Room At The Top

Album: Manners & Physique (1990)
Charted: 13 17
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Songfacts®:

  • New Wave vanguard Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard) wrote this song for his fourth studio album Manners & Physique. It was his second-highest Billboard-charting hit, after "Goody Two Shoes." He also charted far more prolifically in the UK.
    Like "Goody Two Shoes," this song also dwells on the trials and tribulations of being famous. Adam Ant seemed quite disillusioned with fame, making biting social commentaries on it throughout his career.
  • Jon Savage's England's Dreaming, Revised Edition: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond quotes Adam Ant on the forming of his group: "I just entered into the craziness. It was scary; I used to wear rapist hoods and just attack the audience. That was just the way it was. The audiences then, there was an element of danger, but there was excitement: it was like parachuting for the first time."
  • Adam Ant later claimed that Manners & Physique was styled after the Minneapolis sound, popularized at the beginning of the New Wave era by Prince, among others.

Comments: 2

  • Chris from Germany one of his biggest hits in the US but i dont like it
    it sounds like SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY by FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThis was something of a comeback for Adam, on a new label (MCA as opposed to CBS).
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