A Fire I Can't Put Out

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"A Fire I Can't Put Out"
Single by George Strait
from the album Strait from the Heart
B-side "Honky Tonk Crazy"
Released May 19, 1983
Format 7" single
Recorded January 11, 1982
Genre Country
Length 3:00
Label MCA 52225
Writer(s) Darryl Staedtler
Producer(s) Blake Mevis
George Strait singles chronology
"Amarillo by Morning"
"A Fire I Can't Put Out"
"You Look So Good in Love"

"A Fire I Can't Put Out" is a song written by Darryl Staedtler, and recorded by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in May 1983 as the fourth and final single from his album Strait from the Heart. It was Strait's second Number One hit on the Billboard country charts.[1]


The narrator is a guy that can’t let the memory of a woman escape him. He can’t let go of the feeling that felt so good when he was with her. He knows he has to move on and find someone new, but he just can’t let the fire that burns for his former lover go.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks Chart 2
Preceded by
"You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation"
by Ronnie McDowell
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

September 3, 1983
Succeeded by
"I'm Only in It for the Love"
by John Conlee


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 336. 
  2. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.

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