The Jam – The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow) (1982)

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“The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)” is a single that was released by The Jam in 1982. It made its UK chart debut in the week of 18 September in the No. 5 position, and it peaked at No. 2. Issued after the success of the album The Gift, the song did not appear on any of the band’s studio albums. The B-side to the single was a medley of the Paul Weller-penned “Pity Poor Alfie” and “Fever”. In the USA, the song appeared on a five-track EP, The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow) (Polydor 506), which peaked at No. 135 on the Billboard 200 album chart. “The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)” was re-issued as a single in 1997, peaking at No. 30.

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