5 Songs That Made Meat Loaf Famous

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Rock history will never look the same without Meat Loaf, a singer with a vocal range that very few, if any, can match. His career is overflowing with genuine musical treasures and long tours across the music industry.

Here, we examine the five songs that were crucial in establishing Meat Loaf as a household name:

5. “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)” – 1977
This track, featuring a dialogue with Marcia McClain, introduces yet another splendid theme. The music unfolds with a desire, embodying the quality of rock of the 70s. Influences of Springsteen are evident in the arrangements and top-notch melody. The song captivates with bombastic elements, female choirs, and Meat Loaf’s vocal prowess.

4. “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” – 1977
As the second ballad on the Bat Out Of Hell album, “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad” boasts a subtle melody with minimalist and acoustic arrangements, enhanced by classic choruses. The entrance of drums elevates the melody to exquisite heights, while the dialogue between Meat Loaf and the backing vocals adds brilliance to the song.

3. “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” – 1993
The hallmark of Meat Loaf’s album trilogy, particularly the successful Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993), is the Grammy-winning song “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).” This widely-known track, accompanied by a visually stunning music video directed by Michael Bay, stands out in the artist’s illustrious career.

2. “Bat Out Of Hell” – 1977
Released in 1977 as part of the album of the same name, “Bat Out Of Hell” showcases one of the most distinctive voices in rock. Unfortunately, Meat Loaf retired from the stage due to back problems, making this song a significant moment in his career.

1. “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” – 1977
Concluding our exploration, we highlight the most essential and lengthy song in Meat Loaf’s repertoire, “Paradise By The Dashboard Light.” This spectacular piece embodies the pure rock style of the Steinman-Meat Loaf alliance, featuring elements of 50s rock that induce sublime pleasure and irresistible foot movement. The song pulsates with pure rhythm, energy, and vitality.

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