Six of the Best Firework Songs

Posted on August 14, 2015

RocketmanAs a fireworks company we’re all about fireworks we thought that we’d have some fun and find our favourite firework themed songs. I think you will all agree that we’ve picked some excellent songs, and thankfully managed to stay away from the typical ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry, obviously there are hundreds of songs we could have picked, these are just six of the best.

Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It7107ELQvY
Our first choice is the widely popular country hit ‘Ring Of Fire’. From way back in 1963 Johnny Cash’s most recognisable song didn’t even make it onto the UK charts, only making an impact in the US. Only managing to hit the number 17 spot in the US main charts, but spent an incredible seven weeks at the top of the country charts. From the album Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash, the hit single has gone onto to become massive all over the world being digitally downloaded over a million times. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the Cash song at number 87 in their 500 greatest songs of all time list.

Elton John – Rocket Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LX7WrHCaUA
How could we not include this when it’s got rocket in the name?! Elton John’s Rocket Man has gone down in music history, he is afterall one of the very best British musicians of all time, and it was with this hit that really kickstarted Elton’s music career. Hitting number two in the UK charts and number six in the US it was Elton John’s highest charting single to date, which really gave him the confidence to produce some exceptional songs. Released back in 1972 the song featured on the album Honk Chateau. The song rose again up the charts back in 1991 when a cover by Kate Bush was released.

The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqEh8OBQfmY
Again we couldn’t not include this song, the name is literally a firework. The 1976 hit was a huge song for The Runaways, released from their debut self titled album ‘The Runaways’. The single has gone to gain incredible success featuring on various film soundtracks, like last years box-office smash ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, and was also covered by Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart in the 2010 biopic ‘The Runaways’. VH1 named it number 52 in their list of the 100 greatest hard rock songs.

Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt0mg8Z09SY
It’s got fire in the title and it’s a classic song, it had to be in the list. The oldest single to feature in our list was released for the 1957 film Jamboree. The single at the time did incredible, selling one million copies in the first ten days of its release, shooting straight to the top of the UK chart and the US country chart, peaking at number two on the US main chart. Selling over five million copies overall it has went on to become one of the biggest selling singles of all time, and was ranked 96th in Rolling Stone’s greatest song of all time list.

Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaHEusBG20c
Out of all the singles with fire in the title this is probably one of the best to listen to, especially loud, them first few lines are incredible with the volume up full. The psychedelic rock single released in 1968 went on to achieve global domination, selling over one million singles since it’s release. The hit charted pretty well, reaching the number one spot in the UK and number two in the US. From the self-titled debut album ‘The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown’ the hit has a different twist on the psychedelic rock songs at the time as it has a distinctive lack of guitar and bass, but instead has an electric organ as the lead instrument.

Louis Armstrong – Fireworks
https://youtu.be/0Wn5-TLIHFg
Here’s one you probably never knew existed! Recorded way back in 1928 this one came out well before Louis made the big time with hits like Wonderful World. It was when Louis was starting out with his own band The Hot Five. They were a typical New Orleans jazz band, consisting of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone backed by a rhythm section.