Top 10 Best Meat Loaf Songs

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

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.

Great music, great singing, just a true artist. Meat sings with all his heart and soul, and it shows. Again, this is one of my most favorite songs. Thanks, Meat.

The greatest love song of all times. Absolutely perfect. It deserves the number one spot. A jewel in one of the best rock albums ever. It will last forever.

2 Bat Out of Hell

This is the best song ever. Length, story, everything. It defines rock. This deserves to be at the top by a mile. Paradise should be second. When it comes on, I smirk, bearing in mind what it is about.

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 neighbors!

This is the greatest song ever, so much so that I take 10 minutes out of my valuable time just to listen to it! The intro is great, and the story it tells is amazing!

3 Paradise by the Dashboard Light

This song is one of the best songs that I have ever heard just because it portrays two teens lusting for each other, then listening to the baseball game on the dashboard radio, and finally losing love for each other. It is sort of sad, really, but it really engrosses you in just an 8-minute period of time.

This is a classic of all classics. Not only does it have a great sound and project great energy, but it also describes a transaction involving two young people in a way no one else has ever described it. This ranks right up there with Stairway to Heaven as one of the best rock anthems ever, in my opinion.

This is such an amazing album and song. To the comment that they were listening to a baseball game on the radio - doesn't get it. It is a metaphor for sexual activity. First base is kissing. Home run is intercourse.

4 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

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.

I first heard this song when my daughter was growing up. I will always love it. It's what I think of every time Meat Loaf is mentioned.

Perhaps the greatest radio-friendly track they ever did. Still an absolutely perfect track.

5 For Crying Out Loud

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.

One of the most beautiful songs ever written. I have been listening to it more than a hundred times.

A brilliant slow burner to close one of the most classic albums in history.

6 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth

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

No less than the #3 best by Meat Loaf. The quality and originality of the music are sensational.

Ranked too low on this list!

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

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? These are my favorite lyrics from Meat Loaf out of all his songs. I love him.

OK, let's face it. The title is ridiculous, but the song itself is beyond epic. One of his best, if not THE best. It hits differently after his death.

Most emotional, beautiful, and touching song by Meat Loaf. Jim Steinman wrote this song with heart.

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!"

9 Dead Ringer for Love

Great song to jive to, as is Bat Out of Hell.

10 All Revved Up with No Place to Go
The Contenders
11 Heaven Can Wait

The fact that this is so low is staggering. Upon hearing of Meat's passing, I listened to my Meat Loaf playlist on a random setting, and ironically, this was the first song lined up.

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

A great song that sounds a little like Desperado.

12 Los Angeloser
13 Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)
14 Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire)

This needs to be in the mix for sure.

Such a brilliant motivator.

15 Seize the Night

The best Meat Loaf song ever, written by the great Jim Steinman. Unlike other Meat Loaf songs where singing is the only important thing (or almost), this one has several amazing instrumental parts. I love it.

16 Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)
17 The Monster is Loose

Amazing combination of metal and opera with the driving guitar and drums. The singing is 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!

18 I'd Lie for You (And That's the Truth)
19 Rock 'N' Roll Dreams Come Through

How is this not in the top 10? Excellent song and epic Meat Loaf! Love this song.

I could listen to this song all night long!

It's not my favorite, but it is awesome!

20 The Future Ain't What It Used to Be
21 It's All Coming Back to Me Now

Although this is a more modern Meat Loaf song, this is still a great power ballad coming from him. Him and Marion Raven have good chemistry with each other and it has some gut-wrenching production courtesy of Jim Steinman that's guaranteed to give someone goosebumps and a tear to someone's eye. Normally, I am not a fan of power ballads, but this actually works. 2006 was such a good year for rock comebacks...

My favorite Meat song of all time. Marion Raven does an amazing job. This song was made for Meat Loaf. As well as Pandora's Box and Dion do, Jim Steinman wrote this with Meat in mind. Great emotional pull too.

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

22 Song of Madness
23 Fallen Angel
24 If God Could Talk
25 Everything Louder Than Everything Else

Other than that, the song is pretty repetitive but still great.

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