Tryin' to Hide a Fire in the Dark

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Tryin' to Hide a Fire in the Dark"
Single by Billy Dean
from the album Fire in the Dark
B-side "Steam Roller"
Released November 30, 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:37
Label SBK/Liberty
Writer(s) Billy Dean
Tim Nichols
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Billy Dean
Billy Dean singles chronology
"If There Hadn't Been You"
"Tryin' to Hide a Fire in the Dark"
"I Wanna Take Care of You"

"Tryin' to Hide a Fire in the Dark" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Billy Dean. It was released in November 1992 as the first single from Dean's album Fire in the Dark. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in March 1993[1] and number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2] It was written by Dean and Tim Nichols.


The song is about a man who already has a romantic partner but has fallen in love with someone else.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Bill Young and premiered in late 1992.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992–1993) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 19
Preceded by
"Take It Back"
by Reba McEntire
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 13-March 20, 1993
Succeeded by
"What Part of No"
by Lorrie Morgan