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50 'Firework' Songs to Play on Bonfire Night

03/11/2014 11:58 GMT | Updated 02/01/2015 10:59 GMT

Another significant calendar event, another excuse for a tabloid newspaper-style, Pepsi Chart show-inspired 1990s corny playlist. I'm so last century.

An overused 'make your firework do go with a bang' phrase, anyone? How about the infamous 'or it might turn into a damp squib'? (Or 'damp squid', if you get the wrong sub-editor) If you're tired of the bonfire night wordplay clichés, I'll let you off!

Just pop some of these little crackers on your playlist to make your night, er, sizzle? Or sparkle?

For Fawkes' sake, quit with the cheesy pyrotechnics puns already.

The idea is that they are hot (or cool) tunes you can actually enjoy celebrating/chilling with. AND they include firework-related words in the title. Putting the fun in functional. You're most welcome.

1) Rocket Man, Elton John

2) Fireworks, Embrace

3) Spark In The Dark, Alice Cooper

4) Disco Inferno, The Trammps

5) Burn Baby Burn, Ash

6) Neon Lights, Demi Lovato

7) Squib Cakes, Tower Of Power

8) Firework, Katy Perry

9) Boom Bang A Bang, Lulu

10) Firecracker, Ryan Adams

11) Another One Bites The Dust, Queen

12) Sparks Fly, Taylor Swift

13) Play With Fire, The Rolling Stones

14) Bright Light Fright, Aerosmith

15) I'm On Fire, Bruce Springsteen

16) Roman Candle, Elliott Smith

17) Fireworks, Drake feat. Alicia Keys

18) She Bangs, Ricky Martin

19) Fire And Rain, James Taylor

20) Ooh Aah (Just A Little Bit), Gina G

21) If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It, Snow Patrol

22) Light My Fire, The Doors

23) Embers, Just Jack

24) Travelin' Light, Eric Clapton

25) We Didn't Start The Fire, Billy Joel

26) Ashes To Ashes, David Bowie

27) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Platters

28) Fireworks, Plain White T's

29) Spinning Around, Kylie Minogue

30) Relight My Fire, Take That feat. Lulu

31) Just Watch The Fireworks, Jimmy Eat World

32) Sparklers, Rocky Votolato

33) Wheels On Fire, Siouxsie and the Banshees

34) Indoor Fireworks, Elvis Costello

35) You Light Up My Life, LeAnn Rimes

36) Flash, Queen

37) Chariots Of Fire, Vangelis

38) Eternal Flame, The Bangles

39) Ring Of Fire, Johnny Cash

40) Fireworks, Blue Oyster Cult

41) I Want To Hold Your Hand, The Beatles

42) Strobe, Friendly Fires

43) Firestarter, The Prodigy

44) Great Balls Of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis

45) The Smokey Life, Leonard Cohen

46) Flash Light, Parliament

47) Burning Love, Elvis Presley

48) Rocket, Smashing Pumpkins

49) Fireworks, Moby

50) Tricks Of The Light, Mike Oldfield