Fire Woman

Album: Sonic Temple (1989)
Charted: 15 46

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a fiery femme fatale. We asked The Cult front man, Ian Astbury, just who the "Fire Woman" was: "That's more of a universal symbol. More of an archetype. It's about elemental primary symbols. That's definitely a universal symbol."
  • This was a #1 hit in New Zealand. It reached #2 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and #46 on the Hot 100. In the UK, it peaked at #15.
  • In Australia, this song plays during the closing credits for Formula One sporting broadcasts.
  • Sonic Temple peaked at #10 and remains The Cult's highest charting album in the US.

Comments: 2

  • Seleniuxmiux Rucobo from Fresno, CaJust love it!!!
  • Chris from Germany Actually THE CULT had 3 RIAA Certified Albums in the USA
    their debut was GOLD then they had two other albums which were PLATINUM certified

    that is remarkable for a band without any Top 40 Hits. FIRE WOMAN was#46 in the US Hot 100. Their song CIAO EDIE reached barely the Hot 100.
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