In These Arms

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"In These Arms"
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Keep the Faith
Released 1993
Format CD single
Recorded 1992
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 5:19
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Richie Sambora
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Bed of Roses"
"In These Arms"
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"
Music video
In These Arms at

"In These Arms" is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was written by Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan and Richie Sambora. It was released in 1993 as the third single from the band's 1992 album Keep the Faith.

Track listing[edit]

UK release[edit]

  1. "In These Arms"
  2. "Keep The Faith" (Live)
  3. "In These Arms" (Live)

Chart performance[edit]

The song was the band's second most successful single from Keep the Faith in the U.S., reaching #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, #32 on the Alternative Songs chart and #14 on the top 40 mainstream chart.[1] It also reached #6 on the Canadian singles chart, #9 on the UK Singles Chart, #10 on the Australian singles chart and #14 on the German Top 40.

Chart (1993) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 10
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 22
Canada (RPM)[5] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 27
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 14
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[12] 32

Song information[edit]

The song's lyrics are about everlasting love and devotion. The song is characterized by a strong bass rhythm, jangling guitars, and very light drum playing, as well as soulful, emotional singing by Jon Bon Jovi. However, it is not a ballad, as its driving guitars and fast-paced beat and upbeat sound maintain it as more of a pop-rock song, in the vein of "Born to Be My Baby".

Music video[edit]

The video for the song is an all-color video, showing Bon Jovi performing at a concert on their Keep the Faith Tour. The live portions were filmed during Bon Jovi's New Year's Eve show at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on December 31, 1992. The live show was also featured on their previous track "Bed of Roses". Portions of the video were also filmed at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin in March 1993.


The song has always been a fan favorite, and was a staple in the band's setlist on their Have A Nice Day Tour, and also was played frequently on the Lost Highway Tour, especially on the European leg of the tour. The song was also recorded by the band's keyboard player David Bryan on his first solo album On a Full Moon released in 1995, and again, this time with vocals, on his second solo album Lunar Eclipse released in 2000.


  1. ^ "Allmusic (Bon Jovi charts & awards) Billboard singles". 
  2. ^ " – Bon Jovi – In These Arms". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Bon Jovi – In These Arms –" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  4. ^ " – Bon Jovi – In These Arms" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 57, No. 25, July 03 1993". RPM. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bon Jovi – In These Arms". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  7. ^ " – Bon Jovi – In These Arms" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  8. ^ "Bon Jovi – In These Arms –". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  10. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  11. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Bon Jovi. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  12. ^ "Chart Search Results - Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1993-05-01". Retrieved November 2, 2012. 

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