|Single by The Jam|
|Released||29 May 1981|
|Writer(s)||Rick Buckler, Bruce Foxton and Paul Weller|
|The Jam singles chronology|
Funeral Pyre is the only single co-written by the band, and only the second song which has writing credits for all three members, the other being "Music for the Last Couple" which features on the Sound Affects album.
The song does not appear on any of the band's studio albums. In the US, it appeared on the five-track EP The Jam (Polydor PX-1-503), which peaked at No. 176 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The video was shot at Horsell Common, near Woking. A sandpit (which had earlier featured in H.G. Wells War of the Worlds) was used for the location of the bonfire used to accompany the official music video.