Should Pat Benatar be in the Hall of Fame?


Statistics:

Definitely put her in!
Votes: 880
95.9%  
Maybe, but others deserve it first.
Votes: 16
1.7%  
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world.
Votes: 8
0.9%  
No opinion.
Votes: 2
0.2%  
No way!
Votes: 12
1.3%  

Number of Voters   918
Start Voting   2012-04-24 02:50:41
End Voting   2030-05-24 02:50:41

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+3 #7 Joe Public 2019-06-05 19:33
WTF! How is she not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! She has two multi-Platin um albums (1980’s Crimes of Passion and 1981’s Precious Time), five platinum albums, three gold albums, and 15 Top 40 singles, including four No. 1 hits (“Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield” , “We Belong”, and “Invincible” ). To date, she’s sold over 30 million records worldwide. She also has four consecutive Grammy wins in the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance: 1981 for Crimes of Passion, 1982 for “Fire and Ice”, 1983 for “Shadows of the Night”, and 1984 for “Love Is a Battlefield” .
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+4 #6 Mellissa Cross 2018-05-14 21:53
WHAT IN THE HELL! THIS IS SO WRONG THAT I WAS CONVINCED SHE WAS ALREADY IN!
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+4 #5 Tom Dougherty 2017-12-03 18:28
Green Day in HOF but not Pat Benatar?? Whatever
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+7 #4 Skyscraper 2017-07-27 19:37
Joan Jett and Madonna are in, but Pat Benatar isn't? She's better than both of them combined! She is more deserving than many already in the HOF!
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+7 #3 Reggie 2016-05-01 12:52
Easily one of the most powerful female rock singers who ever graced the r&r stage. If Joan jet Belongs, and I truly believe she does, then Benatar is a no brainer.
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+9 #2 Jim Troisi 2014-08-31 01:14
While the Hall focuses on number & strings of "hits" by reviewing sales over 25 years, they're missing the big picture. Benatar changed a culture!!!

The intro on this site speaks of people copying her look & equates her songs (hits) to anthems. Benatar opened the door for sooo many others & THAT fact alone merits admission.

While rock may need to be, to use her words "sung intuitively, " at 60 years old if she was given a little advance notice I'd bet real money she could still go beyond the vocal range of most (if not all) those who have or will be inducted in the last decade or even the next.

She was involved in the creative process from beginning to end on every song/album. She survived the gauntlet (label execs, program directors, etc) when it was strictly a boys club. Who knows how many female performers would never have been heard of if she didn't carve a path & shatter the glass ceiling.

VH1, Rolling Stone, & MTV consistently rank her in the top 100 female artists OF ALL TIME. Dick Clark referred to her stage presence as an 800lb gorilla in a 92 pound body.

Is she not in because she's a female? Hard to believe.

So is she not in because she won't play ball with those that make the decisions? That certainly wouldn't be new for her.

The woman BELONGS among the greats. Put her there!!
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+4 #1 Greg Legakis 2013-01-14 00:03
I may be biased because she was one of the premier rock acts when I was going to college.

She is and was arguably one of the top 5 most prolific female rock singers of all time.

She deserves to be in not because she's female but because she was a great rock singer and had a lot of hits.

If Joplin and Jefferson Airplane are in there with a lot less hits, then Benatar, Heart and Linda Ronstadt should be in too.
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