There are way too many songs about fire.
November 14, 2012 1:13 PM Subscribe
Fire related song from the late 80s - help me find this lost music video. Song may be awful, but I've been trying to remember/find this for years.
posted by routergirl to Grab Bag (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
What I remember:
Male singer. He had long straight hair, I think lighter colored. I don't think he wore a shirt. Singer was probably in his 20's. There was a lot of sexual posturing as he sang - strutting, long looks at the camera, etc. Video took place inside of a church, maybe, or at least in a room with a lot of stained glass windows. It was something to do with fire. Maybe a song about fire? I believe the church (or wherever he was) was on fire, too, but of course he was unscathed. The chorus was repetitive, there was a lot of guitar and drums, and I'd class it as rock, I guess. His voice was not scratchy, and up until several Google searches failed, I thought the chorus included him singing "FIRE" - not fire on something or fire in something, but just... fire.
This was seen in America, on MTV, in what I believe was late 80's. Song never made it big - I think it's the only song I ever heard of by the band/singer, but I can't say it's a one hit wonder since no one I knew ever liked it and I don't remember ever seeing it on countdowns. I was an obsessive MTV watcher for many years, and I don't recall ever seeing anything by them again.
It was not the Cult's Fire Woman (though that is a good song), nor was it Billy Idol or any of the other church/fire songs I have found so far (We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel, Fire by the Pointer Sisters, Burning down the house by Talking Heads, Fire by Bruce Springsteen).
I realize this may be a long shot, but if any of you can name this song I'd be thrilled. Not because I think it's a great song (I suspect it will sound terrible to me now) but because it's driving me crazy not being able to find it.