Best The Jam Songs

I've been waiting for this list for quite a while so I thought I'd make my own.

The Top Ten

1 Going Underground

This is such a great song

The best of a fantastic bunch

I agree

I don't here the song yet.. I don't know what I'm talking ABOUT and I'm only listen to Avenged Sevenfold for my entire life..

2 Town Called Malice

This is the Jam's most famous song. Appeared in so many films! Its so good. For me, its definitely in the top spot. Every instrument in the song is key! LOVE WELLER'S VOICE!

Don't get me wrong, I love the jam and their style, but I like this so much because it is different. The gift has a totally different style and this is the best on it. Great lyrics, such an upbeat dancy song.

The jam at their best

Best Jam song EVER!

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3 Down in the Tube Station at Midnight

Brilliant commentary. Brilliant music. "Atheist nutter."

Because they took the keys and she'll think its me...

A true masterpiece! One of The Jam's and England's most brilliant song. Needs to be in the number one spot!
'And I'm down in the tube station at midnight oh whoa oh ohh ohh! ' <--- iconic land famous lyrics in England.
Its our country's national anthem!

I copied the lyrics to this song for some English homework at school back in 1979. I then finished the homework with my own words. Teachers comments were " a stunning beginning and middle section but failed miserably towards the end" Sorry Mr Jones (teacher)

Fred Cannock

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4 That's Entertainment

England's best song along with Bittersweet Symphony. Should easily be placed at no. 1! This song represents all that The Jam were about.

Best Jam track of all time in my opinion

One of the coolest songs ever... !

Bought the LP on release back in 1980 I believe. Still have it and still love it, brilliant lyrics evoke a melancholy, dreary Englishness (in my mind anyway down here in Melbourne) Weller may be right when he said the demo is better.

As far a Tube Station, why was our protagonist and his wife having dinner and drinks after midnight?

"I've a little money and a take away curry
I'm on my way home to my wife
She'll be lining up the cutlery
You know she's expecting me
Polishing the glasses and pulling out the cork
And I'm down in the tube station at midnight"

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5 The Eton Rifles

Class warfare, in suburban tones with English inferiority complex built-in

Almost as good as the clash

6 Start

Kind of stunned this is not in the top ten. It's got the catchy Beatles Taxman riff and some good lines "If we communicate for just two minutes only that would be A...Start! "

One of the first singles I owned, with 'Lisa Radley' on the B side

7 Beat Surrender

Best ever x

8 The Modern World
9 The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)
10 Strange Town

Fantastic song from the best band ever

The Contenders

11 When You're Young

Absolutely love this song. Lyrics are fantastic and guitar tops it off. Still get goose bumps listening to it

Awesome song- its what I play to feel better.

The greatest in a great run of singles from Tue Station to Going Underground. Pure pop genius.

12 Absolute Beginners
13 In the City

Great song. Fast, melodic, a great blend of their earlier punk and later pop sound

Is the best song of The Jam even better than Town called Malice

A famed song by The Jam, and rightly so. Has to be their number 1!

14 The Butterfly Collector

Almost hypnotic in its verses. Beautiful.

Sneery lyrics... haunting tempo changes... a masterpiece

15 Ghosts

Good that it is in the top ten but, it EASILY HAS TO BE IN THE TOP THREE! This song is a mix of their slow singing and melodic guitar, making it one of their best. VOTE UP!

Simply his best Jam poetry

Wonderful thought provoking tune. Loved it as a 15 yr old as I do today.

16 Funeral Pyre
17 English Rose

My favourite song of all time! So slow and peaceful. The singing is angelic. On of the world's best songs. Has to be in the top three of any list. It makes me cry! Such a piece of art.

A truly beautiful song from The Jam.

Beautiful acoustic tune

18 Just Who is the 5 O'Clock Hero?
19 Private Hell

Incredibly powerful lyrics. Intense energy. Quite simply, in my humble opinion, the best Jam song ever

20 Man In the Corner Shop

Classic suburban song!

I think this is a amazingly catchy song - one of my favourites - so why is it #16?

One of my favourite Jam songs. The song still brings tears to my eyes. A soaring La la la la la chorus that takes you aeay to other places. You can't listen to this without being moved

21 News of the World

How is this not on the list?

Mock the week theme song - mneilan

22 In the Crowd

Was always my favourite one

23 Burning Sky
24 Little Boy Soldiers
25 To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)

My favorite song by them

26 Monday

By far my favorite

27 It's Too Bad

An often overlook song that needs way more recognition. Definitely deserves to be in the top three spots. Awesome track.

28 Liza Radley

Everything about this song is amazing; the guitar, bass and singing. My favourite song of all time and should definitely be number 1 on this list.

29 Saturday's Kids

One of their most iconic rock songs, so upbeat and quick. Love Paul Weller's voice in it. This shows off The Jam's true quality. One of the best bands to have ever existed.

30 Boy About Town

Should be in the top five for more. Always reminds me of my youth. The song is a mix of everything that The jam had to offer. Such fun lyrics and a fun beat. One of my all time favourites.

31 Pretty Green
32 I've Changed My Address
33 David Watts

Better than the original Kinks versions!

34 Dead End Street

Another song better than the original!

35 Mr. Clean
36 Life from a Window
37 The Place I Love

I'm making a stand against the world. There's those who would hurt us if they heard

38 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street

Best song they made, so catchy

39 Scrape Away
40 Thick as Thieves
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List Stats

300 votes
40 listings
7 years, 43 days old

Top Remixes

1. Going Underground
2. Town Called Malice
3. Start
1. Going Underground
2. Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
3. That's Entertainment


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