80s Song of the Day: Rock the Casbah by The Clash

By order of the prophet
We ban that boogie sound
Degenerate the faithful
With that crazy Casbah sound

rock the casbahRock the Casbah by The Clash was released on June 11, 1982, with Long Time Jerk as the B side. It was the third single released from the album Combat Rock.

The song reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (The Clash’s only Top 10 hit in the U.S.) and No. 30 on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for the song.

 

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