Released from Parton's RCA album Heartbreaker, after the success of the title single, "Baby I'm Burning" reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1979, and also became a surprise hit on the disco chart, peaking at number 15.
In addition to the standard 45-rpm single, an extended dance single, entled "Dance With Dolly" was released, including an extended dance version of the song, intended for airplay in discos and dance clubs.
I Really Got the FeelingWhile "Baby, I'm Burning" did get some country airplay in late 1978 and early 1979, it was the flip side — "I Really Got the Feeling" — that caught on with country music fans.
The song was a pop-styled ballad, written by Billy Vera, that bore no resemblance to the disco feel of "Baby, I'm Burning." The subject matter of "I Really Got the Feeling" was about a woman who falls in love with a man at first sight, citing him as a virtuous individual. She plans to stay with him for the rest of her life, regardless of "what my Daddy might say."
"I Really Got the Feeling" became Parton's 10th No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Singles hit in January 1979.