100 Best Songs About Fire

Updated on September 18, 2019
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In lyrics, the word fire is used to represent a plethora of emotions. In many songs, the word has been used as a metaphor for desire. Fire has also been used as a metaphor for love, jealousy, hate, passion, and anger.

The list below showcases a diverse number of songs about fire. If you feel the burning desire to say something, feel free to comment below.

Top 10 Best Songs About Fire

  1. “Fight Fire With Fire”—Metallica
  2. “Light My Fire”—The Doors
  3. “Set Fire to the Rain”—Adele
  4. “Fire and Rain”—James Taylor
  5. “Firewall”—Bright Eyes
  6. “Fire in the Henhouse”—Our Lady Peace
  7. “Play With Fire”—The Rolling Stones
  8. “I'm on Fire”—Bruce Springsteen
  9. “Fire Water Burn”—Bloodhound Gang
  10. “Just Like Fire”—Pink

Best Songs About Fire #11-20

11. “Great Balls of Fire”—Jerry Lee Lewis

12. “Original Fire”—Audioslave

13. “We Didn’t Start the Fire”—Billy Joel

14. “Start a Fire”—Passenger

15. “Home Is A Fire”—Death Cab for Cutie

16. “World On Fire”—Sarah McLachlan

17. “This Fire”—Killswitch Engage

18. “Firestarter”—The Prodigy

19. “Fireball”—Deep Purple

20. “Black Hearts” (On Fire)—Jet

Various Interpretations of Fire in Song Lyrics

Depending on the song, the word fire can mean a variety of different things. Often times, the word is associated with romance or breakups. The term has also been used to describe the desire and intensity of missing someone or something.

Many songs use the word fire to explain the turmoil that occurs after a fight. Songs that use this metaphor are often narrative or confessional. Fire is the perfect metaphor for describing struggles and challenges in life.

Best Songs About Fire #21-40

21. “Freedom or Fire”—Fear Factory

22. “Scream Aim Fire”—Bullet for My Valentine

23. “Lake of Fire”—Meat Puppets

24. “Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire”—David Foster

25. “Firehouse”—Kiss

26. “Fireball”—Willow Smith

27. “Ashes & Fire”—Ryan Adams

28. “On Fire”—Switchfoot

29. “Song on Fire”—Nickelback

30. “Open Fire”—The Darkness

31. “Forged in Fire”—Anvil

32. “Fire on the Mountain”—Rob Thomas

33. “Inside the Fire”—Disturbed

34, “Sex on Fire”—Kings of Leon

35. “Paper in Fire”—John Mellencamp

36. “I Am the Fire”—Halestorm

37. “I See Fire”—Ed Sheeran

38. “Ring of Fire”—Johnny Cash

39. “House on Fire”—Ryan Cabrera

40. “Fields of Fire”—Big Country

How Different Genres Have Used Fire as a Metaphor

The word fire evokes strong emotions. Some rock bands, pop bands, and hip-hop groups have used the word to express angst and anger. A number of folk musicians of the ‘60s and ‘70s used the term as a metaphor for the social changes taking place in America at the time. The word has been used as a symbol of revolution and rebellion.

In the R&B and soul genres, the word has been used to convey conflicts or hidden desires related to relationships. This word can be used to mean so many different things. It's amazing how a single word can be used to describe so many of our life experiences!

Best Songs About Fire #41-60

41. “Grapevine Fires”—Death Cab for Cutie

42. “Face the Fire”—Dan Fogelberg

43. “Calm the Fire”—Alter Bridge

44. “Full of Fire”—Al Green

45. “Fire”—Jimi Hendrix

46. “Earth, Wind & Fire”—Jamie T.

47. “Fire Lake”—Bob Seger

48. “Fireworks”—Madina Lake

49. “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”—David Bowie

50. “Through the Fire”—Chaka Khan

51. “Fire Burns”—Nicki Minaj

52. “Blood Fire War Hate”—Soulfly

53. “(You Will) Set the World on Fire”—David Bowie

54. “Fireball”—Pitbull

55. “Daughter of The Fireplace”—Man

56. “Hearts on Fire”—Passenger

57. “Lampshades on Fire”—Modest Mouse

58. “Attack Ships on Fire”—Revolting Cocks

59. “Chariots of Fire”—Vangelis

60. “Enter the Eternal Fire”—Bathory

Best Songs About Fire #61-80

61. “Cold Fire”—Rush

62. “Heart on Fire”—Clean Bandit

63. “Sleep Now in the Fire”—Rage Against the Machine

64. “Death in Fire”—Amon Amarth

65. “Burning Bright (Field on Fire)”—Nine Inch Nails

66. “4th of July (Fireworks)”—Kelis

67. “Rooms on Fire”—Stevie Nicks

68. “Fireworks”—Drake

69. “Heart on Fire”—Scars on 45

70. “Set Me on Fire”—Flyleaf

71. “Fireside”—Arctic Monkeys

72. “Baptized in Fire”—Kid Cudi

73. “Fire”—U2

74. “Circle of Fire”—Sam Phillips

75. “Feel That Fire”—Dierks Bentley

76. “About a Burning Fire”—Blindside

77. “Angel on Fire”—Halsey

78. “Hearts Burst Into Fire”—Bullet for My Valentine

79. “Firewood”—Regina Spektor

80. “Baby's on Fire”—Sammy Hagar

Best Songs About Fire #81-100

81. “Fire”—Arthur Brown

82. “Firecracker”—Josh Turner

83. “(There's A) Fire in the Night”—Alabama

84. “Cease Fire”—Christina Aguilera

85. “Blaze Up a Fire”—Speech Debelle

86. “Hang Fire”—The Rolling Stones

87. “Fire”—Dead by Sunrise

88. “Halo on Fire”—Metallica

89. “Girl on Fire”—Alicia Keys

90. “I Need a Forest Fire”—James Blake

91. “Fire Bomb”—Rihanna

92. “Set My World on Fire”—The Feeling

93. “Fire Away”—Skrillex

94. “I'm on Fire”—Dwight Twilley

95. “Fire”—Kasabian

96. “Friendly Fire”—Nothing More

97. “Fire Woman”—The Cult

98. “Fire It Up”—Modest Mouse

99. “Fire and the Thud”—Arctic Monkeys

100. “Firework”—Kate Perry

Other Notable Songs About Fire

  • “The Roof Is on Fire—Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three
  • “Heart of Fire”—Black Veil Brides
  • “Fire From the Sky”—Shadows Fall
  • “Set The Fire to the Third Bar”—Snow Patrol
  • “Fire and Water”—Free
  • “Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head”—Gorillaz
  • “Setting Fires”—The Chainsmokers
  • “Fire It Up”—Disturbed
  • “Start a Fire”—John Legend
  • “Fireflies”—Richard Rawson
  • “Fire & Desire”—Drake
  • “Fire at the Pageant”—The Felice Brothers
  • “Blood and Fire”—Van Halen
  • “Fire on the Horizon”—Stick Figure
  • “Fire N Gold”—Bea Miller
  • “Crossfire”—Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • “Set the World on Fire”—Black Veil Brides
  • “Fire Brigade”—The Move
  • “Fire Away”—Chris Stapleton
  • “Setting the World on Fire”—Kenny Chesney
  • “Fire With Fire”—Scissor Sisters
  • “Start a Fire”—Ryan Star
  • “Fire That Burns”—Circa Waves
  • “Set the World on Fire”—Annihilator
  • “Fire”—Jake Bugg
  • “Baptism by Fire”—AC/DC
  • “Fire Island”—The Village People
  • “The Fire”—The Roots
  • “White Fire”—Angel Olsen
  • “Fireflies”—Faith Hill
  • “The Roof Is on Fire”—Rock Master Scott and The Dynamic Three
  • “Sippin' on Fire”—Florida Georgia Line
  • “This Fire”—Franz Ferdinand
  • “Firestone”—Kygo
  • “After the Fire”—Andrew McMahon
  • “Start a Fire”—Lil Wayne
  • “Streets of Fire”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “Fire We Make”—Alicia Keys
  • “Things We Lost in the Fire”—Bastille
  • “Fire Over Water”—DJ Fresh
  • “Fired Up”—Hanson
  • “Wild Fire”—Laura Marling
  • “The Fire Inside”—Bob Seger
  • “She Sets the City on Fire”—Gavin DeGraw
  • “Heart On Fire”—Indiana
  • “The Unforgettable Fire”—U2
  • “Fire Flame”—Birdman
  • “When We Were on Fire”—James Bay
  • “Sure Fire Winners”—Adam Lambert
  • “Fireflies”—Leona Lewis

  • “This Fire”—Birds of Tokyo
  • “Fire on the Mountain”—Grateful Dead
  • “Fire in the Cockpit”—Public Service Broadcasting
  • “Standing Outside the Fire”—Garth Brooks
  • “Wheels on Fire”—Truly
  • “Smoke From a Distant Fire”—Sanford-Townsend Band
  • “Fire”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “World on Fire”—Slash
  • “Through the Fire and Flames"—DragonForce
  • “Fire of Unknown Origin”—Blue Oyster Cult
  • “Fireflies”—April Kry
  • "Fire”—Ohio Players
  • “The Fire”—Matt Cardle
  • “Fire to My Soul”—Demon Hunter
  • “Raging Fire”—Phillip Phillips
  • “Where Did I Leave That Fire”—Neko Case
  • “The World Is on Fire”—Ed Harcourt
  • “Someday the Fire”—Funeral for a Friend
  • “Fire on the Mountain”—The Marshall Tucker Band
  • “When a Fire Starts to Burn”—Disclosure
  • “Fire Burning”—Sean Kingston
  • “World's on Fire”—The Prodigy
  • “Man on Fire”—Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • “Relight My Fire”—Take That
  • “Quest for Fire”—Iron Maiden
  • “Treat Me Like Fire”—Lion Babe
  • “Fire Squad”—J. Cole
  • “Soul on Fire”—Spiritualized
  • “Tigers and Fireflies”—Lynsey de Paul
  • “Shots Fired”—Slash
  • “Serpentine Fire”—Earth, Wind & Fire
  • “Fire and Rain”—Mat Kearney
  • “This Wheel's on Fire”—The Band
  • “Into the Fire”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “Playing With Fire”—Thomas Rhett
  • “Fire on High”—Electric Light Orchestra
  • “She's on Fire”—Craig David
  • “Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire”—Joni Mitchell
  • “You Light My Fire”—Nate Ruess
  • “Rapid Fire”—Judas Priest
  • “Fire in Your New Shoes”—Kaskade
  • “Playing With Fire”—N-Dubz
  • “Fire”—Raghav
  • “Spark The Fire”—Gwen Stefani
  • “Fire on the Water”—Divlje Jagode
  • “Pants on Fire”—Becky Pollitz
  • “Fire Under My Feet”—Leona Lewis
  • “Playing With Fire”—Lil Wayne
  • “Fireflies”—Owl City
  • “Shepherd of Fire”—Avenged Sevenfold
  • “I'm a Fire”—David Nail

  • “The Fire Down Below”—Bob Seger
  • “I'll Walk Through the Fire for You”—Suzi Quatro
  • “I'm a Fire”—Donna Summer
  • “Into the Fire”—Deep Purple
  • “Just Like Fire Would”—The Saints
  • “In Case of Fire”—Mark Ronson
  • “Night's on Fire”—David Nail
  • “Fire”—Justice
  • “Playing with Fire”—Brandon Flowers
  • “On Fire”—Lil Wayne
  • “Fire”—Brett Eldredge
  • “Playing With Fire”—Katie Armiger
  • “Fires at Midnight”—Blackmore's Night
  • “Kisses of Fire”—Abba
  • “Fire in the Hole”—Van Halen
  • “Platform Fire”—Jack's Mannequin
  • “Fireplace”—R.E.M.
  • “Jump in the Fire”—Metallica
  • “Fire”—Jake Bugg
  • “Line of Fire”—Junip
  • “Fire”—Barns Courtney
  • “Playing With Fire”—Blackpink
  • “This House Is on Fire”—AC/DC
  • “Fire”—Jessie J
  • “Fireproof”—One Direction
  • “Fire”—Michelle Williams
  • “Man on Fire”—Bury Tomorrow
  • “Fire”—The Winery Dogs
  • “She’s on Fire”—Aerosmith
  • “Keep The Home Fires Burning”—John McCormack
  • “Fire”—Orianthi
  • “Dig for Fire”—Pixies
  • “Fire Your Guns”—AC/DC
  • “Heaven’s on Fire”—Kiss
  • “No Smoke Without a Fire”—Bad Company
  • “Fire in the Sky”—Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Burnin’ (The Fire Is Still) Burnin’ for You”—Patti LaBelle
  • “Catch a Fire”—Bob Marley
  • “On Fire Tonight”—Little Big Town
  • “Trial by Fire”—Kiss
  • “On Fire”—Van Halen
  • “Brimstone and Fire”—Cyndi Lauper
  • “If You Love Somebody, Set Them on Fire”—Dead Milkmen
  • “Playing With Fire”—N-Dubz
  • “Born of Fire”—Slayer
  • “(I Don’t Wanna Fall) To the Fire”—Bon Jovi
  • "Into the Fire”—Thirteen Senses
  • “Put Out the Fire”—Queen
  • “Line of Fire”—Journey
  • “St. Elmo’s Fire”—John Parr

  • “Who by Fire”—Leonard Cohen
  • “Into the Fire”—Marilyn Manson
  • “Light My Fire”—Stevie Wonder
  • “Fire Meets Gasoline”—Sia
  • “Fire Don’t Burn”—Diana Ross
  • “Comin’ Under Fire”—Def Leppard
  • “Fire”—Big Sean
  • “Hairdresser on Fire”—Morrissey
  • “Baby’s on Fire”—Brian Eno
  • “The Roof Is on Fire”—Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three
  • “Heart’s on Fire”—John Cafferty
  • “On Fire”—Eminem
  • “Fire in the Hole”—Steely Dan
  • “Hoop of Fire”—Elton John
  • “Fire Burns Below”—Judas Priest
  • “Fire, Fire”—Motorhead
  • “Forest Fire”—Dead Kennedys
  • “My Love Is on Fire”—Stevie Wonder
  • “Fire to Your Plain”—Tori Amos
  • “Jump Into My Fire”—Etta James
  • “Mo Fire”—Lil Wayne
  • “Light My Fire”—Al Green
  • “City on Fire”—Mary J. Blije
  • “Cook With Fire”—Heart
  • “House of Fire”—Alice Cooper
  • “Fire & Rain”—Cher
  • “Jump Into the Fire”—Harry Nilsson
  • “Soul on Fire”—Kylie Minogue
  • “Hearts Burst Into Fire”—Bullet for My Valentine
  • “The Heart’s on Fire”—Wolf Parade
  • “Fire in the Belly”—Van Morrison
  • “Longing for Fire”—Scorpions
  • “Like Fire”—Pantera
  • “Fire”—Babyface and Desree
  • “Hot Like Fire”—Aaliyah
  • “Fire Eye’d Boy”—Broken Social Science
  • “Bright Fire”—Fleetwood Mac
  • “Feels Like Fire”—Santana and Dido
  • “Lay Another Log on the Fire”—B.B King
  • “I Got That Fire”—Juvenile
  • “Chariots of Fire”—Al Green
  • “Ashes in the Fall”—Rage Against The Machine
  • “Fire in My Heart”—Lita Ford
  • “Fire Down Below”—Tina Turner
  • “Emotional Fire”—Cher
  • “Pistols on Fire”—Kings of Leon
  • “Fire Girl”—Iggy Pop
  • “Love Under Fire”—Asia
  • “Fire Music”—Lou Reed
  • Play With Fire”—Feline

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      4 months ago

      What about Burning down the House?

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      6 months ago

      Great list! Thanks. --Writer.


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