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“Burnin' Up”
Burnin' Up Single Cover
Single by Jonas Brothers featuring Big Rob
from the album A Little Bit Longer
A-side "When You Look Me in the Eyes" (UK)
B-side "Burnin' Up (No-Rap)"
Released June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)
Format CD, Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, teen pop, electropop
Length 2:54 (album version)
2:37 (no rap version)
Record label Hollywood Records
Writer(s) Nicholas Jonas, Joseph Jonas, Kevin Jonas II
Producer John Fields
Certification 2× Platinum (RIAA)
Jonas Brothers singles chronology
"When You Look Me in the Eyes"
(2008)
"Burnin' Up"
(2008)
"Lovebug"
(2008)

"Burnin' Up" is the first single of American pop band the Jonas Brothers to be released from their third studio album, A Little Bit Longer.

It 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 AA side with "When You Look Me in the Eyes".

Song information

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 Burning Up Tour, is named after this song. The song also features a rap from their bodyguard, Robert "Big Rob" Feggans.

The iTunes Store named this single as #1 on their "Best of the Store" Playlist on June 24, 2008, the date of the single's digital release.

Entertainment Weekly stated that the song "was inspired by Jonas Brothers' unlikely appreciation for the work of babe magnet Prince."[1] 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."[1]

Music video

The music video for "Burnin' Up" premiered after the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock on Disney Channel as well as ABC on June 21, 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, Joe as a Sonny Crockett parody, and Kevin as a Kung Fu master. Cameos in the video include Selena Gomez, David Carradine, Robert Davi, and Danny Trejo. The video was directed by The Malloys.

Charts

With strong digital sales, "Burnin' Up" debuted at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's most successful single, with more than 183,000 downloads and sold the single for the first week it went on sale and 2,000,000 copies sold it became their second multi-platinum song behind SOS.[2]

Chart (2008)[citation needed] Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 31
Ö3 Austria Top 40 39
Canadian Hot 100 14
Danish Singles Chart 39
Irish Singles Chart 21
Italian FIMI Singles Chart 16
Norweigan Singles Chart 12
UK Singles Chart 30
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 9

Critical reception

Time critic Josh Tyrangiel named this the sixth best song of 2008.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Summer Music Preview: Jonas Brothers. Entertainment Weekly. May 30, 2008. 
  2. David Jenison (July 24, 2008). "Jonas Brothers Pushin' the Record Books". E! Online. Retrieved on 2008-07-31.
  3. Time: 47-48. December 22, 2008. 

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