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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, NY. Benatar began singing regularly in the New York City area by the '70s, where she was discovered at the Catch a Rising Star club and signed by Chrysalis Records. Backed by a stellar band led by guitarist Neil Geraldo (who the singer would later marry) that 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 of 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. Benatar 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 to mid-'80s, including 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 as though 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 back to the top of the charts. Benatar returned back to her patented arena rock sound with such further studio releases as 1993's Gravity's Rainbow and 1997's Innamorata (although the latter of which 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 to this day). The singer began touring again by 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. ~ Greg Prato & Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Got sick of Hit Me with your best shot when the local indoor soccer team would play it every time the team scored. (they scored a lot!)
Amazing I love all the classics. Hope this generation brings it back. -kim
Good song!!! I can't believe they play all this old skool Pat Benatar! This reminds me of my bio's partying.
She's awesome
Love is a battlefield !!!!!!Wow.
I grew up in Babylon, the town right next to Pat Benatar. She sang opera and was classically trained. A very nice young woman, who never forgot where she came from either.
I love you pat benatar
Music.
They neglected to mention that Benatar was a classically trained opera singer before going down the rock n roll road.
Love this song
Pat Benatar is a petite rocker with a powerful voice.
Watch 'Sound City' and you'll look at this era of music in a whole new way!
kailarymanzu e t a
Lol love this song funny thing is that I wasn't born in the 80s or even 90s I was in the 20s��
nicolle.lach e n a u e r
Also this kinda sounds like the full house theme song idk lol
The Legend of Billie Jean
@heavensent0 9 2 6 7 1 damn im really sorry but its like i know but can't remember ha here did you try google?
Taladega nights baby!!!!
@heavensent0 9 2 6 7 1 i think i know which one you're talking about
heavensent09 2 6 7 1
Does anybody know the name of the movie that played one of her songs in it it was (invincible) and it starred christian slater.
My 80's girl
nicolle.lach e n a u e r
Omg the into sounds just like What makes you beautiful by 1d, who I HATE. 1D stole from this song
yup, we were:)))
Loved the video to this song. Those chicks were tough.
She's awesome! !!
artist685
Pat Benatars' voice was rock magic! She rocked the 1980's.
Too bad her daughter is a snotty elitist brat! Never thought the Benatars could raise a girl like that.
Check out Thin Lizzys Fools Gold from their Johnny The Fox album to see where Pat Benatar got the chord progression for Hit Me With Your Best Shot.
Kick a**
hit me with your best shot
All hail the Queen of ROCK
carrielinare s
Youre 12 I am 10, love olmost all olds especialy rock!
Ohh yea!!
Pat benatar is great please come back
Love this song and I'm 12!!!!��
Sexy Chick 1 me and my BFF Linzi Leavins love this song we love your song (: (: (;
Pat Benatar is a reminder that Women r PRINCESS WARRIORS in all of Lifes battles. . .no matter what curve ball comes our way! She also reminds me of a good friend (MJ McCaffery) here's hoping our paths may cross again some day! :)
Pat Benatar is one of the greatest female rock voices off all time. She could sing with a softness and immediately break into a strong fierce voice. Here band was tight and the lead guitarist (her husband) was was extremely good. "Hell is for children" is one of my favorites.
Lol hair
pat benetar would be way better if it was Patrick benetar and he was a handsome dude and he lived on my street and i could see into his bedroom window from my bedroom window and maybe we could bump into each other on accident at the grocery store or the laundry mat and maybe, just maybe there would be a connection there, a spark. after all, all it takes to start a wildfire is tiny spark in just the right place
I remember parking cars at the garage near the golden gate theater and every one was going to see pat benatar at the orpheum theater. A guy was pretty high and tipped us a $100. That was a lot for a bunch of broke students in thwart 80's
jess is my friend
carly-sammy
1 kiss your hand
2 say your crushes name
3 say your name
4 pick a day
5 post this on five other songs
6 your crush will kiss you on that day
classic!!
janet_avon12
LOVE HER MUSIC!!
How hard can I hit it and how many times a a settin
The legend of Billie Jean @heavensent
Does anybody know the movie name that played christian slater with some of pat benatar's songs!!! Please help!!
love her music
In the dawn of sunlight, .we walk in the shadow ..
me and my dad loved her
Seen her in concert 11/4 and still hot
Wow its total 80s night.Im jammin to Pat Benetar
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