Top Ten Best Meat Loaf Songs


The Top Ten

1 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)

This baby got me so totally hooked to this whole genre and it's gotten better and better after that

A little repetitive, but still a classic - MaxPap

I find it extremely repetitive to the extent that it's a bit annoying. - Billyv

Easily could be stated as one of the best songs ever written it has a feel that nobody I've ever shown it to loves even if they don't like meat loaf they love this song. I could throw out songs like stairway to heaven or somebody to love but they don't compare to this, this isn't just the best meat loaf song it is the best period.

This is the best song in the whole world for me
Best lyrics best music and greatest voice ever touches me deep inside every single time I hear it

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2 Bat Out of Hell

I just grew up on it

Arguably the best song I have ever heard in my life. Great vocals, instrumentals, structure, lyrics, and emotion. When I listen to Bat Out of Hell, so do my neighbours!

I love this song.

awesome song with an epic intro of 1 minute 55 seconds before he actually sings!

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3 Paradise by the Dashboard Light

how could this not be number one?! It's GREAT, NO! Even better then great

This song was the principle from the soundtrack of my college career! The radio does not have a loud enough volume setting for me whenever this one starts to play...


This is the only Meat Loaf song I've heard, and it has absolutely blown me away. If there's more to Meat Loaf than this, I can not wait to get into it.

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4 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

I think this will always be there number 1 song it will always hit home to me and I love it its been with me many years and haven't heard it for years and still I no every word it will always hit home to me

Great song. I remember this growing up and brings back GREAT memories!

It's the best song of all time I'm 56 years old and I'm listing to it rite the first time I herd it was back in the 70 s and I still have lots of his song and always will

One of our most requested songs at dances in high school 32 years ago. I still remember the feelings you'd experience when this song played.

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5 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth

Deserves to be higher up on the list. Definitely demonstrates Meat's theatrical talent combined with his vocal talent. And Jim Steinman's composition is at the top of his game in this masterpiece outlining a couple's first touch of love on a hot summer night.

No less than #3 best of Meatloaf. Quality and originality of the music is sensational.

Ranked too low on this list!

The video is great with the commentary ending with

On a hot summer night,
would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
[Girl:] Yes.
[Boy:] I bet you say that to all the boys!

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6 Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are

Great lyrics and the whole meaning behind it is amazing. - MaxPap

Meat Loaf AND Jim Steinman both said this is Jim's greatest song he has ever written. - MaxPap

What a powerful song, should have been a UK top 5 song

I hope none of this is from his life, especially about the father hitting him. Don't we all have a best friend we remember with such love? My favorite lyrics of Meatloaf of all his songs... love him

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7 For Crying Out Loud

The best

One of the greatest love songs ever written!

Should be #1. The best love song ever written. It's powerful. Extremely. - MaxPap

Absolutely epic. The orchestrations combined with the stunning vocals make this one of the most powerful recordings ever made. If that wasn't enough, two words: the coda. My favorite lyrics of all time.

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8 Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back

"What about the future? It's defective! "
"You can shove it up your ass! A" - MaxPap

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10 Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)

I don't really understand why this is in the top ten. It really isn't that good a song (although it's still better than "Do It! ") Any song from Bat I or II would be better than this, in my opinion.

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11 The Monster is Loose

A little heavy but still great - MaxPap

Amazing combination of metal and oprah with the driving guitar and drums. The singing: Phenomenal! Just everything about this song is great especially for the person who enjoys more hardcore meat loaf.

A great heavy metal meat loaf song. Great vocals!

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12 Rock 'N' Roll Dreams Come Through

How is this NOT in the top 10? Excellent song and epic Meatloaf! Love this song.

Turn off the video and listen to this song

I could listen to this song all night long!

Is not my favorite but it is awesome!

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13 Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire)

All of these songs above and many more meatloaf songs could be on this list but this one at the moment for me has something special

This needs to be in the mix for sure...

Such a brilliant motivator.

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14 Heaven Can Wait

A great song that sounds a little like Desperado!

Seeing this song at #44 makes me cry. This song should be top 5!

Top 10 it should be in

Why is this so low? Because some one put it as a dis mention. Bad choice man.

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15 Seize the Night

The best Meat Loaf song ever. Written by the great Jim Steinman. Instead of other Meat Loaf where singing is the only imporant thing (Or almost), this one has several amazing instrumental parts. I love it. - MaxPap

The greatest song of all time with Bohemian Rhapsody - Greenday

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17 Dead Ringer for Love

Great song to Jive to; as is Bat Out of Hell. - Britgirl

They are just brilliant a group I will always follow

Should be in the Top 10. Such a classic meat loaf song

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19 I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)

This a awesome song I do know that actually all the songs that meatloaf sings are awesome but for some reason this one is the topone for me there is a lot of feelings that would show between two people with this song

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23 Everything Louder Than Everything Else

"You've got to learn to dance before you learn to crawl"

The "Wasted Youth" intro is pure genius.

"GOD DAMN IT, DADDY! You know I love you, but you've got a hell of a lot to learn about ROCK, AND, ROLL! " - MaxPap

Other than that the song is pretty repetitive but still great - MaxPap

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24 Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) UListen to Sample
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26 Blind as a Bat

Underrated - MaxPap

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27 It's All Coming Back to Me Now

Always been a powerful song.

~ Awesomely written song!

It is the ultimate tragedy song and it is driven home with Meats vocals. Truly awe inspiring

Great cover. - MaxPap

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29 I'll Kill You If You Don't Come Back

This song was in my head for an two months after a girl went to montreal leaving me with out a date for my grade 12 prom. This song will always have a special connection to me, she is " the one girl ill never forget".

I just thought it should at least be mentioned

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30 Couldn't Have Said It Better

How isn't it on this list in my opinion it's one of the best songs Meatloaf has ever sung. It's not as hardcore as some of his songs but it has a lot of meaning to it.

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31 Cry Over Me

This is the best song from Bat Out of Hell I. The last minute is powerful enough to give you chills.

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32 Hot Patootie / Bless My Soul

Does no one remember him bursting through the wall on a motorcycle with a saxophone strapped to his back?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [Original Soundtrack]

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33 Bad Attitude
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35 Home by Now / No Matter What

Easily one of the most underrated songs from Meat Loaf. Performed for the compilation "The Very Best of Meat Loaf" around the time of Bat II. A true gem. Two songs in one, see that No Matter What was performed by Boyzone.

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37 Midnight at the Lost and Found

Great song. So emotional.
Truly one of my favorite songs ever!
Deserves to be higher.

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38 It Just Won't Quit

Should be higher up the list! Powerful song

Must be in no. 3

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40 Elvis In Vegas

Truly amazing song, gets even better when you combine it with the story around the Hang Cool album. Meat's vocals are at the best they've been since Bat II. Composition is sublime, everything fits together beautifully. I was lucky enough to see both KISS and Journey, my two favorite bands, this summer. both times, I thought of this song. My dreams truly did come to life.

Next to I'd Do Anything for Love, Elvis in Vegas is the greatest Meat Loaf song of all time. It is powerful and awesome.

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41 Rock & Roll Mercenaries What a voice

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43 Nowhere Fast
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45 Modern Girl

How is it not on here? Brilliant song from the underestimated brilliant Bad Attitude album.

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46 Bad for Good

What? 47? Guys this should be at least in the top 20. Amazing song. - MaxPap

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50 More Than You Deserve

Check it out! Easily in the top 15.

Great song thanks for recommending this one. XOXO

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