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
ReleasedJuly 1981
Format7" single
GenreHard rock
Length3:45 (single edit)
4:29 (album version)
Producer(s)Martin Birch
Blue Öyster Cult singles chronology
"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 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