Burnin' for You

"Burnin' for You" is a song by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, from the band's gold album, Fire of Unknown Origin, released in July 1981.

"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

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]


Chart performanceEdit

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 alsoEdit


  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". Archived from the original on 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  5. ^ UK peak
  6. ^ US peak
  7. ^ US Mainstrean Rock