All Around the World (The Jam song)

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"All Around The World"
All Around the World (The Jam song).jpg
Single by The Jam
B-side "Carnaby Street"
Released 15 July 1977
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:26
Writer(s) Paul Weller (All Around The World), Bruce Foxton (Carnaby Street)
Producer(s) Vic Smith and Chris Parry
The Jam singles chronology
"In the City"
(1977)
"All Around the World"
(1977)
"The Modern World"
(1977)
Music video
"All Around the World" on YouTube

"All Around the World" was a single released by The Jam on 15 July 1977 and reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The single was backed by the B-side, "Carnaby Street," and was released between the debut album, In the City, and the band's second album, This Is the Modern World.

The song is often erroneously thought to be featured in Abigail's Party, coming from the party held next door by the unseen title character. The song is question was "Natch" by a session band called Midas Touch, featured on the library music LP Heavy Group Activity / Light Group Activity (1974).

The song was also featured in A Year in Yellow, a documentary aired on Sky Atlantic, about British cyclist Bradley Wiggins attempts to win the 2012 Tour de France. Wiggins, who is a self-confessed fan of The Jam, can be heard listening to it in his hotel room in the days leading up to the Tour.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton.

No. Title Length
1. "All Around the World" 2:26
2. "Carnaby Street" 2:28
Total length: 4:54

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 277. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.