Happy Birthday, Pat Benatar! This blog is a battlefield!

Occasionally — and by that I mean whenever I can’t decide whether to karaoke "We Belong" or "Love is a Battlefield" — I wonder which is Pat Benatar’s best song.* Let’s give her the gift of knowledge for her 55th birthday. Is it:

"We Belong"

or "Love Is a Battlefield"?

* Write-in votes for "Invincible," "Heartbreaker," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," or "All Fired Up" (the song I’d demand be used for the training montage in the movie version of my life — if I ever do anything that constitutes "training") will be accepted. Even though you’re wrong.


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  • Winona

    “We Belong” – if only for the WTF green gloves she’s wearing in the video.

  • Anonymous

    Those songs are crap! The only good Benatar is early Benatar. Check out the video for “Shadows of the Night.” It’s like a mini-movie!

  • kats

    “We Belong” is the better of the two. “Shadows Of The Night” is my personal favorite though.

  • Silv

    “Love is a Battlefield.” The video combines defiant grrrl attitude with ’80s over the top tongue in cheek. Or was that tongue in chic?

  • BLM

    Pat Benetar rocks! The better song is “Love is a Battlefield” — it’s very epic and the epitome of the 80s. The better video is also “Love is a Battlefield” for the awesome dance sequence that ends with a drink in the face. Pat’s a bad-ass!

  • joopiter

    I’ve always been partial to “No You Don’t” and “Shadows of the Night” but if I had to choose between those two it would be “Love is a Battlefield.”

  • Ceballos

    I’ll go with “We Belong”, if only for “The Office” episode in which Kelly serenates a horrified Ryan with a karaoke version of the song (“We belong together….Ryan.”

  • GeeMoney

    My favorites are “Love Is A Battlefield” and “All Fired Up”, but if I had to choose, I would pick the first one. Benatar rocks!

  • Ames

    Choosing btw the two I take “Love is a Battlefield”. But her best song is “Heartbreaker”. You do NOT want to be in the car with me when that song comes on.

  • MCM

    Love is a Battlefield rocks, and is one of those ‘it takes me back there’ songs, but We Belong is more powerfully moving and uplifting to me, so I’ll have to vote for that.

  • Connie

    It is my birthday as well (seriously) and I vote for Heartbreaker. Sorry Mandi, I win because Pat and I share a special birthday bond.

  • Mary Anne

    What no “Hell is for Children?”

  • JohnO

    We Belong is the best ballad, while All Fired Up is the best up tempo song.

  • Stephanie T.

    “Promises in the Dark” is one of her finest songs because it showed off her voice control. Opera trained bad-assed singer. Happy B-day Miss Benetar.

  • lala1215

    Love is a battlefield= better video; We Belong = better song of the two…but really Heartbreaker tops them all.

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