Burning Love – Elvis Presley

January 18, 2022

Today’s song of the day is “Burning Love,” a 1972 song by Elvis Presley. The song was written by Dennis Linde and initially released by country-soul artist Arthur Alexander earlier that year. The song was a big hit.

Song Facts

  • On October 22, 1972, Elvis Presley’s “Burning Love” peaked at #2 for one week on Billboard’s Hot Top 100 list. It was second to Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling” was the #1 hit.
  • The song also spent four weeks at #2 on the Canadian RPM Singles Chart.
  • Elvis Presley scored a tremendous smash with the song, which became his biggest track in the United States since 1969’s “Suspicious Minds” and his final Top 10 hit on the American Hot 100 or pop charts.
  • Elvis’s 40th and final Top Ten hit on the Billboard US charts was this tune. “Steamroller Blues” peaked at #10 on the Cashbox Charts in 1973, following the immensely popular Aloha Concert.
  • Elvis Presley sang the song in at least two high-profile productions: Elvis on Tour (during which he was forced to use a lyric sheet due to unfamiliarity with the song) and the subsequent Aloha from Hawaii performance.
  • The song was also sung during Elvis’ daytime and nighttime concerts in Lakeland on April 27, 1975, and in Asheville on July 22, 1975. 
  • However, it remained a rarity on the list of songs performed by Elvis after 1972.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Lord Almighty

Feel my temperature rising

Higher, higher

It’s burning through to my soul

Girl, girl, girl, girl

You gonna set me on fire

My brain is flaming

I don’t know which way to go

Your kisses lift me higher

Like the sweet song of a choir

You light my morning sky

With burning love

I feel my temperature rising

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 a sweet song of a choir

And you light my morning sky

With burning love

It’s coming closer

The flames are now licking my body

Won’t you help me

Feel like I’m slipping away

It’s hard to breath

And my chest is a-heaving

Lord, have mercy

Burning the hole where I lay

Your kisses lift me higher

Like the sweet song of a choir

You light my morning sky

With burning love

With 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

Just a hunk, a hunk of burning love

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