Kings of Leon - Sex on fire
In 2008, the Kings of Leon released their biggest hit so far: Sex on fire. As soon as the intro starts, the public is going wild and girls get their panties wet. The funny thing is the working title of the song was "Set Us on Fire". Nathan Followill explains: "They were totally different lyrics. Depending on whether a song starts with a melody or starts with lyrics, you know if it starts with a melody you just keep playing the melody over and over until you get it down and just throw in any lyrics that fit the verbal flow. This is a melody song. One of the sound mixers in the studio walked in as we were playing and said, "Sex on Fire", huh?" And so it became a running joke, and we stuck with it."
Best live performance
It's sex, and it's on fire.
Kings of Leon is a family band consisting out of three brothers and one nephew, all named Followill.
Having kids, how do the band members explain their explicit track to them? Turns out they've come up with a novel way. "It's 'Socks on Fire,'" Nathan Followill told. "Uncle Caleb's socks caught on fire one night when I was drying them out on the heater."
How to play Sex on fire?
We searched around the web the best tabs, chords and tutorials, here they are:
Lyrics with chords in a handy easy-to-read onstage version
Guitar Lesson by a guy with a hat and a Mexican accent: