Iggy Pop, The Ramones, & The Clash Top ‘Best Punk Songs’ List

Singer Iggy Pop Performs With The Stooges After Being Honored With The Band During The 2010 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony In New York
Singer Iggy Pop performs with the Stooges after being honored with the band during the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, March 15, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY)

Chattanooga, TN – The Pulse:

Iggy Pop‘s David Bowie-co-produced 1977 classic “Lust For Life” topped the “Top 12 Best Punk Songs” list by the editors of Audio Ink Radio. Predictably, the Ramones followed Iggy with “Blitzkrieg Bop” from their 1976 self-titled debut and the Clash rounded out the Top Three with the title track to 1979’s London Calling.

Over the decades, Iggy Pop has garnered his fair share of good and bad press. Ultimately, he told us he’s happy with any positive feedback he gets for his music, regardless of where it comes from:

Just prior to his 2002 death, Clash frontman Joe Strummer admitted he was inspired to form the Clash by the Ramones:

Audio Ink Radio’s “Top 12 Best Punk Songs” list:

1. Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life” (1977)
2. The Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop” (1976)
3. The Clash – “London Calling” (1979)
4. Minor Threat – “Straight Edge” (1984)
7. The Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (1969)
8. The Sex Pistols – “Anarchy In The UK” (1976)
9. Bikini Kill – “Rebel Girl” (1992)
10. The Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen In Love” (1978)
11. Green Day – “Welcome To Paradise” (1991 and 1994)
12. Dead Kennedys – “Holiday In Cambodia” (1979)