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ALBUMS BY CLASH, PRINCE NAMED GREATEST OF 1980S

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Rock band The Clash's "London Calling" and rock star Prince's "Purple Rain" topped a list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s picked by the editors of Rolling Stone.

The Clash, a now defunct band whose lyrics became the staple of the punk movement, recorded "London Calling" in 1980.The rest of the top 10 are: "Purple Rain," by Prince and the Revolution; "The Joshua Tree," by the U2; "Remain in Light," by the Talking Heads; "Grace-land," by Paul Simon; "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen; "Thriller," by Michael Jackson; "Murmur," by R.E.M.; "Shoot Out the Lights," by Richard and Linda Thompson; and "Tracy Chapman," by Tracy Chapman.