"Precious" was a song composed by Paul Weller and performed by the British band The Jam.
It appears on The Jam's 1982 album The Gift and also as a double A-Side single along with "Town Called Malice". It reached number one in the British music charts, but received much less airplay than "Malice". It was a departure for the band from their punk and Mod roots, involving a funk like sound that the band had not previously explored. Some fans and critics have noticed the song contains similar resemblances to Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag, which was a relatively new release itself at the time.