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  1. Pat Benatar

    Pat Benatar


    Patricia Mae Andrzejewski (born January 10, 1953), known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy Award winner. She is a mezzo-soprano. She has had considerable commercial success, particularly in the United States. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums, 17 Billboard chartings and 15 of them being Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong" and "Invincible". Other popular singles include "Heartbreaker", "Treat Me Right", "Fire and Ice", "Promises in the Dark", "Shadows of the Night", and "All Fired Up". Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV. She was the first female artist to play on MTV, performing "You Better Run".

  2. Heartbreaker

    Heartbreaker (1979)


    "Heartbreaker" is a song by American singer Pat Benatar. Released in 1979 as the third single from her debut studio album In the Heat of the Night. Written and composed by Geoff Gill and Cliff Wade, the song had first been recorded by English singer Jenny Darren on her 1978 album "Queen of Fools" and Benatar made adjustments in the original lyrics as such references as "A to Zed" and "moonraker" which would have likely confused American listeners. "Heartbreaker" proved to be Benatar's breakthrough single, reaching #23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #19 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, the song peaked at number 16.

  3. We Belong

    We Belong (1984)


    "We Belong" is a song made popular by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released as the lead single from her sixth studio album, Tropico (1984). It matched the success of "Love Is a Battlefield" on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S., peaking at #5. It reached #3 on Billboard's Top Rock Tracks chart and #34 on the Adult Contemporary.

  4. Love Is A Battlefield

    Love Is A Battlefield (1983)


    "Love Is a Battlefield" is a million-selling, gold hit performed by Pat Benatar, and written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman. It was released as a single from Benatar's live album Live from Earth.

  5. Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1980)


    "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" is a song written by Canadian singer/songwriter Eddie Schwartz, and recorded by American singer Pat Benatar. In 1980, it was released as the second single from her second album Crimes of Passion. It hit #7 in Cash Box, and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first Top 10 hit.

  6. Shadows Of The Night

    Shadows Of The Night (1982)


    "Shadows of the Night" is a song released by American rock singer Pat Benatar. It was released in September 1982 as the lead single from her fourth studio album, Get Nervous.

  7. Hell Is For Children

    Hell Is For Children (1980)


    "Hell Is for Children" is a song by American rock singer Pat Benatar. It was written by guitarist Neil Giraldo, bass player Roger Capps and Benatar. The song is about child abuse and was recorded by Benatar in 1980 for her second studio album Crimes of Passion.

  8. Fire And Ice

    Fire And Ice (1981)


    "Fire and Ice" was the lead single off Pat Benatar's third album, Precious Time. Released July 6, 1981, the track was written by Pat Benatar, Tom Kelly, and Scott Sheets. It peaked at #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #2 on the U.S. Mainstream billboard. The song also won Benatar her second Grammy award for Best Female Rock Rock Performance in 1982.

  9. Invincible

    Invincible (1985)


    "Invincible" is the Grammy-nominated lead single for Pat Benatar's seventh studio album Seven the Hard Way (1985), released on July 6, 1985. The song was written by Holly Knight (who also wrote "Love Is a Battlefield"), and was used as a theme song for the film The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). The song was a huge hit, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  10. I Need A Lover

    I Need A Lover (1978)


    "I Need a Lover" is a rock song written and performed by John Mellencamp and first released under the stage name Johnny Cougar. It appeared on his 1978 album A Biography, which was not released in the United States. After becoming a hit in Australia, the song was later included in his 1979 follow-up album John Cougar and was released as a single, becoming his first Top 40 hit in the U.S. when it reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1979.

  11. Treat Me Right

    Treat Me Right (1980)


    "Treat Me Right" is a single by Pat Benatar released December 29, 1980. It was her third single off her best-selling album, Crimes of Passion. It was written by Pat Benatar and Doug Lubahn. Produced by Keith Olsen, the song peaked at number 18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number 31 on the US Mainstream Rock charts, and number 12 in Canada. The song was also featured in the 1982 film and soundtrack for the Richard Gere film, "An Officer and a Gentleman".

  12. Crimes of Passion

    Crimes of Passion (2000)


    Crimes of Passion is the second studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released on August 5, 1980 by Chrysalis Records. The album is the first to feature Myron Grombacher on drums, beginning a long tenure in Benatar's band that would last into the late-1990s.

  13. In The Heat Of The Night

    In The Heat Of The Night (1984)


    In the Heat of the Night is the debut album of Pat Benatar, released in 1979. It peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of her breakthrough hit "Heartbreaker", plus covers of Nick Gilder's "Rated X", John Mellencamp's "I Need a Lover", The Alan Parsons Project's "Don't Let it Show", Sweet's "No You Don't", and Smokie's "If You Think You Know How To Love Me" and "In the Heat of the Night." The album also included the hit "We Live For Love."

  14. Precious Time

    Precious Time (1984)


    Precious Time is the third studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released on July 6, 1981. It peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, chart and produced the top 20 hit "Fire and Ice"; the song that would later win the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1982 and reached No. 17 on the U.S. Pop chart and No. 2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart. The single "Promises in the Dark" reached No. 38 on the U.S. Pop chart and No. 16 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart. Precious Time was also Benatar's first album to chart in the UK, reaching No. 30.

  15. Live From Earth

    Live From Earth (1984)


    Live from Earth is the first live album from Pat Benatar and was released in 1983. It also contains two studio tracks, "Love Is a Battlefield" and "Lipstick Lies", and these were produced by Neil Giraldo and Peter Coleman. The album peaked at #13 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart and sold more than a million copies. A VHS concert titled "Pat Benatar in Concert" was released the same year but has different track listing, this was later released on DVD as "Live from New Haven"

  16. Best Shots

    Best Shots (1989)


    Best Shots is a greatest hits album released by Pat Benatar in 1989. It peaked at #67 on the U.S. Billboard 200, two years after the album peaked at #6 in the UK.

  17. Get Nervous

    Get Nervous (1984)


    Get Nervous is the fourth studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released in November 1982. It debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart the week ending November 20 and peaked at No. 4, staying on the charts for 46 weeks.

  18. Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits (2005)


    Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Pat Benatar, released in June 2005, and contains 20 digitally remastered tracks (see 2005 in music). The compilation peaked at #47 on the Billboard Top 200.

  19. Innamorata

    Innamorata (2008)


    Innamorata is American rock singer Pat Benatar's tenth studio album, and her eleventh album overall, released in 1997. It charted a single week on the US Billboard album chart, at No. 171. As of 2011, it had sold close to 65,000 copies according to SoundScan.

  20. True Love

    True Love (1991)


    True Love is the eighth studio album, and ninth album overall, by American singer Pat Benatar, released in 1991. The album is a combination of covers and original tracks of jump blues, which Benatar recorded with husband Neil Giraldo, Myron Grombacher and the Roomful of Blues horn section and drummer. The CD edition of the album included the seasonal standard "Please Come Home for Christmas" as a bonus track, which was released to the US Troops serving in the Gulf War, and was not included on foreign vinyl pressings of the album.

  21. Seven The Hard Way

    Seven The Hard Way (2010)


    Seven the Hard Way is Pat Benatar's sixth studio album, and her seventh album overall, released in 1985. It debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart the week of December 14 and peaked at No. 26, producing the hits: "Invincible", "Sex as a Weapon", and "Le Bel Age". The album sold approximately 600,000 in the US and was certified Gold.

  22. Synchronistic Wanderings

    Synchronistic Wanderings (1999)


    Synchronistic Wanderings is a compilation album by American rock singer Pat Benatar. Spanning three discs, it is a box set chronicling her career from 1979 to 1999 - twenty years. Included are soundtrack contributions, b-sides, studio outtakes, previously unreleased songs, and rarities, as well as well-known singles - overall, it adds up to fifty-three tracks total. The booklet chronicles her career, discussing her ups and downs and giving additional commentary and background on most of the included songs from Benatar and husband Neil Giraldo.

  23. Tropico

    Tropico (2010)


    Tropico is American rock singer Pat Benatar's fifth studio album, and sixth album overall, released in late 1984. This is the first album to feature one-time John Waite bassist Donnie Nossov, who replaced Roger Capps in Benatar's band.

  24. Wide Awake In Dreamland

    Wide Awake In Dreamland (2010)


    Wide Awake in Dreamland is Pat Benatar's seventh studio album, and her eighth album overall, released in 1988. After a string of successful albums, this was her last rock-oriented album of the 1980s, before she would go on to try a blues-based sound with True Love in 1991.

  25. Gravity's Rainbow

    Gravity's Rainbow (2003)


    Gravity's Rainbow is the ninth studio album and tenth album overall by American singer Pat Benatar. It was released in 1993 on Chrysalis Records. The album is named after, though bears little other relation to, the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. It peaked at No. 85 on the US Billboard 200, and sold close to 160,000 copies - according to Nielsen SoundScan. Gravity's Rainbow would be Benatar's last studio album recorded for the company.

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