All Fired Up (Pat Benatar song)

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"All Fired Up"
Single by Pat Benatar
from the album Wide Awake in Dreamland
Released 1988 (1988)
Format 7"
Recorded Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, California, 1987
Genre Rock
Length 4:27
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Kerryn Tolhurst
Producer(s) Keith Forsey and Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar singles chronology
"Big Life"
"All Fired Up"
"Don't Walk Away"

"All Fired Up" is a Grammy nominated song written by and first released by Kerryn Tolhurst of the Rattling Sabres in 1987. It became much better known when covered by Pat Benatar for her album, Wide Awake in Dreamland, and released as the lead single in 1988, and was her last U.S. top 40 single to date.[1] It reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[2]

The song is also the title track on All Fired Up: The Very Best of Pat Benatar, a two-CD compilation released in 1994.[3]


  1. ^ Nathan Brackett; Christian David Hoard, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 61. ISBN 0743201698. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2009). Top Pop Singles (12 ed.). Record Research, Inc. p. 1988. ISBN 0898201802. 
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (1999). Popular Musicians, Volume 1. Salem Press. p. 86. ISBN 0893569879.