6. “London Calling” - The Clash
The Clash made a statement with “London Calling.” Recorded during a period of serious unjust in England’s capital, this song sought answers from the higher ups, and did it over a rocking reggae bassline and punk electric guitar riffs. The thing that made it such a groundbreaking anthem was that a whole generation of people felt the impact of what the lyrics were getting across. No wonder this is considered one of the biggest hits of the ’80s.