The Jam discography

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The Jam discography
Studio albums 6
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 14
Video albums 6
EPs 3
Singles 19
B-sides 2
Tribute albums 1

This is the discography of the British band The Jam. The discography of The Jam consists of 6 studio albums, 3 live albums, 14 compilation albums, 6 videos, 1 tribute album, 3 extended plays, 19 hit singles and 16 re-issues, as well as two B-Sides. The band, who formed in 1972, didn't debut until five years later in 1977, when they released their debut studio album In the City, which entered at #20 place in the UK Albums Chart, and contained the title-track, "In the City". Their second album, This Is the Modern World, was the first to get into the Billboard Hot 200 (US Albums Chart), taking its place at 201 while at 20 in the UK Albums Chart. Their most successful studio album was their final album The Gift in 1982 which took its place at Number #1 in the UK and at #82 in the US.

The Jam were seen as the centre of mod revival culture during the 1970s to the 1980s, and the lead singer of the band, Paul Weller, was seen as The Modfather. The band separated in 1982, following ten years active, and five years of success. Shortly after the band's break-up, Weller went on to form The Style Council, before embarking on a solo career and releasing his first studio album, which was self-titled, in 1992.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
US
[2]
NZ
[3]
SE
[4]
NL
[5]
NO
[5]
CA
[6]
1977 In the City 20
This Is the Modern World
  • Released: 18 November 1977
  • Label: Polydor Records
22 201
1978 All Mod Cons
  • Released: 3 November 1978
  • Label: Polydor Records
6 204
1979 Setting Sons
  • Released: 16 November 1979
  • Label: Polydor Records
4 137 14 75
  • UK: Silver[7]
1980 Sound Affects
  • Released: 28 November 1980
  • Label: Polydor Records
2 72 2 17 39
1982 The Gift
  • Released: 12 March 1982
  • Label: Polydor Records
1 82 10 7 14 30 22
"—" denotes albums that did not chart or were not released in given country.

Live albums[edit]

Official Compilations[edit]

Box sets[edit]

Tribute albums[edit]

Videos and DVDs[edit]

  • Transglobal Unity Express (1982)
  • Start! (1983)
  • Greatest Hits (1991)
  • The Very Best of the Jam (1997)
  • The Complete Jam On Film 1977–1982 (2002)
  • The Complete Jam (2002/2003)
  • Punk Icons (2006)

Singles[edit]

Release date Title Album UK Singles[8] Australia[citation needed] Canada NZ Singles[9] Notes UK reissues
1980 1983 1991 1997 2002
29 April 1977 "In the City" In the City 40 The only Jam single to chart higher as a reissue than as an original release in the UK, reaching number 36 in 2002.[10] 40 47 36
15 July 1977 "All Around the World" 13 43 38
28 October 1977 "The Modern World" This Is the Modern World 36 52 51
3 March 1978 "News of the World" 27 53 39
18 August 1978 "David Watts" /
"'A' Bomb in Wardour Street"
All Mod Cons 25 54 50
13 October 1978 "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" 15 30
9 March 1979 "Strange Town" 15 44 42
17 August 1979 "When You're Young" 17 53
26 October 1979 "The Eton Rifles" Setting Sons 3 50 54
14 March 1980 "Going Underground" /
"Dreams of Children"
1 50 28 "Dreams of Children" did not chart in Australia or NZ. 21
15 August 1980 "Start!" Sound Affects 1 50 62
January 1981 "That's Entertainment" 21 50 34 Charted in UK as an import-only single in 1981. 60 57
29 May 1981 "Funeral Pyre" 4 72 82
16 October 1981 "Absolute Beginners" 4 35 83
29 January 1982 "Town Called Malice" /
"Precious"
The Gift 1 15 19 14 In Canada, NZ, and for UK reissue, only "Town Called Malice" charted. 73
21 June 1982 "Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" 8 Charted in UK as an import-only single.
6 September 1982 "The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)" 2 91 50 30
22 November 1982 "Beat Surrender" 1 35 35

In Australia, the songs "Going Underground", "The Eton Rifles", "That's Entertainment" and "Start!" made up an Australia-only EP entitled 4 Side Affects. This EP charted at #50 on the Australian singles chart, and all four tracks from it are considered to have peaked at #50.[citation needed]

US EPs[edit]

US Singles[edit]

  • "Start" – 1980, #75 Dance Music/Club Play Singles
  • "A Town Called Malice" – 1982, #31 Mainstream Rock
  • "Precious"/"A Town Called Malice" – 1982, #45 Dance Music/Club Play Singles

(Note: EPs are ranked on the Billboard album chart, not the singles chart.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JAM – The Official Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. 
  2. ^ "The Jam". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography The Jam". charts.org.nz. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography The Jam". swedishcharts.com. 
  5. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "The Jam – The Gift". dutchcharts.nl. 
  6. ^ "RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  7. ^ a b c d e [1] Archived August 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 277. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. 
  10. ^ "The Jam". The Official Chart Company.