Safe Inside

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"Safe Inside"
Single by James Arthur
from the album Back from the Edge
Released 10 February 2017 (2017-02-10)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Length 3:43
Label Columbia
James Arthur singles chronology
"Say You Won't Let Go"
"Safe Inside"
"Can I Be Him"

"Say You Won't Let Go"
"Safe Inside"
"Can I Be Him"
Music video
"Safe Inside" on YouTube

"Safe Inside" is a song by British singer and songwriter James Arthur. The song was released as a digital download on 10 February 2017 in the United Kingdom by Columbia Records as the second single from his second studio album Back from the Edge (2016).


In various interviews, Arthur has mentioned that the song touches on the bond he shares with his younger sister and has described it as one of the most personal tracks from the album.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

On 3 February 2017, it rose from number 103 to 49 on the UK charts due to streaming and airplay, giving Arthur his fifth top 75 entry on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Safe Inside" was first released onto YouTube on Christmas Day 2016 at a total length of three minutes and forty three seconds.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
1."Safe Inside"3:43


Chart (2017) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 17
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 54
Portugal (AFP)[6] 85
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[7] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 31


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 10 February 2017 Digital download Columbia


  1. ^ Pocklington, Rebecca (21 December 2016). "COMEBACK KING James Arthur tops off incredible comeback year with new single Safe Inside – and new video will drop on Christmas Day". The Sun. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ Jones, Alan (3 February 2017). "Official Charts Analysis: Ed Sheeran holds top two spots for fourth week". Music Week. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ James Arthur - Safe Inside YouTube
  4. ^ " – James Arthur – Safe Inside" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  5. ^ "IRMA - Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  6. ^ " – James Arthur – Safe Inside". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  9. ^ "British single certifications – James Arthur – Safe Inside". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 June 2017. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Safe Inside in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.