Pat Benatar released her second LP “Crimes of Passion” on Aug. 5, 1980. The albu…

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Pat Benatar released her second LP “Crimes of Passion” on Aug. 5, 1980. The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart the week ending August 23 and held at No. 2 for five weeks in the US in January 1981, behind John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. It had the hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “You Better Run”, “Treat Me Right” and “Hell Is for Children”. Crimes of Passion was Benatar’s biggest selling career album, having been certified 4x Platinum in the United States alone.

In 1981, Benatar won her first Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance thanks to Crimes of Passion.

The music video for the song “You Better Run” was the second music video ever aired on MTV in 1981.

Did you have it on vinyl, 8 track or cassette?

Happy 38th Birthday to “Crimes of Passion”!!




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