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Johnny Cash

Ring Of Fire

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  • 1963
  • 2012
  • 2003
  • 1964
  • 1960

“Ring of Fire” or “The Ring of Fire” is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written by June Carter Cash (wife of Johnny Cash) and Merle Kilgore. The single appears on Cash’s 1963 compilation album, . The song was originally recorded by June’s sister, Anita Carter, on her Mercury Records album Folk Songs Old and New’‘ (1963) as “(Love’s) Ring of Fire”. The song was recorded on March 25, 1963, and became the biggest hit of Johnny Cash’s career, staying at number one on the charts for seven weeks. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The ring of fire ... And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire ... I fell into a burning ring of fire

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This song is listed #87 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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