Burnin' for You

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"Burnin' for You"
Burnin' for You BOC.jpg
Single by Blue Öyster Cult
from the album Fire of Unknown Origin
Released July 1981
Format 7" single
Recorded 1981
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:45 (single edit)
4:29 (album version)
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Martin Birch
Blue Öyster Cult singles chronology
"Burnin' for You"
"Joan Crawford"

"Burnin' for You"
"Joan Crawford"
Music video
"Burnin' for You" on YouTube

"Burnin' for You" is a hit song by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, from the band's Platinum Fire of Unknown Origin album, released in July of 1981.

The song hit #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and the single spent three weeks in the Top 40 (peaking at #40) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was aided by a popular early MTV music video.[1] The song, like BÖC's other hits "Godzilla" and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," was sung by guitarist Buck Dharma, who also co-wrote the song.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Canada (RPM)[4] 47
UK (Official Charts Company)[5] 76
US (Billboard Hot 100)[6] 40
US (Billboard Mainstream Rock)[7] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 69.
  2. ^ allmusic Tribute to the Gods > Overview
  3. ^ Guilt by Association Vol. 1
  4. ^ Canadian peak
  5. ^ UK peak
  6. ^ US peak
  7. ^ US Mainstrean Rock