Burnin' for You
|"Burnin' for You"|
|Single by Blue Öyster Cult|
|from the album Fire of Unknown Origin|
3:45 (single edit)|
4:29 (album version)
|Blue Öyster Cult singles chronology|
|"Burnin' for You" on YouTube|
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. 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.
- Lisa Marie Presley covered this song on her 2005 album Now What.
- Iced Earth did a cover of this song and "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll", another BÖC song, on their tribute album Tribute to the Gods.
- Shiny Toy Guns covered this song for the television commercial for the 2010 Lincoln MKS.
- Mike Watt covered this song on the compilation Guilt by Association Vol. 1, released September 4, 2007 by Engine Room Recordings. It features indie rock artists covering well-known pop and R&B songs.
|UK (Official Charts Company)||76|
|US (Billboard Hot 100)||40|
|US (Billboard Mainstream Rock)||1|
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