Burnin' Up

Album: Sweet Talker (2014)
Charted: 73 86
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  • This tribal-influenced dance track finds Jessie losing control due to the heat of her lover:

    Walkin' through the fire
    Please don't let me go
    Take me to the river
    I need you to know I'm burnin' up!


    Jessie first teased the song in an acoustic set at Grammys HQ on August 28, 2014.
  • Guest rapper 2 Chainz's verse adds more fuel to the flames as he continues the song's fire as a metaphor for lust theme. The Southern US rapper scored an international hit in 2013 with his Wiz Khalifa collaboration from the Fast & Furious 6 soundtrack,"We Own It (Fast & Furious)."
  • The song was produced by Swedish hitmaker Max Martin, who also helmed Jessie's "Bang Bang" single, Norwegian producer Andreas Schuller, whose working name is Axident and Oakland hip hop artist Ricky Reed who records under the pseudonym of Wallpaper. The latter pair's previously collaborations include Far East Movement's UK hit "Turn Up The Love."
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