Cold Missouri Waters
So, for the simple sake of levity, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite fire-inspired songs and decided to share them with you! Just to the right (or below, if you’re on mobile), we’ve put together a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure, and down below, we’ve shared a few of the same from YouTube. In all cases, we tried to find original music videos and/or official versions, and where they weren’t available, we selected covers that gave proper credit. We hope you enjoy!
Finally, we’d like to give big, “thank you” to Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Joel, Metallica, and many more… for helping us rock out in the backs of our crew hauls.
Behind every favorite song, there is an untold story. – Author unknown
When I worked on the Craig Hotshots, my squad was crazy superstitious when it came to the music we played. Always, on the way to a fire, we played “Back in Black” by AC/DC, and on the way home, we played “We Are The Champions” by Queen. Never did we play Coldplay and Britney Spears was considered a violation of all things sacred. The only time we didn’t play, “We Are The Champions” en route home, there was a rekindle and we had to go back to that same miserable fire. We never again risked NOT playing those songs to and from an assignment. To this day, every time I hear those songs on the radio, my heart smiles and I have this fleeting moment where I think I can smell ash. – Bethany Hannah
Here are a few of our favorite covers and originals from YouTube.
Do you have a favorite song you listen to on the fireline? If so, share it with us in the comments section below!