BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #353: “FIRE”- OHIO PLAYERS – FEBRUARY 8, 1975

Fire': The Ohio Players Ignite Both Soul And Pop Scenes | uDiscover

Billboard #1 Hits: #353: “Fire”- Ohio Players. February 8, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “Fire”- Ohio Players
  • Record Company -Mercury
  • Genre: Funk. Soul
  • Written by Bill Beck, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, Clarence Satchell, James Williams
  • Time: 3:12
  • B-side: “Together”
  • Album-Fire
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

A #1 hit on both the Billboard Pop and Soul singles chart. We have “Fire” to blame for Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music”- the songwriter for that travesty Rob Parissi has said that he was inspired to write that after hearing “Fire.” Maybe I should deduct it a grade for that alone. The Ohio Players would have two #1 hits in 1975- the other being “Love Rollercoaster.


2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #353: “FIRE”- OHIO PLAYERS – FEBRUARY 8, 1975

  1. This is a silly song, but I loved it back in the day, and bought the 45 single. Love that funky bass groove.

    1974 and 75 were weird years for music on several levels, but one interesting bit of trivia is that both years had 35 #1 singles, more than any other years since the pop charts began in 1955. Both years had more songs that spent only one week on top than any other as well. “Fire” was one of 12 consecutive consecutive songs that spent only one week at #1 between January-April of 1975.

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