Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Jim Steinman, songwriter

Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. He has also worked as an arranger, pianist, and singer. His work has included songs in the adult contemporary, rock and roll, dance/techno, pop, musical theater, and film score genres. His work includes the Meat Loaf albums Bat out of Hell and Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and producing albums for Bonnie Tyler. His most successful chart singles include Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Air Supply's "Making Love out of Nothing at All", Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em and Weep" and Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now."


"Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad"
Words and Music by Jim Steinman
Performed by Meat Loaf



"Making Love Out of Nothing At All
Words and Music by Jim Steinman
Performed by Air Supply



"Total Eclipse of The Heart"
Words and Music by Jim Steinman
Performed by Bonnie Tyler



"Paradise By The Dashboard Light"
Words and Music by Jim Steinman
Performed by Meat Loaf & Ellen Foley



"Holding Out For a Hero"
Words and Music by Jim Steinman & Dean Pitchford
Performed by Bonnie Tyler

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