Crimes of Passion

Chrysalis Inc
Release date
17 Jul 2000
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Treat Me Right 3:21 24,962
2 You Better Run 3:13 21,141
3 Never Wanna Leave You 3:10 5,920
4 Hit Me With Your Best Shot 2:50 201,687
5 Hell Is for Children 4:55 39,930
6 Little Paradise 3:33 4,040
7 I'm Gonna Follow You 4:28 4,081
8 Wuthering Heights 4:25 9,339
9 Prisoner of Love 3:07 3,439
10 Out-A-Touch 4:17 3,220

About this album

Crimes of Passion is the second album by Pat Benatar, released in 1980.

It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and produced the hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” (US #9), “You Better Run” (US #42), “Treat Me Right” (US #18), plus a cover of Kate Bush’s international hit, “Wuthering Heights”. Crimes of Passion is Benatar’s highest selling album to date, certifying 5x platinum (for sales of 5 million units)

Hell Is for Children, which was not released as an A-side single, was also a hit on album-rock stations. However, a live version of this song from her Live from Earth album was released as the B-side of her “Love Is a Battlefield” single three years later.

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

First Album, with Myron Grombacher replacing Glen Alexander Hamilton on drums.

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  • firefly2811

    great album.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Runoflife

    Great hard rock album. Less polished then her other albums. "Hell is for children" is probably her best song.

    26 Jan 2013 Reply
  • DJ_NST

    hell is 4 children burns ! top !!!

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ClaudioGurgel

    “Crimes of Passion” é o segundo álbum de Pat Benatar e o mais bem sucessido de sua carreira. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, o single hit, tem bem a cara do resto das faixas, cheias de guitarras com maravilhosos sons de overdrives e vocais inflamados, que apesar do mundo do rock está infestado de novas vocalistas roqueiras, poucas atuam com a mesma categoria. A minha favorita, “Hell is For Children” não chegou a estourar como faixa de estúdio, mas teve seu reconhecimento em seu álbum ao vivo pouco tempo depois. O trabalho ainda tem as pérolas “I’m Gonna Follow You”, “You Better Run” e o cover da maravilhosa “Wuthering Heights” alguns tons pra baixo. Para quem admira o rock que sai da união apenas de uma banda, sem muitos enfeites de estúdio e com muito bons arranjos trabalhados em horas e horas de ensaio, “Crimes Of Passion” é uma boa indicação.

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • vickstix

    YEP! I have to agree with SwirlingMind. It's my MOST favorite of hers as well.

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
  • SwirlingMind

    This is my favorite album by her. Get Nervous is 2nd.

    2 Dec 2007 Reply

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