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When You Walk In The Room

Some songs evoke a particular memory, of either a specific event or a period of my life.

So it is with Paul Carrack’s version of Jackie DeShannon’sWhen You Walk In The Room“, from 1987.

I bought the 45 (rpm, single) of it, primarily because the (quite amusing) video clip included all of the cast of Who Dares Wins — a sketch show of the time that I absolutely loved that included Tony Robinson (better known as Baldrick in Blackadder), Rory McGrath (who you still see pop up on QI and other shows) and some others who were very talented but have mostly disappeared into obscurity (at least from an Australian point of view).

I suspect the video clip’s high school crush theme also resonated at the time.

I’m not sure what happened to the record; it probably got chucked out years ago. I didn’t think I’d ever hear it, let alone see the video clip, again. But here it is, thanks to YouTube.

(Unfortunately the first and last few seconds/lyrics of the song are missing. Ah well.)

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
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6 replies on “When You Walk In The Room”

I had and preferred records for most of the 80s; they had better sound quality than cassettes, and it was easier to jump between tracks.

Mind you, by ’88 I was switching to CDs.

Thanks Daniel, I didn’t even know that Rory & Tony were in this. I love Rory in Grumpy Old Men.

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