In These Arms

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"In These Arms"
Bon Jovi In These Arms.jpg
Single by Bon Jovi
from the album Keep the Faith
Released May 9, 1993
Format CD single
Recorded 1992
Genre Rock[1]
Length 5:19
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan
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, Richie Sambora, and David Bryan. It was released in May 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 Mainstream Rock chart and #14 on the top 40 mainstream chart.[2] 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)[3] 10
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 22
Canada (RPM)[6] 6
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 9
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 27
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 14
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard)[13] 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 shows 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 him singing vocals, on his second solo album Lunar Eclipse released in 2000.


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