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“Love is a Battlefield”

Posted by purplemary54 on January 6, 2015

Why?  Because I was a teenager in the 80s.  That’s why.

And if you don’t love this pretty good song and its cheestastic video in all its cheesy glory, then clearly you didn’t grow up in the 80s.

Pat Benatar is more than just some goofy dance moves and a pretty face, of course.  She trained as an opera singer before turning her formidable voice to Rock and Pop.  Her string of hits throughout the 80s solidified her place in the Rock pantheon, and her tough chick persona made her appealing to both girls and guys.  Although I think it was the pretty face that most guys were into; I don’t know that many dudes who name Benatar as one of their favorite singers.

But she could sing the hell out of pretty much anything.  While there are any number of Benatar songs I don’t particularly care for, she always turned in a great performance.  I think her classical training helped her imbue even the most inane and clichéd lyrics with real emotion.  She was further aided by her rocking backing band, which included her husband Neil Giraldo (probably making the chemistry between singer and band that much easier).  All in all, Pat Benatar is one of the best Rock singers to make it out of the 80s.

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