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"Poison Arrow"
Single by ABC
from the album The Lexicon of Love
Released 1982
Recorded 1981 - 1982
Genre New Wave
Label Mercury Records
Writer(s) ABC
Producer Trevor Horn
ABC singles chronology
"Tears Are Not Enough"
(1981)
"Poison Arrow"
(1982)
"The Look of Love (Part One)"
(1982)

"Poison Arrow" is a New Wave single released and popularised by ABC in 1982 and also included on their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love. It reached #6 on the UK singles chart, #4 in Australia and also was their first entry on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, at #25. Karen Clayton provides the backing vocals.

The single was released in the UK on 7" and 12", with the same mix appearing on both formats; however a subsequent U.S. 12" remix (also known as the "Jazz Remix") appears on several ABC compilations and as a bonus track on reissues of The Lexicon of Love.

An alternate version of this song, entitled Theme From Mantrap, was released as the B-side of Poison Arrow in the UK and The Look of Love in the US. Their UK hit, Tears Are Not Enough, was the US B-side of Poison Arrow.

Chart positions

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 4
UK Singles Chart 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 39







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