Wrap Your Arms Around Me (song)

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"Wrap Your Arms Around Me"
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Single by Agnetha Fältskog
from the album Wrap Your Arms Around Me
B-side "Take Good Care of Your Children"
Released July 1983[1]
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1983
Genre Europop, pop
Length 5:13
3:52 (Edit)
Label Polar Music
Writer(s) Mike Chapman, Holly Knight
Producer(s) Mike Chapman
Agnetha Fältskog singles chronology
"The Heat Is On"
(1983)
"Wrap Your Arms Around Me"
(1983)
"Can't Shake Loose"
(1983)

"Wrap Your Arms Around Me" is the second single from former ABBA star Agnetha Fältskog's solo-album of the same name. The single featured an edit of the album version which was also included on the 12" single released exclusively in the UK.

"Wrap Your Arms Around Me" was Fältskog's second solo single after the "The Heat Is On". It reached number one in Belgium[2] and number four in The Netherlands[3] and two in South Africa, and was also a Top 10 hit in Norway (#5) and Poland (#9). It was the most successful single from the album in Ireland, besting the #28 position of "The Heat Is On" by reaching #15. By contrast, the song failed to reach the UK Top 40 (peaking at #44).[4]

The single's B-side was another Tomas Ledin composition, "Take Good Care Of Your Children".

In 2009, the song was remixed as a nine-minute edit by Belgian dance music producer Villa.

Cover versions[edit]

nl:Bonnie St. Claire performed the Dutch version, "Sla je arm om me heen"[5] in 1983.

Sylvie Vartan performed the French version, "Des heures de désir"[6] in 1984.

Britta Phillips covered the song on her debut album, "Luck Or Magic" in 2016.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/a3622
  2. ^ Belgium Charts www.ultratop.be Retrieved January 9, 2016
  3. ^ Netherland Charts dutchcharts.nl Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  4. ^ UK Charts Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Sla je arm om me heen (Swiss Charts) swisscharts.com Retrieved January 9, 2016
  6. ^ Des heures de désir (Swiss Charts) swisscharts.com Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Agnetha Fältskog – Wrap Your Arms Around Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Agnetha Fältskog – Wrap Your Arms Around Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Agnetha Fältskog – Wrap Your Arms Around Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Agnetha Fältskog – Wrap Your Arms Around Me". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Wrap Your Arms Around Me". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 1983-08-06" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 22, 2016.