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News Of The World by The Jam

Updated on March 8, 2014

The Jam News Of The World

This song, News Of The World by The Jam was written about the trashy news that is to be found in the tabloids. The News Of The World is a popular tabloid newspaper that is printed on Sundays in the UK and which closed on 10th July 2011 following numerous allegations of phone hacking by reporters of celebrities, politicians, and even murder victims.

The Jam with the distinctive sound of the lead vocalist Paul Weller are an English mod revival band of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Although they shared the angry young men outlook and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore Mod style neatly tailored suits rather than ripped clothes and incorporated a number of mainstream 1960s rock influences, rather than rejecting them. The raw and energetic beat that one identifies with punk rock was consistent throughout their songs.

The band had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their breakup in 1982, including 4 number one hits. As of 2007, they remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. When the group split up, all 18 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 60.

The band drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk rock, pop punk and new wave. The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, its distinctly English flavour and its mod image. The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam's original compositions, and he played lead guitar, using a Rickenbacker. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band's songs; including the hits Down in the Tube Station at Midnight, The Eton Rifles and Town Called Malice.

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Song Lyrics: News Of The World by The Jam

News Of The World - The Jam - Single 1978

Power, Pop!

Read about the things that happen throughout the world

Don't believe in everything you see or hear

The neighbours talk day in day out about the goings on

They tell us what they want - they don't give an inch

Look at the pictures taken by the cameras they cannot lie

The truth is in what you see - not what you read

Little men tapping things out - points of view

Remember their views are not the gospel truth

Don't believe it all

Find out for yourself

Check before you spread

News Of The World

Never doubt

Never ask

Never moan

Never search

Never find

Never know

News Of The World

News Of The World

Each morning our key to the world comes through the door

More than often its just a comic, not much more

Don't take it too serious - not many do

Read between the lines and you'll find the truth

Read all about it

Read all about it

News Of The World

Read all about it

Read all about it

News Of The World

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The News of the World was always a crappy newspaper. If we can actually call it a newspaper. They have sunk to the lowest of the low, and I am glad they are going. Now if it would only take to Fox News channel along with it. Thanks for the lens.

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