|Single by The Jam|
|Released||26 November 1982|
|The Jam singles chronology|
"Beat Surrender" was The Jam's final single released on 26 November 1982.
It became the band's fourth #1 UK single for two weeks in December 1982. The 7" was backed by the B-side "Shopping". A double 7" and 12" single version was available with additional studio cover versions of The Chi-Lites' "Stoned Out Of My Mind", Curtis Mayfield's classic "Move On Up", and Edwin Starr's "War".
It was not included on any of the band's six studio albums. In the U.S., it appeared on the five-track EP, Beat Surrender (Polydor 810751), which peaked at #171 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The decision for the Jam's final single was between "Beat Surrender", "Doctor Love*" (which Weller wrote but instead gave to Bananarama for their album Deep Sea Skiving) and "A Solid Bond In Your Heart", later a Style Council single in 1983. The Jam's version of "A Solid Bond In Your Heart" was not released until 1992 on the Extras album, although Rick Buckler, the Jam's drummer, claimed that the Style Council had pinched his original drum track recording.
- Dr. Love was also recorded by Tracey Young, a singer on Paul Weller's respond label, for her Album, 'Far From the Hurting Kind. Weller was credited on the LP as Jake Fluckery, a pseudonym that Weller used on more than one occasion, even on his own Style Council records. Most noticebly on the 'Spring, Summer, Autumn. track on the 12" version of 'My Ever Chaniging Moods.'
The Sleeve (Bag) for the Single, including the 12" and the Double Single Pack featured Gill Price, Weller's girlfriend at the time.
"I Don't Wanna Dance" by Eddy Grant
|UK number one single
4 December 1982 - 18 December 1982
"Save Your Love" by Renée and Renato