Pat Benatar discography

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Pat Benatar discography
Studio albums11
Live albums9
Compilation albums34
Video albums6
Music videos30
Tribute and cover albums4
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Pat Benatar discography
Studio albums11
Live albums9
Compilation albums34
Video albums6
Music videos30
Tribute and cover albums4

This is the discography of American singer Pat Benatar.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSalesCertifications
In the Heat of the Night
  • Release date: August 27, 1979
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 1,000,000
  • CAN: 400,000
  • FRA: 100,000
Crimes of Passion
  • Release date: August 6, 1980
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP record
  • US: 4,000,000
  • CAN: 500,000
  • FRA: 100,000
  • RIAA: 4x Platinum[1]
  • MC: 5x Platinum[2]
  • SNEP: Gold[3]
Precious Time
  • Release date: July 6, 1981
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 2,000,000
  • CAN: 200,000
  • FRA: 100,000
  • RIAA: 2x Platinum[1]
  • MC: 2x Platinum[2]
  • SNEP: Gold[3]
Get Nervous
  • Release date: October 29, 1982
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 1,000,000
  • CAN: 100,000
  • FRA: 100,000
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
  • MC: Platinum[2]
  • SNEP: Gold[3]
Live from Earth
  • Release date: September 22, 1983
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 1,000,000
  • CAN: 100,000
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
  • MC: Platinum[2]
  • Release date: November 1, 1984
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 1,000,000
  • CAN: 100,000
  • UK: 60,000
Seven the Hard Way
  • Release date: November 1985
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 600,000
  • CAN: 100,000
Wide Awake in Dreamland
  • Release date: July 1988
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 700,000
  • UK: 100,000
  • CAN: 100,000
True Love
  • Release date: April 1991
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 339,000
  • CAN: 50,000
Gravity's Rainbow
  • Release date: May 24, 1993
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • Format: LP
  • US: 160,000
  • US: 65,000
  • Release date: August 12, 2003
  • Label: Bel Chiasso Records
  • Format: CD
  • US: 34,000
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|


YearAlbumU.S.UKAUS[7]Additional information
1974Coxon's Army Live from Sam Miller's Exchange CafePat Benatar sings the following songs:

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Written by Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern, Respect - Written by Otis Redding, If He Walked Into My Life - Written by Jerry Herman, Medley: Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show/Yes We Can Can - Written by Neil Diamond / Allen Toussaint.

1984Pat Benatar Hit Videos1 VHS tape featuring 4 music videos; also included is footage from the behind-the-scenes documentary, "The Making of Love Is a Battlefield", later included on the DVD "Choice Cuts Pat Benatar". The complete video collection is an easter egg.
1985Pat Benatar in Concert1 VHS tape featuring live tracks from 1982, for an HBO special broadcast in 1983. Released on DVD in 1999 under the title "Live from New Haven". DVD is missing final track "Little Paradise".
1987Pat Benatar The Visual Music Collection1 VHS tape featuring 12 music videos through 1987, including the unreleased "Painted Desert".
1989Best Shots67619Greatest hits compilation issued internationally(1 CD), 1987. Completely different release(1 CD) by same title issued in the US, 1989. US release re-issued in 2003(1 CD/1 DVD) with the DVD Choice Cuts Pat Benatar the complete video collection.
1994Benatar All Fired Up the very best of Pat Benatar2 CD compilation featuring remastered greatest hits, mostly edit versions. Last album released by Chrysalis Records. Issued in the UK with a different cover.
1996Pat Benatar Heartbreaker Sixteen Classic Performances1 CD featuring hits, album and 2 unreleased live tracks.
Back to Back Hits Blondie Pat Benatar1 CD featuring 5 hits from both artists. Re-issued with 4 different covers.
1998Pat Benatar Eight-Fifteen-Eighty1 CD featuring live tracks from 1980.
1999Pat Benatar All-Time Greatest Hits3-CD box set featuring hits, album and live tracks.
Synchronistic Wanderings: Recorded Anthology 1979-19993-CD box set featuring hits, album tracks, soundtrack and previously unreleased rarities.
2000Extended Versions Pat Benatar The Encore Collection1 CD featuring hits and album tracks from King Biscuit Flower Hour.
2001Best of Volume 1 and 22 CDs featuring hits and album tracks. Released separately and together.
Pat Benatar Neil Giraldo Summer Vacation Tour Book DVD1 DVD featuring 15 live tracks including 4 new songs-originally released to fanclub members with different packaging but same track listing.
Pat Benatar Neil Giraldo Summer Vacation Soundtrack1 CD 15 track live concert featuring 4 new songs-originally released to fanclub members with different packaging and additional tracks on 2 CDs.
2002Classic Masters Pat Benatar1 CD featuring remastered hits and album tracks.
2003Choice Cuts Pat Benatar The complete video collection1 DVD featuring 25 music videos plus 4 bonus tracks and an easter egg. DVD sales of 10,000 plus.[8]
From the Front Row...Live Pat Benatar1 DVD-Audio disc playable on most DVD players featuring a collection of remastered live tracks.
2004Best of Pat Benatar Vol.1 and Vol.22 CDs featuring hits and album tracks released as separate CDs. Re-issued in 2008 "Green Series".
Pat Benatar Greatest Hits Live1 CD recorded live in Austin, Texas 1981, from King Biscuit Flower Hour.
2005Greatest Hits471 CD 20 track comprehensive hit singles collection. Re-issued in 2007(2 CD/1 DVD) with Live from Earth CD and the DVD Choice Cuts Pat Benatar the complete video collection. Re-issued 2008 "Green Series". Re-issued 2010 Live Life Greener Merch Box(includes green bag).
2008Pat Benatar Ultimate Collection2-CD 40 tracks, featuring an acoustic version of "Everytime I Fall Back" from an appearance on the soap, "The Young & The Restless"; digital collection
2009Pat Benatar Collector's Edition3-CD compilation in a tin packaging released by Madacy Records
Pat Benatar 10 Great Songs1231-CD compilation
2013Icons1-CD compilation
2014Millennium 20th Century Masters Pat Benatar1-CD compilation

Worldwide compilations[edit]

YearAlbumUKCanadaAUS[7]Additional information
1987Best Shots61-CD greatest hits release.
1994Greatest Hits1-CD 16 tracks Canadian release greatest hits. Polytel/EMI.
Pat Benatar The Very Best of1-CD greatest hits release. France 2 X Gold
1996Pat Benatar The Very Best of Volume 21-CD greatest hits release.
1998In the Heat of the Night (album)/Tropico2-CD remastered release
In the Heat of the Night (album)/Crimes of Passion2-CD remastered release
1999Precious Time/Get Nervous2-CD remastered release
Tropico/Seven the Hard Way2-CD remastered release
Innamorata/8-15-802-CD combination release
2001Premium Gold Collection1-CD greatest hits
The Collection1-CD greatest hits
2002The Divine1-CD greatest hits
The Very Best Album Ever1-CD greatest hits
In the Heat of the Night (album)1-CD greatest hits live
Concert Classics1-CD greatest hits live
2004Live from Earth/Wide Awake in Dreamland2-CD remastered release
2008Pat Benatar Live on AirDVD release PAL format of the 1983 US Festival plus Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Hell is for Children live from Fridays TV Series.
Pat Benatar Live in America1-CD greatest hits live, same track listing as Concert Classics.
2009Pat Benatar Essential1-CD greatest hits
2010True Love (Pat Benatar album)/Gravity's Rainbow (album)2-CD remastered release
2011Best Shots/Wide Awake in Dreamland2-CD remastered release
Pat Benatar Performance1-CD remastered release


YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
US Main
1974"Day Gig"non-album single
1979"If You Think You Know How to Love Me"In the Heat of the Night
1980"We Live for Love"2782826
"I Need a Lover"31
"Rated X"
"You Better Run"423142Crimes of Passion
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot"91033
1981"Treat Me Right"183112
"I'm Gonna Follow You"
"Hell Is for Children"
"Fire and Ice"17243022Precious Time
"Promises in the Dark"381631
"Precious Time"
"It's a Tuff Life"
1982"Shadows of the Night"13312501932Get Nervous
"Anxiety (Get Nervous)"
1983"Little Too Late"2038
"Looking for a Stranger"394
"Love Is a Battlefield"5121711116Live from Earth
1984"Lipstick Lies"
"We Belong"[A]5382213577Tropico
"Diamond Field"20
1985"Ooh Ooh Song"3622897841
"Temporary Heroes"
"Painted Desert
"Invincible"104653182315Seven the Hard Way
"Sex as a Weapon"28530673326
1986"Le Bel Age"541986
"Big Life"
1988"All Fired Up"192819220Wide Awake in Dreamland
"Don't Walk Away"426248
"Let's Stay Together"
1989"One Love"59
1991"True Love"21True Love
"Payin' the Cost to Be the Boss"17
"So Long"
1993"Everybody Lay Down"350Gravity's Rainbow
"Somebody's Baby"414836
"Every Time I Fall Back"
1997"Strawberry Wine (Life Is Sweet)"Innamorata
"At This Time"
"Papa's Roses"
2003"Have It All"Go
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs, b-sides, soundtracks[edit]

YearSongPeak positionsAlbum
US AC[9]
1988"Jimmy Says"-Free To Be A Family
1997"Cry For Love" b-side of "Strawberry Wine"-promo only single
1998"Love Is A Battlefield" with Queen Latifa-Small Soldiers Soundtrack
2001"Christmas in America"22Go
2000"Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades"-Disney's An Extremely Goofy Movie Dance Party!

Music videos[edit]

1975"Coxon's Army"unreleased PBS special
1980"You Better Run"2nd video shown on MTV
"I'm Gonna Follow You"
1981"Fire and Ice"
"Promises In The Dark"
"Precious Time"
1982"Shadows of The Night"
"Little Too Late"
1983"Love Is a Battlefield"nominated for MTV video music award for Best Female Video
"Lipstick Lies"
"Rappin' Rodney"Guest star-Rodney Dangerfield video
1984"Painted Desert"unreleased until 1986
"We Belong"
"Ohh Ohh Song"
1985"Invincible"Theme from the "The Legend of Billie Jean"
"Sex As A Weapon"nominated for MTV video music award for Most Experimental Video
"Le Bel Age"Two versions one with Richard Belzer
"Sun City"Guest star-Artists United Against Apartheid video
1988"All Fired Up"
"Don't Walk Away"
"Let's Stay Together"
1989"One Love"released for Best Shots
1991"True Love"
"So Long"
"Yakety Yak"Guest star-charity single
1993"Somebody's Baby"
"Everytime I Fall Back"Unreleased
1997"Strawberry Wine"
2001"Christmas In America"
2003"Have It All"Unreleased compilation video