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"(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew


This was written by Cutting Crew lead singer Nick Van Eede, who told us that it was inspired by a real relationship. Says Nick: "Yes, I cannot tell a lie. It's a song written about my girlfriend (who is actually the mother of my daughter). We got back together for one night after a year apart and I guess there were some fireworks but all the time tinged with a feeling of 'should I really be doing this?' Hence the lyric, 'I should have walked away.' I know it sounds corny but I awoke that morning and wrote the basic lyrics within an hour and wrote and recorded the demo completely within 3 days."
 
Richard Branson started Virgin Records in England in 1972, but it wasn't until 1987 and the release of Cutting Crew's Broadcast album that Virgin broke through in America. Nick Van Eede talks about his experience with the record company: "We were signed to Siren records which was part of Virgin so we were always a little bit on the outside but it was the '80s and they certainly put their money where their mouth was. We were flown to New York for the initial recordings of the album and this is where we got a great recording of "I've Been In Love Before." Then we were flown to Australia to shoot videos... all a bit crazy really. We gave them their first US #1 with "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" but the company soon outgrew us as music starts were changing in the early '90s. We wrote one slightly veiled song having a pop at US A&R antics in our "Between A Rock And A Hard Place" from The Scattering (1989) album. I sang, 'I got a brick but I can't find a window,' as they continually blocked our album's release for months making us lose so much momentum."
 
Mika used a great deal of this song on his 2007 track "Relax (Take It Easy)." Says Nick: "I know as well as any other song writer that these things can happen and its just the way of the composing world. I am completely confident Mika stumbled in to it accidentally and I am proud to be given the co write... Kerching!!!"
 
This song has been sampled or interpolated by a number of Rap and R&B artists. Jay-Z did a remake of the song, and Amerie used it on her track "I Just Died."

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=14269

Billboard Top 10 - 1987

01. Walk Like An Egyptian » Bangles 
02. Alone » Heart 
03. Shake You Down » Gregory Abbott 
04. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) » Whitney Houston 
05. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now » Starship 
06. C'est La Vie » Robbie Nevil 
07. Here I Go Again » Whitesnake 
08. The Way It Is » Bruce Hornsby & The Range 
09. Shakedown » Bob Seger
10. Livin' On A Prayer » Bon Jovi 
11. La Bamba » Los Lobos 
32. (I Just) Died In Your Arms » Cutting Crew
| Closed on 03/09/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
13 Fans 
8%a. 10 - Great Song
31%b. 7-9 (GOOD SONG)
31%c. 5-6 (OK SONG)
8%d. 1-4 - What? Who? Huh?
23%e. THAT SONG NEEDS TO DIE!

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#2 | 625 days ago

i hate this song more than i hate where walking dead left off for a two-month hiatus
  
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#1 | 625 days ago
Nick__ (+)

These guys HAD to be THEEE worst hair stylists ever! And how callus to sing a song about how bad they cut hair and killed people!  Just terrible!  laugh

I have 2 memories of this song;  

1) Spring Break, my Sr yr of HS in FT. Lauderdale &

2) A girl that I was stalking...err...I mean, that I liked,  back then. wink
5-6 (OK SONG)  
#2 | 625 days ago

i hate this song more than i hate where walking dead left off for a two-month hiatus
#3 | 625 days ago

Way back when I kind of like this song...I hadn't seen the video until today and it's ...out there..
7-9 (GOOD SONG)  
#4 | 625 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
i hate this song more than i hate where walking dead left off for a two-month hiatus
I notice a lot of shows, especially on FX and SyFy stop and start their seasons in much different times than most other channels.  I sure miss Sons of Anarchy.
10 - Great Song  
#5 | 625 days ago

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
I notice a lot of shows, especially on FX and SyFy stop and start their seasons in much different times than most other channels.  I sure miss Sons of Anarchy.
me too...hopefully it will be back this summer, i hate waiting til oct for new shows
THAT SONG NEEDS TO DIE!  
#6 | 625 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
i hate this song more than i hate where walking dead left off for a two-month hiatus
I'm gonna watch that this weekend. I'm glad I didn't watch it 2 months ago.

I like all the songs on this list.
5-6 (OK SONG)  
#7 | 625 days ago

I didn't know they were a one-hit-wonder (they were before I knew much about pop culture. Mom and dad had the "tape" and we listened to the whole thing.) I loved these guys. Still do. Honestly though this wasn't my favorite song by them. I like it, but not as much as most of their other stuff.
7-9 (GOOD SONG)  
#8 | 625 days ago

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
I notice a lot of shows, especially on FX and SyFy stop and start their seasons in much different times than most other channels.  I sure miss Sons of Anarchy.
FX seems to not have their programming in order. They cut the current season of It's Always Sunny down to 10 episodes from 13. WTF! I am glad to hear that they renewed the contract for Sons of Anarchy for another 2 seasons.

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#9 | 625 days ago

They were NOT one hit wonders....they were TWO hit wonders...."I've Been In Love Before" is their "other" hit....but I liked the song when it came out, got sick of it, and can now listen to it again
7-9 (GOOD SONG)  

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