"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!.