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.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
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, 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
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

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
I got to go to her concert:-)
a life is defined as every cry is swallowed with pride and even a heart gets denied it's final good bye as is passions empty sigh to every souls fall new hope calls but none came in time to quench desires burning gawl as broken love lies that two wills intertwine for eternities showing no sign and then they get their sinfull fill moving away from the kill all is fair in love at war for two lives on the battle field losing ground with every score
Love her music from the first time my ears were exposed to her music... Yet, years later I was able to understand the lyrics... Some sad n powerful full of heart, now is just a pleasure ;)...!
I use to be able to see the lyrics coz I love sing with my music.- now it doesn't show up. Please bring it back.
You can let me down easy baby,
But not tonight
Love this chic, rock on!!! Great voice
Badass rock chick was gonna be a teacher. Think she made more money this way, as she should've. I'd kill for a voice like her's
mincor
Her voice is just amazing
Heartbreaker
I always did enjoy and admire Pat Benatar in my opinion one of the greats
Her thoe♥
Since I work in k.
bobnascar88
Love her all the to her ooxx
YOU can be Invicible, but never Unbreakable
I love the song We belong together! She's a petite rocker with a powerful voice.
Hell is For Children is her best song!!
I grew up listen to her
thanks for the motiaty of my youth
alanbkemp
be a good little boy and you'll get a new toy. tell grandma you fell off the swing.
djmomdukes
I could listen to her all day
got to see her perform last year, so awesome, always been one of my favorites, I was in tears during Hell is For Children
Love Pat Benatar's songs!!!
Luv it you rock
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.

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).

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