Fire (Kids See Ghosts song)

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"Fire"
Song by Kids See Ghosts
from the album Kids See Ghosts
ReleasedJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
Recorded2018
StudioKanye West's ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Genre
Length2:20
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

"Fire" is a song by American hip hop duo Kids See Ghosts, composed of Kanye West and Kid Cudi, released as the second track off their eponymous debut album Kids See Ghosts (2018). The song samples Napoleon XIV's "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!".

Background[edit]

The track includes a short sample of the rhythm from 1966 recording "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by Napoleon XIV.[1] When Kids See Ghosts performed it at the 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, jets of flame shot up from the stage during their live performance.[2] The track is co-produced by André 3000 and contains a guitar passage played by him at the end.

Release[edit]

The song was released on June 8, 2018 as part of Kids See Ghosts.[3] On the day of the album's release, multiple tracks were mislabeled on streaming services, including "Fire", which was mislabeled as the sixth track on the album, "Kids See Ghosts".[4][5]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[3]

  • Producers – Kanye West, Kid Cudi, BoogzDaBeast, André 3000
  • Additional producer – Evan Mast
  • Composers and lyricists – Kanye West, Scott Mescudi, Evan Mast, Andre Benjamin
  • Mixers – Mike Dean, Jess Jackson
  • Assistant Mixer – Sean Solymar
  • Engineer – Zack Djurich, Mike Malchicoff, William J. Sullivan

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 69
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 49
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 58
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[9] 83
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10] 36
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 67
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Li, Nicolaus (June 9, 2018). "Kid Cudi & Kanye West 'Kids See Ghosts' Samples". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Larsen, Peter (November 12, 2018). "Camp Flog Gnaw 2018: Kids See Ghosts, the duo of Kanye West and Kid Cudi, makes its live debut on Sunday". Daily News. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "KIDS SEE GHOSTS / KIDS SEE GHOSTS". Tidal. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Klinkenberg, Brendan (June 8, 2018). "A Brief Guide to the 'Kids See Ghosts' Tracklist". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Cush, Andy (June 8, 2018). "The Kids See Ghosts Track Lists and Credits Are Full of Errors". Spin. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Kids See Ghosts – Fire". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Canadian Music: Top 100 Songs – June 23, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Kids See Ghosts". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201824 into search. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  11. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs – June 23, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "Top Hip-Hop Songs / R&B Songs Chart – June 23, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2018.

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