Precious Time (album)

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Precious Time
Pat Benatar - Precious Time.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 6, 1981
StudioSound City Studios and Goodnight LA Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreRock
Length35:30
LabelChrysalis
ProducerKeith Olsen, Neil Giraldo
Pat Benatar chronology
Crimes of Passion
(1980)
Precious Time
(1981)
Get Nervous
(1982)
Singles from Precious Time
  1. "Fire and Ice"
    Released: July 6, 1981
  2. "Promises in the Dark"
    Released: September 25, 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]

Precious Time is the third studio album by American singer Pat Benatar, released on July 6, 1981, through the Chrysalis label. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200[3] and produced the top 20 hit "Fire and Ice"; the song that would later win the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1982[4] and reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100[5] and number two on the Mainstream Rock chart.[6] The album's second single, "Promises in the Dark", reached number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 16 on the Mainstream Rock chart.[5][6]

Precious Time was also Benatar's first album to chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number 30.[7] The album was remastered and reissued on Capitol Records in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Promises in the Dark"Neil Giraldo, Pat Benatar4:48
2."Fire and Ice"Tom Kelly, Scott St. Clair Sheets, Benatar3:19
3."Just Like Me" (Paul Revere & the Raiders cover)Rick Dey, Roger Hart, Terry Melcher3:30
4."Precious Time"Billy Steinberg6:03
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."It's a Tuff Life"Giraldo3:17
6."Take It Anyway You Want It"Martin Briley, Giraldo2:49
7."Evil Genius"Giraldo, Benatar4:34
8."Hard to Believe"Giraldo, Myron Grombacher3:26
9."Helter Skelter" (The Beatles cover)John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:50

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[22] 2× Platinum 200,000^
France (SNEP)[23] Gold 100,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[24] Gold 7,500^
United States (RIAA)[25] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Pat Benatar – Precious Time review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Fissinger, Laura (October 29, 2001). "Album Reviews: Pat Benatar – Precious Time". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Pat Benatar Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lennon, Jones lead Grammy nominees". The Milwaukee Journal. Journal Communications. January 14, 1982. Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c "Pat Benatar Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Pat Benatar Chart History: Mainstream Rock". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Pat Benatar Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 35, No. 7, September 12, 1981". Library and Archives Canada. September 12, 1981. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". charts.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  11. ^ a b 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.
  12. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  13. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  14. ^ AA.VV. (April 25, 2006). Album Chart-Book Complete Edition 1970~2005. Tokyo, Japan: Oricon. ISBN 978-487-1-31077-2.
  15. ^ "Pat Benatar – Precious Time (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  16. ^ "Album – Pat Benatar, Precious Time". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  17. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 35, No. 7, September 12, 1981". Library and Archives Canada. September 12, 1981. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  18. ^ "Pat Benatar Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  19. ^ "Pat Benatar – Fire and Ice (song)". charts.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  20. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Pat Benatar" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  21. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 35, No. 15, November 07 1981". Library and Archives Canada. November 7, 1981. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  22. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Pat Benatar – Precious Time". Music Canada. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  23. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: search for Pat Benatar" (in French). Infodisc.fr.
  24. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Pat Benatar – Precious Time". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "American album certifications – Pat Benatar – Precious Time". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 19, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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