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The Arms of Orion

"The Arms of Orion"
B-side "I Love U In Me"
Released October 16, 1989
Format 7" single
12" single
CD single
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, 1989
Genre Pop, orchestral
Length 7" edit: 3:52
Album/12": 5:03
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Sheena Easton with Prince
Producer Prince
Prince (with Sheena Easton) singles chronology

"The Arms of Orion"

Prince (UK) chronology
"The Arms of Orion"
"Thieves in the Temple"

"The Arms of Orion" is a slow, romantic duet written by Sheena Easton, performed with Prince from the 1989 Batman soundtrack.[1] Released after "Batdance" and "Partyman" had both gone top 20 in UK/U.S. charts, the single was a top 40 hit single on the US Billboard's Hot 100 at #36. "The Arms of Orion" is a ballad that is accompanied mainly by the piano. Synthesizers also play a strong role throughout the song, programmed to emulate a string section. The track also uses a subdued drum machine loop, and samples of rain and thunder. The lyrics allude to the constellation of Orion, implying that the arms of the figure in the sky are wide enough to hold him and his lover together, although the lovers are far apart.

Track listings

7" single
  1. "The Arms of Orion" (edit) – 3:52
  2. "I Love U in Me" – 4:12
12" single
  1. "The Arms of Orion" – 5:03
  2. "I Love U in Me" – 4:12
  3. "The Arms of Orion" (edit) – 3:52


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