The Modern World

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"The Modern World"
Single by The Jam
from the album This Is the Modern World
B-side "Sweet Soul Music", "Back in My Arms Again", "Bricks and Mortar"
Released 28 October 1977
Genre Mod revival, Punk rock
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Paul Weller
Producer(s) Vic Smith and Chris Parry
The Jam singles chronology
"All Around the World"
"The Modern World"
"News of the World"
Rear cover
Rear cover of This is the Modern World

"The Modern World" was a single released by the British group The Jam on 28 October 1977, released as the first and only single from the band's second album This Is the Modern World.

Backed by the tracks "Sweet Soul Music", and "Back in My Arms Again" recorded live at London's 100 Club on 11 September 1977, it reached No. 36 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The single version had slightly changed lyrics, replacing the words "I don't give two fucks about your review" with "I don't give a damn about your review".


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

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