Best Songs from The Clash


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The Top Ten

London Calling
When I first heard this song, I was floored. The line 'London is drowning and I, (I) live by the river' have more meaning behind it than just something to keep itself knocking around your head. As for the comment about it being highly rated because of having London in the name: you miss the point entirely. The song isn't up here because it has London in the name, it's up here because it holds meaning and gives us a glimpse into the feeling of the time; something that you'll be hard pressed to find in many songs.
The beginning of the only album that could ever give Sgt. Pepper a run for his money. This is the greatest moment in punk history.
A nuclear error but I have no fear... Great moment, this song is a perfect, apocalyptic, cynical representation of the fearful, paranoid feeling that gained the inhabitants of the English capital in those troubled times. Best song by the band, and one of the best songs ever.
[Newest]London Calling are the real PUNK band... And this song is something PUNK should listen to..

2Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Yeah best song by them
This song is so addicting and easy as well


Universally brilliant, need I say more.

3Train In Vain
Cause of happiness which this song give, greeting to the clash fan's
This song is their best but not their most famous
Gotta love this song! Catchy beat, unique voice... please boost this to number one!
[Newest]Great tune, great lyrics. I can relate my love life to the song's lyrics

4Rock the Casbah
Try listening this song making an effort on feeling what Strummer felt when recording. The clash made history with this song
Catchiest song of all time. Period.
Its in my memory in a good times!

5The Guns of Brixton
Greatest mix of reggae and punk
How is this song fifth! This is by far the best song here.

6(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
Awesome. Just such an amazing beat and a great feel to it that puts it higher than even London CALLING itself!
Straight to Hell is my favorite but this one should definitely be higher as well
Not just the best Clash song, but the best rock song ever written. The new groups are not concerned with what there is to be learnt...
[Newest]Best song by the only band that ever mattered

7Death or Glory
I really liked the lyrics--not just because it's a song about selling out, but because it leaves the listener with jurisdiction to draw a lot of conclusions about its meaning. It also has a great melody, and the part in the middle in which the music seems to stop for a time before picking itself back up is amazing.


A great song, one of my favorites

8Lost In the Super Market
I can't believe that this isn't on the list! Granted it isn't their best song (not even in the top ten), but to not include it at all is unforgivable. Mick's vocals have never been better on this song. Plus it's a great anti-consumerism. X
This is one of the best songs ever. It's also a song I can relate to :).


You guys know what this song is about? Its about life, and the sensations it gives you. This song is so deep.

9I Fought the Law
My top five
London calling
Should I stay or should I go
Train in vain
Complete control
Simply awesome one of the greatest songs
How this song SHOULD have recorded initially.

10Career Opportunities
This is my favourite song, because it's great old punk whacking with great melody. Songs from London Calling are maybe advanced and all, but this is old punk which I like
My personal favourite. It's the perfect punk song: fast and furious.


their best short, sharp punk anthem


[Newest]My first clash song I'm 11

The Contenders

11Straight to Hell
One of the most heartfelt songs I have ever heard
I like a lot of Clash songs more than this one, but to see it this far down on the list...M.I.A. would be very sad, to say the least.
This is one of their best.. Maybe not so popular as London calling and should I stay or should I go but desevse to be on the top ten.. Every hardcore clash fan knows this song..
[Newest]Only song that's had me hooked first time I heard it

12Spanish Bombs
Spanish bombs has a great beat, and is vastly underrated. Also it is in the best album ever. Listen to this song then rethink your previous review.
Is the bast song from the clash (i'm from a spanish speaker country)
Power and passion personified in fine poetry

13Complete Control
Seriously HOW is this not #2? It is one of the best punk songs ever
It should actually be 1. One of the greatest punk songs ever.
The greatest punk song of all time

Broke so many stereotypes in the uk at the time
Ahh ahh ah ah ah ah oh oh oh oh oh oh
Better than london calling

15White Riot
White riot
I wanna riot
White riot
A riot of my own!

16Police On My Back
Top 5 con claridad absoluta.

Thé best andré thé Orly one

18The Magnificent Seven
Love it. My favorite song by The Clash. I love the bass riff and the whole idea of the song. It's got a mixture of punk, reggae and rap. It shouldn't work, but it works brilliantly.
Should be on # 1!

19Tommy Gun

20Rudie Can't Fail
I love this song like complete control. This song have so many layer and I can talk about that for many years. It's comedy and tragedy.

21Clash City Rockers
I think this is just the most punk song they have. It's pure energy and I like it far more than some of their main songs. "Clash city rockers" shows the spirit of punk rock band.

22Hitsville U.K.

23The Card Cheat

24Janie Jones

25I'm So Bored With the U.S.A.

26The Right Profile
This song gets me super pumped when I listen to it. It has an awesome buildup.

Just so catchy, why the hell is it so far down this list?!
Simpy a great song. It has a wonderful solo and an upbeat tempo. I just love it.

28Wrong 'Em Boyo

29Washington Bullets

30London's Burning
It's just one of their best

31Guns On the Roof

32Safe European Home

33Lover's Rock

34Police & Thieves
I love this song wich was also song by others groups in reggae version.

35Know Your Rights
Sharp protest song. Punk to the core, still maintains its wit.

36English Civil War

37Stay Free
Such a good song

38This Is Radio Clash
This song is their best song. It shows their diversity in the genre and it is just utterly amazing. I love this song and love jamming to it 24/7! Can't believe it's so low on this list. Shame!
An incredible song. So underrated

39Armagideon Time

So, I think it is the best song in their first album. Awesome part from 2:17.

41Lose This Skin
One of the best fore sure

42Koka Kola

43Somebody Got Murdered

44Peer Pressure

45Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad

46Hate & War

47Capital Radio One


49Remote Control

50What's My Name

51Car Jamming

52This Is England
In my opinion a severely underrated song, sure it's not exactly what The Clash used to be, but give Joe Strummer credit. His vocals sound amazing on this song, a nice curtain call for one of the greatest bands of all time

53The Prisoner
Is not in the top50? It's my favourite!
Lives in camden town

54Four Horsemen

55I'm Not Down

56Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
One of their catchiest tunes albeit not one of their most famous. Wish this was on the list to begin with! Everyone who hasn't heard this song should do it right now. Love love love this song!

57Stop the World

58Jimmy Jazz
By far one of the most underrated songs I have heard.
This song is amazing
Better than London calling, sorry.

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