In My Arms (Erasure song)

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"In My Arms"
UK CD single #1 cover
Single by Erasure
from the album Cowboy
B-side "In the Name of the Heart", "Rapture"
Released 6 January 1997
Format 12" single
CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Synthpop
Length 03:36
Label Mute Records (UK),
Maverick Records (US)
Writer(s) Vince Clarke,
Andy Bell
Producer(s) Gareth Jones,
Neil McLellan
Erasure singles chronology
""Rock Me Gently""
"In My Arms"
"Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me"

"In My Arms" is a synthpop ballad by British duo Erasure. The song was released as the lead single from the their eighth studio album Cowboy, with two different music videos. It was issued by Mute Records in the UK and by Maverick Records in the U.S. "In My Arms" was written by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell.

The album version of "In My Arms" was released as the single version in both the UK and the US, although the lead synthesizer melody performed during the song's middle eight section was removed for the American version. The single peaked at number thirteen on the UK singles chart and stalled at number seventy-six in Germany — Erasure's lowest-charting single in that country up to that point. In the United States, "In My Arms" became Erasure's first Billboard Hot 100 entry since 1994's "Always", peaking at number fifty-five. Its remix was a big hit in dance clubs, peaking at number two on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

In an interview John Marshall for Lincs FM in 2009 Andy stated it was one of his favourite Erasure songs.

The cover for the U.S. single release was used as an example in the book The 7 Essentials of Graphic Design by Allison Goodman.

Track listings[edit]

Cassette single (CMUTE190)
  1. "In My Arms"
  2. "Rapture" (Chris Stein, Deborah Harry)
12" single (12MUTE190)
  1. "In My Arms" (Love to Infinity Gyrator Club Mix)
  2. "In My Arms" (Love to Infinity Stratomaster Mix)
  3. "Rapture"
CD single #1 (CDMUTE190)
  1. "In My Arms" (Single Mix)
  2. "In the Name of the Heart"
  3. "In My Arms" (Love to Infinity Stratomaster Mix)
  4. "In My Arms" (Crumbling Down Mix)
CD single #2 (LCDMUTE190)
  1. "In My Arms" (Love to Infinity Gyrator Club Mix)
  2. "Rapture" (Matt Darey Mix)
  3. "Rapture"
US maxi-single (9 43857-2)
  1. "In My Arms" (Love to Infinity Stratomaster Mix)
  2. "In My Arms" (Love to Infinity Gyrator Dub Mix)
  3. "In My Arms" (Love to Infinity Gyrator Club Mix)
  4. "In My Arms" (Crumbling Down Mix)
  5. "In My Arms" (U.S. version)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 40 1
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 68 6
Canadian Dance/Urban Chart[3] 22 4
Finnish Singles Chart[4] 10 3
German Singles Chart[5] 76 9
Swedish Singles Chart[6] 12 4
UK Singles Chart[7] 13 4
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 55 8
US Dance/Club Play Singles[9] 2 13


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