Who Sang Ivan Meets G.I. Joe? The Clash

The Clash Sandinista! cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Topper Headon
release date: 1980-12-12
length: 3:06
producer: The Clash
vocal: Topper Headon
Anything we should know about your change?
So you're on the floor at fifty-four
Think you can last at the Palace
Does your body go to the to and fro?
But tonight's the night or didn't you know
That Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe

He tried his tricks that Ruskie bear
The United Nations said it's all fair
He did the radiation he did the chemical plague
But he could not win with a cossack spin

The Vostok Bomb the Stalin strike
He tried every move he tried to hitch hike
He drilled a hole like a Russian star
He made every move in his repertoire

When Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe

Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe

Now it was G.I. Joe's turn to blow
He turned it on cool and slow
He tried a payphone call to the Pentagon
A radar scan a leviathan

He wiped the Earth clean as a plate
What does it take to make a Ruskie break?
But the crowd are bored and off they go
Over the road to watch China blow

Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe
Ivan meets G.I. Joe



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Magnificent Seven
  • 2 Hitsville U.K.
  • 3 Junco Partner
  • 4 Ivan Meets G.I. Joe
  • 5 The Leader
  • 6 Something About England
  • 7 Rebel Waltz
  • 8 Look Here
  • 9 The Crooked Beat
  • 10 Somebody Got Murdered
  • 11 One More Time
  • 12 One More Dub
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Lightning Strikes (Not Once but Twice)
  • 2 Up in Heaven (Not Only Here)
  • 3 Corner Soul
  • 4 Let’s Go Crazy
  • 5 If Music Could Talk
  • 6 The Sound of Sinners
  • 7 Police on My Back
  • 8 Midnight Log
  • 9 The Equaliser
  • 10 The Call Up
  • 11 Washington Bullets
  • 12 Broadway
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Lose This Skin
  • 2 Charlie Don’t Surf
  • 3 Mensforth Hill
  • 4 Junkie Slip
  • 5 Kingston Advice
  • 6 The Street Parade
  • 7 Version City
  • 8 Living in Fame
  • 9 Silicone on Sapphire
  • 10 Version Pardner
  • 11 Career Opportunities
  • 12 Shepherds Delight

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin