Despite giving the album a 4 out of 5, Spin thought the song was 'silly'. Rolling Stone December 25, The song gave Kings of Leon their first number-one single in Australia, Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom, charting at the top spot on digital downloads alone in the latter country, before its physical release. Further reappearances extended its tally of weeks to ninety, making it the third most charted single of all time. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Ultratop In Germany, the single debuted at number ninety seven on the German Singles Chartand began to rise and fall in the next several weeks.
The song was written about lead singer Caleb's then-girlfriend and now-wifemodel Lily Aldridge.
"Sex On Fire" lyrics
GfK Entertainment Charts. Following the success of the follow-up single " Use Somebody " in the United States on pop radiothe track was re-serviced  to US pop radio in November. US Billboard Hot . The song is played in the key of E major at a tempo of bpm. Elle Magazine. Official Charts Company. In its thirty-second week on the chart, the song finally reached its peak of number thirty three.