Otis Redding sings some of the most amazing love songs. No matter if they’re about breaking up, making up, or unrequited love, they are love-making worthy.
These Arms of Mine is one of my favorites. It is used famously in Dirty Dancing during the scene when Baby exclaims, “I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” These Arms of Mine is playing in the background, and the mood is set for them to have a lovely dancing and sex scene to Solomon Burke’s “Cry to Me.” This scene never gets old.
If there were a song I would dedicate to the man in A Love Letter I Will Never Send, These Arms of Mine would be it.
“These arms of mine
They are burning, burning from wanting you
These arms of mine
They are wanting, wanting to hold you
And if you would let them hold you
Oh, how grateful I will be.”