Song of the Day: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, "Something's Burning"

Kenny Rogers died the other day, and I haven’t done anything in the way of a tribute to him. A few people have shared "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" from his days with The First Edition, and I got to thinking that some of my favorite Kenny Rogers material is from those days. So, I’ll spend the rest of this week sharing a few of my favorites from that period. Today, we start with "Something’s Burning," their hit from early 1970, which reached #6 in the US, #6 in Canada, #8 in the UK, and #13 and #14 in New Zealand and Australia, respectively.

16 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, "Something's Burning"

  1. I don’t remember this but I wasn’t that much of a fan. I so remember “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In”.

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    1. They had several hits that I didn’t remember. Most people remember “Just Dropped In” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” but they had a couple more hits, including “Something’s Burning” and a couple more that I’ll be playing tomorrow and Saturday. Stay tuned!

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    1. That was a tremendous song. I love Dolly Parton: she’s not just a great singer, she’s a tremendous human being. She built Dollywood, her theme park, in the area where she grew up; there were so many people out of work and it was dirt poor up there. That not only brought the jobs at the park, it brought hotels, restaurants, and an outlet mall, all of which needed people to work there. When we went there in ’93, Pigeon Forge was a thriving metropolis. You think theme parks, you think they’re pretty trashy places, but it’s a really nice place to go.

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