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"London Calling" is a song by the British punk rock band The Clash. It was released as a single from the band's 1979 double album London Calling. This apocalyptic, politically charged rant features the band's famous combination of reggae basslines and punk electric guitar and vocals.

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The song was written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. The title alludes to the BBC World Service's station identification: "This is London calling …", that was used during World War… read more

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London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard, you boys and…

The Clash - London Calling Lyrics

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