Jim Steinman, lyricist of million-selling hit records, died yesterday at the age of 73. No cause of death was released.
Steinman is best known for his collaborations with Meat Loaf on the albums Bat Out of Hell (1977) and Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993). Bat Out of Hell produced two top ten hits: “Two of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and became one of the best-selling albums ever. Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell released one single: “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” that spent five weeks at No. 1. Steinman also penned the music and book for Bat Out of Hell: The Musical which ran from February through April in Manchester, England.
Steinman may have been known best for his two collaborations with Meat Loaf, but he composed and produced hits with many other artists including…
- “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” performed by Air Supply
- “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (which he also produced) performed by Bonnie Tyler
- “Nowhere Fast” performed by Fire, Inc. for the Streets of Fire Soundtrack
- “Left in the Dark” performed by Barbara Streisand
- “Hulk Hogan’s Theme” for the WWE
- “Holding Out for a Hero” (which he also produced and co-wrote with Dean Pitchford) performed by Bonnie Tyler
- “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” performed by Celine Dion
- and many more.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim Steinman’s family, friends and fans.