Fight Fire with Fire (Kansas song)

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"Fight Fire With Fire"
Fight Fire With Fire cover.jpg
Single by Kansas
from the album Drastic Measures
B-side Incident on a Bridge
Released 1983
Recorded Early 1983
Length 3:40
Label CBS Associated
Writer(s) Dino Elefante, John Elefante
Producer(s) Kansas, Neil Kernon
Kansas singles chronology
"Chasing Shadows"
"Fight Fire With Fire"
"Everybody's My Friend"

"Fight Fire with Fire" is a song by American band Kansas, written by John and Dino Elefante for the 1983 album Drastic Measures. Charting at No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100,[1] it became the twelfth Kansas single to chart on the Top 100. It was promoted with a music video starring Dan Shor, which was blown up to 35 mm film and displayed as a trailer in movie theaters.[2]

The song was re-released on several compilation and live albums, including The Best of Kansas, The Ultimate Kansas, Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection, and the live CD/DVD combos Device, Voice, Drum and There's Know Place Like Home.

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] 58
U.S. Top Tracks 3


  1. ^ a b "Fight Fire with Fire" chart history, Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Iozzia, David. Who... What... Where... with John Elefante, Dave's On Tour. Retrieved January 26, 2012.