Ian Charles Burden (born 24 December 1957) was a keyboard player with the English synthpop band The Human League, from 1981 up to 1989.
Formerly of Sheffield band Graph, Burden was employed as a session keyboard player for the Human League's October 1980 tour, covering for Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh's keyboards after their departure. In March 1981 he returned to the band full time, and would co-write much of their early 1980s material. He left the band in 1987.
Burden recorded a solo album, Loot, in 1990.
In 1995 Burden released a CD through Inertia Records entitled A Swim in the Ocean. This was a collaboration with Human League session player and contributor Russell Dennett. The band called themselves Deep Down Crazy, and consisted of Dan Boulton on vocals, Chris Broadhead on drums, Russell Dennett on guitar/keyboards/vocals and Burden on bass/keyboards. The recording took place at The Stockyard in Leicestershire.
Burden played bass guitar on the 2006 debut eponymous release for The Tenth Stage, a Melbourne-based band, and also on their second album, Grand Guignol. The bass guitar (a Fender Telecaster Bass) used on these recordings was the same one he used to record "(Keep Feeling) Fascination" (although in the video he is playing its technical direct successor, the Fender Precision Bass; on some live performances, he played a Wal bass), "Mirror Man", "The Lebanon" (on these 2, he played the aforementioned Wal bass), and "I Love You Too Much". Burden also contributed bass guitar to Parralox's "State Of Decay" album, released in Germany in 2009