About The Song

How High Can You Build a Fire is a country duet sung by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. It was released in 1978 as the second single from their album Honky Tonk Heroes. The song was written by Sonny Throckmorton and Gene Dobbins.

The song is a playful, up-tempo number about the excitement of a new romance. The lyrics compare the heat of a new love to a fire, and the singers ask each other how high they can build the fire. The song is full of double entendres, and the singers’ chemistry is undeniable.

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn were two of the biggest stars in country music at the time. Twitty was known for his smooth, mellow voice, while Lynn was known for her fiery personality and her down-home twang. The two singers had a long and successful partnership, and they released several hit duets together, including “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” and “After the Fire Is Gone.”

How High Can You Build a Fire was a major hit for Twitty and Lynn. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was also a critical success, and it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The song has been covered by many other artists, including Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss. It remains a popular country classic, and it is still enjoyed by fans of all ages today.