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-->''Dude, she rocks.''
-->--'''John Dorian''', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''

Pat Benatar (born 1953) is a rock singer. She is one of the top-selling female vocalists of all time, with sales of over 13 million copies in the US alone. Her best-known songs include "Love Is a Battlefield" and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot."

She won four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Performance, from 1980 to 1983. She has also won three American Music Awards and has been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

She is unusual among pop stars in that she was operatically trained before switching to hard rock.

Her discography includes:
* ''In the Heat of the Night'' (1979)
* ''Crimes of Passion'' (1980)
* ''Precious Time'' (1981)
* ''Get Nervous'' (1982)
* ''Live From Earth'' (LiveAlbum, 1983)
* ''Tropico'' (1984)
* ''Seven the Hard Way'' (1985)
* ''Wide Awake in Dreamland'' (1988)
* ''True Love'' (1991)
* ''Gravity's Rainbow'' (1993)
* ''Innamorata'' (1997)
* ''Go'' (2003)

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Benatar The Other Wiki]].
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!!! "Hit me with your best trope":
* AbusiveParents: "Hell Is For Children." Also "Suffer the Little Children."
* BigRockEnding: "Heartbreaker"
* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''Seven the Hard Way''. "The Hard Way" refers to the fact that she released a new album each year from 1979 to 1985 (though one of them was a LiveAlbum with two new studio tracks). She broke that streak with the next album, which was released in 1988.
** According to Benatar's autobiography, it also refers to the fact that her record company pressured her into making it just a few months after giving birth to her first child.
* CloningBlues: "My Clone Sleeps Alone".
* ConceptVideo: "Love Is a Battlefield" and "Shadows Of The Night".
* CoverVersion: John Mellencamp's "I Need A Lover," on ''In the Heat of the Night''
* CulturalRebel: Another Carole King, Barbra Streisand, or Karen Carpenter? Nope! This girl performs ''hard'' rock!
* CutHimselfShaving: "Hell Is For Children" has the line "Tell grandma you fell off the swing".
* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: In the music video for "Love Is a Battlefield".
* {{Determinator}}: "Invincible"
* FoodSlap: In the video for "Love Is A Battlefield", after Pat's character sees a fellow dancer at a nightclub she worked at get mishandled by their boss, she retaliates by throwing a drink into her boss' face before she and all the other workers leave the nightclub.
* GenreAdultery: ''True Love'', a jump blues album.
** "We Belong" is a synth-laden ballad with a children's choir, very deliberately different from her signature hard rock sound.
* KidsRock: "We Belong" has a children's chorus at the end.
* LyricsVideoMismatch: "Shadows Of The Night": she's a WWII flying ace.
* MsFanservice: People have considered her one of the hottest woman of her time; some still do today.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's 5 feet tall, and delivers incredibly powerful vocals.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Love Is a Battlefield" is not called "We Are Young."
* TheRunaway: She plays one in the "Love Is a Battlefield" video.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Fought a lot of them as a hotshot fighter pilot in the video to "Shadows Of The Night".
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The "Invincible" video contains clips from ''Film/TheLegendOfBillieJean''.
* VoiceTypes: She's a [=mezzo-soprano=].
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