"Up the Junction" was the third single released from Squeeze's second album, Cool for Cats. Written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, it remains one of the band's most popular and well-remembered songs (especially in the UK); it reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It is quite notable for not having a chorus.
Speaking with Songfacts about this song in an interview, Glenn Tilbrook explained : "The lyric…
I never thought it would happen
With me and the girl from Clapham
Out on the windy common
That night I ain't forgotten