Fire Woman

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

"Fire Woman" is a rock song by the 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 #2 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #46 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It reached #1 on the New Zealand Singles Chart and #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".

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

The song was inspired by Renee Beach, Astbury's girlfriend who was named Peta Win by Noth Dakota chief. Peta Win means Woman of Fire.

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]

Vinyl 7"
  • A Side : "Fire Woman"
  • B Side : "Automatic Blues"
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)"

Track listings above are from UK Singles only.

In popular culture[edit]

The song was used in the 2013 Doctor Who episode Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS. The song was also featured in the movie Singles (1992).


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