Meat Loaf Songs Ranked

Michael Lee Aday born Marvin Lee Aday, September 27, 1947), known professionally as Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and for his theatrical live shows.
Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. More than 40 years after its release, Bat Out of Hell still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.
After the commercial success of Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, and earning a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love”, Meat Loaf nevertheless experienced some difficulty establishing a steady career within the United States. This did not stop him from becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records. The key to this success was his retention of iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the United Kingdom, where he received the 1994 Brit Award for the best-selling album and single, appeared in the 1997 film Spice World, and ranks 23rd for the number of weeks spent on the UK charts, as of 2006. He ranks 96th on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. Here are all of Meat Loaf’s songs ranked.

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20. All Revved Up with No Place to Go (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)

“My Meatloaf music is on cassette tapes and I can no longer play them in my car so am thrilled to have them on a playlist on my kindle.”

19. If God Could Talk (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, 2006)

“A more than worthy addition to Meat Loafs catalogue. Songs are a little more compact than previous Bat albums, and they sound great. The previously released Steinman tunes are so much bigger with Meat behind them too.”

18. Song of Madness (Hang Cool Teddy Bear, 2010)

“I have to admit that there is a lot going on here that might make it hard for listening to it at times, but if you decide to listen, it’s always a joyride – the kind of joyride you expect from a classic Meat Loaf album, which makes this rank among his most interesting works he did.”

17. Rock ‘N’ Roll Dreams Come Through (Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, 1993)

“Excellent song and epic Meatloaf! Love this song. Turn off the video and listen to this song. A Classic Steinman, Meat Loaf.”

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16. Dead Ringer for Love (Dead Ringer, 1981)

“Great music and lyrics on this one. What a nice surprise to find Cher’s voice in this upbeat, fast singing rock song. Two of my favorite performers on one song….AWESOME!”

15. I’d Lie for You (And That’s The Truth) (Welcome To The Neighbourhood, 1995)

“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 top one for me there is a lot of feelings that would show between two people with this song”

14. Seize the Night (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, 2006)

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

13. The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, 2006)

“This one is brilliant, but it takes a few listens. Meat sounds great. The band is tight and the epic scale of this one is just worth the listen.”

12. The Monster is Loose (Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, 2006)

“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.”

11. Out of the Frying Pan (And Into the Fire) (Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, 1993)

“What a great song. Should at least be in the top 10. If you’ve never heard this, please give it a listen. Best Meat Loaf song”

10. Runnin’ for the Red Light (I Gotta Life) (Welcome To The Neighbourhood, 1995)

“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.”

9. Los Angeloser (Hang Cool Teddy Bear, 2010)

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

8. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)

“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.”

7. Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back (Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, 1993)

“I play this song while I am going through a very hard and emotional time right now missing my penguin…. It has gotten me through some very long days and nights. It brings me hope.”

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6. For Crying Out Loud (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)

“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.”

5. Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are (Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, 1993)

“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. Most emotional, beautiful and touching song of Meat Loaf. Jim Steinman wrote this song with heart…”

4. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)

“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 Meatloaf is mentioned.”

3. Paradise by the Dashboard Light (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)

“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 really engrosses you in just an 8 minute period of time.”

2. Bat Out of Hell (Bat Out of Hell, 1977)

“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!”

1. I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) (Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, 1993)

“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.”