Top 5 songs: The Clash edition
Like many of you, I am a big fan of the Best Singles series of posts here at Kulturblog. However, some bands have so many good songs that it seems a shame to have to pick just one. So in this post I thought we could mix that Best Singles series with the old Top 5 series Rusty used to run and list the top 5 songs from some great bands. In the comments you can list your top 5 favorite song in countdown order and include your reasons for liking the songs as well as the reasons for the order your chose. Also, if a link to the song is available please include that as well so we can all listen (if it hasn’t been linked to already). Last, if you can’t think of 5 songs for your list feel free to just count down your top 3 or whatever.
First band up: The Clash
Here are my top 5:
#5 — I Fought The Law.
This was my toughest choice — mostly because choosing it meant a lot of songs didn’t make the cut at all. It is a cover, but a cover done right. That means it is different than the original but not worse.
#4 — Lost in the Supermarket
I love this song. Not really very punk rock at all but a great melody that shows off the superb musicianship of The Clash.
#3 — Rock the Casbah
This is one of those songs that actually deserved to be a big hit.
#2 — Clampdown
I never tire of Clampdown. “Hot Longy Long!”
#1 — Train in Vain
This one belongs in the pantheon of best rock songs of all time in my opinion.
What you got?