"Ring of Fire", or "The Ring of Fire", is a song written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and recorded by Johnny Cash. The single appears on Cash's 1963 album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. The song was originally recorded by June's sister, Anita Carter, on her Mercury Records album Folk Songs Old and New (1963) as "(Love's) Ring of Fire". "Ring of Fire" was ranked No. 4 on CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music in 2003 and #87 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The song was recorded on March 25, 1963, and became the biggest hit of Cash's career, staying at number one on the charts for seven weeks. It was certified Gold on January 21, 2010 by the RIAA and has also sold over 1.2 million digital downloads. Chart Peak position #1 U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles
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