Pat was a huge star in the U.S. in the 80s, maybe the biggest female star alongside Olivia, before Cyndi and Madonna came along. She was also a star in Canada and had some huge hits in Australia. I'm not sure how popular or well remembered she is elsewhere. She did have surprising success with a greatest hits album in the U.K. in 1987. Pat comes from my favorite era of female pop stars, the era spanning 1977-1984. I haven't yet gotten to any of her work beyond the 80s, but I like to love all of her albums she recorded during that decade. Her debut "In The Heat Of The Night" is my favorite, followed by "Crimes Of Passion" and "Get Nervous". I like "Seven The Hard Way" a lot even though Pat has dismissed it herself. I feel like "Precious Time"is slightly weaker than her other albums of the time, but the singles "Fire And Ice" and "Promises In The Dark" are magnificent. I was not a fan of "Tropico" at first, but since getting it on CD I've listened to it a lot more and it's grown on me. I haven't listened to "Wide Awake In Dreamland" much, but "All Fired Up" and "One Love" are two of her best singles.