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Saturday, September 09, 2006
Number 832 - Pat Benatar
Number 832 Pat Benatar "We Belong" (1984) . .
"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. BornPatricia Andrzejewskion January 10, 1953, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the singer was raised in the nearby town of Lindenhurst on Long Island, NY.Benatarbegan 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 guitaristNeil Geraldo(who the singer would later marry) that provided the perfect accompaniment that was able to effortlessly alternate between rockers and ballads.Benatarquickly 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)."(Bet you didnt know that)
"Benatar'ssophomore 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 andBenatarbecame 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 thoughBenatarhad fallen of the face of the Earth as the hits seemed to dry up. "
"The singer began touring again by the middle of the 90s (after taking a five-year hiatus from the road), co-headlining shows with REO Speedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, the Steve Miller Band, andStyx. She also continued to dabble in acting, appearing in the ABC Afterschool Special Torn Between Two Fathers and on various sitcoms. In August 2003, Benatarreturned to recording with Go (Vanguard), her first studio LP since 1997's Innamorata. The LP revisited the arena rock/MOR sound that had definedBenatar'scareer, and was accompanied by an extensive tour"
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Nope, they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number ( One to beam up Scotty )
This song has a crowbarred rating of 62.4 out of 108
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