Producer & songwriter Jim Steinman, best known for his work on Meat Loaf’s classic album “Bat Out Of Hell” and its follow-up “Bat Out Of Hell II Back Into Hell,” died Monday in Connecticut. He was 73. No cause of death has been revealed.
“Bat Out Of Hell” is considered one of the best-selling albums of all time, and Jim wrote some of the album’s biggest hits including “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth.” The album’s sequel went to number one on the “Billboard” 200 chart, and included the number one single, "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That),” which earned Steinman GRAMMY nods for Song of the Year and Best Rock Song.
In addition to his work with Meat Loaf, Jim wrote Bonnie Tyler’s classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” and co-wrote and produced her “Footloose” track "Holding Out for a Hero." He also wrote AirSupply's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" and Celine Dion’s hit “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” (originally recorded by Pandora’sBox). Jim actually won his only GRAMMY for Album of the Year for Celine’s 1997 album “Falling Into You.”
In 2012 Steinman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Here are a few of his biggest hits:
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