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?

This is the best song of this band... I think... Well the song should stay in the top of the list... And it should go to first place... It is more deserving than "any city" calling or whatever... People should not vote just because they have their country or city name... Bad voting... Not a good democrating

One of the best punk rock songs ever!
Same thing with London Calling - Ajkloth

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3Train In Vain

Cause of happiness which this song give, greeting to the clash fan's

Gotta love this song! Catchy beat, unique voice... please boost this to number one!

Truly believe that this is their best song. Catchy, powerful, and brilliant

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!

Laugh out loud it is catchy as HELL favorite The Clash SONG EVER F YA!

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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.

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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

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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...

Turning rebellion into money

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8I Fought the Law

My top five
London calling
I FOUGHT THE LAW
Should I stay or should I go
Train in vain
Complete control

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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.

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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

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11White Riot

11? Okay but it's awesome - RIDDLER2K15

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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.

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..

12th? This is so messed up. It's the best Clash song. Period.
I understand why London Calling will always rank number 1 on these lists, so I'm not so bothered by that, but not even 2nd, 3rd.. Not even top 10? Who votes on these things?

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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.

Something about the Spanish makes it my favorite. It is also fun to play on acoustic guitar.

Is the bast song from the clash (i'm from a Spanish speaker country)

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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?

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16Tommy Gun
17Bankrobber

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

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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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20Garageland
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