Top 10 Bonfire Night Party Songs Of All Time!

November 2, 2013
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Bonfire night is nearly upon us dear reader and with this in mind here are our top 10 picks for a banging bonfire bonanza!

While Guy Fawkes was busying himself with his dastardly gunpowder plot, he might have been getting down to a bit of Baroque. But here are a few modern-day offerings guaranteed to set your party on fire (or at the very least, generate a slight sizzle…)

10) Taylor Swift – Sparks Fly (2010)

Sparkling Factoids: The track peaked at number one at the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was used as the opening song for Swifts’ Speak Now World Tour in 2011/2012.

9) Katy Perry – Firework (2010)

Sparkling factoids: ‘Firework’ won Video of the Year at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and was shown during an episode of Beavis and Butthead, where Beavis said “I kind of like this song. Sometimes I’m not feeling too good about myself, so I put this song on, put some fireworks in my pants, and I start to feel better.

8) Big Sean – Fire (2013)

Sparkling factoids: On July 29, 2013, a low quality version of the song “Fire” leaked online resulting in Big Sean releasing the full version later that day. Miley Cyrus featured in the 2013 video for the track.

7) Siouxsie and the Banshees – Fireworks (1982)

Sparkling Factoids: The track was released as a stand-alone single in between the Banshees albums “Juju” and “A Kiss in the Dreamhouse” and peaked at number 22 on the UK singles chart.

6) R.Kelly – Fireworks (2010)

Sparkling Factoids: The track was produced by Polow Da Don who has worked with artists including Usher, Chris Brown, Nelly, Christina Aguilera, T.I., Limp Bizkit and Rihanna to name but a few. It was the 8th track on Kelly’s 2010 album: ‘Epic’

5) Jimi Hendrix – Fire (1967)

Sparkling Factoids: The album version of “Fire” contained a very short solo, but Hendrix expanded it over several live performances to form the epic guitar solo we know today. Widely considered to have had sexual overtones, Hendrix debunked these myths stating that it was written about a time in New England when he simply wanted to get by the fire to keep warm!

4) John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

Sparkling Factoid: The track reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985, remaining there for two weeks and was the main theme for the Joel Schumacher’s 1985 film “St. Elmo’s Fire”.

3) Ash- Burn Baby Burn (2001)

Sparkling Factoid: The track won the “NME Awards: Best Single” and “Q Awards: Best Single” in 2002 and was the first ever song played on the BBC’s 6 Music station.

2) DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – BOOM! Shake The Room (1993)

Sparkling factoids: The song topped the charts in the UK in 1993 and sampled “Jump” by Kriss Kross.

1)The Doors – Light My Fire (1967)

Sparkling Factoids: The track reached number 1 on the US Billboard chart in 1967. At over 7 minutes long, the album version was considered too long for airplay on AM radio so almost all of the instrumental break was removed, leaving the track at just under three minutes long.

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-Lucy Jenkins.

@LucyWKTDJ

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