The 100 Best Songs About Fire & Flames

Songs About Fire

A famous metaphor used in pop music is fire, sometimes to the point that it becomes a cliché. Many rocks, country, pop, and hip-hop songs are about fire, are used as a metaphor, or are included in the song’s title.

Of all the elements, fire is the one that appears most often in songs. It is used both literally and, more often, as a symbol of love (“I’m on Fire”) or something more pleasurable (“The Fire Down Below”). It’s also the most versatile element because of its various levels – from comforting heat to devastating burns.

Our top list of the best fire songs is colorful. Some are about love, and some are about sex.

Various Performerations of fire in song lyrics
Depending on the song, the word fire can mean various things. Often 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 describe the turmoil that follows an argument. Pieces that use this metaphor are often narrative or confessional, and fire is the perfect metaphor for describing struggles and challenges in life.

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 fear and anger.

Several folk musicians of the 60s and 70s used the term as a metaphor for the social changes taking place in their time. The word has been used as a symbol of revolution and rebellion.

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In the R&B and soul genres, fire has been used to convey conflict or hidden longings regarding relationships. This “hot” word can be used for so many different things. It’s amazing how one word can be used to describe so many experiences in our lives!

(You can find a Spotify playlist at the end of the article.)

Ranked 1 – 100 of the best songs about fire & flames:

1.We Didn’t Start The FireBilly Joel
2.I’m on FireBruce Springsteen
3.Fight Fire With FireMetallica
4.Sex on FireKings Of Leon
5.Ring of FireJohnny Cash
6.Burning Down the HouseThe Talking Heads
7.Light My FireThe Doors
8.London’s BurningThe Clash
9.FeuerwerkWincent Weiss
10.Fire Water BurnBloodhound Gang
11.Ashes & FireRyan Adams
12.Feuer Frei!Rammstein
13.FireworkKaty Perry
14.Set Fire to the RainAdele
15.Beds are BurningMidnight Oil
16.FirestarterThe Prodigy
17.Song on FireNickelback
18.Fire WomanThe Cult
19.I See FireEd Sheeran
20.Just Like FirePink
21.Angel on FireHalsey
22.FirewallBright Eyes
23.FeuerCapital Bra
24.Sleep Now in the FireRage Against The Machine
26.Burnin’ for YouBlue Oyster Cult
27.Fire BurnsNicki Minaj
28.House on FireRyan Cabrera
29.Open FireThe Darkness
30.Heart on FireClean Bandit
31.FeuerLoredana, Getinjo
32.Original FireAudioslave
33.Burning Bright (Field on Fire)Nine Inch Nails
34.Fire Your GunsAC/DC
36.Forged in FireAnvil
37.Blood Fire War HateSoulfly
38.Jump Into the FireNilsson
39.FeuerJan Delay
40.Paper in FireJohn Mellencamp
41.Start a FirePassenger
42.Cold FireRush
43.Death in FireAmon Amarth
44.Eternal FlameThe Bangles
45.Rooms on FireStevie Nicks
46.(You Will) Set the World on FireDavid Bowie
47.Fire On The InsidePillar
48.Hearts Burst Into FireBullet for My Valentine
49.The Fire Down BelowBob Seger
50.Heart on FireScars on 45
51.Fire It UpModest Mouse
52.Enter the Eternal FireBathory
53.Fire on the MountainRob Thomas
54.FeuerJennifer Rostock
55.Play With FireThe Rolling Stones
56.Girl on FireAlicia Keys
57.Fire and the ThudArctic Monkeys
58.I Am the FireHalestorm
60.Home Is A FireDeath Cab for Cutie
61.Set Me on FireFlyleaf
62.Inside the FireDisturbed
63.Chariots of FireVangelis
64.Full of FireAl Green
65.FireThe Jimi Hendrix Experience
66.Lake of FireMeat Puppets
67.FirewoodRegina Spektor
69.World On FireSarah McLachlan
70.Fire LakeBob Seger
71.On FireSwitchfoot
72.Friendly FireNothing More
73.Fire and RainJames Taylor
74.Hearts on FirePassenger
75.Fire AwaySkrillex
76.The FlameCheap Trick
77.All Fired UpPat Benetar
78.FireworksMadina Lake
79.Serpentine FireEarth, Wind & Fire
80.FiresideArctic Monkeys
81.Baptized in FireKid Cudi
82.This FireKillswitch Engage
83.Lampshades on FireModest Mouse
84.Freedom or FireFear Factory
85.On Top of Old SmokeyThe Weavers
86.FireballDeep Purple
87.Old FlameJuice Newton
89.Attack Ships on FireRevolting Cocks
90.FiremanLil Wayne
91.Black Hearts (On Fire) JetJet
92.Cat People (Putting Out Fire)David Bowie
93.Fire and DesireDrake
94.Scream Aim FireBullet for My Valentine
95.Set My World on FireThe Feeling
96.Great Balls of FireJerry Lee Lewis
97.Fire BombRihanna
98.Circle of FireSam Phillips
99.Through the FireChaka Khan
100.Halo on FireMetallica
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