Peak UK Chart Position: #5 in November 1989.
Up seven places to number eleven on this day in 1989; the third track taken from the band’s second album “Gatecrashing”, and their joint biggest hit – matching the number five peak of their eponymous debut hit in May 1987.
Richard Darbyshire, Marcus Vere, and Anthony ‘Tich’ Critchlow were the three members of Living In A Box, who had six top forty hits in all. “Blow The House Down” was the only other to reach the top ten, back in March 1989 – a track that featured Queen’s Brian May on guitar.
“Room In Your Heart” was co-written by Albert Hammond, who has written and co-written some huge hits over the years, including “When I Need You” (covered and taken to number one by Leo Sayer), “Don’t Turn Around” (originally for Tina Turner, but a number one for Aswad and top five for Ace Of Base), “When You Tell Me That You Love Me” (number two for Diana Ross), and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (a number one for Starship).
Living In A Box have been on the roster at some of the retro events across the summer, nowadays with Marcus, Tich, and soul star Kenny Thomas at the helm as vocalist. Back to the Richard Darbyshire days for this performance though, taken from Top of the Pops on 26th October 1989. Also in the studio that week, Rebel MC and Double Trouble, Chris Rea, and Adeva – with J-J-J-Jive Bunny at number one.