Pat Benatar — “All Fired Up” (from Best Shots) — All

Not by a long shot was this her biggest hit (it barely squeaked into the top twenty in the summer of 1988, far beyond her commercial zenith), but — and think me weird if you must — this no-frills straight-ahead stunner has always been my favorite of Benatar’s boombox-shattering blockbusters, and when it popped up in an iPod shuffle while I was running errands earlier this afternoon, I cranked up the stereo, squealed with utter delight, and sped down the highway singing along with all my might.

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