On March 9 1983, Sire/Warner released Madonna’s second single, Burning Up/Physical Attraction, in North America.
Unlike her first single, Burning Up/Physical Attraction was available only as a 12-inch single domestically, while many international markets later released it on 7-inch as well. A promotional 7-inch was issued to promote the release to radio in the U.S., however it oddly featured the b-side, Physical Attraction, on both sides.
The artwork for the single was created by Madonna’s close friend and roommate at the time, the late Martin Burgoyne.
Burning Up was written by Madonna and produced by Reggie Lucas. The song had previously appeared on the four-track demo tape that landed Madonna her recording contract with Sire Records.