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Hit Me with Your Best Shot

"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" is a song written by Eddie Schwartz and recorded by Pat Benatar in 1979, that became a hit in 1980. It is the first single from her 1980 album Crimes of Passion, and it hit #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single also sold 1 million copies, reaching gold certification. The song is Pat Benatar's most recognizable song. It can be heard at many soccer games, and is featured on many of Pat Benatar's greatest hits compilations.



  • It was briefly heard in the episode "The Milk Run" of the first season of Miami Vice
  • The song was used in the MTV series Jackass, when Ehren McGhehey did a skit as "The Human Bullseye."
  • This song was briefly heard on an episode of King of the Hill.
  • This song is used in Jack TV showing videos from the WWE.
  • At the close of episode 5 ("And Down The Stretch Comes Murder") in season 2 of Psych; Shawn, Gus, Lassiter, the Chief, and Juliet sing this song in a faux-operatic style for a psych-out moment.
  • This song was used in an ad for Ausralian label Just Jeans, it features a model singing the song while wearing a range of denim flares for the ranga range.
  • On The Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious, 3 contestants performed this song [Nichole, Chrystina and Jenna].
  • This song was used during an action scene of the first episode of the anime series Macron 1.
  • This song also has been in a TV commercial for Bam!.

Video games

  • Featured in Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue for Nintendo's Game Boy. One trainer begins a fight by yelling, "Hit me with your best shot," once he is defeated he announces, "Fired away."
  • The song is a playable track in the game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, as well as Guitar Hero: On Tour for the Nintendo DS. It is suggested to be the easiest song to beat in Guitar Hero III from an in-game quote [after finishing the Guitar Battle tutorial, God requests to challange Lou to a guitar battle to which he responds "What'll it be this time, Hit Me With Your Best Shot on Easy???"]
  • This song is available on the game Midnight Club III: DUB Edition for the Sony PlayStation Portable.
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