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.
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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 watever... People should not vote just because they have their country or city name... Bad voting... Not a good democrating
Yeah best song by them
This song is so addicting and easy as well


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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!
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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
Catchiest song of all time. Period.
It makes you wanna dance all day, and all night!
Rock the Casbah!
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5(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
What a difficult choice... But this is the one that does it for me. I have a soft spot for "the card cheat" too.
But this was MY London anthem.
Straight to Hell is my favorite but this one should definitely be higher as well
Awesome. Just such an amazing beat and a great feel to it that puts it higher than even London CALLING itself!
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6The Guns of Brixton
Greatest mix of reggae and punk
How is this song fifth! This is by far the best song here.
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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
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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.
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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 :).


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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10Complete Control
Seriously HOW is this not #2? It is one of the best punk songs ever
The greatest punk song of all time
How isn't in in 2nd?
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The Contenders

11Career 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
their best short, sharp punk anthem


My personal favourite. It's the perfect punk song: fast and furious.


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12Straight 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..
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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
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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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15Police On My Back
Top 5 con claridad absoluta.
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16White Riot
White riot
I wanna riot
White riot
A riot of my own!
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17The 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!
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Thé best andré thé Orly one
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19Rudie 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.
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20Clash 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.
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21Tommy Gun Listen to sample

22The Card Cheat Listen to sample

23Janie Jones Listen to sample

24Hitsville U.K. Listen to sample

25The Right Profile Listen to sample

26I'm So Bored With the U.S.A. Listen to sample

Simpy a great song. It has a wonderful solo and an upbeat tempo. I just love it.
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28Washington Bullets Listen to sample

29Wrong 'Em Boyo Listen to sample

30Guns On the Roof Listen to sample

31London's Burning
It's just one of their best
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32Lover's Rock Listen to sample

33Police & Thieves
I love this song wich was also song by others groups in reggae version.
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34English Civil War Listen to sample

35Safe European Home Listen to sample

36Stay Free
How is this not further up?
How is this not further up?
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37Know Your Rights
Sharp protest song. Punk to the core, still maintains its wit.
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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
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39Armagideon Time Listen to sample

So, I think it is the best song in their first album. Awesome part from 2:17.
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41Lose This Skin
One of the best fore sure
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42Somebody Got Murdered Listen to sample

43Ivan 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!
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44Peer Pressure

45Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad Listen to sample

46Hate & War Listen to sample

47Koka Kola Listen to sample

48Capital Radio One

49Garageland Listen to sample

50Remote Control Listen to sample

51What's My Name Listen to sample

52Car Jamming Listen to sample

53This 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

54The Prisoner
Is not in the top50? It's my favourite!
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55Jimmy Jazz Listen to sample

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