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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"
"Poison Arrow"
"The Look of Love (Part One)"

"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
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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