Lay Down Your Guns

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"Lay Down Your Guns"
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Single by Jimmy Barnes
from the album Two Fires
B-side "Broken Hearts"
ReleasedJuly 1990
Genre Pop, rock
Label Mushroom Records
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Barnes, Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Don Gehman
Jimmy Barnes singles chronology
""Last Frontier" (live)"
"Lay Down Your Guns"
"Let's Make it Last All Night"

Lay Down Your Guns” was the first single by Australian rock musician, Jimmy Barnes’ fourth studio album, ‘’Two Fires’’. It was released in July 1990, two months prior to the album’s release and it reached #4 on the Australian ARIA charts.


It is included on his 1996 “Hits” compilation, his 2001 “Raw” album and as a duet on his 2014 “30:30 Hindsight” album with The Living End.

Track listing

[1] A “Lay Down Your Guns”
B “Broken Hearts”


“Lay Down Your Guns” debuted at #9 in Australia, before peaking at number 4. [2]

Weekly charts

Chart (1990)Peak
Australia (ARIA) [3] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [4] 12

Year-end charts

Chart (1990)Position
ARIA Singles Chart [5] 23
Australian Artist Singles Chart4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [6] 44

Sales and certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [7] Platinum70,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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