|Single by Jonas Brothers featuring Big Rob|
|from the album A Little Bit Longer|
|A-side||"When You Look Me in the Eyes" (UK)|
|B-side||"Burnin' Up (No-Rap)"|
|Released||June 19, 2008|
|Format||CD, Digital download|
|Length||2:54 (Album Version)
2:37 (No Rap Version)
|Writer(s)||Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas II|
|Jonas Brothers singles chronology|
"Burnin' Up" is the lead single from American pop rock band the Jonas Brothers' third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, and was officially released via Radio Disney on June 19, 2008 as well as other radio stations, and on iTunes on June 20, 2008. In the United Kingdom, it was released as an AA side with "When You Look Me in the Eyes". The single was a hit via digital downloads, and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, the group's first top five single in the US and highest charting song to date.
The band first performed this song on their When You Look Me in the Eyes Tour as well as at the 2008 Disney Channel Games. Their summer tour, titled the Burnin' Up Tour, is named after this song. The song also features a rap from their bodyguard, Robert "Big Rob" Feggans.
Entertainment Weekly stated that the song "was inspired by Jonas Brothers' unlikely appreciation for the work of babe magnet Prince." Nick Jonas also stated that the song is "about this girl — maybe she's at a party — and you feel that immediate connection [and] both know it's there." The song was also included on Grammy Nominees 2009.
The music video for "Burnin' Up" premiered after the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock on Disney Channel as well as ABC on June 21, 2008. In the video, the brothers read over a potential video treatment and imagine how the video would play out, in which they are portrayed as action stars. Nick as James Bond, Joe as a Sonny Crockett parody, and Kevin as a Kung Fu master. Cameos in the video include Selena Gomez, David Carradine, Robert Davi, and Danny Trejo. The video was directed by The Malloys. The video was nominated for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, but both lost to Britney Spears and the video for her song "Piece of Me". The video also took notes from Spike Jonze's iconic video for "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys. This can be most obviously seen in the scenes with Joe Jonas portraying an 80's TV-style cop with an obviously fake mustache.
With strong digital sales, "Burnin' Up" debuted at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's most successful single, with more than 183,000 downloads and sold the single for the first week it went on sale. It has sold 1,791,000 copies in the US, and over 2,000,000 copies worldwide and became their second multi-platinum song behind SOS.
US Promo CD
- Burnin' Up 2:54
- Burnin' Up (No Rap) 2:37
- Burnin' Up 2:54
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||31|
|Ö3 Austria Top 40||39|
|Canadian Hot 100||14|
|European Hot 100 Singles||49|
|German Singles Chart||39|
|Irish Singles Chart||21|
|Italian FIMI Singles Chart||16|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||12|
|UK Singles Chart||30|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||5|
|U.S. Billboard Pop Songs||12|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs||30|
|Venezuela Pop Rock (Record Report)||1|
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- Summer Music Preview: Jonas Brothers. Entertainment Weekly. May 30, 2008.
- David Jenison (July 24, 2008). "Jonas Brothers Pushin' the Record Books". E! Online. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
- Paul Grein (Sep 19, 2012). "Week Ending Sept. 16, 2012. Songs: Novelty Hit Of The Year". Chart Watch (Yahoo Music). Retrieved Sep 22, 2012.
- Time: 47–48. 2008-12-22.
- Comparison between songs
- "Pop Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2008-09-06. Archived from the original on 2008-09-06.