November 06, 1989
Chrysalis Records
Pop/Rock, Arena Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock

Album Review

Until the release of 2005's Greatest Hits, 1989's Best Shots was the finest Pat Benatar collection, largely because it was the most concise. True, there may be a few lesser hits missing in favor of a couple newly recorded songs -- "Sex as a Weapon," "Treat Me Right," "I Need a Lover," "Little Too Late," and "Looking for a Stranger" all could have made the cut instead of "Painted Desert" and "Outlaw Blues" -- but the remainder of the disc is nearly flawless, delivering arena rock staples such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Fire and Ice," "Heartbreaker," "We Belong," "Invincible," and "All Fired Up" one after another. It may not be perfect, but it delivers enough thrills to make it all worthwhile.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Love Is a Battlefield
  2. Promises in the Dark
  3. One Love
  4. All Fired Up
  5. We Live for Love
  6. Hell Is for Children
  7. Shadows of the Night
  8. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
  9. We Belong
  10. Invincible
  11. Fire and Ice
  12. Heartbreaker
  13. Suffer the Little Children/Hell Is for Children [Live]
  14. Painted Desert
  15. Outlaw Blues
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