80s Song of the Day: Love Is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar

You’re making me go, you’re begging me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad?
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way, or am I the best thing you’ve had?


Love Is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar was released on September 12, 1983, with a live version of Hell Is for Children as the B side. It was one of two studio tracks (the other being Lipstick Lies) featured on Benatar’s live album Live from Earth, recorded during the Get Nervous world tour in late 1982/early 1983.

Love Is a Battlefield reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1984, the song won Benatar her fourth consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Watch the music video for the song.


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