1972: Burning Love By Elvis Presley

Composed by Dennis Linde. First performed by country music songwriter and soul singer Arthur Alexander in 1972. Elvis Presley also recorded the song in 1972. It reached No.1 in the USA. The Elvis Presley version of Burning Love has been used in many films, television shows, and video games. It was even used as a wake-up call for the astronauts on the space shuttle mission STS-123 in 2008. Many of Elvis’s songs have been re-recorded in recent years by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, UK, whilst using original vocal recordings by the singer.

Chart History (1972)Peak Position
Australia37
Belgium17
Canada2
Germany (West)31
Ireland6
Italy28
Netherlands17
New Zealand9
South Africa7
Switzerland72
United Kingdom7
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart9
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart2
USA Cash Box Top 100 Chart1
Year-End Charts (1972)Final Position
USA Billboard Hot 100 Chart48
USA Cash Box Top 100 Chart63