Lay Back in the Arms of Someone

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"Lay Back in the Arms of Someone"
Single by Smokie
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side Here Lies a Man
Released 18 February 1977[1]
Format LP
Recorded 1976
Genre Pop rock
Label RAK
Writer(s) Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
Smokie singles chronology
Living Next Door to Alice/Run to You Lay Back in the Arms of Someone/Here Lies a Man It's Your Life/Now You Think You Know

"Lay Back in the Arms of Someone" is a song co-written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, performed by the English band Smokie.


Chart (1977) Peak
Austria 1
Europe 1
Germany 1
Netherlands 1
Switzerland 2
Norway 3
Ireland 5
UK 12
Sweden 16
New Zealand 36

Cover versions[edit]

  • The song was covered by American country music artist Randy Barlow in 1979, whose version peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
  • In 1979 the song was released as a single from Tanya Tucker's album Tear Me Apart, produced by Nicky Chin and Mike Chapman, but it failed to chart.
  • In 1999, Czech poprock group Argema cover this song a made minor hit "Prohrát není žádná hanba (Losing is not a shame)"
  • Also appeared on Juice Newton's greatest hits album


  1. ^ 45cat - Smokie - Lay Back In The Arms of Someone / Here Lies A Man - RAK - UK - RAK 251

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