The Roof Is on Fire
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|"The Roof Is on Fire"|
|Single by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three|
"The Roof Is on Fire" is a single from Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three released in 1984 that reached number five on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. It is remembered for its chorus:
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!
We don't need no water—Let the motherfucker burn!
Burn, motherfucker, burn!
- Coal Chamber covers the chorus in the song "Sway".
- Bizzy Bone uses the first line of the chorus in his version of the song by the same name.
- Bratmobile uses the chorus in the song "Polaroid Baby" on the 1992 album Pottymouth.
- Rancid uses the lyrics in their song "Burn" on the 1994 album Let's Go.
- The Bloodhound Gang uses the chorus in "Fire Water Burn."
- Yacht uses a variation of the chorus in the song "Dystopia."
- The Chemical Brothers sample the first line repeatedly in their hit "Hey Boy Hey Girl."
- Buck-O-Nine also uses the chorus in "I Don't Wanna Be No (J.B.J.)."
- Chonk also uses the chorus in "Distortion," featured on the Dr. Demento Show on the short-lived web series The Real UHF.
- The Prodigy uses a variation of the chorus in the song "Worlds On Fire".
- The Pharcyde uses a variation in "Return of the B-Boy", replacing "the roof" with "West Coast".
- The Dualistic Nature "Medusa, Madonna, medulla oblongata we don't need no water let the mf'r burn."
- Nocando covers the chorus in the remix of the song "Time won't tell".
- Lil Jon uses a variation of the chorus in the song "Floor on Fire" featuring Pitbull and Machel Montano.
- Flo Rida uses the chorus in "Let It Burn" featuring Brianna Perry.
- The Soca Boys uses it in "Follow The Leader"
- MC Serch uses a variation of the chorus in the track "Here it comes."
- Jeru the Damaja uses a part of the chorus in the track "Tha Frustrated Nigga" on the album Wrath of the Math.
- Tha Eastsidaz uses a part of the chorus in the track "Take It Back To '85" on the album Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz.
- Aberdeen_F.C. modified the lyrics to say "The sheep are on fire" in response to the team's improved form in the 2013-2014 season.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured a skit that interviewed black Mormons, who were torn between voting for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, which used the chorus as a litmus test to determine whether a voter was more black or more Mormon.