“Town Called Malice” is a song recorded by British band The Jam from the album The Gift. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in February 1982. The title is a play on the 1950 Nevil Shute novel A Town Like Alice although Paul Weller says he had not read the book at the time. It was a double A-side single release featuring “Precious” as the flip side. A 12″ version was also available with a live version of “Town Called Malice” backed by an extended version of “Precious”. Paul Weller has said that it was written about his hometown Woking as a result of his teenage experiences there.