The Roof Is on Fire

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"The Roof Is on Fire"
Single by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three
B-side"Request Line"
GenreHip hop

"The Roof Is on Fire" is a single from Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three, released in 1984. It reached number five on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. It is known for its chorus:

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!
We don't need no water—Let the motherfucker burn!
Burn, motherfucker, burn!

The song's intro is sampled by The Chemical Brothers in their song "Hey Boy Hey Girl," and the chorus is covered by the Bloodhound Gang's "Fire Water Burn," Coal Chamber's "Sway," Rancid's "Burn," Quad City DJ's "Party Over Here," YACHT's "Dystopia (The Earth Is on Fire)", and Bratmobile's "Polaroid Baby".


External links[edit]

  • "The Roof Is on Fire" at AllMusic
  • ""The Roof Is on Fire" lyrics". Genius Lyrics. Retrieved 23 November 2015.