Trapped" is a song by American musician Colonel Abrams, released in 1985 as the first single from his self-titled debut album. It has since become known as Abrams' signature song and still receives airplay on dance radio stations in the UK and the US.
This song has arguably remained Abrams' biggest hit on both sides of the Atlantic, topping the US
Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in September 1985 and peaking at number 20 on the soul chart. Overseas, it went to number three on the  UK Singles Chart.
Richard Burgess in 1984, "Trapped" is widely considered as the precursor to house music, referred to as a  proto-house track and a precursor to garage house.
 Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman claims that "Trapped" was a big influence on the 1987 Rick Astley smash hit " Never Gonna Give You Up".
"Trapped" was also remixed by
Boards of Canada under their Hell Interface pseudonym. The resulting track, also called "Trapped", was released on Skam Record's MASK 200.
On the October 9, 2014 episode of
BBC television program , "Trapped" featured as a large constituent of a section concerning the use of Mock the Week private browsing, in which comedians Dara Ó Briain (hosting) and Ed Byrne (panelist) could not stop laughing during its recording.
Track listing [ edit ]
1. "Trapped (Vocal Version)"" 4:13 2. "Trapped (Dub Version)" 4:06 3. "Trapped (A Cappella Version)" 4:16
1. "Trapped (Vocal Version)" 6:30 2. "Trapped (Dub Version)" 6:44
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