In the Heat of the Night (Pat Benatar album)

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In the Heat of the Night
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 27, 1979
RecordedJune–July 1979
StudioMCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California
GenreHard rock, pop rock
Length38:20
LabelChrysalis
ProducerPeter Coleman, Mike Chapman
Pat Benatar chronology
In the Heat of the Night
(1979)
Crimes of Passion
(1980)
Singles from In the Heat of the Night
  1. "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" / "So Sincere"
    Released: September 14, 1979
  2. "Heartbreaker" / "My Clone Sleeps Alone"
    Released: October 26, 1979
  3. "We Live for Love" / "I Need a Lover"
    Released: February 25, 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[2]

In the Heat of the Night is the platinum-certified debut studio album by American recording artist Pat Benatar, released by Chrysalis Records on August 27, 1979. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 the week ending October 20, 1979, peaking at No. 12 in March 1980.[3] The album included her breakthrough hit "Heartbreaker" and the top 30 hit "We Live for Love".[4]

In Billboard magazine's 1980 year-end top pop albums chart, In the Heat of the Night was listed at No. 7.

In the Heat of the Night was remastered and re-issued on Capitol Records in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heartbreaker"Geoff Gill, Clint Wade3:29
2."I Need a Lover" (John Mellencamp cover)John Mellencamp3:30
3."If You Think You Know How to Love Me" (Smokie cover)Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn4:23
4."In the Heat of the Night" (Smokie cover)Chapman, Chinn5:24
5."My Clone Sleeps Alone"Roger Capps, Pat Benatar3:29
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."We Live for Love"Neil Giraldo3:55
7."Rated X" (Nick Gilder cover)Nick Gilder, James McCulloch3:17
8."Don't Let It Show" (The Alan Parsons Project cover)Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson4:04
9."No You Don't" (Sweet cover)Chapman, Chinn3:20
10."So Sincere"Capps, Benatar3:29

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Pat Benatar – lead and backing vocals
  • Neil Giraldo – lead guitar, keyboards, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Scott St. Clair Sheets – rhythm guitars
  • Roger Capps – bass, backing vocals
  • Glen Alexander Hamilton – drums

Production[edit]

  • Peter Coleman – producer
  • Mike Chapman – producer of tracks 2, 3, 4
  • Steve Hall – mastering
  • Rick Newman – management and direction

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1980 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[17]
Canada CRIA 1982 4× Platinum (+ 400,000)[18]
France SNEP 1981 Gold (+ 100,000)[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Pat Benatar – In the Heat of the Night review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Fissinger, Laura (April 3, 1980). "Album Reviews: Pat Benatar – In the Heat of the Night". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Pat Benatar Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Pat Benatar Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 33, No. 4, April 19, 1980". Library and Archives Canada. April 19, 1980. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "Pat Benatar – In the Heat of the Night (album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  7. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  9. ^ "Pat Benatar Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  10. ^ "Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  11. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 33, No. 4, April 19, 1980". Library and Archives Canada. April 19, 1980. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  13. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 22, No. 17, July 19, 1980". Library and Archives Canada. July 19, 1980. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  14. ^ "Pat benatar – We Live for Love (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  15. ^ "Pat Benatart – I Need a Lover". Ultratop (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  16. ^ "Pat Benatar – I Need a Lover (nummer)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  17. ^ "RIAA Searchable database: search for " Pat Benatar"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  18. ^ "Gold Platinum Search for Pat Benatar". Music Canada. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  19. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: search for Benatar P." (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.

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