Single: The Arms Of Orion

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The Arms Of Orion

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Single details


Released: 16 October 1989 (US release)

6 November 1989 (UK release)

Related album: Batman
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Non-Album track(s):

The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)
I Love U In Me (4:12)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 21 Oct. 1989 36 14
USA: Billboard Adult Contemporary 28 Oct. 1989 21 13
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 2 Dec. 1989 33 3
Ireland: IRMA Singles Chart 9 Nov. 1989 5 3
U.K.: Gallup Singles Chart 18 Nov. 1989 27 5
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


The Arms Of Orion
(sheet music)
 
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The Arms Of Orion was the third single to be released from Prince's eleventh album Batman. It was released four months after the album, and received a release around the world, continuing the commercial tie-in with the Batman movie.

The b-side, I Love U In Me, was previously-unreleased (unusually, Prince would later use the same track as the b-side of Insatiable).

Like its predecessor Partyman, the CD single was available only as a 3" single; also like its predecessor, the single's cover art was a variation of the well-known Batman logo.

The CD single contained an unannounced .cdi file, which played a slideshow of unrelated pictures and poems with The Arms Of Orion as a soundtrack when entered into a computer. This video had no input from Prince and should not be considered a promotional video, but an experiment by Warner Bros. into the technology that was available using CD singles, and was advanced for its time.

The singles reached number 36 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)
B. I Love U In Me (4:12)

References:
US: 7-22757
UK: W2757
DE/CA: 922 757-7
AU: MX304357-8

Cassette Single

A. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)
B. I Love U In Me (4:12)

References:
US: 4-22757
UK: W2757C

A. The Arms Of Orion (5:03)
B1. I Love U In Me (4:12)
B2. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)

References:
UK: W2757T
UK Picture Disc: W2757TP
DE: 921 394-0

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
7" Promo CD
  • (US: 7-22757)

A. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)
B. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO-CD-3787)

1. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)
2. The Arms Of Orion (5:03)

  • (UK: W2757CD, UK Collectors Edition: W2757CDX, DE: 921 394-2)

1. The Arms Of Orion (5:03)
2. I Love U In Me (4:12)
3. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)

  • (JAP: 09P3-6208)

1. The Arms Of Orion (Edit) (3:52)
2. I Love U In Me (4:12)

Others
  • This single wasn't released on Digital format.

Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA 7" 7-22757
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Triva

  • UK press advert for this single.

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References
Partyman single.jpg 1989
Partyman
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1989
Scandalous!
Scandalous single.jpg