Fire Woman

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"Fire Woman"
The Cult Fire Woman.jpg
Single by The Cult
from the album Sonic Temple
B-side "Automatic Blues"
Released 13 March 1989
Format 7", 12", cassette single, CD single
Recorded Late 1988
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 5:11
Label Beggars Banquet
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Bob Rock
The Cult singles chronology
"Wild Flower"
(1987)
"Fire Woman"
(1989)
"Edie (Ciao Baby)"
(1989)

"Wild Flower"
(1987)
"Fire Woman"
(1989)
"Edie (Ciao Baby)"
(1989)

"Fire Woman" is a rock song by British rock band The Cult, written by singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy. It was the first single released from their fourth studio album Sonic Temple, and was subsequently featured on all of The Cult's compilation/greatest hits albums, as well as being a steady fixture of the band's live performances. It peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number one on New Zealand's Recorded Music NZ (then RIANZ) chart and number 15 on the UK Singles Chart. Two remixed versions of the song were released as B-sides or promos—the "LA Rock Mix" and the "NYC Rock Mix". Astbury claims the eponymous "fire woman" is a universal symbol, along the lines of a primary element.[1]

This song has also been used during the closing credits of every Australian broadcast of the Formula One season since 2007.[1]

Crush 40, best known for their contributions to Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, featured a cover of "Fire Woman" as the ninth track of their 2009 compilation album The Best of Crush 40 - Super Sonic Songs, and the tenth in their first live album Live!.

Track listing[edit]

UK Vinyl 7"
  • A Side : "Fire Woman"
  • B Side : "Automatic Blues"
UK Vinyl 12"
  • A Side : "Fire Woman", "Automatic Blues"
  • B Side : "Messing Up the Blues"
  • A Side : "Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)"
  • B Side : "Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix)"

Charts[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fire Woman by The Cult". Songfacts. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Cult – Fire Woman". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 6338." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  4. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Fire Woman". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Cult – Fire Woman" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Charts.nz – The Cult – Fire Woman". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  8. ^ "The Cult Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  9. ^ "The Cult Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  10. ^ "The Cult Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  11. ^ "End Of Year Charts 1989". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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