Is “ring of fire” any relationship to “kiss of fire?”


It was a Georgia Gibbs song I had on a 45 RPM record when I was a kid. It was so hyper-dramatic, I learned to sing it. I can still sing it, usually driving everyone from the room.

It’s a pretty good way to get everyone to go home. A fine party ender, even if it isn’t your party.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

16 thoughts on “KISS OF FIRE”

    1. I thought it was funny. I have no idea where it comes from. It was on the reverse side of the hit song “Shrimp boats” which is the song my mother bought. I was maybe 9 and thought it was falling down funny. I still do.


  1. Didn’t Johnny Cash do a version as well? So when you sang it did you do an interpretaion of the “Dance of the Seven Veils”.., minus a couple of veils as the saying goes? 🙂


    1. It used to make Jeffrey laugh so hard he wet himself. I may not have the makings of a dancer, but I have hopes for comedienne 🙂

      Johnny Cash did “Ring of Fire.” Homer and Jethro did a rip-off version of Kiss of Fire. I was a BIG Homer and Jethro fan as a kid.

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      1. I remember GG very well. This was the era of classy pop singers like Georgia Gibbs, Gogi Grant, Patti Page, Guy Mitchell, Jo Stafford, Giselle MacKenzie and others.
        They offered us classics like “Kiss of Fire”, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?”, “The Wayward Wind”, “There’s a Pawn (not porn) Shop on the Corner”, “Shrimp Boats”, “Red Sails In the Sunset” and other tin pan alley gems that linger in memory and shower solos.
        And, who can’t remember Johnnie Ray wailing “Cry” and “The Little White Cloud that Cried”.
        Play it again…
        BTW: David Janssen starred in “Ring of Fire”. But they didn’t include the song. Rat finks! Plot involved Frank Gorshin as a juvenile delinquent leader of aspiring torches.


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