|Single by The Jam|
|from the album Snap!|
|Released||22 November 1982|
|Genre||Mod revival, pop soul, power pop|
|The Jam singles chronology|
Paul Weller, the lead vocalist/frontman of The Jam wrote the song as a valediction for the end of the band's career, which he broke up by walking away from shortly after its release. "I wanted it to be a statement, a final clarion call saying: Right, we're stopping, you take it on from here."
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 "Move on Up", and Edwin Starr's "War".
"Beat Surrender" was not included on any of the band's six studio albums. In the U.S.A., it appeared on the five-track EP, Beat Surrender (Polydor 810751), which peaked at No. 171 on the Billboard 200 album chart in April 1983.
The sleeve for the single, including the 12" and the double single pack, featured Gill Price, Weller's girlfriend at the time.
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- "Jam, The – Beat Surrender (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 416. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- 'Interview with Paul Weller, 'Mojo' magazine, June 2015.
- Interview with Paul Weller, 'Mojo' magazine, June 2015.
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- "Style Council, The – My Ever Changing Moods (12" vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
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4 December 1982 – 18 December 1982
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