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"Burnin' Up" is the lead single from American pop rock band the Jonas Brothers' third studio album, A Little Bit Longer, and was officially released via Radio Disney on June 19, 2008 as well as other radio stations, and on iTunes on June 20, 2008. In the United Kingdom, it was released as a double A-side with "When You Look Me in the Eyes". The single was a hit via digital downloads, and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's first top five single in the US and formerly their highest-charting song as a group until "Sucker" was released in 2019. Featured on Now: The Hits of Summer 2009 features American rapper Big Rob.[clarification needed]

"Burnin' Up"
Burnin' Up Single Cover.JPG
Single by Jonas Brothers
from the album A Little Bit Longer
B-side"Burnin' Up (No-Rap)"
ReleasedJune 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)
Format
Recorded2008
Genre
Length
  • 2:54 (album version)
  • 2:37 (No-Rap version)
LabelHollywood
Songwriter(s)
  • Nicholas Jonas
  • Joseph Jonas
  • Kevin Jonas II
Producer(s)John Fields[1]
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"Play My Music"
(2008)
"Burnin' Up"
(2008)
"Lovebug"
(2008)
Music video
"Burnin' Up" on YouTube

Background and compositionEdit

The band first performed this song on their When You Look Me in the Eyes Tour as well as at the 2008 Disney Channel Games. Their summer tour, titled the Burnin' Up Tour, is named after this song. The song also features a rap from their bodyguard, Robert "Big Rob" Feggans.

Entertainment Weekly stated that the song "was inspired by Jonas Brothers' unlikely appreciation for the work of babe magnet Prince."[2] Nick Jonas also stated that the song is "about this girl — maybe she's at a party — and you feel that immediate connection [and] both know it's there."[2] The song was also included on Grammy Nominees 2009.

Commercial performanceEdit

With strong digital sales, "Burnin' Up" debuted at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's most successful single until "Sucker" debuted at number one in March 2019. With more than 183,000 downloads and sold the single for the first week it went on sale.[3] As of February 2015, it has sold 1.9 million copies in the US.[4]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Burnin' Up" premiered after the premiere of Camp Rock on Disney Channel on June 20, 2008. In the video, the brothers read over a potential video treatment and imagine how the video would play out, in which they are portrayed as action stars. Nick as James Bond in "Double Inferno", Joe as a Sonny Crockett parody in "Hot Tropic", and Kevin as a Kung Fu master in "The Burning Dragon". The video featured cameo appearances from Selena Gomez, David Carradine, Robert Davi and Danny Trejo. The video was directed by Brendan Malloy and Tim Wheeler. The video was nominated for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, but both lost to Britney Spears and the video for her song "Piece of Me". The video also took notes from Spike Jonze's iconic video for "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys. This can be most seen in the scenes with Joe Jonas portraying an 80's TV-style cop with a fake mustache.

Track listingEdit

US and Europe CD single

  1. "Burnin' Up" – 2:54
  2. "Burnin' Up (No-Rap)" – 2:37

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 31
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 39
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[7] 11
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 14
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[9] 49
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 35
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 21
Italy (FIMI)[12] 16
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 5
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[16] 9
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 12
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[18] 30
Venezuela (Record Report)[19] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2008) Position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[20] 76
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 73

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[22] 2× Platinum 2,000,000 
Australia (ARIA)[23] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gardner, Elysa (2008-03-26). "Jonas Brothers' fame is burning hot". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  2. ^ a b "Summer Music Preview: Jonas Brothers". Entertainment Weekly. May 30, 2008. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ David Jenison (July 24, 2008). "Jonas Brothers Pushin' the Record Books". E! Online. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  4. ^ Trust, Gary (February 17, 2015). "Ask Billboard: Jonas Brothers Want to Know Their Album & Song Sales". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jonas Brothers – Burnin' Up". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jonas Brothers – Burnin' Up" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  7. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  9. ^ "Jonas Brothers – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Jonas Brothers. Retrieved November 5, 2014. (subscription required)
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jonas Brothers – Burnin' Up". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 43, 2009". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Jonas Brothers – Burnin' Up". Top Digital Download. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Jonas Brothers – Burnin' Up". VG-lista. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  15. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  16. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Jonas Brothers - Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  17. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2008.
  18. ^ "Jonas Brothers Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  19. ^ "Pop Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2008-09-06. Archived from the original on 2008-08-16.
  20. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year-End 2008". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  22. ^ "American single certifications – Jonas Brothers – Burning Up". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 31, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  23. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.aupagesAlbumAccreds2019.htm. Retrieved August 31, 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)