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London Calling by The Clash

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It was in this week in 1979...

that a partial meltdown occurred at a Pennsylvanian nuclear power station. The Three-Mile Island accident inspired the "nuclear error" reference in this song. That is why London Calling by The Clash is our single of the week.

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WOW's Top 20 singles from 1984. The year of...

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WOW's Top 20 Singles from 1983


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Indulge in a little nostalgia. Rewind to 1977 and relive the music and events that defined the year.