You could debate endlessly which Johnny Cash song is the best, but to me there’s no question: “Ring of Fire.” The song has all of Cash’s passion, and it reflects the relationship of Cash and his soon-to-be wife, June Carter, who co-wrote it with Merle Kilgore. June was agonizing over falling in love with Cash, a drug addict and alcoholic as well as a married man. Click on for the video and something you may not know about the song.
Cash, a father of five, was not the first person to record the song. Anita Carter, June’s sister, did it first.
Below is a video of Cash singing the song, which stayed at No. 1 on the charts for seven weeks.