26 years after Pat Benatar warned us that “Love is a Battlefield”, here comes “American Idol” Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks to basically tell us the same thing.

“Battlefield” is the first single from Jordin’s sophomore album, which is scheduled to arrive in stores sometime in July. This is the latest in a glut of “Idol”-related releases. Elliott Yamin’s album came out last week, Ruben Studdard and LaKisha Jones arrive next week, Daughtry debuted his (their?) new single last week and have an album coming in June, and now Jordin. Even Paula Abdul has a new single out. It’s like everyone’s trying to put something out (or at least create awareness) before the current season is over. Or maybe that’s the point.

Anyways, “Battlefield” is a bit more aggressive tha you’d normally expect from the (sorry to say) personality-deficient Jordin Sparks. The rumor is that the song was written by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder (it sounds like him), and if so, the guy’s definitely becoming a songwriting force to be reckoned with (Beyonce’s “Halo”, Kelly Clarkson’s album, etc.). This definitely smells like a hit. Check it out and let us know what you think.