The song was written by the Alabama songwriters Clayton Ivey, Terry Woodford and Tommy Brasfield. Ivey and Woodford owned Wishbone Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, where this song was recorded. They were also Hot's producers.
The trio came together after Gwen Owens and Cathy Carson, who had been working as backup singers in Wolfman Jack
's show, teamed up with Juanita Curiel, who had been working in a Las Vegas lounge act. "Hot" was Cathy's catchphrase, which is how they chose the name.
Hot released three albums, all on Big Tree Records. "Angel In Your Arms" was by far their biggest hit, and only entry on the US Top 40.