Song Lyric Sunday | “Through the Fire” – Chaka Khan

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Burn/Fire/Flame.

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Nothing says 70s like Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and during the group’s heyday, Chaka was known as the Queen of Funk. Chaka recorded solo music while still a part of Rufus and left after their ninth studio album in 1983.

In 1984, Chaka released I Feel for You and it became a multi-million-selling smash in the U.S. and United Kingdom and helped to relaunch Khan’s career. I Feel for You topped not only the U.S. R&B and dance charts, but achieved great success on the U.S. pop chart and reached No. 1 in the U.K. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1984 and remained on that chart for 26 weeks, well into 1985.

The album also contained the song which would place Chaka Khan on the Adult Contemporary chart… Through the Fire.

The David Foster-produced track was the third single from the album and written especially for Chaka Khan.

Foster revealed in his 2011 PBS Concert The Hit Man Returns that this was the only melody that he ever wrote with someone in mind and that the working title of the piece was actually called “Chaka” because he was very confident that Khan would perform the song.

FUN FACTS:

  • This romantic song is about someone who is so certain that she’s met the love of her life, she’s willing to put it through any test.
  • The music video was filmed at Los Angeles’ Union Station.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Through the Fire

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

8 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “Through the Fire” – Chaka Khan

  1. This was going to be my next choice for my Song Lyric Sunday. I love Chaka Khan and I LOVE the I Feel For You album! “Through the Fire” is a great song and a great listen on a warm April day!

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