“Love Is a Battlefield” is a song written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman, after Pat Benatar asked Chapman to write her a hit song. It was released as a single from Benatar’s album Live from Earth. The single has been certified gold and is her highest charting single in the United States. It topped [...]
“We Belong” is a 1984 single from Pat Benatar’s sixth studio album Tropico. It matched the success of “Love Is a Battlefield” on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S., peaking at number five, and reaching number three on Billboard’s Top Rock Tracks chart and the top 40 on its Adult Contemporary chart [...]
“The Final Countdown” is a song by the Swedish rock band Europe released in 1986. Written by Joey Tempest, it was the first single from the band’s third studio album which was also named The Final Countdown. The song reached No. 1 in 25 countries, including the United Kingdom, and was certified gold in the [...]
Lita is an album by Lita Ford, released in February, 1988 on RCA Records. The album features a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, “Close My Eyes Forever,” as well as “Kiss Me Deadly,” another hit for Ford. Pat Benatar’s rhythm section (Don Nossov and Myron Grombacher) is also featured throughout the album.
“Wild Side” is a single by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe from their 1987 album Girls, Girls, Girls which charted at #2 on the Billboard 200. Nikki Sixx described “Wild Side” as more complex compared to some of the simpler songs on the album. “Wild Side” is one of the few Mötley Crüe [...]
“Looks That Kill” is a Mötley Crüe song released on their 1983 album Shout at the Devil. Written by bassist Nikki Sixx, the song was released as a single on January 4, 1984 and spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, peaking at #54 and #12 on the Mainstream [...]
“Metal Health”, sometimes listed as “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)”; “Bang Your Head”; or, as it was listed on the Billboard Hot 100, “Bang Your Head (Metal Health),” is a song by American heavy metal band Quiet Riot on their breakthrough album of the same name. The song is one of their best known hits [...]
“Still of the Night” (also known as “In the Still of the Night”) is a single released by Whitesnake, from their hugely successful self titled 1987 album. It reached #16 in the U.K., #18 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks and #79 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released on March 9, 1987. [...]
“Pour Some Sugar on Me” is a song by British hard rock band Def Leppard from their 1987 album Hysteria. It reached number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Pour Some Sugar on Me was ranked #2 on VH1′s “100 Greatest Songs of the 80′s” in 2006.
“Sweet Child o’ Mine” is the third single by American rock band Guns N’ Roses, and the third from their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. Released on August 17, 1988, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band’s first and only number-one single in the U.S. It reached number six [...]