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Burning Love

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(Linde)

Information:
Dennis Linde composed Burning Love for Elvis, who recorded the song at RCA's Hollywood studios on March 28, 1972. Linde played guitar on the recording. Burning Love reached #2 during its 15-week stay on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Only Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling kept Elvis from having yet another number one record. Burning Love reached #9 on the Easy-Listening chart. On October 27, 1972, the RIAA certified the record as a million seller. An April 1972 concert performance of Burning Love was shown in the documentary Elvis On Tour. Elvis also sang it in his 1973 TV special, Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii. Some have reported that Elvis may have recorded a sequel to Burning Love titled Burning Love Nº. 2, but no proof has come forward.

Lyrics:

Lord Almighty,
I feel my temperature rising
Higher higher
It's burning through to my soul, yeah
 
Girl, girl, girl, girl
You gonna set me on fire, yeah
My brain is flaming
I don't know which way to go
 
'Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like the sweet song of a choir
And you light my morning sky
With burning love
 
Ooh, ooh, ooh,
I feel my temperature rising, yeah
Please, won't you help me, I'm flaming
I must be a hundred and nine
Burning, burning, burning
And nothing can cool me
I just might turn into smoke
But I feel fine
 
Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like the sweet song of a choir
And you light my morning sky
With burning love
 
It's coming closer
The flames are licking my body
Please won't you help me
I feel like I'm slipping away
It's hard to breath
And my chest is a-heaving
 
Lord Almighty,
I'm burning a hole where I lay
Cause your kisses lift me higher
Like the sweet song of a choir
You light my morning sky
With burning love
With burning love
Ah, ah, burning love
I'm just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love
 
Where it was released:
First released on single »

Singles:

- Burning Love / It's A Matter Of Time (RCA 70-0769) August 1972. Standard release »

- Burning Love / Steamroller Blues (RCA GB-10156) March 1975. Gold Standard Series original release »

- The Elvis Medley / Always On My Mind (RCA PB-13351) November 1982. The Elvis Medley features excerpts from Jailhouse Rock, Teddy Bear, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel, Burning Love and Suspicious Minds.

- The Elvis Medley / The Elvis Medley (short version) (RCA JB-13351) November 1982. Disc jockey promotional release.

- Suspicious Minds / Burning Love (RCA PB-13896) October 1984. One of six singles in the boxed set Elvis' Greatest Hits - Golden Singles, Volume 2 (RCA PP-13898). The record was pressed on gold vinyl with a special gold "50th" anniversary label.

 
LPs/CDs:
- Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Volume 2 (1972) - Camden »
- Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite (1973) »
- Double Dynamite (1975) - Pickwick »
- The Elvis Presley Story (1977) »
– Pickwick Pack (1978) »
- Elvis: Memories (1978) »
- Legendary Concert Performances (1978) »
- Elvis! His Greatest Hits (1979) »
– Elvis Aron Presley (1980) »
– The Legendary Magic of Elvis Presley (1980) »
– Elvis Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (1981) »
- The Elvis Medley (1982)
- The Top Ten Hits (1987)
- The Alternate Aloha (1988)
- Forever, Volume 2 (1992)
- The Essential Collection (1994)
- Gold - The Very Best of the King (1995)
- Walk A Mile In My Shoes - The Essential 70's Masters (1995)
- Always Elvis - The Dutch Album (1997)
- All Time Greatest Hits (1997)
- Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits (1997)
- Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 5 (1997)
- Platinum - A Life In Music (1997)
- Elvis Aron Presley (1998) 
- A Touch of Platinum, Volume 2 (1998)
- All The Best (1999)
- Rock'n'Roll (1999)
- Elvis, The Concert (1999)
- Burning Love (1999)
- Artist of the Century (1999) 
- The Swedish Hit Collection (2000)
- Best of the Artist of the Century (2000)
- Elvis 2000: Best of the King (2000)
- Tucson '76 (2000) - FTD »
- Too Much Monkey Business (2000) - FTD »
- The 50 Greatest Hits (2000)
- Best of Elvis Presley II (2001) - Zounds
- The Life Greatest Hits (2001)
- Elvis 6363 Sunset (2001) - FTD »
- Greatest Hits (2001)
- Live In Las Vegas (2001) 
- Elvis 70's (2001)
- The Very Best Of Love (2001) - Madacy
- Elvis 30# 1 Hits (2002)
- Burning Love (2002)
- Close Up (2003) 
- On Tour – The Rehearsals (2004) – FTD »
- Big Boss Man (2005) – FTD »
- America (2008) - FTD »
- Standing Room Only (2009) - FTD »
- Dixieland Delight (2009) - FTD »
- Fashion for a King (2011) - FTD »
- Another Saturday Night (2012) - FTD »
- Hits of the 70s (2012) - FTD »
– In Florida (2014) - FTD »
– Las Vegas 1975 (2016) - FTD »
- Home Town Shows (2016) - FTD »
– Elvis in Atlanta (2017) - FTD »
Holiday Season in Vegas (2018) - FTD »
From Georgia to Florida (2019) - FTD »
 
Bootleg Releases:

- The King – From the Dark to the Light (1974) - Tiger Records

- Sold Out (1974) - E.P. Records

- Elvis Presley is Alive and Well and Singing in Las Vegas, Volume 1 - no label

- The Vegas Years, 1972-1975 (1976) – TAKRL

- America’s Own (1979) – Geneva

- Aloha Rehearsal Show – Kui Lee Cancer Benefit (1980) - Amiga Records

- Elvis On Tour (1980) - Amiga Records

- Leavin’ It Up To You (1980) - Audifon Records

- Rockin’ With Elvis April Fool’s Day (1980) - Live Stage Productions


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