PAT BENATAR "LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD"
By Mark Nobes
Love is a Battlefield was Pat Benatar's most successful single and reached #17 in the UK during 1985 after a re-release. The moderate chart position is actually quite surprising given that the song featured plenty of airplay on UK radio stations.
Interestingly, the song was actually written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman as a ballad. Chapman was a major songwriter an producer during the 1970s, creating hits for artists including Suzi Quatro, Smokie and The Sweet. Producer Neil Girado decided to make the song more uptempo, which I'm very grateful for as I'm not a huge fan of ballads!
Other singles that made the Top 100 during the 1980s in the UK;
Shadows Of The Night (#50 in 1982), We Belong (#22 in 1984), Sex As A Weapon (#67 in 1985), All Fired Up (#19 in 1988), Don't Walk Away (#42 in 1988), One Love (#59 in 1989).
Pat also had one more single that charted at #48 in 1993 entitled Somebody's Baby.