The Top 5 From the Only Band That Matters

So right now I’m drinking some vodka’s and listening to The Clash(yeah thats right there is a “The” in the name) and it occured to me that I really really really love The Clash. After all I do have the london calling cover as a tattoo. So all you City Rockers, what are your top 5 Clash songs. Mine are as follows in no particular order,
1-Police & Theives
2-Rudie Can’t Fail
3-White Man(in Hammersmith Palais)
5-Atom Tan
So lets here your Top 5 from the four horsemen

Hm, that’s a tough one…

Safe European Home
Train in Vain
Police and Theives
Straight to Hell
This is Radio Clash

Just a few of my favs, but hard to choose!

English Civil War
I Fought The Law
Protex Blue
White Riot
Complete Control
London Calling {if only for the bit where Strummer barks “Now get this!”}

White Riot
Janie Jones
White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)
Lost In The Supermarket
Spanish Bombs

1-2 Crush On You
London Calling
This Is Radio Clash
Tommy Gun
Should I Stay or Should I Go (for it’s effervescent ordinariness)

Hitsville UK
Car Jamming
I’m So Bored with the USA
The Card Cheat…no, Death or Glory…no, The Right Profile…no, wait, Washington Bullets…

From the Poll 51 - Week 33 From The Old Top 6@6 Clash/BAD Poll
1979 ** London Calling ** - 18 Votes
1979 ** Train In Vain ** - 17 Votes
1977 ** I Fought The Law ** - 14 Votes
1977 ** White Riot ** - 11 Votes
1979 ** Rudie Can’t Fail ** - 11 Votes
1982 ** Rock The Casbah ** - 10 Votes
1982 ** Should I Stay Or Should I Go? ** - 10 VotesAs selected by 35 Dopers with 6 Votes Each. Seeing that the phenomenon know as The Clash is history…my guess is those results would vary much

White Riot
Janie Jones
Rudy Can’t Fail
Lost in the Supermarket
London Calling

Oh, wait, I’m already over…

regardless…bonus track

Jimmy Jazz

Jimmy Jazz / Brand New Cadillac / Hateful (I’m counting these as one song because they come consecutively on London Calling, and you can’t stop me!)
What’s My Name
I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.
Hate & War
Career Opportunities

I’m making my top 5 list before I read the replies(not in order):

Let’s Go Crazy
Every Little Bit Hurts
White Man In Hammersmith Palais
Guns Of Brixton
One More Time

Wow Iggy, That has to be the coolest tat I ever heard of. Got a pic?

There’s a couple songs off Cut The Crap (an album thats a million times better than Combat Rock) that would have been amazing if the arrangment/production wasn’t so horrible. Someone should take the rough mixes from that album and make a masterpiece out of it.

London Calling (oh, the ominous tones of that opening bass line…)
Guns of Brixton (ditto)
Lost in the Supermarket
**Should I Stay or Should I Go? **

  1. White man in Hammersmith Palais
  2. Complete Control
  3. Garageland
  4. London Calling
  5. Rudie can’t fail
  1. Safe European Home
  2. Career Opportunities
  3. Lost in the Super Market
  4. Capital Radio 1 or 2 I dont remember
  5. Rudie Can’t Fail

You know I never thought of getting a picture of any of my tattoos. I think that I will attempt to do so in the near future. Well heres another of my top 5 faves from the last gang in town
1-Guns on the Roof
2-Complete Control
3-Armagideon Times

  1. White Man in Hammersmith Palais
  2. Complete Control
  3. Rudie Can’t Fail
  4. The Guns of Brixton
  5. Train in Vain

With “Hateful” and “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” as bonus tracks (especially the part in "SISoSIG where it speeds up).

I think mine’s going to be a bit weird -

Hitsville UK
Bankrobber (esp. the 10" dub version)
Tommy Gun
White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)
This is Radio Clash (tied with) The Magnificent Seven

Complete Control
Capitol Radio One
London Calling
Rudie Can’t Fail
Death or Glory

or maybe

Janie Jones
White Man (in Hammersmith Palais)
City of the Dead

Honorable mention to The Street Parade & Straight to Hell, which always get me right there.

I must admit I get a little misty when I see the Strummer mural on Avenue A and 7th. Sigh.

Stay Free
White Man (In Hammersmith Palais)
Safe European Home
Spanish Bombs
Hitsville UK

In no particular order:

London Calling
Train in Vain
White Man in Hammersmith Palais
The Guns of Brixton
Know Your Rights

I once played bass in an informal “band” that did “Wrong 'em Boyo” as a waltz. With harmony vocals.