“Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)” is a hit song performed by The Gap Band and written by member Charlie Wilson and producer Lonnie Simmons. It peaked at number 84 on the Hot 100 but it was a number one hit on the R&B charts. The lyrics refer to abandonment by an unspecified lover. The phrase “Burn Rubber on Me” itself refers to said woman driving off while her lover is away.