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November 13, 2019



With their first twenty hits on CBS,

The Clash entered the charts, in 77, on a roll.

When ‘White Riot’, appeared at No.38,

and at No.28, followed ‘Complete Control.’


In 78, came three more chart entries,

when, ‘Clash City Rockers’, peaked at No.35.

And then, ‘(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais’, made No.32,

and ending the year, ‘Tommy Gun’, at No.19 arrived.


In 79, again, three more singles made the chart –

firstly ‘English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home).

Followed by ‘The Cost Of Living EP’, at No.22,

with ‘London Calling’, making the No.11 roam.


In 80, ‘Bankrobber’, climbed to No.12,

and ‘Call Up’, was a Top 40 hit.

And beginning 81, ‘Hitsville UK’, peaked at No.56,

followed by ‘The Magnificent Seven’ – a No.34 fit.


Ending 81, came ‘This Radio Clash’, at No.47,

and in 82, ‘Know Your Rights’, enjoyed the No.43 scene.

And also in 82, ‘Rock The Casbah’ – a Top 30,

with ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’, at No.17.


In 85, ‘This Is England’, climbed to No.24,

and in 88, ‘I Fought The Law’, peaked at No.29.

And still in 88, ‘London Calling’, made No.46,

and in 90, ‘Return To Brixton’, reached the No.57 line.


In 91, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’, was a two week No.1 –

this time on the Columbia label,

as was ‘Rock The Casbah’, peaking at No.15,

and ‘London Calling’, at No.64, also from the Columbia stable.


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