We Belong – Pat Benatar | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#5); 1985

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

It seemed as if Pat Benatar always wanted to be a singer, through school and at nights during her first marriage. By the mid 1970’s, she was a regular at Catch A Rising Star open mike nights. Her stage image underwent a radical shift in 1977 when, following a Halloween party, she did her gig in a hip babe in-black vampire costume. A year later, Pat met Neil Giraldo, one-time member of Rick Derringer’s band, who eventually became her partner both professionally and personally. Heartbreaker (#23; 1980) established her as a chart performer and initiated a run of hit singles and albums, which earned four consecutive Grammies for Best Rock Female Vocal. January, 1985 found Pat in the pop Top 5 with We Belong, her final appearance there. However, rock radio continued to embrace her releases right up through 1993’s Everybody Lay Down.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Neil Giraldo
  • Peter Coleman

Lyrics Written by:

  • David Eric Lowen
  • Dan Navarro