Just for fun this one. If you got a pub quiz question asking you how many rock songs you could come up with featuring the word ‘fire’ in the title, how many would you manage?

Below is a starter for ten and as can be seen it’s been a popular theme amongst the long-haired leather wearing classes (of which I’m one, but with short hair now!) for quite some time:

  • All Fired Up – Pat Benatar
  • Cold Fire – Rush
  • Comin’ Under Fire – Def Leppard
  • Fields of Fire – Big Country
  • Fight Fire With Fire – Kansas
  • Fight Fire With Fire – Metallica
  • Fire – Jimi Hendrix
  • Fire – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  • Fire & Ice – Cinderella
  • Fire & Ice – Pat Benatar
  • Fire Brigade – The Move
  • Fire Eater – Three Dog Night
  • Fire In The Sky – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Fire on the Mountain – Grateful Dead
  • Fire Starter – Prodigy
  • Fire Water Burn – The Bloodhound Gang
  • Fire Woman – The Cult
  • Fire Your Guns – AC/DC
  • Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Heaven’s on Fire – Kiss
  • House of Fire – Alice Cooper
  • I’m on Fire – Bruce Springsteen
  • Into the Fire – Bruce Springstein
  • Light My Fire – The Doors
  • On Fire – Van Halen
  • Put out the Fire – Queen
  • Quest for Fire – Iron Maiden
  • Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • Rooms On Fire – Stevie Nicks
  • Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  • St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
  • The Unforgettable Fire – U2
  • This Wheels On Fire – The Byrds
  • We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel

An EXTREMELY Brief Analysis

I found it interesting that I couldn’t think of any original punk rock songs (I’m not saying there aren’t any!) with the word fire in the title. After all, pyromania is a fairly anarchic affliction and you’d think it would be deserving of more coverage from that most anarchic of music genres.

That said though, the award for best use of the word fire in the list above has to go to techno-punk legends, the Prodigy.

There, told you it was brief!

On a Serious Note

Playing with the old Swan Vestas is never a good idea. Whilst it makes for a good tune, fire is dangerous and can kill.

If you’re intent on being a twisted firestarter though, you might want to consider going on a fire safety training course to learn how to use a fire extinguisher.

And remember, in the case of a genuine emergency, the UK number is 999, which ironically is a punk band.

Over to You…

There’s bound to be loads I’ve missed. Stick ’em below and to make it interesting, let’s open it up to include fire related songs with smoke, burn, hell, etc.. in the title.

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