Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"Fire and Ice" by Pat Benatar

Grammy Alert!
Song#:  0676
Date:  07/18/1981
Debut:  64
Peak:  17
Weeks:  15
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Benatar's highly successful second album "Crimes of Passion" (#2) would be her biggest selling LP, but her third one, "Precious Time," would end up being her only #1 LP. It got off to a good start with this first single which jumped into the Top 20 and hit #2 on the Modern Rock chart.

ReduxReview:  Benatar stayed with her rock side instead of going in a more commercial direction after nabbing a Top 10 with "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" (#9). She could have easily copied the success of that song to be more pop radio friendly, but she came out of the box with this tune that retained her rock sound, which probably accounts for the chart position (her earlier rock hits did about the same business or less). However, I think it should have done better as it's a solid, memorable tune and she really rocks the vocals.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Benatar would win her second Grammy with this song. She won for Best Rock Female Vocalist.


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