|"Baby I'm Burnin'"|
|Single by Dolly Parton|
|from the album Heartbreaker|
|"I Really Got the Feeling"|
|Released||November 6, 1978|
|Dolly Parton singles chronology|
"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!.
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."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."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."
"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'"
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||11|
|US Billboard Hot 100||25|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||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"
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||flip|
|US Billboard Hot 100||flip|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|