Pat Benatar won’t sing ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ after spate of mass shootings


Pat Benatar says she will not sing Hit Me With Your Best Shot on her current tour out of respect for the victims of the nationwide mass shooting spree.

“We don’t do Hit Me With Your Best Shot and fans are having a heart attack and I’m sorry, out of respect for the victims of the mass shooting families, I don’t sing,” Benattar told USA Today. “I tell them, if you want to hear the song, go home and listen to it.”

Benattar said that the song, which included the words “Shoot” in the chorus, “is tongue in cheek.” “But you have to draw the line.”

Benattar, who is touring through September, said she can no longer sing the words with a smile on her face.

Eddie Schwartz wrote Hit Me with Your Best Shot, and it was released as a single in 1980, becoming Benatar’s first 10 singles on the Billboard 100.

“I won’t go on stage and soap – I go to lawmakers – but this is my small contribution to the protest. I won’t sing it. Tough,” she said.

The United States hasn’t had a week without a mass shooting this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as a shooting with four or more people injured or dead, not including the shooter.

May saw one of the deadliest school shootings in US history when he was armed 19 elementary school students and two teachers murdered in Ovaldi, Texas.

ten days ago, A gunman opened fire on a grocery store in BuffaloAs a result, 10 people were killed and three others were injured in a racist attack. Eleven of the victims were black.

On the 4th of July, Seven people were killed and 47 injured In a shooting during a military parade in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago.

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