500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Jam, 'That's Entertainment'

313. 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)

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