The Roof Is on Fire

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"The Roof Is on Fire"
Single by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three
B-side "Request Line"
Released 1984
Genre Hip hop
Label Reality/Fantasy

"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!

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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.


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