I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris

Album: Years of Refusal (2009)
Charted: 21

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first single taken from Morrissey's 2009 album Years of Refusal. Morrissey and his guitarist, musical director and frequent writing partner Boz Boorer penned this number.
  • Like many of Morrissey's songs, lyrically the song's message concerns the former Smiths singer's inability to find love. At the end of the song he cries: "Nobody wants my love!"
  • When Morrissey first performed this at a Jacksonville, Florida show during his 'Greatest Hits Tour,' it was initially reported to be titled "Wrapping My Arms Around Paris Hilton."
  • According to various reports, this song was originally written to be Morrissey's entry for the 2007 Eurovision song contest. In the end Scooch's "Flying The Flag (For You)" was chosen as Britain's entry, coming a disappointing 19th. Many believe that if the Brits had gone with the Mozfather, they would have come a lot higher in the competition.
  • Years of Refusal reached #11 on the Billboard album chart. It thus equaled Morrissey's 2004 You Are the Quarry set, which peaked at the same position, as the highest-charting titles of his career.

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