Baby I'm Burning

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"Baby I'm Burning"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Heartbreaker
B-side "I Really Got the Feeling"
Released November 1978
Format 7"
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco, pop, country
Length 2:38
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Gary Klein
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Heartbreaker"
(1978)
"Baby I'm Burning"/"I Really Got the Feeling"
(1978)
"You're The Only One"
(1979)
"I Really Got the Feeling"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Heartbreaker
A-side "Baby I'm Burning"
Released November 1978
Format 7"
Recorded 1978
Genre Country
Length 3:08
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) Billy Vera
Producer(s) Gary Klein
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Heartbreaker"
(1978)
"Baby I'm Burning"/"I Really Got the Feeling"
(1978)
"You're The Only One"
(1979)

"Baby I'm Burning" was a 1978 song written and performed by Dolly Parton that was part of a double-A-sided single "Baby I'm Burning"/"I Really Got the Feeling".

Released from Parton's RCA Nashville album Heartbreaker, after the success of the title single, "Baby I'm Burning" reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1979,[1] and also became a surprise hit on the disco chart, peaking at number 15.[2]

In addition to the standard 45-rpm single, an extended dance single, entled "Dance With Dolly" was released, including an extended dance version of the song, intended for airplay in discos and dance clubs.

Parton frequently performs the song in concert, often using it as her opening number.

I Really Got the Feeling[edit]

While "Baby, I'm Burning" did get some country airplay in late 1978 and early 1979, it was the flip side — "I Really Got the Feeling" — that caught on with country music fans.

The song was a pop-styled ballad, written by Billy Vera, that bore no resemblance to the disco feel of "Baby, I'm Burning." The subject matter of "I Really Got the Feeling" was about a woman who falls in love with a man at first sight, citing him as a virtuous individual. She plans to stay with him for the rest of her life, regardless of "what my Daddy might say."

"I Really Got the Feeling" became Parton's 10th No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Singles hit in January 1979.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978–1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 25
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 11
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 15
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 30
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 9

Other Versions[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits" (Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991 (ISBN 0-82-307553-2)
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.
Preceded by
"Lady Lay Down"
by John Conlee
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 20, 1979
Succeeded by
"Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For"
by Crystal Gayle
Preceded by
"Your Love Had Taken Me That High"
by Conway Twitty
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 10, 1979

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 482. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 199. 

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