The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)

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"The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)"
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Single by The Jam
B-side "Pity Poor Alfie"
"Fever"
Released 6 September 1982
Length 3:34
Label Polydor (UK)
Writer(s) Paul Weller
The Jam singles chronology
"Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?"
(1982)
"The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)"
(1982)
"Beat Surrender"
(1982)
Rear cover
Rear cover of The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)

"The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)" is a single that was released by The Jam in September 1982. It reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.[1][2]

The backing vocals are provided by Jenny McKeown, lead singer of The Belle Stars.[3]

The man on the cover of this single is Vaughan Toulouse, singer of Department S.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jam: Singles". Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 277. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)" (Sleeve). London: Polydor. 1982. PEP 316. 
  4. ^ "What is the Chain?". bbc.co.uk. 2015-02-09. Retrieved 16 February 2017.