It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar's polished mainstream pop/rock made her one of the more popular female vocalists of the early '80s. Although she came on like an arena rocker with her power chords, tough sexuality, and powerful vocals, her music was straight pop/rock underneath all the bluster. Born Patricia Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the singer was raised in the nearby town of Lindenhurst on Long Island, New York. Benatar began singing regularly in the New York City area in the '70s, where she was discovered at the Catch a Rising Star club and signed by Chrysalis Records. A stellar band led by guitarist Neil Geraldo (who the singer would later marry), provided the perfect accompaniment that was able to effortlessly alternate between rockers and ballads. Benatar quickly established herself as one of rock's top vocalists, scoring a hit right off the bat with her debut album, 1979's In the Heat of the Night, which spawned such radio favorites as "Heartbreaker" and "I Need a Lover" (the latter of which was written by a then unknown John Mellencamp).

Benatar's sophomore effort, 1980's Crimes of Passion, more than delivered on the debut's promise and it's often considered to be the finest recording of her career. Spurred on by such classic rock radio standards as "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Treat Me Right," and "You Better Run," the album was certified platinum shortly after its release and Benatar became a certified arena headliner in the U.S. She also became one of the most-played artists during MTV's early days, received several Grammy Awards around this time, and continued to enjoy massive hits and sold-out tours throughout the early and mid-'80s. She released such albums as 1981's Precious Time, 1982's Get Nervous, 1983's Live from Earth, 1984's Tropico, 1985's Seven the Hard Way, and 1988's Wide Awake in Dreamland, plus the singles "Fire & Ice," "Promises in the Dark," "Shadows of the Night," "Love Is a Battlefield," "We Belong," and "Invincible." But by the end of the decade, it appeared that Benatar had fallen of the face of the Earth as the hits seemed to dry up.

Benatar opted to shift musical gears and issue an album of blues and R&B, 1991's True Love, which failed to return the singer to the top of the charts. She returned to her patented arena rock sound with such further studio releases as 1993's Gravity's Rainbow and 1997's Innamorata (although the latter was largely acoustic-based), and while the albums didn't exactly measure up to her earlier releases, both were solid efforts. The late '90s saw a pair of live archival releases hit record store shelves, 1998's 8-15-80 and 1999's The King Biscuit Flower Hour Live, in addition to countless hits collections (although the best of the bunch proved to be 1989's Best Shots, which remains a steady seller). The singer began touring again in the middle of the decade (after taking a five-year hiatus from the road), co-headlining shows with REO Speedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, the Steve Miller Band, and Styx. She also continued to dabble in acting, appearing in the ABC Afterschool Special Torn Between Two Fathers and on various sitcoms. In August 2003, Benatar returned to recording with Go (Vanguard), her first studio LP since 1997's Innamorata. The LP revisited the arena rock/MOR sound that had defined Benatar's career, and was accompanied by an extensive tour.

Benatar's next big project was the 2010 publication of her memoir, Between a Heart and a Rock Place. Following that, she and Neil Giraldo regularly toured, including a 35th Anniversary blow-out that began in 2014 and ran into 2015, a year that also saw a commemorative live CD/DVD release of the tour. ~ Greg Prato & Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Report as inappropriate
chrislyon07
LOVE Pat Benatar. Lyrics, singing and musicianship were all awesome. Takes me back! Powerful singer!!
Report as inappropriate
Fu*k hit me with your best shot
Report as inappropriate
Love these songs
Report as inappropriate
tomschippera z
Going to see her live in August! Looking forward to it!
Report as inappropriate
fantastic vocals!
Report as inappropriate
I love this song! It reminds me of my youth. I love the video to this song!
Report as inappropriate
I love Pat Benatar! She has a powerful and beautiful voice in a petite rocker!
Report as inappropriate
Love this song uno para otro yes
Report as inappropriate
sing it in las vegas!!!$
Report as inappropriate
I had the chance to see her when she performed a free concert in my town. It was pretty cool. She told stories behind the songs and everything. I was waiting for Love Is A Battlefield the whole time, but it was still cool.
Report as inappropriate
I love that song
Report as inappropriate
My girl...
Report as inappropriate
I love your songs
Report as inappropriate
tomykalipsco m b
I love her n all her songs!!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
This woman expired me thanks pat benatar I love your song shadows of the night
Report as inappropriate
Her best song by far!!!
Report as inappropriate
Pat was born in my hometown Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Away a go girl.
Love ya Pat.
Report as inappropriate
One of her best songs
Report as inappropriate
You have to live in the moment ?
Report as inappropriate
Love her
Report as inappropriate
She's alright
Report as inappropriate
amen to agarcia-acos t a
Report as inappropriate
agarcia-acos t a
This is such a head banger song!
Report as inappropriate
This girl can rock out!!!!! When guys thought they ruled the rock world pat came and told them to shove it!!!!! I love you pat
Report as inappropriate
artist685
In high school Pat was bigger than Madonna! Great voice, but raised really nasty children. SPOILED KIDS OF PRIVILEGE!
Report as inappropriate
Wow - I know, I keep saying that - Pat Benatar is QUITE the artiste!
Report as inappropriate
Fanstastic group!!
Report as inappropriate
@haohmaruoft h e w i n d You troll you
Report as inappropriate
adam3608
P
Report as inappropriate
jastyn6
I love to play hit me with your best shot on guitar hero
Report as inappropriate
jastyn6
I love hit me whith your best shot
Report as inappropriate
W
Report as inappropriate
invincible
Report as inappropriate
invincible
Report as inappropriate
Follow 4 a follow
Report as inappropriate
Hit me with your best shot
Report as inappropriate
Hit me with your best shot!!!
Report as inappropriate
Susanna Hoffs is better
Report as inappropriate
My best girl of the 80's she is the best i love all her songs I love her
Report as inappropriate
We Belong
Report as inappropriate
where would we be without her in our lives
Report as inappropriate
People idolize Beyonce? That whore can't sing for crap that's all dam auto tune
Report as inappropriate
I've loved Pat Benatar since I was a little kid. Had the privilege of seeing her Live a couple years ago with Denis Deyoung of Styx. One of the best concerts I've ever seen. She can still belt out her songs.
Report as inappropriate
carrielinare s
I love her and your right shes like one of the BESTS! Im 10 and on my moms ipad and i will become a singer and bring this music back! Pop, HA more like poop.10 year old tinktinkgirl OUT!
Report as inappropriate
Why don't they make em like this anymore...PI N K CHARLI. XCX come close.
Report as inappropriate
rollergirlx3
Saw her in concert a few years ago and she was AMAZING!
Report as inappropriate
Pat benatar is the best and should make more music because her music is so amazing and she is the best singer that ever existed!!!
Report as inappropriate
This girl could rock what a voice
Report as inappropriate
I LOVE THIS APP IT'S GREAT I WOULD TELL EVERY1 ABOUT THIS APP KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK PANDORA
Report as inappropriate
always brings me up....you can relate to alot of her songs :-)
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[119, 110, 68, 101, 74, 99, 95, 81, 77, 72, 84, 84, 111, 65, 109, 114, 111, 95, 75, 95, 102, 81, 85, 81, 78, 103, 107, 126, 78, 82, 74, 116, 121, 76, 96, 95, 97, 118, 120, 71, 109, 74, 68, 72, 72, 78, 122, 89, 109, 83, 84, 116, 70, 80, 124, 119, 73, 84, 67, 107, 70, 69, 96, 90, 112, 76, 109, 117, 80, 121, 119, 100, 92, 116, 64, 75, 113, 64, 101, 119, 113, 121, 122, 111, 127, 96, 116, 72, 125, 119, 96, 109, 77, 83, 124, 82, 117, 82, 102, 102, 85, 109, 102, 78, 94, 67, 123, 81, 73, 71, 124, 82, 119, 126, 86, 124, 127, 102, 88, 114, 88, 125, 98, 100, 121, 102, 120, 99, 103, 104, 110, 104, 66, 84, 105, 77, 86, 104, 65, 113, 113, 96, 97, 114, 123, 97, 103, 103, 88, 119, 83, 64, 88, 87, 112, 75, 90, 101, 75, 102, 110, 81, 126, 79, 100, 93, 116, 127, 109, 102, 83, 75, 77, 124, 70, 127, 71, 80, 114, 107, 85, 65, 112, 125, 88, 112, 76, 120, 66, 113, 107, 80, 93, 79, 72, 121, 64, 119, 70, 89, 72, 78, 113, 74, 99, 107, 72, 87, 97, 126, 103, 89, 101, 97, 76, 126, 127, 77, 104, 79, 68, 110, 94, 65, 118, 120, 96, 79, 67, 85, 84, 94, 123, 105, 64, 113, 116, 118, 123, 70, 123, 84, 90, 97, 86, 77, 70, 109, 64, 112, 86, 81, 115, 77, 76, 66, 70, 106, 77, 66, 70, 99, 75, 97, 89, 120, 92, 79, 117, 119, 75, 104, 126, 94, 117, 113, 112, 106, 78, 112, 122, 93, 74, 88, 86, 99, 127, 66, 115, 88, 106, 110, 73, 106, 114, 64, 118, 102, 120, 112, 66, 98, 92, 119, 91, 86, 75, 123, 81, 120, 113, 87, 102, 92, 106, 109, 98, 127, 92, 72, 82, 117, 108, 114, 126, 95, 101, 104, 65, 78, 126, 126, 105, 74, 114, 65, 122, 96, 96, 75, 116, 97, 67, 102, 106, 110, 113, 81, 104, 85, 82, 106, 117, 119, 116, 108, 77, 106, 122, 83, 88, 114, 115, 92, 123, 89, 94, 64, 107, 114, 74, 78, 116, 97, 73, 102, 117, 113, 109, 97, 70, 96, 67, 104, 71, 124, 77, 107, 102, 79, 117, 77, 121, 74, 84, 115, 114, 72, 120, 109, 113, 101, 80, 92, 126, 93, 127, 81, 70, 121, 126, 99, 76, 92, 88, 86, 84, 126, 114, 66, 79, 87, 107, 118, 98, 64, 70, 118, 82, 126, 82, 104, 86, 112, 101, 122, 124, 67, 94, 71, 118, 98, 126, 118, 105, 115, 93, 111, 107, 115, 125, 92, 127, 88, 114, 73, 80, 68, 117, 88, 110, 121, 65, 88, 88, 88, 85, 101, 106, 94, 127, 90, 111, 72, 96, 111, 69, 74, 64, 112, 98, 116, 104, 102, 114, 123, 65, 96, 116, 84, 72, 64, 99, 96, 92, 106, 93, 118, 83, 70, 113, 121, 64, 104, 103, 68, 126, 79, 105, 123, 87, 92]