Why Pat Benetar No Longer Plays Hit Me With Your Best Shot

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“I can’t say those words out loud with a smile on my face.”

You probably know Pat Benatar — she’s a rock and roll icon, famous for her songs like “Love Is a Battlefield,” “We Belong,” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”


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Well, Pat revealed to USA Today that she will no longer perform her massive hit, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.”


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When talking about the set list of her tour, Pat said, “We have what we call the ‘holy 14,’ songs that if we don’t play them, you’ll give us a hard time.”


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But “Hit Me” — which features the lyrics “Hit me with your best shot, fire away” — isn’t in those 14.


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“I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, in deference to the victims of the families of these mass shootings, I’m not singing it,'” she continued.


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“I tell them, if you want to hear the song, go home and listen to it. [The title] is tongue-in-cheek, but you have to draw the line. I can’t say those words out loud with a smile on my face, I just can’t.”


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“I’m not going to go on stage and soapbox. I go to my legislators. But that’s my small contribution to protesting. I’m not going to sing it,” she added. “Tough.”


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And it doesn’t look like Pat’s budgin’ anytime soon. You can read the rest of Pat’s Q&A with USA Today here.

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanschocket2/pat-benatar-stopped-hit-me-with-your-best-shot

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