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.