Get Nervous

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Get Nervous
Studio album by Pat Benatar
Released October 29, 1982
Recorded MCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California, 1982
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 39:07
Label Chrysalis
Producer Neil Giraldo and Peter Coleman
Pat Benatar chronology
Precious Time
(1981)
Get Nervous
(1982)
Live from Earth
(1983)
Singles from Get Nervous
  1. "Shadows of the Night" / "The Victim"
    Released: September 30, 1982
  2. "Little Too Late" / "Fight It Out"
    Released: January 19, 1983
  3. "Looking for a Stranger" / "I'll Do It"
    Released: April 23, 1983
  4. "Anxiety (Get Nervous)"
    Released: 1983 (Europe only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Get Nervous is the fourth studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released in November 1982. It debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart the week ending November 20 and peaked at No. 4,[3] staying on the charts for 46 weeks. Three tracks from the album were released as singles: "Shadows of the Night", "Little Too Late", and "Looking for a Stranger" all reached the U.S. Top 40.[4] "Shadows of the Night" garnered Benatar her third Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1983.[5]

The is the first Benatar album to feature Charlie Giordano on keyboards, as guitarist Scott St. Clair Sheets left after Precious Time was released.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Shadows of the Night"   D.L. Byron; add. lyrics by Myron Grombacher and Pat Benatar 4:20
2. "Looking for a Stranger"   Franne Golde, Peter McIan 3:24
3. "Anxiety (Get Nervous)"   Neil Giraldo, Billy Steinberg 3:30
4. "Fight It Out"   Giraldo, Steinberg 3:54
5. "The Victim"   Giraldo, Steinberg 4:41
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Little Too Late"   Alex Call 4:06
7. "I'll Do It"   Giraldo, Benatar 4:07
8. "I Want Out"   Giraldo, Steinberg 3:42
9. "Tell It to Her"   Roger Bruno, Ellen Schwartz 3:40
10. "Silent Partner"   Giraldo, Grombacher 3:43

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Peter Coleman - producer
  • Dave Hernandez - assistant engineer
  • Steve Hall - mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1983 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[15]
Canada CRIA 1983 Platinum (+ 100,000)[16]
France SNEP 1983 Gold (+ 100,000)[17]

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Pat Benatar - Get Nervous review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Mitchell (November 25, 1982). "Album Reviews: Pat Benatar - Get Nervous". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 15, 2008. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Get Nervous Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Get Nervous Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Toto Tops Grammy Nominees". Pittsburgh Press (E. W. Scripps Company). January 12, 1983. Retrieved June 4, 2010. 
  6. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar". infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pat Benatar – Get Nervous (album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  9. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 37, No. 19, December 25 1982". Library and Archives Canada. December 25, 1982. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Pat Benatar – Get Nervous (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Artist Chart History – Pat Benatar". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 37, No. 18, December 18 1982". Library and Archives Canada. December 18, 1982. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar". infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Pat Benatar – Shadows of the Night (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ "RIAA Searchable database: search for "Benatar"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Pat Benatar". Music Canada. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973 : search for Benatar P." (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  18. ^ Cornet, Roth (August 7, 2013). "Mary J. Blige Talks ‘Rock Of Ages’ & ‘The Help’". Screen Rant.com. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 

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