"BLOW THE HOUSE DOWN" BY LIVING IN A BOX

After the success of their self-titled debut album, Living In A Box were keen to replicate this with the release of their second album Gatecrashing
"Blow The House Down" was released as the lead single, which entered the UK singles chart at No.42 on 12th February 1989, making it the fourth highest new entry that week. By 5th March the single had reached No.10, where it remained for two weeks. However, this wasn't the most successful single from the album. Third single "Room In  Your Heart" equalled the chart position of their self-titled debut single, reaching No.5. in the UK, and was the band's only single to gain a silver sales certificate. 
The single also reached No.10 in The Netherlands, No.,12 in Ireland and Belgium, No.26 in Switzerland, and No.28 in Germany.
However, this wasn't the most successful single from the album. Third single "Room In  Your Heart" equalled the chart position of their self-titled debut single, reaching No.5. in the UK, and was the band's only single to gain a silver sales certificate. 
While recording "Blow The House Down", Queen guitarist, Brian May, wandered into the studio and offered to play a guitar solo for the single - you can hear this from around 2:32. The song was produced by Tom Lord-Alge and Dan Hartman. May also provided a guitar solo for Holly Johnson on his 1989 debut solo single "Love Train".
The CD single included four tracks; Keith Cohen Mix, 7" version, Club Dub, and the track "Dance The Mayonnaise (Part Two)".
The video featured very 80s stop frame animation, and was directed by Howard Greenhalgh. This was the first video that he directed for the band.
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