And what? I absolutely don't care if Pat Benatar is rock! She was an eighties diva and has some of the greatest songs in rock history. Pat was one of those artists who transcended her genre. Everyone loved Pat Benatar. I can remember as a kid the gospel choir singing a speaking-tongues-oh-lawdy-Jesus version of "We Belong". It was serious.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Also, who can forget the "Love Is A Battlefield" video? Miss Pat as a runaway and found a gaggle of girls to rule the streets with.
Pat was huge in the '80's, garnering an endless series of top ten Billboard Hot 100 hits, a record breaking four consecutive Grammys from 1980 to 1983, and according to Billboard she is the most successful female rock vocalist of all time (although she has never had a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100).
While Pat was a rock diva, her vocals were often downplayed. Armed with a three octave range, Pat studied voice and opera all throughout school. At 55 years-old, Pat is currently on tour and according to the reviews, her voice has sustained. Check out some of my favorite Pat songs.
"Just when you think you got it down, your heart securely tied and bound, they whisper, promises in the dark..." I love this rock ballad by a frantic Pat. Check out this live version of 1983's "Promises in the Dark".
I used to be obsessed with 1985's movie Legend of Billie Jean. It was the story of a girl who was sexually harassed and suddenly turned into a feminist superhero. "Fair is fair!" No one else but Pat Benatar could sing the movie's theme "Invincible". The song charted at #10 on Billboard Hot 100.
Yeah, it's typical to chose "Love Is A Battlefield" but any excuse to watch this video is good enough for me. I just love at the end when the bad girls are all saying bye to each other with feminine gangster signs -- all while the sun rises. Where are they going? Is no one walking in the same direction? Shouldn't they continue walking in a group? Classic!
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