London Calling
The Clash
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London calling
Now don't look to us
Phoney Beatlemania
Has bitten the dust

1979
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Year
Peak Chart Position
  • the song was released as a single, but failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100
  • peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles chart in 1979
  • peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard Club Play Singles chart in 1980
  • ranks #15 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • from the album London Calling (1979)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • the title "London Calling" refers to the BBC World Service's station identification: "This is London calling ...", that was used during World War II, often in broadcasts to occupied countries
  • written by Mick Jones, Joe Strummer
  • produced by Guy Stevens
  • recorded at Wessex Studios, London, England
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