Living in a Box (song)

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"Living in a Box"
Single by Living in a Box
from the album Living in a Box
Released 1987
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1985-1987
Genre New wave, synthpop, sophisti-pop, pop rock
Length 3:02, 6:10
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Marcus Vere, Steve Piggot
Producer(s) Richard James Burgess, Tom Lord-Alge
Living in a Box singles chronology
"Living in a Box"
(1987)
"Scales of Justice"
(1987)

"Living in a Box" is a song by Living in a Box released in 1987 as their debut single and the first single from their self-titled debut album of the same name.

The song has many features of a 1980s song, including a synthesizer-led beat, with Richard Darbyshire's soulful vocal delivery over it.

It was the group's biggest hit single on either side of the Atlantic, reaching #5 on the UK Singles Chart and becoming the group's only Top 40 hit in the United States, peaking at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

From August, 2013, the song was used in a Vodafone TV commercial.

The song was covered by Bobby Womack, who had worked with Living in a Box on their debut album; his version reached No. 70 in the UK and was a minor US hit.