Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Clash's Greatest Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

The Clash perform in Monterey, California.
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August 9, 2013 3:00 PM ET

The classic lineup of the Clash broke up after just seven years, but in that time, they released a stunning amount of great music. Their 1991 box set Clash on Broadway was just three CDs, and it barely scratched the surface. On September 10th, they're finally getting it right with Sound System: The Clash, a whopping 13-disc collection that gathers all their recorded songs along with live cuts, demos, outtakes and rarely seen videos.

500 Greatest Albums of All Time: The Clash, 'The Clash'

Now we have a question for you: What is your favorite Clash song? Feel free to pick a huge hit like "Rock the Casbah," a fan-favorite like "Lost in the Supermarket" or a deep cut like "Junkie Slip." We'll even count selections from Cut the Crap, even though that's half a Clash album at best. Please only vote once, and only for a single song. 

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekend rock hashtag. 

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