Just Like Fire Would

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"Just like Fire Would"
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Single by The Saints
from the album All Fools Day
ReleasedMarch 1986 (1986-03)
Songwriter(s)Chris Bailey
Producer(s)Hugh Jones
The Saints singles chronology
"Just like Fire Would"
"(You Can't Tamper with the) Temple of the Lord"

"Just Like Fire Would" is a song by Australian alternative rock band, the Saints, which is written by the band's lead singer, Chris Bailey, and was released as a single in March 1986.[1][2][3] It was the lead single from their seventh studio album, All Fools Day (April 1986),[2] and peaked at No. 29 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart.[4] It was produced by Hugh Jones, who had co-produced the album with Bailey.[5] AllMusic's John Dougan reviewed All Fools Day and opined, "One listen to songs as grabbing as 'Celtic Ballad' or the great 'Just Like Fire Would' (which is kind of a neat pun) will convince you that despite the differences, the new Saints were a good band for completely different reasons than the old Saints."

In January 2018, as part of Triple M's "Ozzest 100", the 'most Australian' songs of all time, "Just Like Fire Would" was ranked number 88.[6]


Chart (1986) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 29

Bruce Springsteen version[edit]

"Just Like Fire Would"
Single by Bruce Springsteen
from the album High Hopes
Released22 January 2014 (2014-01-22)
StudioStudios 301, Sydney
Songwriter(s)Chris Bailey
Music video
"Just Like Fire Would" on YouTube

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed "Just like Fire Would" during the opening show of the Australian leg on their Wrecking Ball Tour in 2013 and Springsteen released a studio version of the song on his album, High Hopes (14 January 2014). "Just like Fire Would" was released as the second single from the album.[8] On 22 January 2014 Springsteen also released a music video for the song.


  1. ^ "Top tens". The Age. 18 April 1986. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "The Saints, with a new single and album, are back on the road". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 April 1986. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  3. ^ "The Saints (2) - Just like Fire Would". Discogs. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back-calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  5. ^ Dougan, John. "All Fools Day - The Saints | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Here Are The Songs That Made Triple M's 'Ozzest 100'". Musicfeeds. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 263. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "Bruce Springsteen, Just Like Fire Would feat. Tom Morello: testo, traduzione e video" Blogo

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