Archive | Mar 11, 2017

Certain Songs #815: Johnny Cash – “Ring of Fire”

Single, 1963

“Ring of Fire” is another one of those songs that has never left the popular culture.

An instant classic from the moment the mariachi horns trace the melody like chemtrails on a clear day, Johnny Cash’s biggest hit was actually written by June Carter (not yet) Cash and Merle Kilgore, (though the song’s wikipedia page has a pretty hilarious take on it by Johnny’s ex-wife where she claims that Johnny wrote it about “a certain private female body part,” presumably hers.)