That's Entertainment

Paul Weller spins the mod take on the working man's blues in this list of the everyday realities that comprised life for both the blue-collar workers and restless adolescents in the U.K. circa 1980. Though never released as a British single during the Jam's lifetime, the song's realistic imagery resonated so deeply with listeners the song still reached the U.K. charts three separate times as an import or reissue. The secret to the songs powerful lyrics, according to Weller? "Coming home pissed from the pub and writing 'That's Entertainment' in 10 minutes," he said.