Paper in Fire

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"Paper in Fire"
Single by John Mellencamp
from the album The Lonesome Jubilee
B-side "Never Too Old"
Released 1987 (1987)
Format 7", CD single
Recorded Belmont Mall Studio, Indiana
Genre Heartland rock
Length 3:51
Label Mercury
Writer(s) John Mellencamp
Producer(s) John Mellencamp, Don Gehman
John Mellencamp singles chronology
"Paper in Fire"
"Cherry Bomb"

"Paper in Fire" is a song by American rock singer John Mellencamp, released as the first single from his ninth studio album The Lonesome Jubilee.

The song was a success in the U.S., reaching #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and becoming a top ten hit on the main Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also topped the Canadian Singles Chart, and charted on various European singles charts.

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "Paper in Fire" – 3:53
  2. "Never Too Old" – 3:45
CDV single
  1. "Paper in Fire" – 3:48
  2. "Never Too Old" – 3:43
  3. "Under the Boardwalk" – 3:51
  4. "Cold Sweat" – 3:23
  5. "Paper in Fire" (video) – 3:57


Chart (1989) Peak position
Australian Singles Chart 13[citation needed]
Canadian Singles Chart 1[citation needed]
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 16
UK Singles Chart[2] 86
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 9
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1[citation needed]


  1. ^ " – John Cougar Mellencamp – Paper in Fire". Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats – John Cougar Mellencamp". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  3. ^ "John Mellencamp Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 

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