Monday, March 13, 2017

The Charms of Someone

Smokie : Lay Back in the Arms of Someone

On March 13, 1977 Smokie's "Lay in the Arms of Someone " entered the UK charts at #45, the same week The Manhattan Transfer held on to the #1 spot with "Chanson D'Amour". The single, cow-written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman,  would peak at UK#12 and top the charts in Austria, Europe, Germany and the Netherlands. A pure pop confection for those who haven't completely gone punk.

The song would appear on the greatest hits album, released later that year.

A few American country artists tried to make the song a Stateside hit, including Rick Nelson, Tanya Tucker and Randy Barlow who hit #13 in the country charts.

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