Through the Fire (song)

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"Through the Fire"
Single by Chaka Khan
from the album I Feel for You
B-side "I'm Every Woman", "La Flamme"
Released 1985
Format 7", 12", 12" picture disc
Recorded 1984
Genre R&B, quiet storm, adult contemporary
Length 4:45
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) David Foster, Tom Keane, Cynthia Weil
Producer(s) David Foster
Chaka Khan singles chronology
"This Is My Night"
"Through the Fire"
"Eye to Eye"

"Through the Fire" is a song from Chaka Khan's 1984 album, I Feel for You. The David Foster-produced track was the third single from the album. It reached #60 in the US and #15 on the R&B charts.[1] and was one of the few Khan hits to cross to the Adult Contemporary chart. The music video was filmed at Los Angeles' Union Station.

Foster revealed in his 2011 PBS Concert "The Hit Man Returns" that this was the only melody that he ever wrote with someone in mind and that the working title of the piece was actually called "Chaka" because he was very confident that Khan would perform the song.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 60
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[3] 16
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 15


Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 321. 
  2. ^ David, Foster (2011). The Hitman Returns: David Foster and Friends. Reprise. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 135. 
  4. ^ "Everything Must Change overview". 
  5. ^ "Jazz - Michael Lington". 
  6. ^ [1]

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