Hit Me with Your Best Shot
By: Edward Schwartz

Original Performance: Pat Benatar
Written by: Edward Schwartz

Hit Me with Your Best Shot [Live version (a)]:

Hit me with your best shot!
Why don't you hit me with your best shot?
The Song:

While appearing on a talk show in Australia in or around 1994, Beck and his band played "Beercan." The running gag on the show is to have the artist spin a wheel to determine which song would be played next. Beck landed on Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." The host, Andrew Denton, asked Beck, "Are you willing to take the musical challenge?" "Fuck, yeah," he said. Beck was game.

The performance though was just the chorus over loud guitar, before breaking down into chaos, feedback, drums, and noise:


Played live once:
August 1994 (unknown date)