500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Jam, 'That's Entertainment'
Writer: Paul Weller
Producers: Vic Coppersmith-Heaven, the Jam
Released: Nov. '80, Polydor
Non-single in the U.S.
The Jam had a long run of U.K. hits with their mod guitar flash – but they were too defiantly British for U.S. success. The lads hit hardest with this acoustic lament, with Weller brooding over the heartaches of everyday working-class life. His songwriting technique? "Coming home pissed from the pub and writing 'That’s Entertainment' in 10 minutes."
Appears on: Sound Affects (Polygram)