FlinterFile: Pat Benatar- Love Is A Battlefield

With this song, Pat Benatar prooved that not only love is a battlefield. Making songs is too.The song started with a simple call to songwriter Mike Chapman, who was at home with Holly Knight, then still a starting songwriter. She wanted a hit, and so the two went to work. Holly Knight came up with the melody and Chapman wrote ‘something strange’, a comparison between love and war. They gave it to Pat Benatar, but it was a ballad. Neil Giraldo, her husband and producer, made it an uptempo song and said it would be a hit. However, Chapmann hated it and also the record label wasn’t convinced. Finally they got it released as it was and it prooved to be a hit: number 17 in the UK and number 5 in the US in 1983. Enjoy

Pat Benatar- Love Is A Battlefield


Posted on November 14, 2017, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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