: nuconvert
A bunch of Baby Boomer Bull!!!

They BELIEVE that all things meaningful, important and profound happened on their watch!!!

Please.......GROW UP yet!!

49 posted on 08/05/2005 9:22:15 AM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: nuconvert
while Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" was the highest-ranking book, in 19th place.

Huh? Let's see if I can come up with more influential books (both positive and negative): the Bible, the Koran, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Mein Kampf, Das Kapital, the Communist Manifesto, the Joy of Sex, the Joy of Cooking, and the FairTax Book.

50 posted on 08/05/2005 9:25:14 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Bork should have had Kennedy's USSC seat and Kelo v. New London would have gone the other way.)
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