Oh lordy! Another Greenpoint girl. (Though she grew up in the town of Southside Fish and Clam, Lindenhurst). Pat Benatar was a force when she emerged on the new wave scene and her videos stuffed with leather, cheekbones, tattered tulle, and defiance were just about the coolest thing I had ever seen.
Like children, it's hard to pick a favorite of her many hit singles. We Belong and its video of heavenly white shoulder pads, the runaway turned call girl Love is a Battlefield, the absolutely rocking Heartbreaker, or the masochistic Hit Me With Your Best Shot. It was not hard to pick her as a style icon with her strong features, strong independent personality and wild individual panache.