Pat Benatar’s ’79 “Heartbreaker” Performance Is Sure To Raise Your Blood Pressure

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What A Heartbreaker

Performing hit “Heartbreaker,” is the rock goddess herself Pat Benatar as we take you back to the late 70’s for a few minutes. Written by Geof Gill and Clint Wade, “Heartbreaker” was the powerhouse rock ballad that took Benatar to the next “platinum” level and brought her the fame she only ever dreamt of at the time.

Interesting Fact: Since the song’s writers, Geoff Gill and Clint Wade, were British, the lyrics of the song were originally full of UK English expressions and colloquialisms that would be foreign to the American ear. So the publisher gave it to Benatar to clear up; Benatar rewrote it. She has stated that she loved it from the first time she saw it, and it remains one of her favorites.

From her debut studio album In The Heat of the Night, third single “Heartbreaker” was released in 1979, reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was named VH1’s 72nd best hard rock song of all time. As a leading lady of the time, this ballad represented the tough exterior Pat exuded as she rocked stages all over the world as a female heartthrob of the 70’s.

As one of the songs that will always be our favorite, Pat Benatar is the epitome of strength and success in this video and you can tell she knows it. Enjoy this amazing live performance of the great Pat Benatar!

+ Heartbreaker Lyrics +

Your love is like a tidal wave, spinning over my head
Drownin’ me in your promises, better left unsaid
You’re the right kind of dreamer, to release my inner fantasy
The invincible winner, and you know that you were born to be

You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, a love taker
Don’t you mess around with me
You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, a love taker
Don’t you mess around, no no no

Your love has set my soul on fire, burnin’ out of control
You taught me the ways of desire, now it’s takin’ its toll
You’re the right kind of sinner, to release my inner fantasy
The invincible winner, and you know that you were born to be

You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, a love taker
Don’t you mess around with me
You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, a love taker
Don’t you mess around, no no no

No, no

You’re the right kind of sinner, to release my inner fantasy
The invincible winner, you know that you were born to be

You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, love taker
Don’t you mess around with me
You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, love taker
Don’t you mess around with me

You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, love taker
Don’t you mess around with me
You’re a heartbreaker
Dream maker, love taker

 

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