There is no image more powerful or striking that that of a roaring flame. There is little else as hypnotic as this fundamental element, in its ability to maintain life and destroy it, provide heat and light, and more or less harness the power of the sun. It is this visceral intrigue that compells us to rubberneck at a fully-engulfed house, and to gather like moths upon its enthralling blazes and stare mindlessly into which, should a fire be lit in our midst. And as little else on Earth compares to such a force of raw energy, fire makes for an especially evocative image to deploy in literary or lyrical form. Accordingly, here are ten songs that exploit the element's awesomeness, in the name of purely incendiary music.