EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #68: ” SOMETHING’S BURNING”- KENNY ROGERS AND THE FIRST EDITION

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #68: “Something’s Burning” -Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. This is the highest debuting single for the week of February 14, 1970.

  • Single:” Something’s Burning”- Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
  • Record Company- Reprise
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Mac Davis
  • Time: 4:00
  • B-side:” Momma’s Waiting”
  • Album- Somethings Burning
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #11 spent 16 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Kenny Rogers and The First Edition from 1968-72 had 10 Hot 100 singles with 6 making the Top 40. Their biggest hit was “Just Dropped In {To See What Condition My Condition Was In”} #5 in 1968. “Something’s Burning” did even better in the UK where it peaked at #8. Rogers would leave the band in 1973 and later in the decade resurface as a country -pop star and have scores of hits on both the country and pop chart. Not a fan.

Mac Davis who wrote “Something’s Burning” seemed to be everywhere in the early 70’s not only as a solo artist- but as a songwriter and as an actor. Happily this window seemed to shut by the mid 70’s. His greatest achievement- writing “In The Ghetto” which was a big hit for The King.

11 responses to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #68: ” SOMETHING’S BURNING”- KENNY ROGERS AND THE FIRST EDITION

  1. I don’t own a single Kenny Rogers song. The radio wore him out. I have developed a like of his older stuff. He was edgier instead of a chest-hair baring schmooze.

    Now, he just looks weird. Hollyweird will turn you into a freak when you trade your soul for stardom. Dolly looks weird, too.

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