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WATCH: Meat Loaf – Paradise By The Dashboard Light – 1977

Here’s the  official music video for Meat Loaf’s ‘Paradise By The Dashboard Light’ off his Bat Out of Hell debut album in 1977. The original of this is still the best!

Here’s more about the song from Wikipedia:

“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” is a song written by Jim Steinman. It was first released in 1977 on the album Bat Out of Hell, with vocals by the American musician Meat Loaf alongside Ellen Foley. The song is most notable for its unique structure and length, and has become a staple of classic rock radio. Brotherhood of Man also recorded the song under the title “Let Me Sleep on It”. “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” is one of the longest songs to be released uncut on one side of a 45 RPM record. The only difference between the single (45 RPM) and album versions is that the single version fades out almost immediately after the final line is sung. In some countries, a shorter 5:32 edit was released. The largest change is the complete removal of the “baseball play-by-play” section. Jim Steinman had stated that he wanted to write “the ultimate car/sex song in which everything goes horribly wrong in the end.”

According to Meat Loaf on VH1 Storytellers, the original length of the track was to be 27 minutes!

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