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I Really Got the Feeling
"Baby I'm Burnin'"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Heartbreaker
"I Really Got the Feeling"
ReleasedNovember 6, 1978 (1978-11-06)
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Baby I'm Burnin'" / "I Really Got the Feeling"
"You're The Only One"

"Baby I'm Burnin'" is a song by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released as a double A-side single with "I Really Got the Feeling" on November 6, 1978, by RCA Records, from Parton's album Heartbreaker. The song was written by Parton and was aimed at the pop charts, while "I Really Got the Feeling" was aimed toward to country charts. In addition to the standard 7-inch single, an extended 12-inch single titled Dance with Dolly was released, which included an extended dance remix of "Baby I'm Burning" backed with an extended dance remix of "I Wanna Fall in Love". Parton frequently performs "Baby I'm Burnin'" in concert, often using it as her opening number. She also used the song as the theme to her 1987-1988 variety show, Dolly!.

Critical reception

Billboard reviewed the single and called the it "a high-energy change of pace for Parton." The review went on to say Parton's vocals "punch against the cooking groove of a track" which is "highlighted by horns and syn drums."[1]Billboard reviewed the single again the following week, this time calling the song "a fiery rocker" and said that that it had "a disco edge at times." They added that " Parton's crispy, high pitched vocals add to the rockish feel."[2]Cashbox gave a positive review of the single, saying that the double-sided release "should cover all the bases." They compared "Baby I'm Burnin'" to Elvis Presley's "Way Down" and conclude by saying that both sides "should receive much airplay."[3]

Commercial performance

"Baby I'm Burnin'" peaked at number25 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and number 11 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The disco remix peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.


"Baby I'm Burnin'"

Chart (1978-1979) Peak
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 25
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 48
US Hot Dance Music/Club Play (Billboard) 15
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 9
Canada RPM Country Tracks 1
Canada RPM Top Singles 30

"I Really Got the Feeling"

Chart (1978-1979) Peak
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] flip
US Billboard Hot 100[5] flip
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Other Versions


  • Roland, Tom, "The Billboard Book of Number One Country Hits." Billboard Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1991, ISBN 0-82-307553-2
  1. ^ "Top Single Picks" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. November 18, 1978. p. 78. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Top Single Picks" (PDF). American Radio Histoy. Billboard. November 25, 1978. p. 104. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "45 / Reviews / LP" (PDF). American Radio History. Cashbox. November 18, 1978. p. 38. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Dolly Parton Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  5. ^ a b "Dolly Parton Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ a b "Dolly Parton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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