We Live for Love

Pat Benatar

About We Live for Love

"We Live for Love" is a captivating and emotive love song by American singer-songwriter Pat Benatar. Released in 1980 as part of her album "Crimes of Passion," the song quickly became one of her signature hits and a fan favorite. The song's lyrics express the profound power of love and its ability to inspire, uplift, and give meaning to life. It portrays love as a driving force that makes everything worthwhile and brings a sense of purpose and fulfillment. The song touches on the idea that love is not just an emotion but a way of life, shaping our experiences and guiding us through both joys and challenges. 


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Your love's contagious, one kiss is dangerous
But I have more to risk, than you to lose
I feel a passion growing
I know that love is only just one inch away, from striking us
We live for love
We live for love

When we get tired, and watch the summer fade away
Will you think of romance, what will we do?
Is there a place where we can go?
Where time stands still for those who know?
Till eternity we'll fulfill our desires

We live for love
We live for love
We live for love
We live for love

I never planned to win the race
But you convinced me face to face
There was never a chance of losing at all

We live for love
We live for love
We live for love
We live for love

We live for love
We live for love
We live for love
We live for love

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Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar (born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski; January 10, 1953) is an American singer and four-time Grammy winner. She is a mezzo-soprano. She has had considerable commercial success, particularly in the United States. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong" and "Invincible". Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists in the early days of MTV. P.s My dog he hurt!!!!!!!!! more »

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Written by: NEIL GIRALDO

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10 facts about this song

Song Creation
"We Live for Love" was written by Pat Benatar's husband and lead guitarist, Neil Giraldo. This song is a great example of their collaborative partnership both musically and personally.
Initial Release
Released in 1979, the song is from Pat Benatar's debut studio album "In the Heat of the Night."
Chart Performance
"We Live for Love" reached number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 5 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart.
Music Genre
It falls into the new wave rock genre, showing Benatar's solid rock vocals and Giraldo's skilled guitar playing.
Live Performances
The song is frequently featured in Benatar's live performances, demonstrating her powerful voice and stage presence.
Special Brodcast
The song was part of a special performance by Pat Benatar on her HBO special and it was aired in 1980.
"We Live for Love" has been featured on multiple compilation releases, including "Greatest Hits" (2005) and "Icon" (2013).
Cover Versions
Though not as covered as some of Benatar's other hits, there have been versions by other artists, showcasing the song's enduring appeal.
Song Lyrics
The lyrics reflect a longing for deep emotional connection and a willingness to brave the dangers of vulnerability in pursuit of love.
Signature Song
Although overshadowed by Benatar's bigger hits like "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "We Live for Love" remains a fan favorite and a signature song in her discography.

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