Things are getting hot on this week’s installment of the EHSDA Song of the Week. We’re throwing it back to 1974, a time when lapels were huge and the bell bottoms were huger. The Ohio Players went all the way to #1 on the Billboard singles chart with the supremely funky “Fire,” which still pops up in movies, TV shows, and commercials from time to time.
It was a great time for funk and R&B acts like the Ohio Players, as the new popularity of disco provided even more exposure for dance music. “Fire” was the title track of the band’s sixth studio album and is one of its signature songs along with “Love Rollercoaster.” The song has since been covered by acts as varied as Platinum Blonde, Sly and Robbie, Zapp, and Tackhead.
The irresistibly catchy jam, especially in the extended live version below, can provide a good soundtrack for your fire safety training in-service sessions.