Best Shots

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Best Shots
Greatest hits album by Pat Benatar
Released October 26, 1987 (Europe)
November 1989 (US)
Recorded 1979–1988
Genre Rock, hard rock, pop rock
Length 67:42
Label Chrysalis
Producer Neil Giraldo, Peter Coleman, Keith Olsen, Mike Chapman
Pat Benatar chronology
Seven the Hard Way
(1985)
Best Shots
(1987)
Wide Awake in Dreamland
(1988)
US edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Best Shots is a Platinum-certified greatest hits album released by the American rock singer Pat Benatar in 1987 in Europe and in an updated version in 1989 in North America. It peaked at No. 67 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart,[2] two years after the album peaked at No. 6 in the UK.[3]

Track listing (European Version)[edit]

Side one

  1. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" (Eddie Schwartz) – 2:51 (single version)
  2. "Love Is a Battlefield" (Mike Chapman, Holly Knight) – 4:12 (single version)
  3. "We Belong" (Eric Lowen, Dan Navarro) – 3:42 (single version)
  4. "We Live for Love" (Neil Giraldo) – 3:58 (remixed version)
  5. "Sex as a Weapon" (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg) – 4:19
  6. "Invincible" (Theme from The Legend of Billie Jean) (Simon Climie, Knight) – 4:04 (single version)

Side two

  1. "Shadows of the Night" (D. L. Byron) – 3:42 (single version)
  2. "Heartbreaker" (Geoff Gill, Clint Wade) – 3:28
  3. "Fire and Ice" (Kelly, Scott St. Clair Sheets, Pat Benatar) – 3:20
  4. "Treat Me Right" (Doug Lubahn, Benatar) – 3:28
  5. "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" (Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 3:47 (single version)
  6. "You Better Run" (Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere) – 3:04

Original album releases[edit]

Track listing (U.S. Version)[edit]

  1. "Love Is a Battlefield" – 5:24
  2. "Promises in the Dark" (Giraldo, Benatar) – 4:48
  3. "One Love" (Giraldo, Mryon Grombacher) – 5:12
  4. "All Fired Up" (Kerryn Tolhurst, Grombacher, Benatar) – 4:27
  5. "We Live for Love" – 3:55
  6. "Hell Is for Children" (Giraldo, Benatar, Roger Capps) – 4:48
  7. "Shadows of the Night" – 4:20
  8. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" – 2:51
  9. "We Belong" – 3:40
  10. "Invincible" – 4:28
  11. "Fire and Ice" – 3:20
  12. "Heartbreaker" – 3:26
  13. Medley: "Suffer the Little Children / Hell Is for Children" (Live 1988) (Giraldo, Benatar) – 6:45
  14. "Painted Desert" (Giraldo, Grombacher) – 5:24
  15. "Outlaw Blues" (Giraldo, Grombacher) – 4:19 (1989 re-recording)

Tracks 1–12 were on the LP and cassette release

Tracks 13–15 were CD only bonus tracks

Original album releases[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1987 UK Albums Chart[3] 6
1988 New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 5
1989 Billboard 200 (USA)[2] 67

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
United Kingdom BPI 1987 Platinum (+ 300,000)[5]
USA RIAA 2001 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[6]

References[edit]