Living in a Box

Album: Living in a Box (1987)
Charted: 5 17

Songfacts®:

  • Living in a Box were a British band who formed in Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1985. They comprised singer Richard Darbyshire, drummer Anthony (Titch) Critchlow and keyboard player Marcus Vere.

    They are best known for their eponymous debut single, which was a hit in the US and UK. The band named themselves after the song, which Critchlow and Vere had already been working on before Darbyshire joined the group.
  • Though it was their only single to chart in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, Living In A Box enjoyed more success in their home country, achieving four more Top 40 hits, including the #5 peaking "Room In Your Heart." Artistic differences caused the band to break up in 1990 after the release of two albums. Darbyshire went on to become a successful songwriter, penning tunes for the likes of Lisa Stansfield, Level 42 and Jennifer Rush.
  • The song was used in a Vodafone TV commercial during the second half of 2013.
  • Bobby Womack covered this song. His version reached #70 in the UK in 1987 and was also a minor US hit. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Guy - New York, NY

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