Rat in the Kitchen is the seventh album by UB40, released in July 1986. This album contained two UK hits, "Sing Our Own Song" (UK No. 5 in 1986) and "Rat in Mi Kitchen" (UK No. 12 in 1987). The album itself reached 8 in the UK album charts in 1986 staying in the charts for twenty weeks. The album provoked a positive reception from critics.
Following the success of the album, UB40 decided to record a new "sister" studio album. The eventual album, UB40, saw release in 1988 and contained eleven further tracks, including the single "Dancing with the Devil".