|Single by The Cult|
|from the album Sonic Temple|
|Released||March 13, 1989|
|Format||7", 12", cassette single, CD single|
|The Cult singles chronology|
"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!.
- 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
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