Trapped (Colonel Abrams song)  

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Some publications were quick to point out that Waterman was currently using the bassline from Colonel Abrams hit "Trapped" in his production of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up," which was competing in close proximity to "Pump Up the Volume" in the pop charts.

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"Trapped" is a single released by American musician Colonel Abrams in 1985. 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. The single has also been used as a sampled loop in Marradonna's 1994 club single "Out Of My Head".

This track 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 Mock the Week, Abrams track "Trapped" featured as a large constituent of a section concerning the use of Private Browsing, in which comedians Dara Ó Briain (hosting), and Ed Byrne (panelist) could not stop laughing during its recording.

In 2014, the track was sampled by Belgium band The Subs in their cover of the track, reaching the charts, and released on their album Hologram.

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