In the Heat of the Night (Pat Benatar album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
In the Heat of the Night
Benaheat.jpg
Studio album by Pat Benatar
Released August 27, 1979
Recorded MCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California, June–July 1979
Genre Hard rock, pop rock
Length 38:20
Label Chrysalis
Producer Peter 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 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,[3] released by Chrysalis Records on August 27, 1979. It peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200[4] on the strength of her breakthrough hit "Heartbreaker", plus covers of Nick Gilder's "Rated X", John Mellencamp's "I Need a Lover", The Alan Parsons Project's "Don't Let It Show", Sweet's "No You Don't", and Smokie's "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" and "In the Heat of the Night". The album also included the top 30 hit "We Live for Love".[5]

In the Heat of the Night was reissued and remastered on Capitol Records in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

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

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)[3]
Canada CRIA 1982 4x 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 "RIAA Searchable database: search for "Benatar"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "In the Heat of the Night Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "In the Heat of the Night Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 33, No. 4, April 19, 1980". Library and Archives Canada. April 19, 1980. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pat Benatar – In the Heat of the Night (album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar". infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  10. ^ "Artist Chart History – Pat Benatar". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 33, No. 4, April 19, 1980". Library and Archives Canada. April 19, 1980. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar". infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 22, No. 17, July 19, 1980". Library and Archives Canada. July 19, 1980. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Pat benatar – We Live for Love (song)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Pat Benatart – I Need a Lover". Ultratop (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Pat Benatar – I Need a Lover (nummer)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 19, 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. 

External links[edit]