Best Songs from The Clash


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1London 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.

London Calling are the real PUNK band... And this song is something PUNK should listen to..

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2Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Yeah best song by them

This song is so addicting and easy as well - sharm7064

Universally brilliant, need I say more.

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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!

Great song. Can relate to my love life

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4Rock the Casbah

Try listening this song making an effort on feeling what Strummer felt when recording. The clash made history with this song

I love this song so much I listened it around 150 times already. I think it really should be number 1. Its catchy, has great melody and is awesome overall!

Catchiest song of all time. Period.

Its in my memory in a good times!

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5The Guns of Brixton

This song rarely makes top 10 lists. It's so great! The bass is as good as "London Calling". Its lyrics are amazing and pre-date (inspired? ) the 1980's Brixton riots. Seriously the lyrics are punk as hell! The harmony they do during the chorus is also phenomenal. The Clash have some terrific songs, but this is by far their best.

Greatest mix of reggae and punk

How is this song fifth! This is by far the best song here.

6Death 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. - edshu33

A great song, one of my favorites

I like this song. A lot

7(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...

Definitive Clash musically and lyrically. The best 4 minute summation of what The Clash are and will always be remembered as.

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8I 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.

9Lost 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 :). - AlfredFJones

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

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. - Esteluki

their best short, sharp punk anthem - welshyboy

My first clash song I'm 11

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The Contenders

11White Riot

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

12Straight to Hell

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.

One of the most heartfelt songs I have ever heard

Only song that's had me hooked first time I heard it

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13Spanish 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


Thé best andré thé Orly one

15Complete Control

I like about 97% of Clash songs release before Cut the Crap (they are my favorite band), but this has to be my all time favorite, because it just defines them so much, plus it is really fun.

You idiots. Do you see the number of London Calling filler above this song?

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.

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16Tommy Gun

Broke so many stereotypes in the uk at the time

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Better than london calling

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.

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