The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. They had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits.
The Very Best of The Jam is the third greatest hits package from The Jam and was released in 1997. It features all of The Jam's singles in chronological order.
Classic line-up: Paul Weller – vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, Rick Buckler – drums, percussion, Bruce Foxton – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals.
Other members: Steve Brookes – lead guitar (1972–1976), Dave Waller – rhythm guitar (1972–1973).
1.In the City (Single version) from In the City
2.All Around the World Single release only
3.The Modern World from This Is the Modern World
4.News of the World Single release only
5.David Watts from All Mod Cons
6.'A' Bomb in Wardour Street (single version) from All Mod Cons
7.Down in the Tube Station at Midnight (Single edit) All Mod Cons
8.Strange Town Single release only
9.When You're Young Single release only
10.The Eton Rifles (Single edit) from Setting Sons
11.Going Underground Single release only
12.Dreams of Children Single release only
13.Start! from Sound Affects
14.That's Entertainment from Sound Affects
15.Funeral Pyre (Original single version) Single release only
16.Absolute Beginners Single release only
17.Town Called Malice from The Gift
18.Precious (7" version) from The Gift
19.Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero? from The Gift
20.The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow) Single release only
21.Beat Surrender Single release only