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Strategy Director, Security & Fire, Informa Markets EMEA

May 22, 2013


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Top 5 #FireSongs From FIREX International

What an amazing week it was at FIREX International 2013, with hundreds of incredible exhibitors, great seminars, and a huge buzz around the show’s move to London for 2014.

Along with all the business going on, there was a lot of fun being had on Twitter. The FIREX team set off #FireSongs trending on the social network. There was so much amazing punning and great music that it seemed a shame to let it just fade into the ether. So, pop pickers, here’s our countdown of the top Five #FireSongs from FIREX International.

5. This tweet kicked it all off. The classic Bros song set a high benchmark but could only make No. 5 in our countdown.

4. Tyco Fire Protection Products unashamedly bent the rules of the #FireSongs game. However, seeing as it’s the Ashes this summer, any excuse to watch the England cricket team’s sprinkler dance again should be seized upon.

3. This one made it into our live FIREX blog after a trawl through YouTube. It’s the guys from Whose Line Is It Anyway offering an astounding musical rendition of various #FireSongs.

2. The Oxfordshire-based Fire Protection Systems installer Walraven comes in at No. 2 after staff member Gary Gardner tweeted this inspired two-in-one suggestion of “Blaze of Glory” by the Alarm.

1. The clear winner has to be the Fire Protection Association’s commercial director, Howard Passey, who managed to sneak the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) into the title of Jermaine Jackson’s 1980 disco-funk classic “Let’s Get Serious.” What a tune, and here it is for your delectation. See you in London for FIREX International 2014.

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June 6, 2013 5:27 am

My favorite is number three on the list! I love Whose Line Is It Anyway and I especially am fond of their improv song numbers where they carry a tune and actually sing lines that mean something.

James Nash
James Nash
September 6, 2013 9:02 am
Reply to  ITs_Hazel

Adding fuel to the fire:
Stone Roses – I just want to be a(fire)dored

Rob Ratcliff
Rob Ratcliff
September 6, 2013 9:56 am
Reply to  James Nash

Fuel to the fire. Very good, very good.