House of Fire

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"House of Fire"
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Single by Alice Cooper featuring Joe Perry
from the album Trash
B-side "Poison (Live)"
Released November 1989
Length3:47
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper
Desmond Child
Joan Jett
Producer(s) Desmond Child
Alice Coopersingles chronology
"Bed of Nails"
(1989)
"House of Fire"
(1989)
"Only My Heart Talkin'"
(1990)

"House of Fire" is a 1989 single by American rock musician Alice Cooper from his 1989 album Trash . It was co-written by rock guitarist Joan Jett and American songwriter Desmond Child.

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The single was first released in the UK in late 1989, where it peaked at #65. [1] "House of Fire" was released in the US in early 1990 and reached #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #39 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

A demo version of "House of Fire" was recorded by Bon Jovi and was released in 2014 as part of the bands New Jersey Deluxe Edition.

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Chart positions

Chart (1989–1990)Position
Australian Singles Chart [2] 80
UK Singles Chart [1] 65
US Billboard Hot 100 56
US Mainstream Rock Tracks 39

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References

  1. 1 2 "Official Charts > Alice Cooper". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  2. Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.