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Adam Ant – Room At The Top (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 14th, 2011


Produced and co-written by André Cymone “Room At The Top” was the first single taken from Adam Ant’s fourth solo album Manners & Physique. “Room at the Top” peaked at number 13 in England and number 17 in America.

Room At The Top (Extended Version) 6:45

Room At The Top (7″ Radio Mix) 4:06
Room At The Top (House Vocal) 7:21
Room At The Top (House Dub) 6:08

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1990 Room At The Top U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #17
1990 Room At The Top U.S. Billboard Hot Alternative Songs #17
1990 Room At The Top U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #3


Label: MCA Records – L33-18134
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: House, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Edited By – Chep Nunez*
Producer – Andre Cymone*
Producer [Additional Production] – Justin Strauss
Programmed By [Additional Keyboards] – Eric Kupper
Remix – Daniel Abraham, Justin Strauss
Written-By – Adam Ant, Andre Cymone*, Marco Pirroni

Original version appears on the MCA LP, MCA-6315, “Manners & Physique”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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20 Responses to “Adam Ant – Room At The Top (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. ric Says:

    Adam Ant, who would’ve thought he’d have a second hit in the US, six years after Goody Two Shoes!
    Justin, Daniel, Chep and Eric…all remix wizards that helped make this 12″ even better!
    Thanks also to Paul, the studio whiz for another great rip!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric! It is indeed a great song with a great producer and remixing staff. I thought this post would be a bit more popular not sure what happened to the email notification Feedburner si glitchy sometimes.


    ric Reply:

    Yeah, perhaps it’s Midweek Wednesday Madness for most people?
    I’d imagine this to have a greater response too!


  2. musicfan Says:

    Love this song. Not heard some of theses mixes before, thanks. This song’s release struck me as before its time. The lyrics seem more pertinent this century:

    “There is always room at the top
    Don’t let them tell you there is not
    Made in England born and bred
    An eighteenth century brain
    In a twenty first century head”



  3. musicfan Says:

    Just to add – I always thought the lyric was

    “Made in England, born a Brit”

    It’s actually “Made in England, born and bred.”

    Nice to know! It’s funny when you misinterpret lyrics.


  4. Dave Says:

    Thanks! I love Adam Ant! Any remixes of “Wonderful?” One of my faves!
    Thanks again!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Dave I’ll have to pick up a copy of “Wonderful”.


  5. NeilKelly Says:

    I got this on 12″ and CD Single. I’m from the U.K. and have seen Adam many times recently. Incredible live! He’s coming to the States early next year and has his first album in almost seventeen years out next month. Please post more Adam Ant, Bananarama, Billy Idol, Dead or alive, Falco, Paul Hardcastle, Howard Jones, Malcolm McLaren and more 80’s especially U.K. and especially rare stuff not yet commited to CD. This site is amazing i made a small donation recently and urge others to do so. Thanks for this i’ve downloaded even though i have it. Your attempt may be better sound quality than the original CD Single from 1990! Neil


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil enjoy!


  6. guss Says:

    Super super!!! thank you Paul. =)


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂


  7. Will Says:

    Thanks! The House Vocal turned up on the UK reissue CD of Manners, but the 7″ Radio Mix and the dub remain vinyl-only. Checking out the 24bit now. Thanks!


    Will Reply:

    Holy moly. I’ve compared them, and you managed to get better quality out of the vinyl than the label got out of the master tapes. The bonus tracks on the Manners CD are bright and thin, your vinyl is much better.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey Will thanks for doing the comparison and letting me know the results. Thank you!


  8. ianbucko Says:

    More Adam Ant pleeeeeeease!

    Puss’n Boots 12″??


  9. Gav Says:

    Happy xmas Paul hope you have a good one, nice post


  10. NeilKelly Says:

    Will, I’m sure that you’re wrong. Whilst you are correct about the dub, the 7″ version AND House vocal both appear on the original 3 track UK CD single along with Bruce Lee. I have the original CD single, boxed edition CD single, the original CD album and 2009 update CD of ‘Manners and physique’ which includes the US remix and House vocal. All UK editions. The extended video used the US remix too and it is far superior to the UK House remix!


  11. 2TECHSS Says:

    Thanks from Santiago, CHILE


  12. JIMC Says:

    Paul — Many thanks for this! Love this album by Adam — criminally underrated. Would love to see if you could find the “Bruce Lee” Db-side from this album too.


  13. Junior Says:

    Looking forward to hearing these 1990 remixes.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


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