1956 hit, Tutti Frutti, by American singer and pianist, Little Richards, has topped a new UK poll of ‘100 records that changed the world’.
The list appears in the latest issue of Mojo magazine, which said ‘one can only imagine how it must've sounded when the song exploded across the airwaves’.
The song, that was also called ‘a torrent of filth wailed by a bisexual alien’ beat competition from The Beatles' smash hit ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’.
Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Elvis Presley’s 'Heartbreak Hotel' was ranked the third, in the list that was decided by a panel of experts, reports Contactmusic.
Country Music Legend Bob Dylan’s 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan’ and ‘Autobahn’ by Kraftwerk complete the top five positions, at fourth and fifth places respectively.
The top 10 on Mojo's 100 Records That Changed The World list are as follows:
1. Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
3. Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley
4. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
6. King of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
7. The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground + Nico
8 Anthology of American Folk Music (Various Artists)
9. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
10. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols