Fire On High (5:31)

Cover of Face the Music

From Face the Music and 11 other releases

This track was used as a theme song by ABC Television during their coverage of one of the Olympics, minus the 1:29 start of reversed lyrics and odd tones. It’s great to hear to get a stimulus for action. The song also served as the theme for the “CBS Sports Spectacular” sports anthology program in the 80’s.


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  • quaxi100

    super song,klasse.

    10 Jul 5:55pm Reply
  • frearson10

    I can see Jim McKay on the stage now playing a violin!

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • gonetobeach

    There wasn't an individual sports team, but ABC had it as the theme song to Wide World of Sports in the late 70's/early 80's.

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • gonetobeach

    I loved when you played it backwards on the album. "Don't look back".

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • frearson10

    I'm surprised no professional sports team didn't adopt this as their pregame signature song like the Chicago Bulls with Alan Parson's Sirius. It is a bit longer though...........

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • salagadam

    this song has a spirit

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • frearson10

    Used to be played before rush hour traffic on Fridays. Great way to ramp up the weekend

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • phillipkilch316

    Such a spectacular track in so many ways. All around masterpiece. (2)

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • MIKEH3875

    As a kid in the eighties i heard this quite often while watching sports on television not knowing who did the music and ironically i already owned an ELO 45 single Don't Bring Me Down

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wrandyvelasquez

    Braydon, Baca, and Slash: "Baker has a Deathwish"

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • gonetobeach

    I have loved this since I was a kid.

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Keolia

    Brilliant. My favorite ELO track.

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Wesley-VA

    a masterpiece and a cacophony all at once!

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Graphirus

    @ PartySanCTG I guess your ears must be filled with wax...

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
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  • licoricepizza

    great "running" track.

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • IEatPoison

    Every minute of this is a masterpiece. Required listening for roadtrips.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • xKornflakesx

    Such a spectacular track in so many ways. All around masterpiece.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Webi12

    i love specially the drums on this tune

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • salagadam

    this is real ELO

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
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