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"Burning Love" is a song written by Dennis Linde and made famous by Elvis Presley, who took it to #2 in the United States in 1972. Elvis recorded it at RCA's Hollywood studios on March 28, 1972.

The song was first recorded by Arthur Alexander, who included it on his self-titled 1971 album.

Presley's version would be released as a single on August 1, 1972, with B-side "It's a Matter of Time" which reached the Top 40 on the country charts peaking at #36.

For the weeks of October 21 and 28, 1972, "Burning Love" rose to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it reached #1 on Cashbox's top 40 charts for the week of November 11, which gave him 20 US #1 hits. The song was Elvis's 40th and last Top Ten hit on the US charts. It was also one of the last real rock songs in the last years of his life; from 1972-1977 the majority of his songs were ballads, and many of those placed on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart. "Burning Love" was one of the few exceptions, along with "Promised Land" in 1974.

Reportedly, Presley did not care for the song, and did not feel comfortable performing it.[1] Nonetheless, Presley performed the song in at least two high-profile productions: the concert film Elvis on Tour (during which he has to use a lyric sheet as the song was still new to him), and the later Aloha from Hawaii concert.

The song was also released on an album titled Burning Love and hits from his movies volume 2 on November 1, 1972. Despite this album's sub title, none of the movie songs on it were ever hits. The only actual hit on the album was the title song, "Burning Love."

"Burning Love" was used as a wake-up song on the space shuttle mission STS-123.

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Label:  RCA Victor
Release Date:  August 19, 1972
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