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The Clash

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

  • Rock
  • Punk
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Bass
song from
  • 1982
  • 1991
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 1978

“Should I Stay or Should I Go” is a song by the English punk rock band The Clash, from their album Combat Rock. It was written in 1981 and featured Mick Jones on lead vocals. It became the band’s only number-one single on the UK Singles Chart, a decade after it was originally released. In November 2004, it was ranked at 228 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2009 it was ranked 42nd on VH1’s program 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. The tune leans towards more of a retro punk rock sound than most of the other tracks on the album. Though many legends have arisen about what the song is about (one of which is Jones’ impending dismissal from The Clash in 1983), it is actually about a rocky personal relationship between Jones and singer Ellen Foley that would soon... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Yo me enfrio o lo sufro ... Should I stay or should I go ... Should I stay or should I go now

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This song is listed #228 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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