The Clash’s 40 greatest songs ranked!

Forty years on from the London Calling album, we rate the best tracks by the genre-hopping punks 40. 1977 (1977) A historical artefact, not for the proto-punk music, but because the lyrics epitomise the new waves perceived threat to the old guard. No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones / In 1977, sang Joe Strummer, hardly about to let his love of such pop greats get in the way of punks declaration of year zero. 39. White Riot (1977) Guitarist Mick Jones now dislikes the first Clash single, its lyrics…

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