Burn (Tina Arena song)

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Single by Tina Arena
from the album In Deep
Released14 July 1997 (1997-07-14)
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
  • Tina Arena
  • Pam Reswick
  • Steve Werfel
Producer(s) Mick Jones
Tina Arena singles chronology
"Show Me Heaven"
"If I Didn't Love You"
Music video
"Burn" on YouTube

"Burn" is a song written by Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, and Steve Werfel for Arena's third album, In Deep (1997). The song was successful in her native Australia, reaching number two on the ARIA Singles Chart and earning a gold sales certification. At the time of its release, "Burn" was Australia's fastest-added single to radio. [1] Arena also recorded the song in Spanish, and the Italian version, "Ti Voglio Qui", was released as a single in several countries in Europe.


In 2000, "Burn" was covered by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina and her version reached number two on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Critical reception

Paul Verna from Billboard described it as a "beautiful love song". He added that Arena "has glorious pipes, a charismatic presence, and the song-writing savvy of a of a lifelong hitmaker." [2] Sunday Mirror commented, "She's got a huge pair of lungs for a tiny lass, and this power ballad fair simmers." [3]

Music video

A music video was made to accompany the song. It was directed by Pierre Baroni. [4] In the beginning, Arena is seen performing surrounded by water. Later, the singer performs towards a blue heaven with skies. In between, there are black-and-white clips, depicting different people in different ages.

Track listings

Australian CD single (664623.2) [5]

  1. "Burn" – 4:24
  2. "Stay" – 4:25
  3. "Burn" (acoustic version) – 5:33

UK CD single 1 (666744 2) [6]

  1. "Burn" – 4:20
  2. "Heaven Help My Heart" (live) – 5:47
  3. "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" (with Marc Anthony) – 4:41

UK CD single 2 (666744 5) [7]

  1. "Burn" – 4:20
  2. "Burn" (Burn the Candle at Both Ends Remix single edit) – 4:25
  3. "Burn" (Burn the Candle at Both Ends Remix) – 10:11



RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA) [13] Platinum70,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.png Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Jo Dee Messina version

Single by Jo Dee Messina
from the album Burn
Released16 October 2000
Genre Country
Label Curb
  • Tina Arena
  • Pam Reswick
  • Steve Werfel
Jo Dee Messina singles chronology
"That's the Way"
Music video
"Burn" at CMT.com

"Burn" was covered by American country singer Jo Dee Messina for her third studio album Burn . It was released as the second single in October 2000, and peaked at number two on the US Billboard Country Songs charts in February 2001.

Music video

A music video was released for the song directed by Thom Oliphant. The video follows a medieval theme, with scenes of people dressed in renaissance garb. Messina is shown singing the song with a castle in the background, inside a room of the castle, and sitting on the ground. During parts of the chorus, Messina is standing inside of a cloud of fire. The video was filmed at Boldt Castle, located in the Thousand Islands region of New York.

Track listings

US promo CD (CURBD-1587, PRCD-300346) [14]

  1. "Burn" (radio remix short) – 3:57
  2. "Burn" (radio remix long) – 4:36

Scandinavian CD single (CUBC62) [15]

  1. "Burn"
  2. "If Not You"


Chart (2000–2001)Peak
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [16] 49 [lower-alpha 1]
US Billboard Hot 100 [17] 42
US Adult Contemporary ( Billboard ) [18] 17
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [19] 2

Year-end charts

Chart (2001)Position
US Country Songs (Billboard) [20] 21


  1. "Burn" had not yet peaked when RPM ceased publication in November 2000.

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