"Hot Like Fire" is a song written by Missy Elliott and Tim "Timbaland" Mosley for Aaliyah's second album, One in a Million. It is the fifth release overall and the official fourth single in North America.
"Hot Like Fire" is R&B/hip hop soul Timbaland's ad-lib is sampled from Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner". The lyrics talk about a relationship between a female and a male; Aaliyah sings that she wants her significant other to wait "a little while longer" before getting intimate, but when she is ready she will "take him higher". Aaliyah performs most of the song, while Timbaland contributes ad libs and Missy Elliott chants "I'ma make it hot like fire" as the outro.
Aaliyah – The One I Gave My Heart To
Aaliyah – Back & Forth
Aaliyah – If Your Girl Only Knew
Aaliyah – Rock the Boat
Aaliyah – Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number
Aaliyah – Miss You
Flo Rida ft. Timbaland – Elevator
Timbaland, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott – Up Jumps da Boogie
Aaliyah, Timbaland – Try Again
Aaliyah – 4 Page Letter
Kris Kross, Aaliyah – Live and Die for Hip Hop
Aaliyah – At Your Best (You Are Love)