Lay Down Your Arms (The Graces song)

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"Lay Down Your Arms"
Single by The Graces
from the album Perfect View
Released 1989
Format CD single, cassette single, 7"
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:14
Label A&M
Writer(s) Charlotte Caffey, Ralph Schuckett, Ellen Shipley
Producer(s) Ellen Shipley
The Graces singles chronology
"Lay Down Your Arms"
(1989)
"Perfect View"
(1989)
"Lay Down Your Arms"
Single by Belinda Carlisle
from the album Real
Released November 15, 1993
Format CD single, cassette single
Genre Pop/Country
Length 4:38
Label Virgin Records
Producer(s) Ralph Schuckett
Belinda Carlisle singles chronology
"Big Scary Animal"
(1993)
"Lay Down Your Arms"
(1993)
"In Too Deep"
(1996)

"Lay Down Your Arms" is a pop rock song which Charlotte Caffey, Ralph Schuckett, and Ellen Shipley wrote and composed, and which Shipley produced, for The Graces's first album Perfect View (1989). Caffey was the lead vocalist, and the song was released as the band's debut single. It charted at #56 in the Billboard charts.[1]

Belinda Carlisle Version[edit]

The song was interpreted by American singer Belinda Carlisle, who, like her friend Caffey, was an alumna of "The Go-Go's." It was the second song Carlisle released from her fifth studio album, Real, which she released in 1993. Carlisle's version, which Mr. Schuckett produced, was the more successful of the two versions, charting at number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. The CD single included three additional tracks, "Tell Me," "Wrap My Arms," and "Here Comes My Baby"; the last two were 8-track demonstration recordings.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Neil Abramson.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • 4 track CD single
  1. "Lay Down Your Arms"
  2. "Tell Me"
  3. "Wrap My Arms Around You" (8-track demo)
  4. "Here Comes My Baby" (8-track demo)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 27

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